i got a peek at my debut novel’s book cover.

I always love getting emails from Mel, founder of Lost Island Press (my publisher!!). It always means there’s exciting news, and we’re one step closer to publication day! This past email was probably my most favorite yet, though. Because I finally got to see my book’s cover. I’ve fiddled around with covers for this bookContinue reading “i got a peek at my debut novel’s book cover.”

announcing the release date of my first novel

On Friday, my publisher officially announced when we’re releasing “The Memory Jumper”! I’ve been through two pretty intensive rounds of edits and I’m wrapping up that second round as we speak (it’s open in my other tab haha). It’s about six months until release and I can’t even explain what I’m feeling. View this postContinue reading “announcing the release date of my first novel”


Do you know how long I’ve wanted to write those words? How long they’ve danced on the tip of my tongue, practicing for when they would one day be true? And now they are. TIMELINE 2017 – Wrote a 40,000-word story based on the words “futuristic Rapunzel” 2017-2020 – Continued editing and writing; dabbling inContinue reading “I’M BEING PUBLISHED”

The Things I’ve Done

In my latest novel The Memory Jumper, a side character is taking on a whole life of her own. Queen Colette is a haunted soul, stuck in an unhappy marriage where she feels she has no voice. I took the above self portrait in the spirit of poor Colette. She smiles on the outside andContinue reading “The Things I’ve Done”

Fawn’s Diary – Entry 02

Some people believe man is born with a pure conscience, that, if it were not for evil civilization, our innate good would rise above any penchant for evil and smote the dragon within. I have never before been so convinced otherwise. There is a terror inside us—a graveyard that wishes to bury our neighbors, aContinue reading “Fawn’s Diary – Entry 02”

how colette is getting her own story

I got a reply from a publisher a couple months ago. The email was a lot like a breakup (except this was WAY better). It started out with lots of compliments that prepped me for the ending, where they said they couldn’t publish the work because there was too much work to be done onContinue reading “how colette is getting her own story”

first chapter sneak peek // the memory jumper

I’ve talked enough about this seemingly ethereal, futuristic Rapunzel novel. You’ve met the characters, followed my journey from my home to Colorado as I carried my white binder and, armed with highlighters, fixed all the problems I could find. And now it’s your turn to meet Adelaide for yourself.  This . . . is the first chapterContinue reading “first chapter sneak peek // the memory jumper”

universe inside of her

Sometimes, creativity comes from the craziest place. I created a book cover for The Memory Jumper and fell in love with the process. Then I    moved to Photoshop and wanted to make a poster for promotional purposes. I found a tutorial on Envato Tuts and used the general idea to create my own manipulation. I am SOContinue reading “universe inside of her”

title // naming novels

I’m weird. Before I ever write the book, the title always comes to me first. ALWAYS. I may change it later on, but I have never started a real book without first having the title. If the Sky Fell, my first real book, was originally called Lost and Found. Classy name, I know, but itContinue reading “title // naming novels”

second draft complete // free desktop wallpaper

At the beginning of Christmas break, I started out my WIP as a cranky little first draft. Now it’s 20k words beefier (65k instead of 45k) and the ending is almost totally different. I figured out a few weird plot things that were bothering me and changed Adam from being a personality-less blob enamored withContinue reading “second draft complete // free desktop wallpaper”