Catching up with Jenna

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I just had an over-2,700 word writing session, which is pretty heavy output for me unless I'm nearing the end of the book. My hands are tired, and my brain is a little tired, too. I thought I'd borrow a page from some of my fellow Dames and do a … [Read more...]

What I Read This Summer

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I don't often write about books I've read. There are several reasons for this. One is that I know an awful lot of writers, and I'm always worried someone will feel slighted if I don't mention their book. Another is that my reactions to books I enjoy … [Read more...]

Don’t Feed the Inner Critic!

Today, I'm going to be talking about my newly released Faeriewalker e-novella, "Girls' Night Out." I am not going to give away any overt spoilers. However, if you want to be 100% surprised if and when you read it and not have any ideas planted in … [Read more...]

Knowledge is Power

Dusting for prints on paper, wood, and Styrofoam. You have no idea what a mess fingerprint powder makes!

I don't write police procedurals. I don't write mystery novels. I don't even write crime novels, in the strictest sense of the term. And yet, in just about every novel I've had published, law enforcement factors in, usually because my supernatural … [Read more...]

My First Novella

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Over the course of my career, both before and after I became a published author, I've written tons of short stories (defined as stories under 7,500 words), quite a few novelettes (defined as stories between 7,500 and 17,000 words), and going on 40 … [Read more...]