Friday, July 27, 2012

New Blog Address

I took a break from finishing Chasm just long enough to integrate my blog into my website. As a result, I will no longer be updating this site. Instead, you can find me here.
I hope you do!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Chasm Update

Book 2 of the Gateway Trilogy, Chasm is currently with Beta Readers!

I like to get the opinion of readers in between passes by my editor, as they are ultimately who decide whether my book is successful. (Both in sales, and more importantly, in conveying the themes I'm trying to express.) It's in the "polishing" stage, meaning the story line is set, but I'm working on transitions, readability, etc... Once that's done, it goes to the proofreader.

Just thought I'd keep you posted. The book launch party is August 11th, and the novel will be available via Amazon by September 1, 2012.

Can't wait to hear your thoughts!

Thursday, June 28, 2012


That's the name of Book 2 in the Gateway Trilogy. :)

It will be available September 1st. I'm currently finishing it up and working on getting the book cover together. In the meantime, if you haven't yet read Gateway, it's FREE from now until 6/30!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Checking In...

I'm under the gun to get Book 2 finished for a September release, so I've been staying in touch mostly via Twitter, but I thought I'd give a quick shout to my blog readers.
The book is coming along nicely and I think you all are really going to like it. The demons that escaped in Gateway are wreaking havoc on Los Angeles, and Ember manages to get herself into even more trouble when she travels to other Gates. It should be a fun ride--can't wait to share it with you!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Kat on Assignment

Check out the newest post on the Companion Blog to The Gateway Series. Kat is on a solo assignment and isn't loving it.

Kat on Assignment Pt. 1

Sunday, January 8, 2012

2012, Week 1

Just thought I'd check in now that we've made it through the first week of the new year. I don't know about you guys, but I'm thriving! 
I've set up an awesome little writing nook for myself which I love. I've started the process of purging things I don't need anymore--like my old desk. I realized that unlike when I used to do a lot of video editing for my short films, I simply don't like working at a desk. Whenever I go to a coffee shop to write, I'm always choosing a comfy armchair. So, out with the desk and in with a new armchair! 
I've also started a new writing practice which seems to be working for me. I have a serious information addiction. I used to wake up and check my email and Facebook before even getting out of bed! (And I know I'm not the only one...) 
Now my alarm goes off at 7 am and I don't even look at my phone. Except to turn off the alarm, of course ;) I sit up in bed, still sleepy eyed, and bang out 500 words. They don't have to be 500 good words, in fact they are more of a brain drain than anything else, but I don't even make coffee until those words are done. 
I've found this to be so helpful. One, it helps me get onto the page anything that's running around in my brian: stuff I need to do, something I dreamt about, etc. But after a couple hundred words, I start thinking about what I'm going to be writing that day. I used to do that before, but not until I sat down to write, "officially" for the day. I'm liking this way so much better because I find that I get excited for what's to come, so that instead of it being a chore to sit down and start writing, I'm eager to. 
So, I get the 500 words done--some dross, some a helpful map of where my writing day is headed. Then I feed both of my addictions; caffeine (only one cup per day) and information. I spend 30 or so minutes catching up on email, Facebook, Twitter, and curating my ScoopIt pages. If I'm hungry, I have some breakfast while I do it. 

Monday, January 2, 2012

Companion Blog to The Gateway Trilogy

As promised, here's the new blog for all things related to Gateway:

Companion Blog to The Gateway Series

I'll be posting weekly so check back regularly! On the blog now: Taren's filed notes from his time spend inside Windsor, including when he met Callie and Ember for the first time.