Category Archives for Writing

Guest Article at Mythic Scribes

Looks like June is a month for guest posts, all bundled up into this past week. I’ve been wanting to write an article for Mythic Scribes pretty much since I started this blog over two years ago. Problem was I never had an idea to pitch to them. Until now.

It all came about when I was up to my eyeballs in editing woes for A Shadowed Spirit (I’m still just so thrilled just to have a title for that dang book). Some of these woes came from one character, specifically. In an effort to address those problems, I ran the character in question through the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Incidentally, I had also run a different character from the same story through the MBTI but for different reasons. It occurred to me then that it might make for an interesting article, and one I could pitch to Mythic Scribes. So I did, and they loved it. Continue reading

An Interview at Down The Rabbit Hole

Today I’ve had my very first interview featured over at Celine Jeanjean’s blog, Down The Rabbit Hole.

I met Celine during the A to Z Challenge this year, and she immediately struck me as a fun, whimsical sort. You know, my kind of gal. So I was terribly thrilled and honored when she contacted me for an interview. In it, we talk about the research I did for The Thirteenth Tower, and some fun little tidbits of information I uncovered during the process. Head on over there to check it out!

An interview with Sara Snider… and the drinking habits of laundresses


Magical Moments

Well, May has gone, and I let it go by quietly as far as the blog is concerned. In recovering from the craziness of the A to Z Challenge, I pretty much retreated to my hidey-hole, working on finishing up my latest editing pass for my Tree and Tower sequel. This biggest news on that front is I finally settled on a title: A Shadowed Spirit. Only took me a year and a half. On the plus side, Lulu tells me it has a 69% chance of becoming a bestseller, so… bonus! The release date for that book is still on schedule for early 2016.

And since I’m in update mode… Continue reading

The Short Fiction Experiment — A to Z Reflections

Well, the A to Z Challenge is done and dusted, but, truth be told, I’m still pretty exhausted from the whole thing. If I go dark and disappear from the Interwebs for a while, you’ll know why. But not before I write a post about the whole experience.

This was my second year participating in the challenge, but this is my first reflections post on it. I didn’t do one for last year, mainly because I didn’t really have anything to say. This year, however, I do. This year, I had a goal, and I wanted to explore the whole endeavor, as well as talk about what it might mean for the future of the blog (well, that sounds ominous, but it’s not, really). Continue reading

The Forgotten Web is Here!

ForgottenWeb_FC_BNGThe Forgotten Web is out and available for Kindle! And, for the moment, only for Kindle. I decided to take the plunge and give the Kindle Select thingie a go. I’m not thrilled about it, because they require exclusivity, but they promise other things like better visibility and availability in Kindle Unlimited, which is their book subscription program.

Given that the biggest problem I’m facing right now is that virtually no one knows I exist, I figure better visibility could be a good thing. And it’s only for a minimum of three months. If I decide I don’t like it, I’ll pull it out make the book available everywhere. But I wanted to try it and see what happens. Continue reading

A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal

It’s that time of year again–when bloggers from around the world band together and put themselves through the horrors rigors of blogging nearly every day for a month! Woohoo!

As a rather infrequent blogger, I’m baffled by my own excitement. But I am! Last year (my first year participating) was hard, but lots and lots of fun. I’m hoping for the same this year. The key, I think, is to have a good theme. And by good, I mean interesting–something you can get excited by and want to write about every day. Continue reading