What’s a Title: Crossroad Blues

I’ve been thinking about what to post for a while, and it hit me: I’ve never really discussed how I came up with my book titles. I may start going back and doing so with previous titles, but let’s start with my upcoming release, Crossroad Blues (Release Date: 25 October, Preorder is live!) Crossroad Blues […]

Trope Talk: Found Family

Happy Pride Month! One of my biggest writing goals is realistic representation of the LGBTQIA+ experience. As such, I want to start Pride Month with a brief discussion of a trope that’s near and dear to all of us: the found family. Sure, anyone who knows speculative fiction and manga/anime is likely familiar with this […]

Romance Update: Meet Cute

As I’ve previously mentioned here and on social media, since I have found myself way ahead of schedule in drafting my main urban fantasy/paranormal thriller series, The Adventures of Sam Hain, I have decided to take a break from the darkness surrounding her future and write a fluffy, sweet paranormal romance. Yes, a vampire is […]

The Power of Words: Smut

As a writer, words are both my peanut butter and my jam. (Yes, I’m hungry) Any writer know that choosing the right word is essential to conveying the meaning we wish to convey. In rhetorical studies, the term kairos means speaking the right word at the right time to the right audience to bring about […]

It Hungers, Excerpt #1

As I get back to blogging, I thought it would be nice to provide an excerpt for my upcoming novel, It Hungers. To avoid spoilers, I’m going to provide minimal context. However, the novel’s premise is that a string of child abductions has plagued Butcher’s Bend. Then, four limestone statues that resemble four of the […]