I get twitchy in the fall. As minutes of daylight seep from the end of each day, the old restless anxiety creeps in. I know those dark, early evenings are on their way. And, here in the Midwest, the cold comes with it. Don’t get me wrong—I...

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What do you do when you've spent months (even years) researching history, geography, legend, and love for a novel after it's written? You share allllll the insider tidbits that you didn't get to put in the book! Next month I'll be teaching a live online course...

GIVEAWAY!! While sorting through some stuff, I recently discovered three hidden books: one advance copy each of The Legend of Sheba, Firstborn, and A Single Light. What is an advance copy, you ask? An advance reader copy (ARC) is an early (often not fully edited) preliminary...

I’ll be honest: this quarantine has not been the hotbed of creativity I hoped. Some days, I’ve done little but the basics—feeding people, brushing my teeth, checking in with family. All while combating the weird lethargy of being frozen in flux: between projects and contracts,...