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    The Seventh Sister… Plus an Update on Ignite!

    The Seventh Sister is now free EVERYWHERE, even on Amazon!!! A HUMONGOUS Thank You to all who helped make that happen! Look for Parched book 5 to be released soon! I am delayed but I refuse to rush it and cut corners. I have to go where the story leads me and it has led me to an extra chapter! Hopefully it won’t lead me to another one… I’m pretty sure it won’t but… True story… I was writing on a Macbook Air that I bought last month and received in the mail a week before last. I bought it used because it came with all the applications like MS…

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    Crunch Time and I’m Crumbling…

    At least that’s what it feels like… The worst places to be in writing a book is at the very beginning and the last chapter. Why? I hear you asking… Well, the beginning because you’re setting the tone and the foundation of the story. But the END???? Well… it’s not so easily explained and I don’t have much time explain it because like I said in the subject, it’s crunch time and I’m crumbling under the the pressure of it. So here’s the rushed and very scattered version of why the end is just as hard as the beginning.. First, because the pressure of time. I’ve booked time with the…

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    Greatest Compliment Ever…

    I must say, that today, a few minutes ago, actually, I received the greatest compliment ever… So last night, like usual, I send my mom what I’ve already written of book 5 of Parched. She’s a black belt reader, and my first-line editor and proofreader.  She tells me when I need more backstory on this or that or I understand why this or that happened. This needs to be made more clear. And then there’s the fixing the there instead of their, and that kind of stuff. This is before it goes to the editor and still… The business of words is tough, the road to perfection long. I mean,…

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    7 Sisters – 4 Voices – Keeping it “I” and Flowing

    What’s great is meeting new sisters and detailing how different they are from each other.  I’m knee deep in book 5, and just like I planned and have announced, this story is BIGGER than the rest. It’s not because I’m letting the plot drip, drip, drag but because it’s all happening in this book. I won’t give away the story but we have four POV’s in this book, however Clarity is still the main POV. We’re learning about the connection the vampire bonds have with each other and the scope of Lario’s manipulation. Action-wise… so did Cort drink Ob’s blood? Or did he drink something else? And I cannot forget…

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    New Town… New Writing Routine

    So finally, I’ve made it to Seattle and am settling in quite nicely. Dear God, I love this town… No, really… I do — LOVE this town. Although too much driving can end up killing me. Like on Monday, the day I arrived, a guy clipped my car and then tried to blame it on me. We both turned the corner at the same time. And he called me a stupid something, cunt or bitch and all kinds of things. But… Did I tell you that I’m California cool… Like, it takes WAY more than that to make me lose my head or get upset. Because really, I don’t know…