Cover art is so important–that whole thing about judging books by covers, right? This past week, I had a couple of marketing and creative design heart-to-hearts with a writing bestie, and a word-nerd bestie who works in publishing, and came to a hard-fought conclusion: my covers (and planned covers) did not accurately reflect the content of my books. One person swore the books had to … Continue reading New Look for Ahra’s Stories!
Did I mention I love my characters? Oh right, yesterday, and at length. But I really do! And I have not done them justice out here in the social-media-verse, a wrong I seek to remedy this very day. Since I talked about the hero of Valiant Heart yesterday, today I’ll spotlight Niamh, the brave and strong and lovely heroine of my Tanahr Tales series. Niamh … Continue reading Niamh Starsong: Sylvan Soldier, Devourer of Pies
I love my characters. I mean, I have to live in their heads, hang out with them not just for the time it takes to write a piece but also to do edits. That said, I haven’t chatted about any of my characters in a while…now is as good a time as any! Meet one of Valiant Heart’s two protagonists: Jeron Wright, a mechmage, healer … Continue reading Jeron West, Mechmage Extraordinaire
Lunch breaks, fifteen-minute rest breaks, spare moments between errands–what do these things have in common? Hint…this is a blog post about creativity and positivity and a big, huge #FridayFeel. The answer: breaks are a chance to text your Muse, ping the creative spirit within you that was hiding behind Excel spreadsheets, calendar appointments and endless to-do lists. But I’m busy, Eliza! (That’s you, talking to … Continue reading Break it down…#FridayFeel
So writing and editing both took a back seat to some not-writing-life goings on (I used to say ‘real life,’ but it’s all real). Now I’ve emerged from this most recent spate of lifey occupations with new resolve, new ideas and yes, an exciting new project that I can’t wait to tell you about in the coming weeks, but which for now must remain secret. … Continue reading My Moonpath: Tuesday, Newsday