Book 1 vs Book 2

Book 1 vs Book 2

The main question I have received since announcing Book 2 has been: “Was the writing process different this time? Has it felt different?” The answer is a resounding yes, and there is no better illustration than my ironic realization this morning.  Let’s back up. For Book 1, I had a detailed spreadsheet with every different [...]

Chapter One Sneak “Peak”

Chapter One Sneak “Peak”

Murky black eyes shining with reflected fire searched the mural for anything he could have missed. In the half-light of bracketed torches, the ruby on King Damien’s finger looked as black as his hair.  As he studied the images all around him, a dozen stealthy and agile guards stood at attention in the glittering throne [...]

It All Started in 1997

It All Started in 1997

It was October 1997, and I had just turned thirteen. The red ink at the top of my English homework was life-changing in a way that Mrs. Padgett never could have known.  “Wow! … You have a talent with words!” I don’t remember my first reaction when I read that statement. Reading it now, my [...]