Win a copy of Cursed Seed!

Hullo friends! I got some free copies of Cursed Seed from my publisher, so I’m testing out Rafflecopter and attempting to put a copy of Cursed Seed into someone’s hands. And by put in your hands, I mean a literal copy in your hands, not in your Kindle. This contest runs from May 30/17 to…

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Sneak Peek pt. 2

“He felt a prick, then a burn in his neck. “What the—” he tried to twist to look, but her arms restrained him. “Shhhh,” she breathed in his ear, “it’s going to be okay.” Her voice dragged in his ear, lower and lower like a bad recording. His eyes focused over her shoulder on an…

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Sneak Peek of Cursed Seed

“It was the deathly scream that brought Alannah’s head up, made her eyes open wide, made her stand up from the park bench before she could register a thought. She heard it again, reverberating off the bungalows in front of her, and the halfway-built concrete walls behind. A man’s guttural cry.” Cursed Seed, the first…

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Being a Writer and a Runner

This year I committed to two massive undertakings: publishing and running a marathon. Over the last couple years I’d self-published two novels: Sons of Earth and We are the Living. This year I reached out to Synedoche Publishers, and was very pleased to be accepted by them. Together we’ve shaped up Cursed Seed for publication, a…

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Cursed Seed: Cover Reveal!

Hello Friends, I’m pleased to reveal the cover for my upcoming novel, Cursed Seed, a gritty urban fantasy. Jack doesn’t know how he resurrected after the gruesome construction accident that killed him. But while his loved ones age and pass away, he remains unchanged, indestructible. With his wife of thirty years dying of cancer, Jack is…

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The Gladiator and the Guard with Annie Douglass Lima!

 Bensin, a teenage slave and martial artist, is just one victory away from freedom. But after he is accused of a crime he didn’t commit, he is condemned to the violent life and early death of a gladiator. While his loved ones seek desperately for a way to rescue him, Bensin struggles to stay alive and forge an identity…

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First Ever Author Reading!

With shaking knees, and much tripping over words, I performed my first public reading of Sons of Earth. I was the warm-up act, really. Violet Moore debuted her latest novel, Charlotte’s Nemesis, to her adoring fans. She is an awesome lady. It’s no wonder she draws a crowd. I was just pleased to hang onto her coat…

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‘Sons of Earth’ Featured by Bokerah Brumley

“…you asked me if this is a pro-life story. Yes, I suppose it is–but not specific to the abortion debate. It’s also about racism, classism, other sexual orientations, or anyone we might discriminate against…” I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Bokerah Brumley, author of Cold Water Bridegroom. After reading Sons of Earth, she messaged me…

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Who I Am, Why I Write

Words that stung: “I saw you at church. You’re a Christian?” I thought that by living with integrity and love among my coworkers, they wouldn’t be surprised. I mean, I’m a homeschooled, choir-singing, Sunday School teaching Christian nice girl! But I’m also a writer, with an overactive, macabre imagination, and I talk like it. He’d…

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