My first published novel, In the Twist, is officially out in the wild! It’s been four whole days, and I’ve been obsessively refreshing the whole interwebs, scouring for any mention of it. I am told this is normal, but I feel faintly ridiculous. But on a third hand, it’s obscenely fun. There’s something intensely magical […]Read more "Book Launch Review Roundup & Retrospective"
I’m unbelievably excited to announce the stops on my blog tour for the release of In the Twist, coming 8/22 from Nine Star Press. Here’s what you can expect on the days leading up to and right after release! 8/19 Cryselle’s Bookshelf – Author Interview 8/20 Nine Star Press Blog – Guest Blog, “Most Heartily […]Read more "Blog Tour–In the Twist"
If you, as a writer, had stats like this, would you hide them? User Subscriptions:58 Kudos:2829 Comment Threads:310 Bookmarks:652 Subscriptions:987 Word Count:176352 Hits:49413 That’s just shy of 50,000 hits on my published works of fan-fiction at ArchiveofOurOwn.org. That’s almost a thousand people subscribing to my work so they never miss an update to their favorite […]Read more "Face the Music and Dance"
Welcome to my dark fantasy story IN THE TWIST. Magic, murder, and fate collide in a world where the mundane isn’t terribly mundane at all. Follow David and Dallan as they pursue a horrible threat from the darkest realm of the Fae. Chapter One Hanging in the tree, the boy’s body looked unreal. A forgotten […]Read more "IN THE TWIST Chapters 1-2"
I’ve been really enjoying promoting In the Twist with graphical quote cards for Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, et cetera. They are sadly lacking on my blog, though! Let’s remedy that with a master post. These are in rough order of where they appear in the book. Check out the full first chapter at Goodreads!Read more "Quotes Master Post"
I don’t write romance novels. I write dark fantasy. But I guarantee you that if you open one of my stories you’ll find two people falling or already very much in love. I recently started to wonder about myself. Why do I do this? Why is this such a natural part of storytelling for me?Read more "Amor Vincit Omnia"
No writer ever likes to hear the phrase, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” We’ll take the words, thank you all the same. So how do you even start to use a visually-oriented medium like Pinterest as a tool for your writing and your self-promotion? Let’s look at a few ideas, with the caveat […]Read more "Tips for Using Pinterest to Reignite Your Writing"