Wednesday, July 18, 2012

I am working on my Shadow Guard series. It feels great to revive it! Working with my co-author, Trish Wooldridge, we'll relaunch the series in Aug. The website will be geared up to feature small episodes of our stories. I love these characters and am thrilled to immortalize them in words. Be ready for some fun when the show begins :)

The series is about supernatural or paranormal events/monsters/etc and the people who fight against them. The premise has been done before with multiple stories like Supernatural, Buffy, etc... Mainly because it's an adventurous premise to tap into :) 

I'll link the website here when it is complete.


Gypsy Diaries

I've had Gypsy Diaries out for awhile on Amazon. I suck majorly at advertising, but now I giving it a proper shout out. Its only available in Kindle there, but I do have paperback copies.

My dad and I, who wrote the book, are now working on a sequel. It's set back in an earlier time around the late 1800s, but it works out great because the whole premise of the series is about time travel and crazy magic.

I think the fun part about writing is all the research I do before I write. I learn so much about things that I had only glossed over before. So, not only do I weave a fun tale, but I also get to enhance my knowledge pool!  :)

Check it out! It's a fun adventure!

Friday, June 26, 2009

New Blog

Trish and I set up a Co-Author blog at

You're welcome to visit :D

Monday, March 9, 2009


It's official! Bad Ass Faeries II: Just Plain Bad has moved from Eppie Award finalist to Eppie Award winning Anthology!


Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Agent Hunting

We're in our "fine-tuning" part of editing. It is ooooh so fun! I swear editing takes more time than writing the novel..... a necessary evil.

But after we're sufficiently ready, the agent hunting begins. I've found the site a valuable tool in agent-search.


Friday, January 2, 2009

2008 Summary/ 2009 Goals

Ok- I need to write on my blog more. This is not only coming from my family, but my co-author (Trish). I just didn't want to bore you with the reality of what is going on... which is just editting, editting, editting... and glaring at my co-author to edit my edits (off in the distance, the sound of a cracking whip is heard)

Though Trish has reminded me that I need make goals for myself too for the year.
Alas, my first post (and hopefully not the last for the year, lol) will be about what happened in 2008 and organizing 2009.



1) Submitted a cover letter and first few chapters of Fae Sithein to some agents.
After attending World Con and listening to an Agent discuss cover letters (the Query letter) we realized our cover letter sucked and was most likely the reason why it was rejected-- AND also the fact that as it were, the novel was 180,000 words long. For a first novel, the agents will not even look at what you submitted if the manuscript is that long (this info is also stated in the cover letter). They like it btwn 120-140,000 words.


2) Editting Fae Sithein
We have been looking at what is absolutely necessary for the book and cutting the rest. We needed to cut about 40,000 words.. WHICH IS HARD... considering it's like butchering your child. We've had the gracious help of a lot of people in this process.
Kudos to Hali, Ruth, Aimee, Jen, Julie.....

Short Stories-
3) Completed "Party Crashers" and had it published in the short story anthology: Bad Ass Faeries II: Just Plain Bad.

4) Completed and have ready for submission, flash fiction: Poppyseeds

May 2008: Balticon in Maryland, Baltimore.
Attended my first launch party for BAF II: Just Plain Bad
My first convention EVER-- so it was a little overwhelming. But I did get to meet Trish for the first time :D in the 8yrs that I'd known her.

Aug 2008: WorldCon in Denver, Colorado.
Attended my first "after parties". I met some great authors and agents. I saw Steven Spielberg going up the escalator and I went down (squeee)! I shall NEVER wear flip-flops to a conference again!



Finish editting my co-authored novel Fae Sithein: Yesterday's Shadows
Submit my co-authored novel Fae Sithein: Yesterday's Shadows to at least 10 agents.
PUBLISH the novel and smile proudly (Well.... get the Agent to represent it...)

Write a synopsis and possibly start a few scenes/actually make a rough draft for a vampire novel inspired by Ruth Mullins :)

Finish rough draft of my Y/A novel (untitled but known as:) Alessandra

Finish rough draft and begin editting Y/A novel co-authored with my Dad: Gypsy Love Letters

Write a synopsis for a ghost Y/A novel that has been buzzing in my head.

Maybe even be bugged by my future agent to start writing the next installment of FS!

Short Stories-

Submit for publication co-authored w/ Trish: Poppyseeds

I've been thinking about writing some and actually submitting it somewhere. We'll see if time allots.

Attend WorldCon in Montreal, Canada in AUG this year :)
I think there is a Conference in Salt Lake City too that I totally was unaware of last year and am thinking about attending this year... are you game Trish?

I accomplished a lot...but have a lot more to accomplish. I hope I can hit at least 50% of my goals.

1-2-3 Go TEAM!

Monday, December 8, 2008

reviews for BAF II: "Just Plain Bad"

"Just Plain Bad...twenty faerie stories ready to rip all of your preconceived notions of faeries apart." —4 Tombstones, Becky, Bitten By Books Reviews

"Another wonderful collection of stories about Faeries the way they were meant to be, just plain bad. I loved the peek into the real world of Faeries who would have Tinkerbell for lunch." —4 Lyres, Recommended Read!, Penny Ash Rites of Romance Reviews

"You’ll wind up with Fae magick pulsing through your veins after reading this wonderful anthology! Bad-Ass Faeries 2 – Just Plain Bad fulfilled its promise! ...a must read for all you Faerie lovers out there!" —5 Angels, CJ, Fallen Angel Reviews

"Just Plain Bad is a wonderful collection well worth your time...I highly recommend this anthology!" —Jim Stanton, The Fix Short Fiction Reviews

"The stories just keep getting better and better...One read and you're hooked. These authors reign supreme!" —5 stars, Shannon Raley, Amazon review