Short Story: Owner of the Bank of Souls

Meg is dying–fast. There’s only one way for her boyfriend to save her. The Bank of Souls. “Tomorrow it’ll come and tomorrow she’ll be dead!” Danner stood over my cot, all dark and shadowy, though the fireplace crackling behind him did cast light on one thing—his shining green eyes. Or I guess that’s two thingsContinue reading “Short Story: Owner of the Bank of Souls”

Make Life Really Freaking Hard For Your Hero

There comes a point in your hero’s journey where stuff has got to become very, very difficult. In the beginning, we’re meeting her for the first time, and life doesn’t have to be so super duper hard right now. But something’s gotta go wrong shortly. Once we’ve got a taste of her “ordinary world” whatContinue reading “Make Life Really Freaking Hard For Your Hero”

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”

Have you tried Canva for book covers?

I made this for free with Canva.com. They have a really cool section with ALL book cover templates, even ones specified to Wattpad and it’s great quality text and whatnot for FREE! Look at that, 50,000 templates! Check out some of the Wattpad specific covers: Seriously, how cool is this? Have you used this tool.Continue reading “Have you tried Canva for book covers?”

I’m a YouTuber: Videos of Funny YA Readings & Relationship Advice for Christian Women

Check out my YouTube channels and feel free to subscribe! Are you a YouTuber? Feel free to share your link in a comment. Funny bookish channel: Relationship advice for christian women:

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)”

WIP JOY: Should You Share Your Work-In-Progress?

I have a current WIP that I’m so excited about, I just want to share it with someone! But, there’s a few things holding me back: 1.) What if I Wattpad it, adding each chapter, but then when I revise it, the story changes a lot? Or if I encounter something later on that wouldContinue reading “WIP JOY: Should You Share Your Work-In-Progress?”

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?”