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Cover art: judging a book by its cover.

A few weeks back Bitingduck Press engaged an artist, Jeff Delierre (http://jeffdelierre.carbonmade.com/) , to prepare the cover artwork for┬áKill Shot, my upcoming YA novel (Spring 2015). I happened to be working on another round of edits as this is occurring. … Continue reading

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The “My Writing Process” blog tour.

I’m hunkered on my spot on the couch, my creative place. It’s a brown leather loveseat, I’m on the left cushion, on the right is a stack of books I’m reading, including a book my main character finds in my … Continue reading

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The Art of Cover Art

When a book moves through the process, the publisher usually begins to work up some cover art with the help of an artist. The cover is a big deal, a bigger deal than ever before, I think. There’s so much … Continue reading

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Don’t fear the black crayon

One of my beta-readers offered an interesting criticism: My character’s stifled emotion in certain situations, like when he’s angry. His natural responses were muted. I had clipped the ugly moments of the new story. I’m afraid to use the black … Continue reading

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Bitingduck Press is planning to release another of my YA novels!

It’s a lovely bit of news for any writer. My novel has been accepted! Bitingduck Press has accepted my YA novel, Coup de Grace, Spring 2015. For those of you who follow twitter and other accounts, you’ll know I was … Continue reading

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