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Cover Reveal: Project Hellion!

Guess what!! The cover for Project Hellion is finished and I can not wait to share it with you guys!! I hope you love it as much as I do cuz I am seriously freaking out! My mom (she does all of my covers) did a fantastic, amazing job!! :D That's an understatement  So here it is (with the synopsis of course)!! Delphi is ready to fight back. Two months have passed since Delphi acquired her icy abilities and the Shadows have kidnapped her and revealed her to the world. She’s fallen into the rhythm of a semi-normal life of friends, school, and training. But after a mission where something goes terribly wrong, her cousin and Boy Wonder, leader of the Young Protectors, benches her from the team. Delphi runs away to stop the Shadows on her own, sick of the Protectors holding her back, and allies herself with the one person she never wanted to see again: Tremble. As she digs deeper into the history of the Shadows, dark and surprising secrets are revealed. Project Hellion,

Sterling Silver: Chapters 3, 4, and 5

So I realized as I was planning out the installments that if I were to just do two chapters a day with a book that's forty chapters long, that would be a looong time! Like it would span for months and I hadn't planned for it to last that long, so instead of just doing two chapters a day I've decided to do two chapters one week and then three another week. So last week there was chapters one and two, this week three, four and five and then next week there will be six and seven. Anyways! Chapters three, four and five are out today on Wattpad! Here's a snippet of Chapter Three: Tabitha didn't know why she couldn't control herself in class. Sebastian hadn't tried to kill her or attack her at all... She could have killed  him . Stabbed him in the middle of school and he would have desiccated in front of everyone. Rule number two of being a vampire hunter: Keep the secret. No one,  no one  could know that vampires existed. As a hunter Tabitha had an oblig

Don't Get Too Caught Up on Worldbuilding

Right now I'm reading through and revising Golden and writing the third book in the trilogy, Bronze simultaneously. Being immersed in the sci-fi world of Renee once more, I'm starting to really stress about the world-building. I'm not a very good world-builder, maybe that's why I prefer writing stories that are in the here and now with hidden worlds. It just makes life and world-building a little easier. I used to write fantasy and I'm pretty good at that sort of world-building, probably because I've been so immersed in those worlds since I was little. Plus, you have complete free reign to do whatever you want. In sci-fi you have that too, to a point. But sci-fi also has lots of gadgets and sciency stuff and I know not everything needs to be explained. I'm not a sciency, mechanic sort of person. I love the sci-fi world, from Star Wars to Star Trek to Firefly to Starflight by Melissa Landers. I loved the shows Star-crossed and Roswell (especially Roswell!)

Sterling Silver Chapter 1

Hey!! It's finally here. I'm excited and kind of nervous and also curious to see what happens with this. But so, here's the first chapter right on here for you to enjoy! (You can keep reading the second chapter on Wattpad !) Tabitha’s yellow combat boots splashed through a puddle as she turned the corner, leaving the alley behind. She could hear it in front of her, see its shadow turning a sharp corner. She picked up the pace. Tabitha bit her lip and grabbed one of the many stakes on her belt, letting the adrenaline feed her strength. Trusting her instincts like she had done countless times, she whipped around a corner, and into the next alley. Tabitha stopped short, plunging her stake up under the ribs, puncturing the heart. Her own chest rose and fell unsteadily as she let go of the stake and stepped back, the human-looking creature falling to its knees. The body contorted and desiccated within seconds in front of her. If Tabitha had a nickel for every time she sa

Doors and Writing

A few weeks ago, Victoria Schwab did a speech at Oxford and thankfully it was put online. I was so excited and I was not disappointed by her speech. It was stunning and beautiful and amazing. Certain things stood out to me more than other things, but I think the biggest thing was the theme of her speech overall: doors. I loved her take on doors. Doors to reading and to writing. I can't explain or write about the subject as eloquently and beautifully as she did, and I won't try, but I do want to say how much that impacted me. How much it spoke to me. She talked about how Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling was her door to reading. That book and that author opened up the door of reading for her, showed her how amazing reading was and made her a reader for the rest of her life. Taught her how to love reading and how to love books. I loved how she said just because Harry Potter was my door, doesn't mean it has to be yours. Her take on reading and how it should always be voluntary

Sterling Silver: A Novel

So, I've recently rekindled my interest in Wattpad and have decided to do something that I've been considering for a long time. I've always wanted to try and serialize one of my novels. You know, release a chapter weekly and just see what happens. I've heard some mixed things about Wattpad, but honestly, it seems like one of the safer platforms to put my stuff on. I mean there are hundreds of readers and writers on there and I haven't heard a ton of bad stuff, so I trust that my writing will be safe on there. This novel, Sterling Silver, is one that I wrote back in May 2016 and the anniversary date is coming up. I started writing it May 20th and this year it will be two years old. This book is one that I've been dipping into and working on every once in a while since I first started it. I wasn't sure what to do with it or if I should do anything with it because it is a vampire book. There's nothing like extremely risque or gory in it, but still... I fe

Project Hellion Is Finished! (Plus a sneak peek!)

So I know today is Sunday and Mother's Day (happy Mother's Day all)(shout out to my mom who is awesome and I don't know what I would do without her! Not to mention, I don't know what I would do without her awesome photoshop, book cover making skills!) but I just have to say, I finished the final draft of Project Hellion! Look, I'm like every other writer. I have doubt. My books will never be perfect enough for me. I'll always want to go through and check my books again and again and again. But there comes a point when you just  know.  You just know, you have this feeling inside of you, that your book is finished. That it's complete and that there is nothing else you can do to make it any better. It's as good as it is going to get. You put your blood, sweat and tears into that book. Countless hours, countless moments of doubt and frustration and just about ready to give up. You put everything you had into that book and now it's done. That's

Why Summer Isn't My Favorite Season

Whenever April/May rolls around everyone starts complaining about how it's not warm enough. People start getting excited for the summer and when it finally starts getting warm out they revel in it. All I hear is how great it is that's hot and sunny and summer. And then there's me. I never liked the summer. I don't like heat in general. The only time I find being warm enjoyable is when its freezing cold outside and I get to be warm and cozy or when I take a nice, hot shower, preferably during the chillier months. But when it's hot out? There are very few things that I can enjoy when its hot out. Here are the few things I enjoy about Summer (and a few things that I don't!): I get to wear flip-flops. I was telling a friend the other day that if it's going to be hot out I'm going to wear flip-flops or sandals! That's one of the few perks of it being warm out. I do love getting to wear sandals. I'm not a big fan of there being a pile of snow outsi