Back to the Grind

Okay, so I know all of you guys are faithful readers of Cynthia Leitich Smith’s Cynsations (and if not, add it to your Google Reader TODAY), so by now you’ve seen the interview that I did with her. If not, check it out. And be sure to sign up for the giveaway! In other news,… Read more »

The Path of the Righteous

A lot of you guys have been asking me to write a novel from a male point of view. Well, be careful what you wish for… From Publisher’s Marketplace: MY LIFE AS A RHOMBUS author Varian Johnson’s THE PATH OF THE RIGHTEOUS, about a preacher’s son who has to make some big decisions about who… Read more »

Things I was supposed to do before Vermont College…

1) Finish revising the first three chapters of Righteous: Well, I’m close (if you consider close being stuck somewhere in Chapter 2). But I’m still hopeful that I can at least stay on my schedule of getting the first half revised by the end of next month. 2) Finish updating my website: For anyone paying… Read more »

Name Association

While having lunch with my supervisor last week, I realized that his daughter is nicknamed Maddie, which just so happens to be the name of the main female character in my WIP. My supervisor’s Maddie is a nice, sweet, innocent girl. My Maddie, for lack of a better word, is un-innocent. I hope he doesn’t… Read more »

Ta Da!

Pop the champagne! Drop the confetti! I am happy to report that I have finally finished the first draft of my latest novel. Actually, first draft is a little misleading. It’s more like the first complete draft of the novel. My process is really pretty complicated. First, I spend a few weeks outlining a novel…. Read more »