Five Favorite Book to Screen Adaptations

“The book was better.” If I had a dime for every time I’ve heard that about a movie or TV show, I… well, I wouldn’t be rich, but I could certainly buy myself something nice. Adaptations of books to the big and small screen have a tricky balancing act to pull off. It’s impossible toContinue reading “Five Favorite Book to Screen Adaptations”

Book Quotes from Superhero Fiction

Your average novel is around 70,000 words, and while I love every single one of them in favorite books, there’s no denying that some phrases are more quotable than others. A good quote makes you laugh or makes you think, and here are some of my favorites from the books in Heroes & Villains: AContinue reading “Book Quotes from Superhero Fiction”

Top comics I want to read thanks to Free Comic Book Day

You’d think Free Comic Book Day would be good for your wallet, because—you know—it’s all free. It’s rough on your wallet long-term, though, because you end up finding new series to love and spend money on. Granted, it’s not all bad, since that money goes to your local comic store, a small business that fostersContinue reading “Top comics I want to read thanks to Free Comic Book Day”

Creating a Book Cover: The Ghost Machine

A good cover alone doesn’t make a good book. I’d wager there are plenty of books out there with gorgeous covers that were quickly forgotten because the story inside didn’t live up to the captivating image on the front. But on the flip side, amazing stories go overlooked everyday because the cover is ugly orContinue reading “Creating a Book Cover: The Ghost Machine”

Why I Love Journals (And You Should Too)

I’m kinda obsessed with journals. It’s not my fault. There are so many gorgeous journals out there just begging to be bought, and I’m a writer. A pen and paper are tools of the trade, so buying journals is a pretty much a business expense. The thing is… I hardly ever write in them. That’sContinue reading “Why I Love Journals (And You Should Too)”

The White Knight & Black Valentine Series is EVERYWHERE

Good news, super readers! For years now, my superhero books have only been available on Amazon, but as of today, I’m sending them out into the big, wide world. They’re still available on Amazon, of course. But if you prefer to buy ebooks somewhere else, you can chose from Kobo, Apple iBooks, and a varietyContinue reading “The White Knight & Black Valentine Series is EVERYWHERE”

Free Short Story: The Braden Banshee

You know the feeling of finishing a good book? You loved it but end up depressed that it’s over, longing to spend more time with the characters. If I did my job right, that’s the feeling you got at the end of The Ghost Machine. And do I have good news for you. The BradenContinue reading “Free Short Story: The Braden Banshee”

The Ghost Machine Sale and Extras

Hey, guys! If you haven’t read The Ghost Machine yet, it’s on sale for 99¢ this week as part of the promotion for Clockmaker‘s upcoming release. Grab the ebook off Amazon before it goes back up to $3.99 this weekend. Also, I had so much fun making a Pinterest board for Clockmaker that I decidedContinue reading “The Ghost Machine Sale and Extras”

The Evolution of a Novel

Hero Status sprang from my mind, fully formed, like Athena from the head of Zeus. Lol, no. It was actually a painfully long first draft, followed by countless rewrites, beta feedback, and even more rewrites. Scenes were added, the structure tweaked, and the writing ironed out before it became the version you now read. ButContinue reading “The Evolution of a Novel”

Clockmaker Pinterest Board

Clockmaker‘s release date is a little over a month away, so while you’re all waiting, check out this Pinterest board of images related to the novel. Since the book is set in the late 1800s (albeit an alternate steampunk version), I did a bit of research on historical settings and costuming. Some of the imagesContinue reading “Clockmaker Pinterest Board”