The Truth Behind Habit Hacking

Back in March 2016 I read The Artist’s Way and adopted the practice of daily pages. This is a creativity-expanding and focus-generating habit which has aided my writing practice and productivity in all areas of my life. However, the habit took longer than I’d expected to form, which caused some struggle and self-doubt. After all, doesn’t it just take four months to form a new habit? Why was it harder for me?

I’m going to share with you some beautiful data on my progress as well as some lessons I’ve learned along the way.

I’ve written since my 20’s but didn’t put out my first book until 2010, and my second in 2012 followed by my third in 2013. Now, it’s not at all unusual for new writers to be slow, and I was moving faster than Robert Jordan or George R.R. Martin, so that’s something. However, life threw me some curveballs (the death of my father, divorce, job change) and sidelined my bandwidth for a time. When I tried to get back into my groove, I just couldn’t hit my earlier stride. Read More …


Dreams Manifest Cover Reveal

My next book, Dreams Manifest, is due out November 1, 2017. Until then you’ll have to be satisfied with this cover and blurb. (If you’re a reviewer, contact me for your complimentary ARC copy!) Here you go, Dreams Manifest, The Depths of Memory, Book 2:

Reeling from the revelations of who she is or was, before her memories were ripped from her, Rai Durmah is faced with a new and more frightening threat. While scouting Az’Unda for potential Juggernaut settlement, Selector Brague of the Hegemony, who can end the human colony on a whim, encounters Rai Durmah and is shocked by her unusual abilities. Rai and her new family flee the scene, but Brague will not rest until he understands how Rai, a human colonist, developed her unique gifts. As she flees, Rai stumbles upon an ancient power that could change the face of Az’Unda and perhaps save the humans that live there.

Caught between her adoptive family who doubts her loyalties, the alien Juggernaut, and a Guardian protector she fears, Rai desperately attempts to escape her pain and unwittingly unearths the answers to solve or destroy Az’Unda’s future. Read More …


The Dream Sifter Release Day!

At long last, I get to share the first book of my Depths of Memory Trilogy with you. MEEP!

Here’s the blurb and cover for The Dream Sifter:

When you awake without memories, without a past…can you recreate yourself through your dreams?

Barren and shamed, Rai has no memory when she’s placed with an adoptive family, the Durmah Sept. Recurring nightmares pull her into another world–giving glimpses of a past she never recalls while awake. Rai fears for her new family’s safety in light of her mysterious past and newfound, bizarre abilities. Driven by a curiosity Rai can’t deny, she tempts fate–but at what price?

A distant human colony races to prove themselves before the powerful Hegemonic races declare their attempt a failure. Although they’ve been on Az’Unda for a little over 600 years and have used aggressive breeding practices, a horrible plague has reduced their life spans, left many women sterile, and saddled them with beasts known only as Terrors. Little do they know they are about to face their greatest threat from one of their own–causing attentions to focus on the unlikely Durmah Sept.

I urge you to go and read the Prologue and decide for yourself if this book appeals to you. It’s a dystopian Sci-Fi / High Fantasy with Horror / Dark Fantasy themes. If this sounds interesting, hop on over to Amazon and pick yourself up a copy. It’s available in eBook now, and will be out in paperback form shortly. Read More …


A Sneak Peek at The Dream Sifter

As promised, now that I have my illustrious Depths of Memory Street Team assembled and on the warpath (okay I don’t have them technically going to war, but they have to wear coordinating face paint at all times) it’s time to share the first chapter of The Dream Sifter.

I hear your cheering in my head, isn’t that nifty? Well let’s call it nifty for the sake of argument.

Here’s the Prologue to The Dream Sifter, which releases 8/15/13. I hope you enjoy it, and if you’re interested in joining the DoM Street Team, click-through to read all about it. Read More …


Indie Author Interview — Emily Guido — Bonus Link to a Free eBook!

Today I’m thrilled to introduce you to prolific author Emily Guido who’s not only agreed to run my gauntlet of atypical interview questions but also has a link for a free eBook download for you after the interview. (Isn’t she Read More …