Tag Archives: 2016 Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour

Preparation is Everything – From Idea to Writing: 2016 Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour

When I first started writing, it was all “seat of my pants.” No notes, no plotting, nothing but me, a pen or pencil, and the blank page. At some point, and I honestly don’t remember when, that changed into a … Continue reading

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We All Have to Start Somewhere: 2016 Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour

I talked about my writing origin story here, but I didn’t start writing novels until college where I turned an anthropology assignment to define gender differently into the novel that eventually became my thesis. Funny thing is between the time … Continue reading

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Favorite Conventions: 2016 Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour

This month’s topic is favorite conventions, and I can honestly say I haven’t been to a convention or conference I didn’t enjoy, whether in person or online. However, there is one convention I have been going to for more years … Continue reading

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Designing the Cover for Shafter: 2016 Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour

Cover art is a very specific art form based not in artistic traditions but in genre conventions drummed into readers from the very first book they pick up. As an indie author, I have both the pleasure and responsibility for … Continue reading

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Origin Stories: 2016 Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour

My origin story began before I have any concrete memories and in a genre I don’t explore much anymore: ghost stories. My earliest memories of storytelling (because I began as a storyteller long before I could write) are of friends … Continue reading

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