Wednesday, November 25, 2015


Hello again!

'Tis the season for sales, yes? So I have set up a promotion where all three of my books will be available for free this Friday (November 27)! This is the first time I have had my last two books available for free, so don't miss out on the opportunity. And, please, help me to spread the word. Tell your friends and family to take a minute on Friday to download my trilogy. It's FREE! What do they have to lose?

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Good News/Bad News

Hello, my dear readers!

I know you haven't heard from me in a while, but that is because I've been working on my latest project. I'm excited about where the story is going, and I'm having a lot of fun writing it. New projects are always fun because nothing is decided yet. You get to build your world from scratch, and it leaves so much open to possibility.

I do have some news to share with you, though. You may consider it good news or bad news, depending on how you look at it.

I am expecting my third baby! We are all very excited about this new addition to our family, and we have found out that it will be a brother for "Lewis" and "Eliza" to play with. The baby will be coming with the new year.

While this is happy news, there is some bad news that comes with it.

A new baby means that there will be a delay in the release of my current project. I'm not sure how much of a delay, because I'm hoping to get as much done as possible before he is born. I was aiming for a summer release, but we will have to see how that goes. It may be fall or even winter before I can get it done.

I'll keep you all updated as I go, and I hope that you'll be patient with me throughout the process. Thank you again for all of your support! I honestly couldn't do any of this without such wonderful readers.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Q&A With My Readers

I thought it would be fun to do a little Q&A with my readers, and I asked that you send in any questions you might have. I hope that you enjoy reading over the answers I have for you!

When did you decide you wanted to be a writer?
 I loved writing from a very young age, and even before I could write I loved to tell stories that I had made up. My mom wrote a series of children's books, and I'm sure that was an influence on me as a child. It wasn't until I was in high school that I considered it as a profession, though. It was around that time that I came up with the idea for "The Threshold Child" and I began to work on my writing in earnest.

Did you always plan for "The Threshold Child" to be a trilogy?
I always liked the idea of doing a trilogy with the story, but I wasn't sure that it would actually happen. After I finished writing "The Threshold Child" I went through the traditional method of trying to get it published (sending out letters and sample chapters to literary agents and publishing companies), with no success. I got discouraged and figured that it would never be worth the time to write any more of the series. It wasn't until I published with Amazon and got such a positive response that I decided to continue with the story.

What was the inspiration for the concepts in this book?
When I first began writing "The Threshold Child" it was primarily a story about a young woman who was trying to decide what she believed, which was something I was going through at the time. I worked on the book off and over over the course of nearly a decade, and it slowly evolved into what it is today.

Did it come from any religious aspects in your life?
 This probably isn't a surprise to those who have read my books, but I'm a very religious person. My beliefs color every aspect of my life, and so it is natural that it affects my writing as well. There have been comments on some of the book reviews that my writing is too preachy, but I'd rather write a story that I feel does some good to those who read it as opposed to pretending that my writing and my personal beliefs are separate from each other.

Is Adesina based on yourself? How much would you say you are like her?
 I think that she started out a lot like me, but now we are both very different. The only things that remain from her original personality when I first began writing are her desire to find her place in the world and her longing for family. The former was definitely something I felt when I began writing, and the latter (fortunately) is something I've never had to suffer through.

What would you want your Blood Weapon to be?
 Swords are always awesome, but I don't think I'm aggressive enough for a weapon like that. I think mine would probably be a bow.

Who is your favorite character from the series?
 Ravi. First of all, I've always wanted a giant cat companion (which is why there is one in the books). Second, he is wise and calm and funny and understanding. Who wouldn't want someone like that around? Third, he sings. I love music.

How did you come up with the magic system for your books? 
The original idea came from the fact that I wanted my magic users to draw their power from the world around them. So I started thinking of natural forces that could be manipulated to one's advantage. For example, the manipulation of light can create illusions and the alteration of gravity makes it so one can fly. As I wrote the magic became a bit more complex, but that's the basis of the system.

I like the idea of a dava. Do you believe in soul mates?
 In general, no. I believe that a successful relationship requires work and sacrifice and selfless concern for each other. With those things, almost any two people can be happy together (even if it's hard).

Is there anything you regret now that it's done?
 There are things in the story I would probably alter if I were writing them again, but I don't think I would go back now and do it. I can tell that my writing in "The Threshold Child" is not as skilled as my writing in "The Labyrinth of Destiny," but that is just what comes with experience.

If your books were made into a movie, who would you want to play Adesina? 
I often think about this when I'm watching movies or tv shows. It's a fun game that goes on in my head. My list of possibilities changes all the time, but my current favorite is Bonnie Wright. She's a good age for the role, and I think she'd do a good job. Past favorites have been Stephanie Leonidas, Kate McGrath, and Karen Gillan, but all of them are now too old for the part.

Why did you leave the ending as open as you did?
 I like leaving the future of the story to the imagination of the readers. That's part of what I love about reading books. When the author tries too hard to control what goes on beyond the written story, I get a little grumpy. I want to decide what happens! So, I tried to extend that to my readers.

What is your writing process?
 I usually see a scene in my head, like something out of a movie. That tends to spark the idea for a book. From there I decide what came before the scene and what happens after. Once I get a fairly good idea of what the story is about, then I begin writing. Sometimes I do an outline, sometimes I don't. Sometimes I write in order, sometimes I skip ahead to write something that I find exciting. I tend to let my mood direct my process, which means that sometimes I don't get much written in a week's time. This is a problem when I'm on a deadline. Haha!

What are some of your favorite books?
 One of my very favorite books is "Howl's Moving Castle" by Diana Wynn Jones. It's so witty and creative and visual. I always recommend that book when people ask me for suggestions. I also love "The Chronicles of Narnia" by C.S. Lewis, "Little Women" by Louisa Alcott, "Beauty" by Robin McKinley, and "The Little Prince" by Antione de Saint-Exupery. Those are just a few, but I'm trying to be restrained. Otherwise, I'd name several dozen other books that I love.

What do you have planned for your next project?
 I'm working on a story about a boy (soon to be a man) who is given a magical partisan. He then has to learn to use it and to become the warrior that he feels he needs to be. It's a fun project for me because it's different from what I've written before. The partisan is sentient, and rather stubborn and surly. I'm having a good time writing about the struggles of the boy as he tries to master the willful weapon. I hope to have it finished by next summer, but we'll see if my children cooperate.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Upcoming Q&A

I will be doing a Q&A here on my blog within the next few weeks. If you have any questions that you'd like to ask me (about my books, about being a writer, whatever) then this is your chance to have them answered! Send me a private message on my Facebook page or email me ( and I will post the answers here on my blog.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Book Release

Today's the day, my friends!

My third book has been released on Amazon. It is the last book of the Threshold Trilogy, and I truly hope that it lives up to everyone's expectations. It has been such an amazing process writing it, and I've had the love and support of so many wonderful people. Thank you to my readers for your support and encouragement, and thank you to my friends and family for being patient with me through this project.

As always, I welcome feedback. Please feel free to ask me any questions you may have or to send me your critiques.

Here is the link to "The Labyrinth of Destiny"

Friday, July 3, 2015

Upcoming Promotion!

Well, we are a week away from the release of "The Labyrinth of Destiny" and I am very excited! When I began writing "The Threshold Child" I didn't honestly believe that it would ever be published, let alone turned into a trilogy. I'm so grateful for the support that I've had from my readers. Your enthusiasm has kept me writing!

As part of the celebration for the book release, I've set up some promotions for my other books. Please help me spread the word to those who might like this series! 

On Friday, July 10th (the same day as the release of "The Labyrinth of Destiny") the first book of the trilogy, "The Threshold Child," will be available to download for FREE! On that same day, the second book of the trilogy, "Legacy of the Blood," will be on sale for $0.99! So new readers can get the whole trilogy for $3.98. This promotion will be for Friday only, so please help me spread the word. I'd like to offer this discount to as many people as possible.

Thank you all again and again for your support!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Final Cover and Update

Well, my friends, we are less than two weeks away from the release of my third book. I hope you are as excited as I am! My editor and I are working busily on getting everything ready for July 10th, and so far it seem that we'll be ready on time. (crossing fingers)

In the meantime, my amazing cover artist has finished her work! Here is the final product, and I expect that you'll love it as much as I do.