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The Newest Addition to YA Steampunk Is Here! It's been four years in the making, but I'm now officially an indie author! My first indie book, a YA steampunk novel, Chains of Silver, is now available as an e-book. And don't worry--my next book will not take four years.... Read more

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NPR's "Best" Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels--Dated and Sexist I just read this interesting article in The New Statesman... Read more

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Author Interviews Are Fun! Hey everyone! One of the fun parts about being an author is getting to do interviews with bloggers, readers, and other authors. One of my Wattpad author friends, Tracy M. Joyce, has a terrific blog, and she was nice enough to ask me to do an... Read more

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School Dress Codes: What do you think? Lots of people are getting mad about school dress codes, especially the ones that seem primarily aimed at female... Read more

Dear Santa, Define "Good"

It's been an incredibly busy year for me (as evidenced by my lack of blog posts lately!) but I wanted to take a moment and share with you my... Letter to Santa Actually, this is a completely fictional letter I wrote as a homework assignment for my... Read more


As any of my regular readers know, I'm a huge "Welshophile"--or would that be "Cymru-ophile"? Anyway, I LOVE Wales/Cymru! I've been a member of Americymru.net for several years. It's a social network specifically for... Read more

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This morning, my friend and fellow writer, Mark Leslie (author of the upcoming novel I, Death, which he is  Read more


What Can Story Structure Reveal About The Future of Sherlock?  Read more

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