June 14, 2016

Listening to: Florence + The Machine – Ceremonials

Mood:  Wistful

Recently, I took a much needed vacation and road tripped Scotland for two weeks with my Hubs, and by the end of my time there Scotland had stolen a piece of my soul. I have traveled quite a bit, experience...

March 12, 2016

Listening to: Sia – This Is Acting

Mood: Inspired


It wasn’t really my aim to start plotting the follow-up to BLOODBIRD this weekend, but I sat down to work on a different project this morning and an idea sparked in my head that needed to get out. I finished a second rou...

January 19, 2016

Listening to: Snow Ghosts – A Small Murmuration

Mood: Restless


I have a lot of ideas. A lot of words in my head aching and clawing and screaming to get out. For me, the hardest part about writing isn’t things like “writer’s block.” No, it’s deciding which of the voices,...

December 15, 2015

Listening to: Adele - 25

Mood: Thrilled


It all started with a twitter pitch during Brenda Drake’s #PitMad on December 4, 2014 (yes, over a year ago). I’d just begun querying BLOODBIRD, my fourth novel (for the record, I never queried my first two novels. Those stay in a...

November 13, 2015

Listening to: Ellie Goulding - Delirium

Mood: Somber, but hopeful


When I first met my sister-in-law’s husband seven years ago (he was her boyfriend at the time), I instantly felt I’d met a long-lost brother. I’ve never had a brother, only sisters, but the constant bante...

October 29, 2015

Listening to: Florence + The Machine – All Albums Mix

Mood: Soulful


Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of seeing Florence + The Machine’s live in concert as part of the “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful” tour. Florence is one of my all-time favorite artists. Her voic...

August 31, 2015

Listening to: Florence + the Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

Mood: Intense


Gah, guys! I feel like such a slacker because I haven't written a blog post in over a month! And not because nothing’s happening, because SO many things are transpiring right now. But...

July 14, 2015

Listening to: Ellie Goulding – Halycon Days

Mood: Optimistic


Last week, I was presented with an opportunity that forced me to make a hard decision. The opportunity was in regards to my day job and an offer to go work for another agency. This isn’t abnormal in advertisin...

Dear The Writer’s Voice Coaches,


Violence is twenty-four-year-old Faida Zahir’s native tongue. An obedient basilisk soldier, she was bred to protect Fulcrum City’s unsuspecting human population from test-tube beasties created by a rival clan. But when her squad leader...

Listening to: Mumford & Sons – Wilder Mind

Mood: Pensive


I despise slut-shaming. I think it’s vile. I have, on many occasions, actually called friends out for labeling a woman a slut because she “slept with that guy.” (I mean, who cares if she did? Is that any of your b...

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