Category Archives: The Writer’s Life

A girls trip in Boise. When they saw my books, they insisted on a pic. They're excitement was kinda cool. : (At the fabulous Rediscovered Books in Boise.)

What I’m Up To

**A girls trip in Boise. When they saw my books, they insisted on a pic. Their excitement was fun, since…

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Do Not Disturb – Writing in Progress

That’s pretty much the theme around my house these days. You see, I’m in the middle of final edits for…

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What It Means to Be Authentic

I was having a bit of a crisis not too long ago. You see, I’ve gone through a rather major…

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What You Can Expect From the New Blog

When I decided to move my writing and publishing posts to the new blog on my editing website, that left…

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Kevin McCain Art in the Garden Show

What It’s Like to Live With an Artist

My honey is a professional artist, in case you didn’t know. In fact, he’s the one who created the illustration…

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Cosplay Tips from an Outside Observer

I just finished up my fifth convention, the Emerald City Comicon in Seattle. I go as an author to sign…

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My Dysfunctional Loyalty to Books and a Resolution to be Ruthless

I have a problem. I’ve been aware of it for a while, and have tried to correct it on my…

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5 Great Quotes from an Evening with Markus Zusak

I recently had the privilege of attending The Cabin’s Readings and Conversations with Markus Zusak. The Book Thief is one…

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From the Beginning Drawing class with Kevin McCain

Quilting, Art, and Other Glorious Uses of Time

Back in the day, I had more free time than I do now. Before raising three kids, running a business,…

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How Offering My Book in Print Yielded 4 Surprising Results

When I first published my fantasy novel, Gift of the Phoenix, I almost didn’t offer it in paperback. I knew…

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