New Book Release – PLATFORM 273 (YA Dystopian Thriller)

New Book Release – PLATFORM 273 (YA Dystopian Thriller)

Well, I did it again! And I cannot decide which of my story world boys I love more. They're all competing for that #1 spot! ❤️ Here's a little snippet from Platform 273... With a hand on my arm and his other hand at my back, Luke yelled something over his shoulder and then hurried me across the pavement away from the thundering noise and wind from the helicopter blades. I gritted my teeth against the pain in my feet from the high heels. When I stumbled, he wrapped his arm around my waist and steadied me. By the time we got to the edge of the pad, the helicopter was lifting away. I stared up at it and watched it leave. A large pit settled deep in my stomach. After a moment, the sound of the helicopter faded and was replaced by the sounds of the crashing waves. “Did you have a good ride over here?” he asked, setting me down on a bench. I turned my head...
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10 Reasons Why I Write (Part 1)

10 Reasons Why I Write (Part 1)

10 Reasons Why I Write (Part 1) Writing isn’t for the faint of heart. It takes work and if we’re writing about emotional topics, it can be mentally taxing. The hardest book I’ve written is my latest YA dystopian novel, Charged. It is filled with emotion and tension and difficult situations. In order to write it with some semblance of accuracy on human behavior, I had to emotionalize the story. I had to feel the emotions of the characters, especially Fira. I had to consider how my characters would react with each new piece of knowledge. What do they look like (i.e., facial expressions, hand/arm positions, etc.)? What do they feel? How do they speak? But even though it was hard to write, I’m glad I stuck with the story because stories like these need to be shared. That’s one of the reasons why I write. Another reason is that I'd be an extremely unhappy individual if I didn't. Writing is a compulsion for me....
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Time Management For Writers

Time Management For Writers

Time Management For Writers Are you a writer who struggles with finding time to write and needs a tool to get you started? Well, you're in luck because my ecourse 30 Days to Better Time Management & More Writing is now available in book format! Order today to get your copy! Where can I buy it,  you ask... The ebook version is available for only $5.99 on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and other retailers. If you prefer paperback, be sure to check it out on Amazon (buy links at the bottom of the page). But first, you probably want to know what it's about, right? Here's the skinny... Learn how to fine-tune your time management skills so you can make better use of valuable time and get more writing on the page! Want to write but can't seem to find any time in the day to devote to writing? Writing isn't easy. Writers need time to brainstorm ideas, flesh out story plots, create dynamic and interesting characters, craft engaging dialogue,...
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