The House on Tiger Mountain

My book family buys a run-down old farmhouse at the end of book 3 (Rhythm & Rhyme) on Tiger Mountain, east of Seattle. It’s on five acres of land backing on to a state forest, and is hidden behind a stone wall. This house becomes a character in its own right in the series, soContinue reading “The House on Tiger Mountain”

Cover reveal! Book 4 Lost Melodies

Here ’tis! Lost Melodies is the fourth installment of the Wynter Wild series. I’ve almost finished uploading book 3 to Wattpad, and it’ll be a few weeks before I start uploading book 4. NOTE: It will be tagged “Mature” on Wattpad, as it’s suitable for ages 16+ due to adult themes (among other things). Meanwhile,Continue reading “Cover reveal! Book 4 Lost Melodies”

What’s it like on Wattpad? Part 3

I’ve been talking about my experience so far after a couple of months sharing my books on Wattpad. Wattpad allows you to tag your stories so interested readers can find them. It was through the tag system I first realized there’s a sub-genre of general and YA fiction revolving around siblings. In most cases, theContinue reading “What’s it like on Wattpad? Part 3”

What’s it like on Wattpad? Part 2

In my last post I talked about my reasons for using Wattpad, and how my first two books are doing since I started uploading them, chapter by chapter, about 6 weeks ago. I wanted to share a few thoughts about how this method of sharing my books differs on a more personal level with theContinue reading “What’s it like on Wattpad? Part 2”

Personality Typing for Made-Up People

I became fascinated by personality typing years ago. I see personality typing as a model of actual humans, meaning it’s a structure we’ve imposed on the messy natural world in order to understand it, rather than a real thing. For this reason, I think it probably works better on fictional characterization than actual humans. InContinue reading “Personality Typing for Made-Up People”

You’re writing about WHAT?

There’s so much pressure today on writing for the market, writing for your ideal reader, writing for a genre so the publisher feels secure in how to market the book and the bookseller knows where to shelve it. All this is important but let’s not lose sight of why most of us write in theContinue reading “You’re writing about WHAT?”

Introducing my new contemporary series…

For those of you who know me as the author of Song of Scarabaeus (Harper Voyager), thanks for following me to my new home. I write in several genres, from science fiction to middle grade to contemporary family drama. It’s this last one I’m working on right now. The story of Wynter Wild has beenContinue reading “Introducing my new contemporary series…”