Anyone who knows me knows that I’m not exactly a romantic. As a writer, while I enjoy romantic subplots and giving queer readers (myself included) characters to root for or against, fall in love with, and, occasionally, hate, that’s mostly because I’m the tiniest bit sadistic. Snatching happily-ever-afters away until the very last minute is … More Braving A New Genre: Romance
Forget holidays–there is no day I look forward more than book box day. This is my fourth book box day and it is getting even more exciting each time. I think this is because writing is weird. What is a WordDoc, anyway, but a bunch of invisible data floating around in the Cloud? Even having … More Book Box Day!
One of the best things about writing is that I get to create the stories I want to read. Recently, I decided to share this joy with my Patreon patrons by putting out a call for fairy tale retelling requests, which, so far, has been a lot of fun. I have material for months and … More Fairy Tale Requests! (and other updates)
Breaking News: Love in the Time of COVID, the long-awaited sequel to Love in the Time of Cholera, released at last! (just kidding) I turned in final edits for my first contemporary romance novel, Spindrift, in March. You may recall March–it lasted approximately seven years. Working on a relatively light-hearted romance novel while people were dying by … More Writing Romance in a Plague Year
via Author Interview: Anna Burke
Every time a writer sits down to create a story they face a multitude of choices. Since stories don’t exist in a vacuum, all of those choices add up to make meaning–whether the writer intends that meaning or not. Our world influences our narratives, and our narratives influence our world. Who we choose to present … More Why Nottingham?
Well, folks, it’s time to tell you what I’ve been working on for the past few months/years/eons of geological time. Before Compass Rose walked into my head, and long before Rowan decided to pick up a rose, there was Robyn. Nottingham is my problem child. I’ve been working on this book since 2014, and it … More Upcoming Release: Nottingham
This summer hasn’t gone exactly how I envisioned–I was in a car accident in early April that left me with a nasty concussion and derailed most (aka all) of my summer plans. However, I am finally on the mend, and I have exciting news! First, I did manage to get Nottingham to the editor in … More I’m on Patreon!
Once upon a time I told myself I would never write my pets into my books. That lasted, as you can imagine, all of five minutes. When I sat down to write Thorn, I knew Rowan needed an animal companion, and I shamelessly modeled her after my majestic beast of a doggo, Artemis. I was still … More Rowan and the Wolf
Writers never do what we want. You start reading a series, get invested, and then the author doesn’t produce the sequel for 6+ years. (Yes, George R.R. Martin, I am referring to you.) As an author, however, I have to say I’ve grown a lot more sympathetic to Martin’s plight, even as my inner reader fumes. … More Why Is Thorn NOT a Sequel to Compass Rose?