Personal & Professional, A Writer’s POV

***Pssst! The sequel to The Keening is coming out soon! Sign up for the newsletter to hear about giveaways and events related to the release in the next few months!*** It has been a whirlwind month, ladies and gentlemen. Between June 17 and July 17, there was 90s...

Historical Fiction Fans, Here I Come!

In a bit of a dream come true, the Historical Novel Society is having their annual conference in Portland, OR this year! This organization exists to promote the enjoyment of historical fiction, to which I lightly pound my wooden desk and say, “Hear, hear!”...

Crafting & Conversation Event at Backstory Books & Yarn

Hi y’all. It may seem like I’ve done a disappearing act, but there have been a couple big posts over on my personal development blog, Taste Life Twice, and feverish activity on the editing and event fronts, here in Portland!       Next up is something...

Literary Marketing Workshop for Authors!

UPDATED TIME: Sunday, April 2, 2-4 PM Guess what, Aspiring Authors? (Those who are on the newsletter list already heard, but here’s the general announcement:) Cal and I are starting a series of workshops focused on the various roles an indie author has to fill...

Time to Celebrate the Ploughman Poet

January 25 is Burns Day. What’s that, you ask? It is the birthday of Robert Burns, widely considered to be Scotland’s national poet. He lived from 1759 to 1796, leading a short life full of struggle, defiance, humility, lust, and heartbrokenness. He wrote...