Author’s Journey

Conference Notes: Tosca Lee in Florida

Conference Notes: Tosca Lee in Florida

I’m at the Florida Christian Writers Conference this weekend, where Tosca Lee is our keynote speaker. Here is the barest sample of her brilliance, based on my sketchy notes. This is my paraphrase, not verbatim. Her sessions were recorded; when those become available, I’ll let you know. Keynote One Creativity is a divine expression. It’s […]

The Buddy System

I haven’t been at this “try-to-be-successful-with-my-writing” gig for too long. And I know everyone will define success for their writing journey a little different. For me, I am interested in traditional publishing. I have stories in my head that will someday grace shelves. Some of those stories may work better indie published, but I know […]

Flash Fiction Frenzy – Just Ask Him Already

After a couple of weeks of audiobook reviews, I’m switching back to short fiction. This time for a bit of shameless self-promotion. Specifically, the “Sadie Hawkins” issue of Spark magazine. Spark is the romance flash fiction imprint of Splickety Publishing Group which also includes Splickety (general flash fiction) and Havok (speculative flash fiction), and Spark (romantic flash […]

Romance? No, thank you.

When I first began submitting flash fiction for Splickety Magazine, I was pumped to write for two out of their three imprints: Splickety Magazine is focused on general fiction. My Wild West story was first on that list. Havok Magazine was my bread and butter: science fiction and fantasy. I sent in a barbarian vs. ice […]

Angel Eyes Audiobook Review

Angel Eyes Audiobook Review

I heard of Shannon Dittemore’s books a while ago but only recently discovered her young adult series, Angel Eyes.  I plowed through the first book, also titled Angel Eyes and went straight into the audiobook version of Broken Wings. First, the story. I am picky when it comes to angel/demon/spiritual warfare stories, especially by Christian authors. Angel Eyes passes […]

Don‘t Let Fear Hold You Back

Don‘t Let Fear Hold You Back

Guest Blogger: Laurie Lucking On the outside, my journey to publication looks relatively straightforward. My first manuscript, begun five and a half years ago, garnered many rejections until I decided to set it aside. But my second story, Common, was only rejected once or twice before finding a publishing home. I never had a contract […]

The Knights Radiant

The Knights Radiant

Over the weekend I finished reading Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson (Don’t worry, there will be no spoilers today) – It is the third installment in the Stormlight Archive. My summed-up review is as follows: Oathbringer continues to explore complex characters with Radiant abilities, and carries the Stormlight Archive into new territory, unraveling more and more […]