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Grief in Storytelling

I'm hard at work on STEALING THUNDER. The number 2 book in the Darkness Paranormal series that I'm writing. As in STEALING DARKNESS, this book deals considerably with grief. It's a recurring theme for most of my work, mostly because of the truth of the emotion. InSTEALING DARKNESS, the grief is over an unseen loss and how it relates to her own inability to save someone. But in STEALING THUNDER, the grief has several avenues. The first is Graham's coming to terms with the loss of his mother, a loss he thought he dealt with long ago. For Grace, it's watching a friend slowing fading away. And for a little girl, it's dealing with the grief of watching her mother die and knowing there's no way to stop it.

People automatically think that grief is something that happens after death. But in fact, from the moment we realize the finality of a situation we are forced to deal with our own mortality, and the inevitability of loss. I've often heard people say that i…

5 Common Writing Mistakes That Make You Look Like an Amateur

Looking for some good editing tips? Never mind the title. As Writers we all have things we need to work on to make us better. Have you got any good writing tips?



5 Common Writing Mistakes That Make You Look Like an Amateur: There are a couple of common writing mistakes that will instantly peg you as a novice to any agent or editor, but are really easy to fix once you know them.







Sunday Reading: When We Met

There is something about becoming a writer that makes being a reader all that much harder. You begin to pick apart plots, change dialog and sometimes, you throw the book out in disgust because it isn't going the way you want it to go.

All the same reasons I became a writer in the first place. But I digress.

The deceiving part of having a Kindle is that you have no reminder of just how big your TBR (To Be Read) Pile is growing until you log on and find them all on your screen. Hubby is happy that there isn't the book piles growing in the house, but that's him.

A couple of months ago (dear me, has it been months?!) I got a copy of SUSAN MALLERY'S WHEN WE MET (2014). It wasn't until the massive heatwave hit Maine this weekend that I took the time to crack it open and I couldn't be happier!


When We Met on Amazon
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Cover Reveal!!!! New look for Three Truths!

I've been working my butt off this weekend to get this updated on Amazon, but here is the new cover for Three Truths! Isn't it fabulous? It was done by Kennedy Kelly at Cover Crush Designs. I can't wait to see it in print!


The full cover looks even better!






You know it's bad when you get excited and want to tell people all about the conversation your characters are having, but then you realize they would probably think you were nuts!!!!