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Easter Eggs for Red Feather Girl

Love this tradition!

A few weeks after each new release, I spill the hidden little somethings that I like to call Easter Eggs. Here are the eggs for Red Feather Girl, the new short story included in the Amazon Exclusive edition of The Complete Midnight Guardian Series. 

Read the story first, this post contains SPOILERS. Read More

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Fun Friday: Inspiration

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Aahhh! Friday feels so good. AND this Friday is extra special because it’s also Fun Friday. It’s that special day that comes about every other week when members of The Society of YA Storytellers come together to blog on a common topic.

The topic for this Fun Friday is Inspiration. Where do authors find it? Scratch that. Where does anyone find it?

Some find it in music. In my early career, Read More

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Thinking of yourself as an artist

IndieLife7Every second Wednesday of the month, indie writers band together to post a little inspiration for the journey.

Recently in my small hometown a group of local artists have put together an “artisan market”. It’s run very much like the farmers markets that you’ll see all over Ohio. The market is held every Saturday where artists come in and set up their beloved works for sale. I love their effort. God bless’em for making a positive impact on our community.

And I wanted Read More

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YA Indie Carnival: Name that Tune

We’re cranking up the calliope for this week’s YA Indie Carnival while we talk about the music that inspires us. But first, a disclaimer…

I was a mass communications major in college. Part of my course study was a stint in the university’s tiny radio studio where the radio waves were all mine for one hour every Thursday night. It was the best. I played whatever I wanted. I love music, but I’m really not choosy. There’s a format type called “middle of the road” which is typically top 40 stuff that everyone likes. Well, my fellow classmates teased me that my style was more “all over the road”. I’d play country and hip-hop, showtunes and metal. I loved it all.

So that’s the reasoning behind my wild list below. Some are old favorites while others are newly discovered. These are the songs that have inspired me over the past months when I lock myself in the office and write…

Faith, Hope and Love – Beckah Shae (from the Midnight Child book trailer)

Wicked soundtrack – Original Broadway cast

Haunted – Taylor Swift

Hard to Handle – The Black Crowes

Sexy and I Know It – LMFAO

Bella’s Lullaby – Taliesin Orchestra

Dirty Little Secret – The All-American Rejects

Somebody’s Heartbreak – Hunter Hayes

Pour Some Sugar on Me – Def Leppard

We Found Love – Rihanna

Beautiful Liar – Beyonce & Shakira

Evacuate the Dance Floor – Cascada

Set Fire to the Rain – Adele

Proof that I’m a creative person. Who else would put Adele and Def Leppard on the same list?

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