My Month of Writing Dangerously

Yeah, I also went to Germany for a week. And Austria. And then back to Prague. It was fantastic. Despite being a trip with my mother, aunt & cousin, there were also prostitutes.

(Full story coming soon. Promise!)

But now I am home! And man, it is good to be home. Much as I could have kept traveling forever, and I do mean forever–Germany was fantastic, and a country I’d love to return to–it’s also nice to be back in your house, knowwhatImean? Especially when you’re taking a month off of work to write and travel.

Yes, you know what that means: Path of Pins, I’m coming for YOU.

I’m taking the month of July to finish writing my first draft, and hopefully begin work on the re-writes. That way I can get the draft to TK (my fantabulous editor) in August and start working on the online campaign. I’m hoping for a December release date- and keep your eye on my website, too, for some extra goodies that will pop up there.

There’s also Juniper, my short story & poetry collection, which launches this weekend. And as a special promotion…


You can download all three of my books from, absolutely free.

Yep. I’ve temporarily given up on this whole “money making” thing. Now, I’m literally giving it away. This weekend only, guys. It’s pretty sweet. And don’t forget- Juniper has a brand new prequel to Path of Needles in it. Titled After the Funeral, the prequel goes into detail about Hank’s past– and leaves important clues for the stories to follow. 

(Need a Paths refresher? Go here)

I’m really, really excited, guys.

So far today I’ve made my cinnamon-chili coffee, had some cereal, and gotten out of bed (not in that order). Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to get back to writing.




Book Updates, And A New Page On

Why hello, world.

It’s been a while since we talked about my books. So, a quick update:

1. Yes, I am still writing Path of Pins. I am about 3/4 of the way through the first draft now, and should be on the editing stage within the next two months. Woo hoo! Tentative release date? Sometime late next fall. I’m thinking October, if I’m ambitious, and November if I’m realistic. Perhaps Christmas.

2. has been updated- head over there to check out the new Deleted Scenes page. The reason for the update? Well, I’ve added a new deleted scene! It’s a lost storyline from Path of Needles, concerning an elderly Japanese fox and the message he carries for Kat & Roger. Have a look. There’s even a picture!




3. Reviews! Somehow, I managed to miss this very nice review from Reese’s Reviews.  She liked my book, guys. Gave me 4.5 / 5 bats!

I think that’s it for the moment. I’ll keep updating if anything changes. For now, have a good day, and enjoy the spring weather now that it’s finally here.

Progress Continues

I’ve started getting some initial sketches back, and let me tell you- the art for the site is going to be fantastic.

I’ve also made extensive progress on the site’s design. I think you’ll all be quite excited when you see the finished product!

FINALLY today I finished the first draft of a special ‘deleted scene’ that will be exclusive to the website. It is PRETTY DRAMATASTIC (that’s a new word I made up. Perfect, right?). Some nice, juicy angst of the romantic variety.

Basically everything is going swimmingly except for my cleaning efforts. Those haven’t started yet. Things got in the way, okay? Who needs a clean room when you’ve got a book to publish and a website to organize! NOT THIS LADY.

Also, I’ve been doing some copy editing for my cousin’s blog. If you like movies and clever, incisive writing, you should check out cinematalkgraphy. The picture below will take you right to it.


Finally (for real this time), I know I’ve been a boring blogess. Sorry! I’ll be more interesting when I do things other than sit in front of Scrivener all day and waiting for my eyes to stop bleeding. For example, this Thursday I’m going to the Loews Batman triple feature to see the Nolan trilogy in a row. I’m kind of excited (and will be needing a lot of coffee, oy vey).


Here is a hysterical video for anyone who A) reads fan fiction, B) is familiar with internet culture, or C) enjoys a good laugh.