Naming a Ten-Book Series

How do you name ten books in a series? When I started writing the Wynter Wild books, a stream-of-consciousness half-million words covering several years of her life and written out of order, I knew early on that it would be a long series. So the necessity of naming the books in some sort of coherentContinue reading “Naming a Ten-Book Series”

Duet (Wynter Wild Book 7) is OUT NOW in paperback

New paperback out today! Duet is the seventh book in the series and introduces a new POV character Xay.  We’ve already heard a bit about him in the previous books, of course. Getting into his head was a refreshing change from the other four characters. He has a positive optimistic outlook on life, making theContinue reading “Duet (Wynter Wild Book 7) is OUT NOW in paperback”

Natural Harmonics (Book 6) is OUT NOW in paperback

I’m slowly converting my ebooks to paperbacks, and the newest release is Natural Harmonics (Wynter Wild Book 6). This is one of my personal favorites in the series because I finally got to write about the family out and about in Seattle playing their music. Wynter and her brothers are ready to rock venues allContinue reading “Natural Harmonics (Book 6) is OUT NOW in paperback”

Broken Strings (Book 9) is Out Now!

This was probably the hardest book to write in the series so far, for two reasons. Firstly, because it was the first book where I was starting from scratch. While I wrote half a million stream-of-consciousness words a few years ago that became the basis for all ten books, once I put the scenes inContinue reading “Broken Strings (Book 9) is Out Now!”

Useful Free Internet Tools for Writers

Gone are the days when writers had to spend hours in the library researching how to care for their character’s pet python, or on the phone exploring the price of a plane ticket, or at the bookcase in the next room flicking through classic novels to find the perfect quote. Everything’s at our fingertips –Continue reading “Useful Free Internet Tools for Writers”

The Ashram at Touchstone Pass

Do you get a visual image of the layout of a place when you read about it? I have a very firm impression in my mind of the ashram in the Wynter Wild books, but I’ve never actually drawn a map. Now that I’m writing flashbacks for book 10 (The Beat Goes On), where weContinue reading “The Ashram at Touchstone Pass”

Wynter Wild Wiki is live

Introducing the Wynter Wild Wiki! This project was suggested to me by a friend and reader who is helping write and administrate it, and appeals to my natural inclination to keep things orderly. Take a look around! This is a community project – anyone can edit or add pages after reading the “Guidelines” – which areContinue reading “Wynter Wild Wiki is live”

New Release: Distortion (Wynter Wild Book 5) in paperback

The fifth book in the Wynter Wild series, Distortion, is out now in paperback! In this book, Wynter puts together her first all-girl (well, not quite) band. While she’d love to be playing just about every song with the amp turned to 11 to maximize distortion, the Mail Order Chicks play mostly 80s and 90sContinue reading “New Release: Distortion (Wynter Wild Book 5) in paperback”

New Release: Minor Key (Wynter Wild Book 8)

The eighth book in the Wynter Wild saga, Minor Key, is out now in all ebook formats! The title for Minor Key was inspired by two events in the story, the first being Xay and Wynter’s long-awaited reunion after 3 years. Things don’t go exactly as either of them planned, and neither knows quite whatContinue reading “New Release: Minor Key (Wynter Wild Book 8)”