These past few months have been a blur. I've barely had a moment to breathe since the release of The Dwelling of All Souls. Hawai'i Opera Theatre's season hit in full force, with three shows and their annual Opera Ball falling almost back to back (to back to back). It wasn't a bad busy, though.... Continue Reading →
in 2021 i wrote a total of 311,191 words. two novels, the dwelling of all souls (74,201 and available january 4th) and no takebacks (54,421 in second draft that will be rewritten). i wrote seven short stories this year (16,329 total). none of them were accepted by publications, but most of them are available to... Continue Reading →
The Dwelling of All Souls is back from beta readers. The next step is to get up close and cuddly with the manuscript. I like to do this part with red glitter pen because I need a little joy.
Reviews, like so many other things, do not exist in a vacuum, and are not created equal. While bad reviews are part of the hustle, and a review should always be honest, there are reviews out there which are, for lack of a better word, simply unfair.
You are my very first book baby. We grew up in this wacky world of indie author-hood together. I learned so much from you, good and bad. You are my dream come to life.
Older adults love to read Middle Grade, Young Adult, and New Adult fiction. But are our critiques of these stories, which are not written for us, always fair?