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My Journey to Writing

Unlike a lot of authors I’ve read, I did not always want to be a writer. My journey to writing didn’t involve an “ah-ha” moment where I immediately realized my love of writing and knew I wanted to do it my whole life. Instead, my love for writing was more of a gradual discovery during… Continue reading My Journey to Writing

“The League” Character Sketch: Keenan Montgomery

I recently revisited my YA thriller work-in-progress, The League, and began rewriting it. Doing so has me reviewing the character sketches I made years ago for each of the novel’s main characters. The sketches basically serve as an outline of a character’s physical appearance, personality, history, motivations, and character arc to help keep me on… Continue reading “The League” Character Sketch: Keenan Montgomery

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Building Your Author Platform: Starting Your Author Blog

As the final post in my three-part blog series on building your author platform, the following lists contain invaluable resources that I used when creating the blog component of my author website. Not every writer needs an author blog, but, as many of the resources I listed in the first post of this series explains,… Continue reading Building Your Author Platform: Starting Your Author Blog

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Building Your Author Platform: Setting Up Social Media

As the second post in my three-part blog series on building your author platform, the following lists contain resources that were invaluable for me while creating my author social media accounts. Setting Up Author Social Media: “The Ultimate Guide to Social Media for Writers 2021” by Dave Chesson – This article is a comprehensive guide… Continue reading Building Your Author Platform: Setting Up Social Media

What to Expect from Me

Who I Am I’m a young adult author, reader, and public librarian who writes novels about widespread but rarely talked about social issues like drug abuse and human trafficking. Spreading awareness about these topics is important to me because they are issues many teens in American society face, but that are seldom voiced in books… Continue reading What to Expect from Me

And Then There Were Two: Progress on The Alchemist’s Ghost

Ever wonder whether you should add a dual narrator to your work in progress? Well, this is the conundrum I’m facing: While in a peer workshop for my Advanced Fiction Writing college course, one of my classmates suggested I add Skylar’s point of view to The Alchemist’s Ghost. I had tossed the idea around in… Continue reading And Then There Were Two: Progress on The Alchemist’s Ghost


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