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Listen to Counteract FREE on Audible!

Listen to Counteract FREE on Audible!

It’s never a dull moment around here! Ignite will be headed off to the editor this week, and the Counteract audio book is now available on Amazon! You can listen to it free with an Audible trial membership. I’ve probably read Counteract a hundred times. Before it […]

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How to Use Grammar Like a Jedi Master

How to Use Grammar Like a Jedi Master

Thanks to Grammerly for this awesome Info-graphic! Let’s all strive to use grammar like Jedi Masters!

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Transformed Home Office Space: From Meh to Wow!

Transformed Home Office Space: From Meh to Wow!

When we moved into our new home last summer, I was thrilled to have a dedicated office. At the house we’d been renting, my office space was an alcove off the master bedroom where the wifi signal was too weak to be useful and I could only […]

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My First Time Between the Covers

My First Time Between the Covers

Last night was the first episode of Between the Covers with Tracy Lawson, an interview show on the Liberty.Me network. I had the pleasure of hosting my friend and fellow author Sam Staley. His book, St. Nic, Inc., was the perfect choice for a December broadcast: Staley’s […]

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The Best of #1LineWednesday (so far)

The Best of #1LineWednesday (so far)

I love participating in #1LineWednesday on Twitter. It’s a way for authors to share snippets from their works in progress. Every week the organizers post a theme, and authors from all over the globe search their manuscripts to find pithy sentences. I thought I’d share some of […]

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Building Sales for the Second Book in a Series

Building Sales for the Second Book in a Series

When the second book in my YA dystopian series released last summer, sales spiked for the first book in the series. This wasn’t unexpected. It’s like having a second child who is every bit as awesome as its awesome elder sibling—maybe even more awesome in certain ways—but […]

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Gone Indie Part 2: What Has Changed in the First Three Months

Gone Indie Part 2: What Has Changed in the First Three Months

In a recent post, I talked about leaving the boutique publisher who released the first volume in my YA dystopian series and going indie, and what hasn’t changed in the three months since I declared my independence. This time, I’d like to share some of the things […]

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Happy Distribution Day

Happy Distribution Day

Nineteen years from now, in the fictional alternate reality of the Resistance Series, it’s Distribution Day. On October 27, 2034, the Office of Civilian Safety and Defense implements an ambitious, nation-wide program to protect its citizenry from the imminent threat of a biological weapons attack. The Counteractive […]

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Gone Indie: What Hasn’t Changed in the First Three Months

Gone Indie: What Hasn’t Changed in the First Three Months

Last July, I severed ties with the traditional publisher who published my YA novel. (I’m still happily working with the publisher who handles my nonfiction book, and will be submitting another to him–hopefully–in the next few months.) The reasons why things didn’t work out with my former […]

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Gotcha Covered: Tips for Designing Your Book’s Cover

Gotcha Covered: Tips for Designing Your Book’s Cover

It doesn’t matter what you’ve heard—books do get judged by their covers. When I was a child, I was profoundly disappointed when book covers failed to faithfully depict the main characters in the story. If the main character was a blonde, why was there a girl with […]

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Resist: Book Two of the Resistance Series won a Silver Medal in the 2016 International Wishing Shelf Book Awards
Resist was named Best YA Fiction 2016 by the Texas Association of Authors Book Awards