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Picking A Favorite Is Never An Option

One of my favorite questions is: Do I have a favorite character? I wish I could give a straight answer, but I can’t. The characters are like the author’s children, and like any good parent, you never openly admit there is a favorite. Why? Because each child is different and you learn to appreciate each one for the uniqueness they [...]

When Good Readers Fall For Bad Characters

I am sure I am not the only one that’s minding my own business reading a delightful book, and then – BAM – a bad character hits you out of nowhere. I am not talking about a poorly written character or Mary Sue/Gary Stu, but a truly bad character. A character that is amoral, mean, caustic, narcissistic, arrogant, a murder, [...]


Often my friends and family ask me what inspired me to write. I hate telling the story because it seems a little cliché, but some things just happen that way. Like most authors, I am a reader first. The idea to write came to me while reading a book that just didn’t end up the way I wanted. Was it [...]


I should give a speech here, shouldn’t I? Something profound about why I started the blog. Hmmm, let me think about it... I got nothing.  I will probably use this to discuss my books, the writing process, my life (don’t get too excited about that one—I’m pretty boring). Besides dressing up like Wonder Woman and fighting crime on the weekend [...]