When a Character Says Goodbye

I always thought writers were crazy when they Tweeted about their characters “speaking” to them. For the first time since my novel’s conception, I experienced a “sayōnara” moment with my original villain. Now I know what all those “crazy writers” were talking about. And you know what? I’m now one of them. Yay! The downsideContinue reading “When a Character Says Goodbye”

Book Review | Murder in Absentia

A young man is found dead in his bed, with a look of extreme agony on his face and strange tattoos all over his body. His distraught senator father suspects a cult death, and knows who to call for discreet resolution. Enter Felix the Fox, a professional investigator. In the business of ferreting out darkContinue reading “Book Review | Murder in Absentia”

Why I Write Historical Adventures

Earlier this year I put up a similar post titled Why I Write Historical Fiction. One of the many things I didn’t know when I started my writing journey is how many genres there truly are. There’s your “umbrella” genres, where you strictly write “history” or “fantasy” or “mystery.” But then there’s all the subcategoriesContinue reading “Why I Write Historical Adventures”

Book Review | The Warrior Maiden

My love affair with Melanie Dickerson began several years ago while I was on the hunt for something new to read. The genre: fairy tale reimaginings. The time: late at night, possibly around 2:00 AM. That’s when I, generally, get the urge to read. She’s the only author I’ve ever pre-ordered a novel from, andContinue reading “Book Review | The Warrior Maiden”