• There is no magic bullet

    Something that’s been really bothering me for a couple years now is this pervasive idea in indie publishing that there’s a formula to success, and anyone can be making five+ figures from their writing if they follow the formula. You’ll see it a lot on social media, especially on Facebook in writers’ groups. Authors will post that their book isn’t selling, and the peanut gallery will come racing in with…

  • Some news

    News Item 1: Sing, Goddess! is available now Sing, Goddess! A YA Anthology of Greek Myth Retellings, edited by Jane Watson, is available now! I’m excited for everyone to read my retelling of the myth of Icarus, “Feathers on the Wind.” Set in ancient Greece and featuring a half-harpy girl who befriends Icarus, it follows the myth pretty closely but there are some changes. It was hilarious when I was…

  • Get off Twitter

    This was originally posted on my personal blog, but after getting a lot of positive comments from people saying they felt it was an important part of the conversation, I decided to repost it here as well. Although I’ve been off Twitter for over a year at this point, a few days ago an author friend of mine sent me a Twitter thread to look at. It was a reaction…

  • Cover reveal for Sing, Goddess!

    I’ve got a story in a new anthology coming out this summer, centered around Greek Myth retellings. The book is called Sing, Goddess! (the first line of The Iliad) and is edited by Jane Watson. Today we are revealing the cover, which was designed by Najla Qamber Designs. Check it out below and learn more about the anthology and about my story! Aphrodite. Zeus. Medusa. Hercules. You’ve heard their names.…

  • #BOWS2021: Fandom inspiration for The Iamos Trilogy

    Welcome to the first-ever Book Owl Word Search, also known as BOWS! The Book Owl Word Search is a fun interactive game that lets you learn about new books and authors and enter to win a great prize. How does it work? Search through this blog post for my special Secret Word, then continue the hunt through my teammates’ posts until you’ve collected all 12 secret words. Enter them all…

  • Cover reveal: Alien Princess Sorority Girl

    If you participated in last week’s YA Scavenger Hunt, you’ll have seen this there first. But if not, I wanted to make sure everybody saw this! You may have noticed a few new pages on the site last week… for example, Cheerleaders from Planet X is now on a series page instead of a stand-alone page. Because that’s right: the sequel is finally happening! Check out the cover and blurb…

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