Thanks so much Ari, from Ravenous for Reads, I'm honoured that you took time over Christmas to read and review Y'keta. Take a moment to check out their blog and see what they thought of the Sky Road! Ravenous for Reads The next installment of the Sky Road is taking shape and looks to be … Continue reading Y’keta gets a great review!
About a year ago I was invited to take part in an experiment. Twenty authors from various genres came together to create the fictional town of Peace Montana. Each of us will contribute a novella to the series, a romance highlighting the diverse stories and people that have drifted across the prairie to settle in … Continue reading Are you searching for Peace?
One of the biggest challenges to me as a writer is my tendency to live most of my life buried deep in my own mind. This can lead to my prose being, what my editor calls ‘heady.’ I wonder if you feel the same? The people in my mind are vivid, emotional, real, in a … Continue reading Get Out Of Your Head!
As a writer there is nothing that excites me like hearing that my book is making new friends. Thank you so much to the amazing reader who sent me pictures of Y'keta out and about enjoying the fall sunshine.
Today was the second day of WWC 2017 in Calgary, and I was having too much fun! Now you have to remember something, Guy Gavriel Kay is one of the keynote speakers at WWC this year, and he is one of 'those' authors to me. He is the one whose words I read when I … Continue reading When Words Collide 2017 – the tragedy that almost was.
This month I’ve been learning about frailty, the kind of mental and physical uncertainty that freezes you solid at the thought of moving forward, and then breaks your heart because there is no going back. Like every life, every story, and every character has a point at which it is heart-breakingly frail, where the characters … Continue reading Truth, Hope, Belief.
One of the ironies of childhood is that our first introduction to reading often comes in the form of fairy tales and myths in which magic, mysticism, fantastical creatures and mysterious realms app… Source: A Chat with Sandra Hurst
Thank you so much to Silver Dagger Scriptorium and Creative Edge (Mickey) for putting together an amazing blog tour to celebrate Y'keta's paperback launch. Over the next month I'll be making stops at all of these lovely blogs to chat, do guest posts, answer questions, and give-away amazon gift cards and signed copies of Y'keta! Kick … Continue reading Y’keta’s blog tour begins!
Tonight I was sitting at the computer and thinking about the first chapters of my book. Much as Harry Potter has to go through a sorting process to belong to Gryffindor, so my main character, Y'keta, has to go through a full year of scrutiny before the People will accept him as their own. He … Continue reading Which Lodge do you belong to?
Risk-taking, Strength, Weakness, and the development of character. One of the things that I find hardest to deal with in both my writing and my life is the constant tension between safety and desire, the need to appear successful and together creates a level of fear that can be paralyzing. If you take a risk … Continue reading But what if I break?