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April 21, 2019

 As many of you know I had been nominated for the AllAuthor April Cover Of The Month with my book The Queen Of Thorns. To understand how difficult this nomination was let me explain that I was up against well known authors as well as authors that write for Harlequin. (...

February 20, 2019

As many of you already know I had an article published by Hektoen International A Journal of Medical Humanities called Edgar Allan Poe- A Tormented Literary Genius.

Article can be found here:

January 4, 2019

 Books of all different kinds are fun to read. Ebooks allow you to store more books in a small space, but there is nothing like holding a tradional paper book in your hands and feeling the pages turn between your fingers. Before now my books were only available as a Ko...

July 7, 2018

So everyone has their charities that they love to give to and I have mine. One of my absolute favorite charities to give to is the Indigo Love Of Reading Foundation. So let me give you a little info about it. 

The Indigo Love Of Reading Foundation is dedicated to puttin...

June 28, 2018

So as you all know I live in Northern Alberta, but I am so far north that the closest book store is still a couple of hours away. This is really annoying for someone like me who loves to read and wants to get the books as soon as they come out.

So because of this I star...

September 26, 2017

As many of you know, this week is Banned Books Week. Now this is something that I don't really have to complain about for where I live because I was lucky. I went to a Catholic school in a small town but we didn't really have any banned books. We had everything in our...

September 13, 2017

Another yes to add to the scrapbook, yes I said the scrapbook. Because on top of this yes, I also decided to make a scrapbook book for my writing. All of my acceptance letters, writing contests wins and publications so that it is a beautiful memory book of how my writi...

August 22, 2017

As you already know if you follow me, I am an author but also an avid reader. I love creating my own stories but also enjoy reading some of my favorite authors. And it just so happens that I won an advanced readers copy of Gena Showalter's newest book Can't Hardly Brea...

June 23, 2017

 So, I decided to try something a little different and I wrote my own children's book. I then decided to design my own illustrations and animate it into an audio story book. So here is 'What makes me different', 

June 15, 2017

One thing that you learn as a writer is that you have to learn to be able to take criticism well, especially if you decide to go the traditional route when trying to get published. You will be told no, probably alot to at first, and sometimes it can be done in a very r...

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