Exciting new role!

I’m so excited! I’m the new Critique Group Coordinator for the Louisiana/Mississippi chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (aka SCBWI-LA/MS)! via GIPHY Starting this January, I’ll be the point person for members in our region interested in forming or attending critique groups in their area. We’ll have a webpage that we’ll […]

Revising a revision strategy, part 2: Characters

This week, I’m interrogating my characters.   I finished examining my novel’s scenes last week. It was both dispiriting and energizing to find SO MANY areas for opportunity, but the exercise allowed me to sort where my novel as a whole is strong and where it needs more work–and how exactly I might improve it. […]

Summertime writing

Lazy days of summer? Bah! I’m writing, and I’m taking the coolest writing workshop. Every Tuesday night, a few other speculative fiction writers and I meet at Tubby and Coo’s bookstore to talk about Building Better Worlds. Check out the description of the workshop below…doesn’t it sound amazing? Not to mention getting to know other […]

Playin hooky

Woo-hoo! I just finished writing a novel. WHAT?? Okay, it’s another draft of the book I’ve been working on for a while, but for the first time I feel like it’s really come together better than before. Now I’m going to set it aside for a few weeks before I decide what needs ironing out, […]

Poem to be published!

I just found out that my poem, “The Muse,” will be published in the June 2019 issue of Bloodbond, a journal dedicated to fiction, poetry, and art “related to vampires, werewolves, and shapeshifters.” Cool, right? Bloodbond is published by Alban Lake, a small, independent press that publishes an astonishing number of speculative lit journals, anthologies, and […]