Category Archives: Excerpts

Excerpts of published works for the publishing template.

Focus on Inspiration: Shafter

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Spotlight on Seeds Among the Stars Plus a Multi-Author Giveaway

Readers often compliment me on how my characters feel like real people. I achieve that sense through my worlds, which exist in full form somewhere in the back of my brain. This drives how my characters act and react as … Continue reading

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From the Cutting Room Floor: 2016 Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour

I made radical changes to Shafter when seeking a traditional publication path because of length issues. One of the biggest changes was eliminating Katie’s POV (Trina’s twin sister). If you’ve read Shafter, you have read the reworked version of this … Continue reading

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Treats from the Cutting Room Floor: Shafter

I am knee deep in final edits for my next release, so I thought I’d share with you a deleted scene from Shafter. This scene was cut for length reasons, but gives a good sense of the life Trina is … Continue reading

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