Release Day! (and other things)

While the world goes collectively bonkers over election news (and that’s ALL I’ll say about that!), I have been busy celebrating the release of my debut novel, “The Girl in the Storm”! As I’m sure you’ve heard from me before, it’s been quite the wild ride and I have a feeling that ride is only just beginning. While I was stressingContinue reading “Release Day! (and other things)”

The Chapter That Wasn’t, “Give the Devil His Due” – The Girl in the Storm

 His true name was rarely spoken, and in all the years that he had walked the Earth he gave to himself many other names instead. His oldest and most favored was that of Johnathon Haversham, for he fashioned it in honor of a village in the English countryside that he ravaged once upon a time.Continue reading “The Chapter That Wasn’t, “Give the Devil His Due” – The Girl in the Storm”

On Chapter Titles, Outlines and the Adventure of a Story Coming Together…

Are chapter titles important? Do they matter as much as the story itself or is a number all that’s needed? I’ve seen authors that eschew the idea of deliberately named chapters and opt instead to simply number them out as the story marches on. I found myself, through the exploration of Genevieve’s story in TheContinue reading “On Chapter Titles, Outlines and the Adventure of a Story Coming Together…”

An Excerpt from The Girl in the Storm, Chapter 1: She Moves Through Shadow

She didn’t like the room, or the chair she sat on. The carpet beneath her feet was plain, a pale sort of blue designed neither to please nor upset, and yet her eyes were drawn toward it. Perhaps it was because of the clinical gaze fixed on her, the weight of that look recalling everythingContinue reading “An Excerpt from The Girl in the Storm, Chapter 1: She Moves Through Shadow”