Being an editor isn’t the easiest of jobs, and part of the problem is that a lot of authors don’t see the “need” for us. (At least until bad reviews because of editing start coming in.) Many do, and I’m grateful for them–as are their readers, I’m sure–but many see what we do as a […]
Once upon a time, I was asked to write about why fangs in fiction are so popular. Why are vampires so sexy? The problem was that I don’t know! So, I traveled to Adelheid to ask the experts. Also known as the preternatural employees of the Stanton Agency. 😉 “Why are vampires sexy in fiction?” […]
Do you want to read great stories AND help a great charity? Then check out Bellator! All author proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Project, and with this purchase, you get twelve sci-fi and fantasy stories! Bellator was originally released today in 2014! Here’s an one-question interview done when it was released with its twelve […]
Bad Blood is now live and on sale!
The road to the creation of Adelheid and what is now the Blood Rights Series has been a long one, and with more than its share of potholes. While I’ve already talked about the city building specifics (and touch briefly on them again here), this is more about the evolution of me and the series […]
Even if you’re not writing an action-packed, fast-paced book, a smooth and quick flow to your words is very important. You want your book to “carry” your reader along, which means minimizing places where the reader might get bogged down or tripped up. This is why editing is important, but not just in terms of […]
The Blood Rights Series (formerly known as the Adelheid Series) is built on one basic premise: that a law has been passed that makes all preternatural creatures (vampires, werewolves and more) legal citizens. They don’t have to “play human” to have the same rights and privileges as everyone else in the United States. The series […]
(As both author and editor, this post is part of the writing tips and helpful thoughts from an editor that you might find useful in your own writing!) Being redundant or repetitive in your writing can really bog down your readers’ ease-of-reading, and it can also make your story downright boring. The repetition itself becomes […]
In addition to writing, I edit for other indie (self-publishing and small press) authors. So I’ll also be talking about editing things, writing things, tips for other writers, and stuff across both spectrums! A few words on the editing thing to get us kicked off… Sometimes, I think that being an editor is not like […]
It’s begun! The first book in the re-branded and soon-to-be re-released urban fantasy series is up for pre-order! Okay, so the image is a little cheesy, but I was having fun, lol. PRE-ORDER NOW!