Darcy scooped a level cup of flour into the mixing bowl. She brushed her bangs aside, smudging powder across her skin. The ten-year-old consulted the recipe once more. Her mom would be so proud. This was the first time she’d been trusted to stay at home alone—even if it was for only an hour. She… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: How to make a Brownie brownie
The sweet sugary scent of cookies drifted through the sparsely furnished house. Chocolate chip cookies, iced and sprinkled with silvery balls. “Are they ready?” Allyson bit her lip as she wrung her hands. “Almost there.” Valerie scooped the last of the cookies from the warm metal sheet and arranged it neatly with the others on… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: Christmas Cookies
Hello friends! I've got some news for you! As some of you know, I have been on my journey to get published since 2013. During that time I've self-published some novellas, attended countless writer's conferences and local writer meetings, secured my amazing agents with Hartline Literary Agency, Cyle Young & Tessa Emily Hall, have had a… Continue reading Who Wants to Hear a HUGE Announcement About My Book?
I have fantastic news to share! This past weekend the Ohio Christian Writers Conference presented the Blue Seal Awards. I've learned that I placed in TWO of the categories! *throws confetti* 2nd place in the Flash Fiction category with my story, Fairy Academy 3rd place in the YA unpublished category with my novel, KEEN Congratulations… Continue reading Blue Seal Awards–Ohio Christian Writers Conference
The giveaway for this week is live on Instagram! Head on over to the post and enter to win this fantastic prize! This week I'm giving away Kristen Ciccarelli's newest release, The Caged Queen! *cartwheel* Don't miss out on multiple entries. Enter now! **US only (excludes HI & AK.) Contest open until midnight Thursday (EST).… Continue reading #CFgiveawayWednesday Week #4!
Hey guys! I'm super excited to announce a new addition to my Instagram account! Every Wednesday I will be giving away a prize! To enter, simply follow the instructions listed in my Instagram post. But there's also a surprise! Each week, stay tuned to the Stories section of my Instagram to watch when the giveaway… Continue reading Introducing #CFgiveawayWednesday!
It’s been a whole month since I saw my people face-to-face. This conference--the only Christian Speculative Fiction Writers Conference of its kind--is definitely the highlight of my year. Last year I flew to Reno, this year it was St. Louis. I think it's safe to say, this thing could be held in Tokyo and I'd… Continue reading Realm Makers 2018: Finding my Tribe
How is it April already? Did I blink or was it just Christmas? Maybe time is moving so fast because I've been busy writing! Want to know what I've been up to? Read below for my update! Submissions for March: I submitted again to Chicken Soup for the Soul. My plan is to do at… Continue reading March Caffeinated Fiction Update
Hello CF world! My latest fantasy/sci-fi blog post has gone live over at AlmostAnAuthor. *jumps up and down in excitement* This month isn't necessarily about craft. Rather, my words are meant to be encouraging in this uncertain world of writing and publishing. It's no secret that it's becoming more difficult to get published in Christian… Continue reading The Secret of Your Success–AlmostAnAuthor
Hello friends! I haven't forgotten my monthly update. *wink, wink* This past month was just as exciting as January. Read on to find out what I've been up to! Here's what I submitted this month: I found out the flash fiction piece I submitted to Untold Podcast in January is a finalist in the Good… Continue reading February Caffeinated Fiction Update!