5 Facts about Sydney Farina, the sleuth of Dead Messages

Sherlock Holmes. Nancy Drew. Miss Marple. A mystery novel is nothing without a good sleuth. Sydney Farina, the protagonist of Dead Messages, is nothing like the detectives above. In fact, she compares herself to the bumbling inspector from The Pink Panther because she has no clue what she’s doing. Since Dead Messages comes out nextContinue reading “5 Facts about Sydney Farina, the sleuth of Dead Messages”

Read the First Chapter of Dead Messages

Dead Messages, a paranormal cozy mystery with a hint of the paranormal, hits stores in less than a month. Check out the first chapter below to see if it’s something you’d like. Chapter 1: People are trash, especially Glenda Sydney was cooking dinner when her phone dinged. Turning down the heat on the stove topContinue reading “Read the First Chapter of Dead Messages”

10 Great Urban Fantasy Book Quotes

I love a good book quote. I love urban fantasy. It’s not hard to figure out where the idea for this post came from. 😉 From funny first-person monologues to surprisingly deep insights gained between monster battles, urban fantasy has a lot of great lines. Here are a few of my favorites. I’ve talked beforeContinue reading “10 Great Urban Fantasy Book Quotes”

Dark and Otherworldly Mood Boards

I love book aesthetics so much. I’ve posted a lot of them for the Dark and Otherworldly series on Twitter and Pinterest, but unless you’re stalking me on those platforms, chances are you’ve missed out on seeing at least some of them. So here’s a handy roundup! This one was basically an exercise in findingContinue reading “Dark and Otherworldly Mood Boards”

I Should Have Read That Book Tag

I haven’t done a tag in a while and saw this one over at One Book More. It seemed like a good chance to examine my TBR pile, which–like the universe–is large and always expanding. A Book That a Certain Friend is Always Telling You to Read Well, NeriSiren does mention the October Daye series aContinue reading “I Should Have Read That Book Tag”

How I Outline a Novel

Warning: this post contains spoilers for The Cruelest Curse, the third book in my Dark and Otherworldly urban fantasy series. If you haven’t read it yet, skip this post and come back later. Plotters versus Pantsers. It’s the eternal writer debate. Like Kirk versus Picard or Batman versus Superman. The question is this: Is itContinue reading “How I Outline a Novel”

End of Autumn Recap Tag

Now that Thanksgiving is over, I’m officially transitioning from autumn to Christmas-mode. Goodbye pumpkins and autumn leaves, hello snowflakes and icicles. At least in my head. I live in Florida, so it’s more like goodbye hot weather, hello slightly cooler weather, but I’ve got a snowy winter wonderland in my heart. I found the EndContinue reading “End of Autumn Recap Tag”