Category Archives for "Writing"

Home Sweet Home

I’m finally back home after attending the RWA conference in New York City a few weeks ago. As always, I had a fantastic time, but the conference is nonetheless exhausting, so I’m still catching up on my sleep. I’m slowly going through my photos and newly accumulated business cards as I uncover them. Here’s a shot from […]

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Combat Yoga

I put together this mock-up of the climactic battle in my WIP to help me figure out how each of the players moved. The yellow traffic signs are two of the bad guys. 😉 When I took this picture, everyone on the board is supposed to be either dead or unconscious.   Or, at least they’re […]

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Bay Area Book Festival

I’ll be signing books at this weekend’s Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley, CA from 10-12 on Sunday, June 7th. You can find me at the San Francisco Romance Writers of America booth on Kittredge. Here’s the festival’s website if you’d like to check out the schedule.

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1 Encouragement for #NaNoWriMo

If you’re a writer, chances are you’ve already heard of National Novel Writing Month, aka #NaNoWriMo. That’s when hundreds of thousands of writers across the globe try to write a novel with a minimum of 50,000 words during the month of November. Although I’m not participating this year, I did just complete my own first draft […]

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Getting Organized

This weekend I gave a presentation to the Sacramento Valley Rose chapter of RWA on Writing and Organizing a Fiction Series. Part of my presentation included showing the audience the various software tools I use to organize my writing, such as Scrivener, Scapple, and Aeon Timeline. This got me thinking about my recent push to […]

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Using a Standing Desk

If you’re curious about what it’s like to work at a standing desk, you might want to check out my guest blog post today over at the website of the Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal chapter of Romance Writers of America. My post is called “Stand Up and Write” and includes a photo of the rolling computer […]

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1 Worldbuilding

Worldbuilding might be a term that brings to mind writers constructing complicated fantasy worlds, but it’s something I’ve been working on for my upcoming romantic thriller series WAR. Although this new series is set in an alternate version of West Africa, I wanted to make certain that I fully understood the political and economic histories of […]

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Confrontation with the Villain

Despite how it might appear, this is NOT a random arrangement of items. It’s actually the staging for the final confrontation between my hero and heroine, and the villain in my upcoming book WAR: Disruption. The tissue box is a helicopter, the rectangular candles are SUVs, and the other objects are people. The hero, Max, is […]

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