18 Before 2018

Summer's almost over, and the last quarter of the year is coming up quick. Which means it's time to do a little bit of assessment and see where I'm headed with my yearly goals. Lucky for me, Lisa Jacobs has challenged us all to "18 Before 2018" – write up a list of 18 goals to accomplish before 2018. These can be big, small, or a combination of both. I did a bit of brainstorming, and here's Continue Reading...

Meet me at the San Diego Festival of Books!

Guess what? I'm going to be tabling at the first-ever San Diego Festival of Books! The Festival runs from 10 AM to 6 PM on Saturday, August 26. I'll be at the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild table from 10 AM to 12:30 PM, along with fellow member-authors Marcia Buompensiero, Larry Carleton, Barb Huntington, Edward Lopatin and Penn Wallace. Come on out, take a look around, and Continue Reading...

July handwriting challenge round-up

I've been participating in some fun Instagram challenges lately, so it's time to share my pix! Here's a quick round-up of some of my posts from the month of July: [caption id="attachment_17531" align="aligncenter" width="599"] New bio photo[/caption]   [gallery type="square" link="none" size="medium" Continue Reading...

Return of the ninja!

First, there was Ninjas of the 512. Then, there was Confessions of a 3-Day Novelist. Now, six years later, it's happening again... The ninja is back! A new YA saga is coming this Labor Day weekend (September 2-4, 2017). Are you ready? Sign up for my new mailing list to get updates on brand new characters and the gang's secret hideout! #mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; Continue Reading...

It’s the first day of camp!

Today is the first day of July's Camp NaNoWriMo and I'm pretty pumped. Although I'm focusing on writing a nonfiction project this month, I saw this prompt in the 10 Minute Novelists Facebook group and couldn't resist... [caption id="attachment_17462" align="aligncenter" width="800"] For more prompts like this, check out TheFakeRedhead.com.[/caption] The only rule? 100 words, no more, no Continue Reading...