novel, writing, writing process

Happy News and Recent Inspiration

Hello! I'm savoring the moment today! I finished yet another revision of my young adult low fantasy novel, SISTERS OF AGUAMIEL. At 51,678 words, it's a short novel that's taken me a long time. How long? Sometimes it's embarrassing to admit--I've been working on it, on and off, since 1996. I shelved it for several… Continue reading Happy News and Recent Inspiration

novel, writing, writing process

In Love with Sentences

I'm a spiritual person, but not a religious one. That's why I was surprised by how much I loved this book, The Red Tent by Anita Diamant. The story of Dinah, daughter of Jacob from the Book of Genesis. From page one this book enthralled me. It's not for everyone, as it's quite violent in… Continue reading In Love with Sentences

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The Thrill of a Bite

I sent three queries out the week of July 5th. I found this process took a LOT of energy. Researched many, many agents. Spent a lot of time reading Query Shark and revising before sending. I highly recommend checking out Query Shark's blog: I then got busy working on several interconnected short stories. I… Continue reading The Thrill of a Bite


Sisters of Aguamiel

Thanks for joining me! Sisters of Aguamiel is a short novel in the young adult low fantasy genre. After ruthless editing (I've mourned piles of darlings) the word count is 52,500 words.  Here's a nutshell blurb: When 15-year-old Agave’s life descends into a supernatural nightmare sparked by an assault, she blazes toward vengeance. Events take… Continue reading Sisters of Aguamiel