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The Falling Dawn is now available at the Missoula Public Library! If you’re looking to access the novel, please visit their website. The novel can be found in the Science Fiction and Fantasy section. Enjoy, new readers! And please leave a review!

I was so happy and grateful to be part of the 2018 Montana Book Festival in Missoula! I had two panels, both on Saturday. The first one focused on Writing and Publishing for Young Adults and Children where I met many amazing ladies who’d written both fiction and non-fiction, ranging from pictures books to YA novels. While I don’t consider The Falling Dawn to be a young adult, part of the book is written… Read More

I was lucky last Saturday to hold a reading at Shakespeare & Co., another independent bookstore in downtown Missoula. I had picked out three sections to fill out a half-hour slot, and tried to link the sections regarding style, place, and story consistency to avoid confusion. A good friend made blue and gold macrons to match the book cover. My best friend made cookies that didn’t turn out right, so she showed… Read More

This past Saturday, I was happy to be selling and signing books outside one of Missoula’s independent bookstores, Fact & Fiction. I started at 10am and ended at 4pm. The farmer’s market was still going strong, so it was pleasant to people-watch into the afternoon. Friends and families walked by with homegrown produce and gorgeous flowers, drinking coffee or snacking on pastries or kebobs from the many food trucks parked downtown at… Read More

How many days did you think your dreams were dumb? I’ve thought it quite a few times. But this past weekend at the Barnes & Noble book signing at the Gallatin Valley Mall, I pondered: was it dumb to dream about sitting in a store and selling books? I guess not, because I was radiantly happy the whole time. I was called lovely and vivacious and welcoming. Family and love surrounded me…. Read More

It’s been almost a month since I attended my hometown’s science fiction and fantasy convention in Missoula. It was my first con where my debut novel, The Falling Dawn, was available for sale at the Fairwood Press table run by Patrick Swenson (and I’m so happy that Fairwood Press offered this opportunity, otherwise I would’ve been up the creek without a paddle). I’d brought an overabundance of novels, anticipating I’d sell every… Read More

Naming a character is like naming your first-born child. You agonize over very detail, even go so far as to pronounce the name under your breath to test the inflection. Lucky for you, you’re more concerned with how it looks on paper rather than how it sounds spoken in the real world. Who would ever have you pronounce these names out loud anyway? So begins my guest blog post over at Outland… Read More

I was over the moon to be featured over at The Qwillery! I detailed my personal Hero’s Journey while writing The Falling Dawn: Celestial Scripts Book One. Let’s just say it was a long intense quest to finally hold the printed book in my hands. It’s amazing, looking back, how much I learned. Inspiration, that cruel yet wonderful mistress, swooped down on me one fateful evening outside of Makoshika State Park in… Read More

It was a pleasure to be featured on Rising Shadow this past week! My guest blog post “The Siren’s Song of the Trunk Novel” covered how I answered the enchanting call of my trunk novel, and how I completed it to be what is now my first novel, now published with Crossroad Press. Enjoy! I put my book away. No more, I said, no more of this tale of two-tailed mermaids who transform into… Read More

I’m so excited to finally say Happy Book Birthday to my first novel, The Falling Dawn: Celestial Scripts Book One! It’s been a long journey to get to this point and finally seeing it on Amazon (with Prime shipping, you guys, Prime!) made me smile this big goofy grin. As a first-time author, I’ve got a lot of catching up to do in the marketing realm of things. I created my Amazon… Read More