Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Worlds pre-orders about to close!

The proof copy of Worlds Unseen arrived today, and it's gorgeous! It needed a little tweaking, but that's now done and the finished product will be ready-to-order before this month is out. In the interest of getting this book on Amazon in time for Christmas, I will only be taking pre-orders until November 30. If you'd like an early, autographed copy of my first fantasy novel, place your order on today!

Shameless though it is, I'm going to mention that Worlds would make a great Christmas gift for the pre-teen/teen/young adult in your life who enjoys Narnia, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, et al. This is clean fantasy with a backbone of truth and a lot of heart. Copies are $15.00, and like I said, they're beautiful! Deborah's cover art and design are gorgeous.


Tuesday, November 27, 2007

published: Vocabulary of Grace

A piece I wrote on why we should watch our words, especially those of us who are followers of Christ. Check it out here on

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Who Do I Write Like?

I'm doing research of sorts and I have a question for those of you who have read any amount of my work--especially fiction, but I don't mind comparisons in nonfiction either.

If you had to compare me to another author, who would it be?

Email me or leave a comment if you're so inclined :). Thanks!

NaNoWriMo Update

Yes indeedy, I decided to take the plunge and participate in National Novel Writing Month this year. Every November, thousands of people all over the world feverishly attempt to finish a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Now, that's not many words for a novel--it's somewhere between 125 and 200 pages--but it is a lot of words for a month.

Did I have the time for this endeavour? No, not really. Which is why I've been writing until midnight-ish many nights. Which may be why I have a sore throat now :).

That said, I'm having fun. I have never written with quite so much abandon. I know it's sloppy. I'm just hoping I'll discover the middle of my plot in time to keep my word count up. (I typically know how my stories will begin and roughly how they'll end, but that middle part gets me every time.)

The story is one I started while traveling cross-country with my cousins two summers ago. It's called Lady Moon and it is a fairly madcap fantasy with magical creatures and many coincidences and characters that run amuck. I'm pleased to announce that I reached 23,000 words last night, which makes today's halfway goal of 25,000 words seem very much within reach.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Worlds Unseen: The Cover

It's finished :).