How to Build a Better Villain

I’m writing from the Coastal Magic Convention, right on lovely Daytona Beach. I’ve been doing sunrise beach walks each morning with fab book blogger Jen from That’s What I’m Talking About. Wonderful way to start the conference day! I’m over at Word Whores today, talking about how the development of positive traits builds better villains.

Three Ways to Put More Emotion on the Page

I’m over at Word Whores, giving my tricks for putting more emotion on the page – something that was not intuitively easy for me.

Dr. Frankenstein’s Novel – Why I Have No Buried Books

I’m over at Word Whores, confessing an embarrassing incident from my early writing days and talking about why I have no under-the-bed novels.

What Do You Mean Paranormal Romance Is Dead???

I haven’t done many sunset pictures lately. Wouldn’t want you all to pine away for lack of them! And you can focus on the pretty clouds and take deep, calming breaths while I explain why everyone is saying Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy are dead genres. I’ve participated in this very conversation several times over the last few weeks –…

Knowing When to Stop

A little while back I mentioned that monsoon season was starting in New Mexico, bringing all that metaphorical and literal goodness to my life. Such a rain of blessings, indeed! Carina Press put Rogue’s Pawn on sale for 99 cents (through July 19, if you haven’t snapped up that deal yet) and it was featured on Book Bub. Amazing results…