How to Name Your Characters

Naming your characters, especially your main characters, can feel like a daunting task. Some enjoy the thrill of it; others struggle a lot, and never quite feel like they found the “right” name.  I, for one, love naming characters. I often joke that baby name books are some of my favorite reads and, in fact, I’ve… Continue reading How to Name Your Characters


Book Release: Bad Bloods: July Lightning!

Bad Bloods: July Lightning released today!   Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo, Smashwords, Goodreads Top Ten Bad Bloods You’ll Meet In The New Duology If you’ve read the first duology in the Bad Bloods universe, then you already know how crazy, wild, and wonderful a bad blood can be. (Book 1 is free across all platforms right now.) But if… Continue reading Book Release: Bad Bloods: July Lightning!


Book Release! Bad Bloods: July Thunder

Bad Bloods: July Thunder released today!   Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo, Smashwords, Goodreads I hope you enjoy the latest addition to the Bad Bloods universe! As the author, I can tell you that you will meet TONS of new bad bloods. (My personal favorite is Skeleton. He was born a healthy baby boy, but he is slowly turning… Continue reading Book Release! Bad Bloods: July Thunder


Surprise! Bad Bloods Cover Reveal and Release Date!

My next books are coming THIS spring! Bad Bloods: July Thunder will release April 10 and Bad Bloods: July Lightning will release May 1 by Clean Teen Publishing. I’ve been a bit mum about my publishing life, and there’s a reason for that. I’ve been CRAZY busy preparing the next Bad Bloods books for release,… Continue reading Surprise! Bad Bloods Cover Reveal and Release Date!


November Snow Paperback Release & Sequel Sneak Peeks!

Today’s post is short and sweet. The paperback of Bad Bloods: November Snow released! So, who wants some sneak peeks? 😀 Bad Bloods: November Rain is FREE Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo, Smashwords, Goodreads Bad Bloods: November Snow Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo, Smashwords, Goodreads Free Bad Bloods Prequel: Wattpad What are the latest readers saying? “A powerful work of art. In November Rain, Thompson… Continue reading November Snow Paperback Release & Sequel Sneak Peeks!

Miscellaneous · Writing Tips

Ebook Release & Extras!

On June 12th, the ebook of Seconds Before Sunrise releases everywhere. But you can buy it on Smashwords today for only $3.89 by clicking here. You can win a Kindle from 7 - 9 p.m. this Thursday on Facebook by playing games and interviewing authors LIVE. AEC Stellar Publishing, Inc. is releasing the ebooks of… Continue reading Ebook Release & Extras!

Writing Tips

The Timely Death Trilogy Explained: World-Building and More

With three days until the eBook of Seconds Before Sunrise releases, I’ve been wondering how to celebrate it, and I think I found a way, but I wanted to give a little update first. As many of you know, The Timely Death Trilogy was finished a long time ago, but I have worked on extensive… Continue reading The Timely Death Trilogy Explained: World-Building and More


May’s Ketchup

May's Ketchup is here! But it will be VERY different from my usual Ketchup. Since guest bloggers represented two weeks this month, I won't have a place for guest bloggers. Instead, I will organize it according to popularity and subject, linking to both the post and the guest bloggers' websites. I also didn't upload any… Continue reading May’s Ketchup

Guest Blogger · Miscellaneous

Getting Unstuck as an Author

Shannon, here, for one announcement: I’ve joined Pinterest as well. You can join me by clicking here. I have boards for The Timely Death Trilogy, November Snow, and Take Me Tomorrow - as well as boards for cats, coffee, and my crazy imagination. There might be some spoilers, but I try to keep it to… Continue reading Getting Unstuck as an Author

Miscellaneous · Writing Tips

Writing Tips: Picture Book

Many writers use pictures as inspiration and/or reminders as they write their novels, but what pictures should writers try to find? Since I've come across many who use pictures, I thought I'd expand by showing many different kinds of pictures artists can use throughout the writing process. I'm even going to use my personal picture… Continue reading Writing Tips: Picture Book