Update! Where I’ve been and What’s Next

Hello, my creative preciouses. It’s been quite some time. Do forgive me. Sleep deprivation hasn’t fled from me for over a year now. This is mostly my ten-month-old’s fault, but my four-year-old has also been waking in the wee hours as well, causing this momma to awaken four or so times nightly. Three espresso shotsContinue reading “Update! Where I’ve been and What’s Next”

Get the New Edition of My YA Fantasy for FREE!

My goodness, it has been quite a while. I have FOUR wee ones now–all five and under, and one is three months old, we sold our house, moved to another state, and still haven’t closed on a property–five months later. In other words, please have grace for my extended absence. This sleep-deprived Momma had anContinue reading “Get the New Edition of My YA Fantasy for FREE!”

Withered writing hand, but I’ll extend it anyway

I’ve been writing-deprived for some time. I wanna get back in the groove, share, flow, pour out whatever this imagination can come up with. But I have some serious frienemies (friend/enemies), these Thing 1, Thing 2, and Thing 3’s: my precious children. I adore them. They’re far more important than writing, but my sleep deprivationContinue reading “Withered writing hand, but I’ll extend it anyway”

Coryn of Bellsferry: Blood Thieves -Chapter 5: Unexpected Guests

Hunter aesthetic!  Coryn Aesthetic! Chapter 5 of Coryn of Bellsferry: Blood Thieves is here! Check it out on Wattpad! “I shivered, despite the summer heat. What if something happened to me? What if the Blood Thieves got to me? What would that do to my daughter, losing the person closest to her? She barely knewContinue reading “Coryn of Bellsferry: Blood Thieves -Chapter 5: Unexpected Guests”

Check out Chapter 1 of Coryn of Bellsferry: Blood Thieves (Book 1)

#WIPjoy!!! Are you on Wattpad? I got a new story for ya! Had this dream, and I woke up and this poured out of me: Coryn knows fate when she’s pricked by it–she thinks. In a world where American law has been outlawed, and wanna-be supernatural, self-made vampires exist–who by the way, are totally grossContinue reading “Check out Chapter 1 of Coryn of Bellsferry: Blood Thieves (Book 1)”

Is Sex Prevalent in YA Books?

I genuinely don’t know, since, being a Christian, I’m careful as to what I consume, and reading has been quite minimal for me. So I haven’t read many YA books, even less secular ones. Have you? Is sex something you come across often within YA books? Are teenage characters frequently having sex in these books?Continue reading “Is Sex Prevalent in YA Books?”

Video: Furyborn First Page Reading // Will I Continue; Why or Why Not…

Did you read Furyborn? What were your thoughts? Happy discussing! -Natasha  

Why Kick-Butt Female Characters in YA Are Getting Frustrating

YA books are rife with “I can kick a man’s behind and then some” kind of young women and it’s aggravating to say the least. Why, as a woman, do I feel this way? Because in reality, we girls often tend to be less PHYSICALLY strong then men, and often times, more emotional. But somewhereContinue reading “Why Kick-Butt Female Characters in YA Are Getting Frustrating”

Killing Your Characters

So killing off characters in your story: is it fun for you, or torture? I’ve been on both sides of this fence, and I can say that now, it’s leaning toward more fun. For me, there’s something about the shock of it, the later oh-so-hoped for justice, the real-ness it adds to the danger andContinue reading “Killing Your Characters”

Here’s a Great Resource to Get Free Book Reviews & Publicity!

All right fellow authors, have you heard of M.C. Frank’s the Book Robin Hoods book community? There’s a number of fiction-loving readers on there who have either a book review blog, Goodreads account, Instagram (some with thousands of followers!), or all three! It’s simple, the site gives out these reader/reviwers’ emails, and you can queryContinue reading “Here’s a Great Resource to Get Free Book Reviews & Publicity!”