I can finally reveal the title of the book I’m working on! The story I’ve been referring to as ‘Salt Mine’ will be called Hanna, Hanna, One-and-Two. (The graphic above isn’t the cover – I’m still kicking around ideas right now.) It is a sci-fi-ish novel with romantic elements. These next few months leading up to its release I’ll begin introducing you to the characters that make up this story. You guys, I’m so excited about this book, and I really, really hope you’ll fall in love with it the way I have.

For those of you holding your hands out and saying What about Rein and Aydan and Brig??? Never fear. Working on Hanna, Hanna, One-and-Two has dislodged some of the cogs in my brain that had gotten stuck. I am so eager to dive back into the worlds of the Shrilugh Saga, and finish that story.

In the meantime, check out my inspiration boards for Hanna, Hanna, One-and-Two, OR, if you haven’t already, like my FaceBook page so we can hang out there.

Have a fantastic Monday, young ‘uns.




It’s time for another Pinterestalooza! Today I’m going to show you images I love from two of my boards, Characters Not Yet Writtenand Can’t Look Away.


This board is dedicated to images that make me take a second look, that speak to my heart about untold stories.

*Two men. On the moon. Drinking beer. (If those three simple sentences don’t entice you to click that link, I’m not sure we can be friends anymore.)

*Sue and Anne stopping in the middle of their tennis match for a smoke.

*Are they freckles or specks of gold? Whoever she is, she is a goddess.

*Who is he gazing at with such intense disapproval? Why?

*Suspenders, pancake hats, and shaggy hair. And swagger. Lots of swagger.


This board is all about images that stop me in my tracks. I’m especially fond of photographs that show people in motion.

*Three girls, hanging out in a kitchen. Are they sisters?

*Extreme sports…before there was such a thing as extreme sports.

*Pure mirth.

*Eerie motion.

*What are they running from?

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Do images touch you, stop you in your tracks and make you think? What are your faves and why? Post links in the comments! And be sure to check out the Featured Indie Author in my sidebar!

Big love,


Giant Plot Holes, Missing Characters, Rough Draft, OH MY!

Making It HappenI’ve officially begun editing Book Three of the Shrilugh Saga in earnest.

I wrote the rough draft about two years ago – that, and the rough draft for Book Four – and I wrote them in a hurry. I knew we’d be moving soon, and I wanted to get the story down on paper while it was vivid in my head. It was after I wrote those two that I went back and spit-n-polished Shrilugh and The Darkening. So, basically, a lot of time has passed, and I’ve learned a ton in the process.

Now, looking at this rough draft, all I can say is,

WOOF. I’ve got my work cut out for me.

Major plot holes? Got ’em. Predominant characters from books one and two that are nowhere to be seen in books three and four? Yep, sounds about right. Could Fruition prove to be the Rough Draft From Hell?

What do you mean, Ion didn’t exist when you wrote the rough draft of book three?

Quite possibly.

It’s alright, though. I love this story, and love these characters, so I’m determined. Even if it means I have to grab the nearest club and beat this manuscript into submission.

What can I promise you about Fruition? I can promise unexpected villains. I can promise a return to Calista Fulbert’s story. I can promise some steamy scenes with Brig. I can promise more Archethenian mythology. I can promise unexpected twists and turns.

…it’s just the when that I can’t make any promises about. I’m hoping for a release date before the end of the year…I’ll do my darndest to make it happen…

…but I can’t promise it.

What I can do, however, is give you this: My inspiration board for Fruition on Pinterest. Lots of good images that show you where my head is at while I’m at work.

And, I can give you this. It’s anthem for Brig of sorts. The powerful repeating of “I will hold on hope,” always speaks to me of him. Because with whatever it is Brig is becoming, hope is his anchor.