In The Beat Goes On (book 10), Xay finds himself in an abandoned copper mine in Arizona. I did some research on what these places look like, and what the dangers are, and thus a storyline was born. To orient ourselves, the image above shows the landscape surrounding the Dragoon Mountains in Cochise county (inContinue reading “Let’s Visit an Abandoned Copper Mine”
Broken Strings is book 9 of the Wynter Wild series, and it’s OUT NOW in paperback. Given the downfall of one of my (five) favorite characters, this was perhaps the hardest book to write so far. The quote on the image there is from Patricia, who senses something isn’t quite right in the Fairn householdContinue reading “Broken Strings (Wynter Wild Book 9) is OUT NOW in paperback”
Whether you’re an author or a reader, Goodreads is a busy, complicated website. There’s so much going on that it can be hard to figure out not only where to find information, but how to change and customize that information as an author. Wouldn’t it be great if readers could click on your books directlyContinue reading “Clickable Book Covers in Your Goodreads Profile”
Minor Key is book 8 of the Wynter Wild series, and it’s out today in paperback! If you’ve been collecting the paperbacks and want a matching set, grab this one quick. In a few months I’ll be relaunching the series with new covers. It’s been well over a year since I finished this book, andContinue reading “Minor Key (Wynter Wild Book 8) is OUT NOW in paperback”
In true soap opera fashion, the family tree in the Wynter Wild series gets bigger and more complex as the books progress and secrets are revealed. Following on from this post where I described a few family entanglements revealed in the Wynter Wild books (ones I hadn’t plotted out from the start), in this postContinue reading “Wynter Wild Family Tree (CHOOSE YOUR SPOILER LEVEL)”
I’ve made my Rule212 playlist public on Spotify – take a listen below. You can also follow me on Spotify to find other playlists related to the books. I’ve resisted being too specific in the books about Rule212’s sound, beyond a vague “indie rock” (which could mean anything these days) and a lot of electricContinue reading “Rule212 Playlist”
This post contains serious spoilers for all ten books. Links take you to pages on the Wynter Wild Wiki, which is also full of spoilers. I started the Wynter Wild series with five characters in mind – the three Fairn boys, the two sisters – along with a few adults in their sphere. As theirContinue reading “Family Entanglements (SPOILERS GALORE)”
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”
This is the final (I think!) set of portraits created on the Artbreeder website to illustrate the characters from my books. In Part 1 I showed you the main characters and their immediate family, and in Part 2 the girlfriends and boyfriends of Caleb, Indio, Jesse, Wynter, and Xay.
A few more characters I created using ArtBreeder, an A.I. face generator. Check out Part 1 for the Fairn boys, Wynter, Xay, and more. Again, there are minor spoilers here regarding relationships.