Top Ten Fairy Tales of All Time

Since I’m writing a fairytale-retelling trilogy, I thought it would be fun to count down the top ten fairytales. When I was researching this, it seems the number one fairytale was pretty universal. From there, a few stayed on the lists, and some of the lists had stories I’d never heard. (The Valiant Tailor?) In […]

New Cover for Dreamthief!

I’m so excited to announce that Dreamthief is getting a makeover! After speaking with my publisher, we decided the original cover doesn’t really fit with the urban fantasy genre. Although I still love the old cover, this new cover more accurately shows my main character in her element. What do you think? We’ve also got […]

CTP Free Book Weekend Blast!

We’re one week away from Fall and CTP wants to celebrate with their Bring On Fall Free Book Sale and an Author Sponsored $50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway! For one weekend only, they have selected a handful of titles throughout their different imprints that will be listed as free on Amazon from 9/14 to 9/16. […]

Wizard World Report!

I’m still exhausted from Wizard World Comic Con in Tulsa, but it was a great event, so no complaints here! I sold out of most of my books, met some awesome fans, and saw some outrageous costumes. This has become a family event. My husband and kids tag along, buy lots of extremely necessary items […]

Writer’s Conference Report (How I Got Ripped to SHREDS!)

Every author goes through rejection. Many. Many. Many. Times. Even after you’ve published 11 books. I should know. It happened to me at the writer’s conference just this weekend. But before I get into that, let me tell you about all the good things that happened: I have the most awesome writing friends in the […]

Super Duper Giveaway!

I’m super busy these next two weeks. A writing conference this weekend and Wizard World next, so I thought now would be a good time to have a giveaway! (Because when is it not a good time to have a giveaway?) You can enter on my Facebook page here—> ENTER THE GIVEAWAY! In other news, […]

Oh, the Places I’ll Be!

We’re almost through summer, which means book signings and conferences time! Here’s a run-down on the places I’ll be. Leave me a comment if you’ll be there too! Red Sneakers Writers’ Conference– August 31-September 3. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. This year the conference is being held in downtown Oklahoma City. I’m really excited because it looks […]

Book Baby 13 Has Arrived! #TheDragonSwanPrincess #FirstDraft

It’s with much relief and elation that I announce Book Baby #13 is finished! I wrote “The End” on Saturday, which also happened to be my daughter’s birthday. Weird fact: I’ve finished several of my books on important dates. Dreamthief, was published on Sept. 1, my niece’s birthday. I also started writing my first book […]

Five Tips for Becoming a Published Author

I feel like I’ve been too silent on my writing/publishing success story. I’ve had many aspiring authors ask me how I got published and how I managed to write over a dozen books in eight years, won multiple awards, and published a series, so today I’m going to share a few of my secrets. These […]

Buying Milk and Thoughts on Human Nature

I started getting the comments after I had my third baby. “Oh my, that’s a lot of kids.” “You must have your hands full!” “Are these all yours?!” Now, I have five kids, and the comments keep coming. So does the awkwardness. I feel like a large family is a handicap in today’s society. Cars […]