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November 30, 2017

Write with NY Times best-selling authors & literary agent

A literary inspiration" --Glamour magazine
"One of the world's best writing retreats" --The Age

Story and manuscript development come alive at this acclaimed, professional workshop for authors of fiction and  nonf...

October 10, 2017

Iceland Writers Retreat is offering talented writers from around the world the chance to attend its April 2018 program for free.

For this scholarship program, writers can apply for either full or partial funding. The full funding scholarship includes a round-trip airfar...

September 13, 2017

The news that scientists in Oregon have been experimenting on human embryos brings my Cure Chronicle series a little too close for comfort. I thought I was writing about the far future, but it turns out this is happening in my lifetime and right in my backyard. Technol...

August 9, 2017

Hello all! I'm excited to tell you about an opportunity that is dear to me-a contest focusing on the literacy of children. Today I was asked to be one of the author judges for preliminary round judging in Totem Head's Annual Writing Contest for Kids. This is an excitin...

February 14, 2017

This week I completed the coursework for James Patterson's Masterclass, and I can't say enough positive things about this informative course. (Not to mention learning from one of the world's top author's is pretty cool, too!)

First of all, I want to write about how the...

July 8, 2016

We are often told how we should and shouldn’t write. We’ve all heard the so-called rules. But in this day and age, do they even matter anymore?

Language is dynamic, and how we use it is constantly evolving. Due to the space and style constraints of texting, tweeting, sl...

May 24, 2016

I’ve decided to write this blog post because I’m asked this question ALL THE TIME. More than asking me what new projects I have, or asking me questions about my published novels, people ask me how I got published. Most writers want to know because they want advice. So...

March 27, 2016

I am very excited to announce that the Romance Writer's of America has announced the finalists for The 2016 RITA & Golden Heart Contests. It was my honor to act as a preliminary round judge for RWA in the Golden Heart Contest, and I just want to take the time to congra...

April 29, 2015

I've never quite known what it is about spring that awakens a newfound sense of happiness inside me, but it's a feeling impossible for me to ignore. From the chirping of birds and the array of newborn wildlife beginning to explore the world, to the blooming of beautifu...

March 22, 2015

I am lucky enough to find inspiration for my writing in many places, but none so wonderful as when I travel. The vision of new places, the chance to explore new places and experience new cultures. The thrill of travel is exhilerating in the moment, but the memories lef...

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