• The Craft of Writing

    Finding Inspiration for Writing Fiction

    Where Does Inspiration Come From? I used to think authors got inspiration for their books in their dreams, as though book storks dropped off entire novels in their brains while they slept. I desperately wanted that to happen to me. But at the heart of that fantasy was the knowledge that dreams don’t usually produce entire books, and if ideas didn’t come in dreams, then where? And how would I ever get one good enough to turn into a book? Because I knew I wanted to write. I’ve been at it since I was a kid. In the seventh grade, I wrote a short story and my teacher told me…

  • Book Chat

    Welcome!

    Hi all! Thank you for visiting my new website. This is where you can learn about me and what I write, and why. I’ll also talk about books I’m reading and loving. To start this blog off on the perfect foot, I give you my three latest favorites without any summary because it’s midnight and I will be up with the sun with my little one. The titles link to Amazon just because I want you to buy the book (I have no affiliations). You can also get them from your local indie bookstore! And the pictures link to Goodreads so you can see just how awesome these books are:…