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Ignite’s Audio Book soon to be released!

Ignite’s Audio Book soon to be released!

Hooray! The Ignite: Book Three of the Resistance Series Audio Book, narrated by the wonderful and versatile Sarah Rogers, will be available on Amazon and Audible next week! Did you know that if you’ve already purchased Ignite on Amazon.com, either in paperback or ebook, you can get […]

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Dystopian New Year

Dystopian New Year

In an alternate reality version of New Years’ Day 2017, Tommy Bailey, the protagonist of the Resistance Series, is five months old. He was born into a time of increasing turmoil and transition. Tommy was too young to understand that an authoritarian leader named Lowell Stratford was […]

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Tracy’s Writestream Radio Interview

Tracy’s Writestream Radio Interview

I’m so excited to return to Daria Anne’s Writestream Tuesday author interview program for the third time! We’ll be celebrating Ignite’s release, and talking about dystopian literature and how real life intertwines with fiction. We’ll be live from 1:00-2:00 eastern time, and you can call in with […]

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Guest Post: Waiting for Ignite

Guest Post: Waiting for Ignite

Some time ago I posted an open letter to my readers, in which I shared  just how much it means to me when someone enjoy my books. Sharing stories  is an interactive experience, and it’s awesome when I get to connect with a fan like Erica. Erica’s […]

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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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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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Out Here On My Own

Out Here On My Own

When I sign copies of Counteract, I often include a quote. I have several that I like, including: “Liberty is dangerous, but it’s the safest thing we have,” and “Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.” So why would I balk at the opportunity […]

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How to Create Portraits of Your Fictional Characters

How to Create Portraits of Your Fictional Characters

In my last post I mentioned that I was having an artist do portraits of Tommy and Careen. I just got the finished artwork and I’m so excited to share it! I knew what my characters looked like, but my artist, though he’s talented and awesome, was […]

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Choreograph Your Characters: 6 Tips for Writing Action Scenes

Choreograph Your Characters: 6 Tips for Writing Action Scenes

I’m a dance teacher and choreographer-turned author. I’m retired from teaching in a studio setting, and writing is my primary focus now, but I satisfy my passion for dance by choreographing middle school and high school musical theater productions. My daughter recently observed, “Mom, your choreography has […]

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Guest Post: Dystopian Book Therapy by Jenna Grammer

Guest Post: Dystopian Book Therapy by Jenna Grammer

I had the pleasure of meeting Jenna during a school visit last October. She’s a 7th grader at Plains Junior School in West Chester, Ohio, in Mrs. Kniffen’s Language Arts class, and hopes to be a writer or journalist when she grows up. Today, Jenna’s post shares […]

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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