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Musings from my Writing Cave

Wow! What a busy month! I am so glad to be taking a moment to touch base with you, I feel like so much has happened in such a short time. 

I have gone back to work (day job) and we have protocols in place to keep us all safe during the Covid-19 craziness which makes me feel better about being there. For the most part, I never leave my desk, so it is almost like being home, except I can't wear my PJs which is kind of a bummer. Attending meetings where no one could see me will be missed as well. :)

I also miss the extra time I had to devote to my writing. My Mystical Creatures blog posts have gone by the wayside, as I concentrate my efforts on getting the final book in the series out to you. I did manage to complete a novelette as well which I will chat about more in a minute.

Another thing I finally managed was to get my hair done. Bye-bye quarantine gray! Holy cow there was so much of it! The cut and color has me feeling so much better, so much so that I took a Covid-19 pic with my spiffy mask. :)

In my part of the world, the Pandemic seems to be gearing up again, so we may see limitations put back in place as we move forward. My guess is that the second time around won't be nearly as much of a stressor since we all know what to expect now. I just hope that wherever you are, you continue to be happy, healthy, and safe.

As always, I would love to know how you are doing, so if you are so inclined you can contact me below!

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I'm going to be part of

A Deities Anthology!

I am so excited to announce this! I am going to be part of a multi-author Romance Anthology showcasing gods and/or goddesses. It will be available for download through Book Funnel in the month of October. 

My novelette for this collection is in final edits, and I just love the story I have written. It showcases Hecate, the goddess of witchcraft and her interactions with other Greek gods and goddesses you will be sure to recognize. I will share more when the time comes, stay tuned!

Dark Witch Image by Rondell Melling -
Have you checked out my Pinterest?

Power of Four Series

When I write, it is always much easier for me if I have a visual in my mind. This is especially true if I am writing about a place that doesn't exist, such as Wisteria. It might seem strange since fiction is, well, made up, but my writing seems to flow better if I have been to a place similar to what I am describing. It is especially helpful if I take notes to remind me how it smelled, sounded, or made me feel. 

In a made-up place, what the character sees and hears needs to be pulled from experiences I have had in other places, and visuals help me draw things out of my memories. I started on Google but quickly found a wonderful alternative...Pinterest!

When I wrote Sea of Dreams, I started a Pinterest account, which you can find at the link below. For anyone who is interested, I have boards for each book or project that I am working on. I thought it would be fun to share these visuals with you since I have found that what I imagine when reading, and what the author imagined while writing, is sometimes different.

So check out the visuals and let me know... did what I pin end up being described on the page? Did you have something else entirely in mind? You can share a pin with me if you would like, and be sure to follow my account for updates! 

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Looking for ARC Readers!

Heaven on Earth - Book 4!

We are one step closer to a cover reveal and pre-orders will be announced soon on Book 4! 

Word-of-mouth and reviews are a few of the ways that others can hear about my books. If you like what I do and want to help support my writing career, I would love to add you to my Review Team! You will get free advance reader copies (ARC) of my newest releases.

If interested, shoot me an email and I will add you to my Review Team email list. As a special thank you for helping me out, I have a gift that I will pop in the mail to you. Once you are added to the list, you will get emails with further updates. I would love for you to join me so email me today!

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Coming up....
AKA: What else have I gotten myself into?

So, when I got out in my garden it was way worse than I had first realized. It took 3 days of non-stop weeding and a horrible case of poison ivy to tame it down. My arms are finally back to normal, although the scars may take a while to fade. The itching drove me mad and I can't say I will be going out there anytime soon. I learned my lesson! 

I am preparing my outline for Book 2 in my Paranormal Cozy series which I will be drafting during #NaNoWriMo2020. My plan was to write one more in that series before I started launching, which I hope will be sometime in late 2021.

The new covers for the re-launch of the Power of Four series are coming along nicely and I can't wait to share them with you! You will be seeing a freshened look for the entire series by early 2021.

Latest books on my nightstand:
Kill the Queen by Jennifer Estep
Trashed by Mia Hopkins
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Stay healthy, safe, and happy reading everyone! XO

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