Cramming it all in: Writing while having full time obligations

I think we've all been there. We've all been so busy that our writing falls to the wayside, and slips further and further down the list of things to do. Work gets in the way, School gets in the way, Family gets in the way, illness gets in the way. That's just how life works. … Continue reading Cramming it all in: Writing while having full time obligations

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#Igwritersoct days 11-20

Day 11- your books I’m kind of bummed I don’t have my copy of book three yet, which is out next week, but here’s the first two in the series. A massive supernatural mystery, dem Day 12- books that inspire you... Um, Everything I’ve ever read? I narrowed it down to the first books in … Continue reading #Igwritersoct days 11-20

Behind the Characters: Colt and Graham Springfield

Mentioned in Displaced, but properly introduced in Unexpected Returns, are Colt Springfield and his brother Graham. The oldest of the two Springfield brothers, he was always an older brother to Catherine as well. Like Catherine, he has only known the life of hunting the unknown. He loves his classic car, drops pop culture references like … Continue reading Behind the Characters: Colt and Graham Springfield

Female Characters- tropes, stereotypes, annoyances and more

One of the major things that pushed me to write the Catherine Siddall series was the types of female characters I was seeing in books and on screen. To me, they were all missing something. Or a lot of somethings. 1- "what are you wearing?!" I've talked about the importance of wardrobe before. Why is … Continue reading Female Characters- tropes, stereotypes, annoyances and more

Behind the Characters: Mitchell Conall

The third main character in the Catherine Siddall series is Mitchell. Brooding, mysterious and a bit of a pain in the ass. When I created him, I wanted a male character that would go from instinctively wanting to protect Catherine, to realizing she knows what she is doing and can handle herself pretty damn well. … Continue reading Behind the Characters: Mitchell Conall

When people try to drag you down

"How is your little story going?" "Writing isn't a real career." "If its so much work, why do you want to do it?" "If its so much work, you shouldn't do it." "If you don't have money for a professional editor, designer, formatter, etc you shouldn't be trying to publish." "Self-publishing is for people who … Continue reading When people try to drag you down

The Origins of the Catherine Siddall Series

"How did you come up with the story?" This was asked by a rather conservative family member in this case, which I'll come back to, but its a question authors get fairly often. This is usually when I lock up and struggle to find the right explanation. And honestly, it depends on who I'm talking … Continue reading The Origins of the Catherine Siddall Series