Introduction Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some awesome prizes! On this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you […]
Tell us about yourself! From your roots to your branches, tell us how you planted your horror flag in the publishing world! I can’t really remember a time when I didn’t like horror. When I was a kid I used to stay up late to watch Alfred Hitchcock Presents on Nick at Night, and I have […]
Tell us a little bit about your writing journey. Back in 2008, I completed my master’s degree in teaching reading. I always seemed to do well on my papers. At the same time, I devoured the Twilight series. The combination of these two things made me think that I could create my own world through my writing. […]
Introductions please! Tell us about your book! What inspired your main character? Was the writing process pure agony or inspired brilliance? Wolf Smoke was inspired by my grandfather’s old VHS tape of Rollerball. That movie was so quintessentially seventies; the hair, the clothes, the roller skating! While the film had its quirks, the idea of […]
Character Playlist: The Prince’s Guide to True Love’s Kiss By Adelyn Sterling When it comes to writing, music is a vital part of my brainstorming and drafting process. When I first start brainstorming and planning out a new novel, one of the first things I do is create a playlist of music that fits the […]
The Empire is here! Tomorrow, 12.11.18 marks the release of Two Thousand Years, an award winning NA fantasy novel from pub sister and fellow valkyrie M. Dalto. We are celebrating with a Virtual Release Party, hosted via Facebook, with a collective of chill authors, book talk, games, prizes, swag, and more. It’s an all […]
The Fiver: 1. What is your writing process? Process? Ha. More like chaos and procrastination, fueled by crippling self-doubt. In their essences, I know the stories I want to tell and the characters I want you to get to know, but getting those things down? Chaos. Procrastination. Crippling self-doubt. I do actually plan my stories […]
The Fiver: 1. What is your writing process? Brainstorm, vision board, outline, and write! 2. What inspires you to write? I try and grab any of the weird ideas floating in my head. If I can get enough for an outline, then that’s the story I’ll write. 3. Writing is considered a dream job by […]
The Fiver: 1. What is your writing process? I usually come up with an idea and play with it on my mind for several weeks, months even, before I start to plan how the story could evolve. However, once I have an idea, I need to explore it with images and music, and I try […]
The Fiver: 1. What is your writing process? I sit and I stare at the screen and I look at the TV and I realise an hour has gone by and I stare at the screen some more and I write some words and then delete them and think I’ve been writing for an hour, […]
2 weeks ago
This weekend brought up a lot of complicated feelings about my family dynamic as we honored the life of my grandmother, the only grandmother I knew, though we were related by blood.
She passed late last year. I’ve mourned. But this weekend blindsided me.