I’ve never made an audiobook before! I’ve had a lot of readers ask me about an audiobook for The Neverland Wars, so I was getting ready to put together a presentation and do some market research to convince my publisher to invest in one, when out of the blue… My publisher asked if I wanted… Continue reading Can You Hear Me Now? The Neverland Wars Audiobook is Coming!
If you haven’t heard the good news (or didn’t trust me to do it when I told you in my blog last week) I finished drafting the sequel to The Neverland Wars! I need to get it spruced up and edited, but if the initial release of The Neverland Wars itself goes well, we should… Continue reading Post-Novel Reflection (I Wrote a Sequel!)
Hello all! If you follow me on the Facebook, you probably already saw, but we’re having a massive Pre-Order Celebration Event which includes a Goodreads Giveaway (already up and running!) and a Featured Author Discussion which we will be ding Ask-Me-Anything all day on Saturday 1/23. If you would like to join the excitement and… Continue reading Pre-Orders, AMA, and Giveaway!
Being a good tomato scout, I always observe 11/11 as a very magical day. If there’s one thing that being in Jason Webley’s Army of Lunatics has taught me, it is that 11 11, (in any of its incarnations on clocks, calendars, or highways) carries a special and sort of enchanting power with it. There’s… Continue reading 11/11: Cover Reveal on the Anniversary of Neil Gaiman’s hug
If you’ve never seen it, Amanda Palmer’s commencement speech, “The Fraud Police,” is a wonderful talk about imposter syndrome and the feeling that whatever you’re doing, you haven’t actually done anything to deserve it. They say one of the most powerful and pleasurable feelings humanity experiences is earned success…the sensation that your effort was what… Continue reading The Fraud Police: Growing Up Only Gets Harder
There’s something childish, exciting, and quintessentially magical about fairytales. The problem is, most of them are pretty puerile or morbid stories. Either you get the dolled up Disney version of Cinderella, or you go back far enough to the Grimm Brothers’ version where the stepsisters are hacking off parts of their feet in order to… Continue reading Retold Fairytales: A Crossroads of Age and Youth
After my last post about YA characters and their ability to be related to, I did a lot of thinking about Gwen, as I went back through my work and edited yesterday. As I try to cut the unnecessary and expand on the drama/tension within the first few chapters of the book, I find myself… Continue reading Gwen Hoffman: Protagonist