Some people are surprised to learn that I write teen and young adult fiction since I am decades removed from my teenage years. The answer is because I remember. I remember what it was like to be a country kid in a school full of town kids, not having the right clothes, not knowing what…… Continue reading Because I remember
My characters have taught me a lot. When I first started Embers, a character I hadn’t planned on showed up on the page. Alex was 15, a star basketball player at his high school and a favourite target of the school’s bullying trio. He also had Down syndrome. As I wrote my story, it was…… Continue reading Celebrating difference
Does it drive you nuts when you pick up a new book only to discover it is part of a series and you need to go back and read the books that came before to understand it? Me too! That is why, as an author, I made the choice that each book in the Forged…… Continue reading A Series of Stand Alone Novels
In a world gone crazy, writers, more than ever, need reader support. Book launches, fairs and signings have all been cancelled leaving authors dependent on word of mouth advertising. Personal recommendations, reviews and posts have become an increasingly critical part of the success of a new book. It is now both more difficult and more…… Continue reading Shine the light
It’s been exactly one year since I announced the publication of my first book and a lot has happened since then! Embers has been out in the world for eight months and has been joined by the second book in the series, A Spark of Faith, which was released in May. Now I am anxiously…… Continue reading A lot can happen in a year
Through the Fire, the third installment in the Forged in Flames series, is now available for pre-order from Chapters Indigo! Through the Fire follows 17 year old Joey Floretti as he chases his dreams and faces life altering consequences. Through the Fire completes the series which started with Embers and continued in A Spark of…… Continue reading The Forged in Flames series from Word Alive Press is now complete and available online
How has the pandemic caused you to pivot? What advice would you give new authors? I’d love to know.
“They were in fifth gear, flying down the hill now. Peter felt the back end of the Bug start to fishtail, and suddenly the car was sliding sideways at full speed towards the ditch…”Embers, pg. 78