Posts Tagged new adult fiction

How Did You Develop Your Characters? Q&A with my nieces: Episode 10

How Did You Develop Your Characters? Q&A with my nieces: Episode 10

Sixteen year-old Madison asked: “How did you develop your characters?” These characters began as empty shells—as types, rather than real people. It took a while to get to know them, their stories, and their motivations. Both the characters and the plot went through a lot of changes! […]

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Counteract Book Trailer

Counteract Book Trailer

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Q&A With My Nieces: Episode 2

Q&A With My Nieces: Episode 2

Today’s question is from Reagan: How and why did you pick Careen’s name? I used a baby names book to choose Careen’s name. I especially like when a name gives insight into the character’s personality, and I try to pick names with different first letters for my […]

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He’s My Hero

He’s My Hero

Tommy Bailey was already his own man when he came into my life. Tommy was a lot like his creator, a student who, in my estimation, was a fine example from which to start crafting an interesting protagonist. But Tommy faced a daunting task. In order to […]

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It’s a Small Price to Pay for Your Safety

It’s a Small Price to Pay for Your Safety

In dystopian societies, those twisted versions of perfection, people are often treated as slaves or children. They are kept from reaching their full potential by the rules and regulations designed to curtail their freedoms in the name of safety.  That got me thinking—what does it really mean […]

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Time for a Quickie

Time for a Quickie

“I don’t want to repeat my innocence. I want the pleasure of losing it again.” –F. Scott Fitzgerald  Tommy and Careen, my college-aged protagonists in Counteract, have fallen in love. As the story unfolded on my laptop, I started to wonder if I was chaperoning them properly. […]

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It’s All Part of the Process

I’ve been offering a free download of the first chapter of Counteract since this website went live in March.  Today I updated the website to dispense the latest version of the chapter, which is freshly polished thanks to my very competent and congenial editor Susan Hughes of […]

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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