July 4th, 2011 was spent where many of my 4th of July holidays were spent--at my grandparents' house for a sizable family reunion. I loved and looked forward to these trips, but as the youngest in my extended family and a general introvert, being around 40 people in different life stages than you requires some serious time to recharge. Luckily there was a perfect place to do that in a trailer my grandparents had parked at the back of their property. That was where I finally g
I've watched quite a few book trailers in the past to get a feel of what they're like, and the more I watched the more I thought about how I wanted to do something different. A lot of book trailers I've seen could have just as easily been movie trailers, which is great! But books aren't movies. Books are about the writing. The only way you can portray a character, plot, setting, anything in a book is with words. There is nothing visual to be gained from a camera angle or an a
Included in the first issue of the Wasatch Writers Fellowship's Inspired Writer magazine is the very first public reveal of the cover for Mourning Gloria! Wasatch Writers Fellowship is a wonderful community I've had the privilege of being involved in as much as I can be from 400 miles away. Between the weekly write-ins and the conferences they've held, there is an undeniable amount of camaraderie and support coming from the people involved and the people in charge. This magaz
I can't think of a better first post than teasing the cover of my very first book. My debut novel, Mourning Gloria, is scheduled to come out in September. I've been sitting on this cover for well over a year just trying to figure out the perfect time to put it out there. And here it is! At least a tease. I can't wait to pull back the morning glory and show the cover of Mourning Gloria. An article published in an online literary magazine next month will be a great opportunity.