Reader Questions: Writing Time

Reader Questions: Writing Time

I had a lovely weekend, the kind where you forget all about everything that happened in the previous week...including where you're at in your novel. I spent the day getting reacquainted with Leads & Lynxes and then outlining the last scene before the epilogue. The...

5 Reasons I Write Fantasy

5 Reasons I Write Fantasy

I didn't know what to say the first time someone asked me, "Why do you write fantasy?"  It was as if they had asked, “Why do you breathe air?” Since then, I've formulated a better answer than a defensive, "Why don't you?" Here’s why I write fantasy: 1. Dragons. Next!...

Fresh Freebie

Fresh Freebie

After over 6 months of being exclusive to newsletter subscribers, "The Once-in-a-Lifetime Question" is now live on the Terra Haven Novels Extras page. "The Once-in-a-Lifetime Question" is a short story featuring Mika, Kylie, Oliver, and Quinn. It's set after Curse of...

Reader Questions: Mythical Creatures Edition

Reader Questions: Mythical Creatures Edition

As part of this month's giveaway, I'm inviting you to ask me questions about writing and fantasy (and really anything you're curious about). Here's the first one. Mikalea B. asks, "Mythical creatures. What ones are your favorites?  And which ones do you like least?"...

Bring on the Cute Pics!

Bring on the Cute Pics!

I've got a new contest running for the month of June. If you win, you get to pick one of my books! (Psst: This is a great way for people who don't shop on Amazon to get a free copy of one of my Madison Fox novels.) The contest is open internationally, and it has...

Magic of the Gargoyles International

Magic of the Gargoyles International

It turns out that when you set a book free on Kobo, people from all over the world download it! It's incredible! Magic of the Gargoyles has been free on Kobo (and Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and Smashwords*) for a little over a week, and it has now been downloaded in 28...

A Lesson from Zelda

A Lesson from Zelda

The other evening I sat down to unwind with Zelda: Breath of the Wild and accidentally beat the game. I was as shocked as my husband. I started playing with the goal of finishing a side quest and ended up stumbling into the final boss battle. I decided to play until I...

L&L Snippet

L&L Snippet

I like spending time with my husband, so since mine is the more flexible schedule, I match my work hours to his. We just finished two grueling weeks of late days, working from noon until 9 pm. I am so thankful those are over and we're back to a normal schedule! As...

Bigger Office Needed

Do you know who Amy Sherman-Palladino is? She's the genius behind Gilmore Girls and the even more spectacular The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Between these two shows, Sherman-Palladino has become a hero of mine. If Amazon doesn't renew TMMM, Bezos is going to get a nasty...

Gargoyle Tooth

Gargoyle Tooth

Aside from collapsing into a stupor, I'm still trying to figure out the best way to celebrate the release of a book. Having a get-together with my mom was great, and I've also done nice dinners out, a small party with friends, and once a mini trip. All are great,...