Advice for Budding Authors

I’ve been wanting to write a blog post like this for a while, offering some advice to new authors. Because it’s hard to write a book. Fiction or non-fiction, YA or Adult, it’s a daunting task to enthrall a reader with little more than the written word, especially with the tremendous capability of other mediums …

“It is difficult to say anything without saying too much…”

“It is difficult to say anything without saying too much: the attempt to say a few words opens a floodgate of excitement, the egoist and artist at once desires to say how the stuff has grown, what it is like, and what (he thinks) he means or is trying to represent by it all.” -J. …

Behind the Characters: Derrick

Welcome to the next segment of Behind the Characters! Today, I’ll be taking you for a closer look at the complicated role of Derrick. Big spoilers ahead, so stop here if you haven’t yet read Her Name Was Abby! Derrick was a surprisingly fun character to write and get to know. The son of the …

Behind the Characters: The Bad Guys

Welcome back to Behind the Characters, where I talk a bit about the cast of Her Name Was Abby and give you some insight into the characters. On the menu today: the bad guys. Spoilers ahead, read at your own peril. Just like in His Name Was Zach, we have two main bad guys this …

3 Tips for Writing Dialogue

Dialogue is one of the most difficult parts of writing. On the one hand, you want the dialogue to feel organic, you want the reader to believe that this dialogue could very well be a genuine conversation. But on the other hand, real life conversations are full of pauses, filler words, and lots of slang, …

New Book Blurb!!

After much procrastination, I’ve finally put together a first draft of a blurb for my upcoming book Their Names Were Many! Check it out, and tell me what you think! “Twenty-two year old Abby moved to the desert to find tranquility and escape her demons, but falling off the grid isn’t so easy for a …

Behind the Characters Part 2: Hiamovi

Welcome to the next installment of Behind the Characters, the series where I give you a little bit of insight into the characters in my books. The first part looked at the titular character Abby, which you can read here. Spoilers ahead! Hiamovi is one of the first new main protagonists we see in Her …

A Sneak Peek!

Exciting news! Tomorrow morning at 9:15 EST I’ll be posting a snippet from my current work-in-progress, Their Names Were Many! You won’t wanna miss it, unless you haven’t yet read Her Name Was Abby because there will be spoilers. But that’s a situation you can easily rectify by clicking here and checking out this dystopian …

Behind the Characters Part 1: Abby

In this series, I’ll be writing a bit about the main characters in Her Name Was Abby! And since her name is on the cover, it makes sense to start with Abby! Mild spoilers from the first book ahead. When I first wrote His Name Was Zach, I didn’t intend to make it a series. …

A Rave Review!

“Real and perfectly crafted. That’s the takeaway. I must read part one. I must read the next part. I think I must read anything written by this author.” I got a new 5-star review for Her Name Was Abby yesterday. This one brought a smile to face, it was the kind of review that makes …

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