So Many Updates!

I wanted to start this post with a shot of my lovely cover!! I’m so proud of it. I was literally speechless when I saw it the first time. Anyone who actually knows me will be able to attest to how miraculous my almost-speechless state must have been. But, seriously, aside from the cover, I’ve … [Read more…]

Reviews

Reviews are such an important part of being an author. Although my book has not yet been released (I will get to that in a later post), a few people have been kind enough to read pre-release copies. And, they have been even more kind to write brief reviews for me! I love you all!! … [Read more…]

Origins

Where did I get the idea for The Cure? They always tell you to write what you know. This book has to do with human cloning. No, I’m no expert on cloning. I don’t know much about it, but it fascinates me. I often wonder, though, where I would stand if I lived in Genny’s … [Read more…]

Another Piece of the Puzzle

I know. I said excerpts were difficult. And, they are. But, I suppose I should never say, “never.” So, I won’t. Here is another piece of the story:   **** …“So, what’s up with you, Ren?” I sat down at my desk, and turned the chair around so I could face my friend. She sat … [Read more…]

Wiz

Anyone who knows me, knows I’ve always been a little obsessed with The Wizard of Oz. With all due respect to L. Frank Baum (and, he is due a lot of respect from this author), my primary obsession has been with the 1939 movie. With all of its imperfections, the film is simply a masterpiece. Early … [Read more…]

Excerpts

For me, excerpts are difficult. Almost every page in The Cure contains possible spoilers. There are, however, a few spots where Genny is simply introducing the reader to her world. Here is one of them. I hope you enjoy it. **** Everywhere I looked, there were Elvises. Besides my brother, there must have been a … [Read more…]

Characters

People often ask me where I get my characters. I usually know how to answer that question, but, sometimes, it’s a gray area. My Genesis is kind of like an “every girl” character. That is not to say she isn’t three-dimensional, or interesting, because she is both. I think a good part of Genny is … [Read more…]

Writing and Mulling Over

This is my second post. I have no idea why I thought that point would be interesting. I’m sure I’ll stop numbering them, like…now. I take a little bit of comfort–actually a lot of comfort–from the fact that Veronica Roth did this blogging thing long before anyone ever heard of Divergent. She was just a … [Read more…]

First Post

This is my first blog. It’s very late at night, or early in the morning. I’ve been obsessed with setting up my blog because I always have so many ideas running around in my head. That is, they scamper around there until 2:47 in the morning, when I am finally ready to let them out. … [Read more…]