Tropes

Sometimes, when we’re looking for our next read, we know exactly what we’re in the mood for. We could be craving a ‘secret baby romance’ or a ‘friends to lovers’ story. And we all know what it’s like to have a single phrase...

What’s in a Name?

When starting a new book, there are only about a million big and little decisions an author must make. Everything from the theme of the book, the basic premise, the plot and how to structure it, how many sex scenes to include, how many people will be in the sex...
Fangirling All Over the Place

Fangirling All Over the Place

When Jeremy Hayden walked into my head and introduced himself (I know that sounds weird, but it seemed like it happened that way) I felt like I’d hit the character jackpot. He brought with him a history, a playful sense of humour, a very specific dress sense,...

Better Late Than Never?

There is a famous quote by Douglas Adams that says, “I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” This quote pretty much sums up my writing life at the moment. I’m running late in ALL THE WAYS. Here are just a few: This...
The Creative Spark

The Creative Spark

A friend recently asked me if the hardest part of writing a book is coming up with the idea. She’d read an article where Suzanne Collins talked about being inspired while channel-surfing between reality TV and coverage of the war in Iraq. The result: The Hunger...
Fangirling All Over the Place

Writing For My Tribe

Since the release of All the Broken Pieces early in May, I’ve contacted a whole bunch of review sites requesting a review for the book. The way it works, generally, is that each site has a group of regular reviewers. When an author requests a review, the details are...