On Writing

My Top Reads for 2018

I read 37 books this year, 19 were non-fiction, 18 were fiction. There were so many I enjoyed, but these were my five star reads. MEMOIRS Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates Written as a letter to his son, this memoir offers an honest depiction of race in 21st century America. Toni Morrison… Continue reading My Top Reads for 2018

On Writing

Cover Reveal: The Rage of Saints (Shadow Watch Book 2)

Very excited to reveal the stunning cover for my next novel, The Rage of Saints! This is book 2 of The Shadow Watch series, and if you loved book 1, I think you will love this one even more! Official Release Date: March 26 Pre-Order now available here. Blurb:  The Shadow Watch has been undone.… Continue reading Cover Reveal: The Rage of Saints (Shadow Watch Book 2)

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Complex Baddies (Raising Your Villain’s Stakes)

A couple days ago, I wrote a post about Raising Stakes in your story. I’d like to talk a little more specifically about the way this affects your characterization and relationships between characters, in particular today we will talk about villains. Earlier on in my writing, I didn’t think specifically about this. I would sometimes… Continue reading Complex Baddies (Raising Your Villain’s Stakes)