Updates and Announcements!

Hey guys!  It’s been a while…  papers became a thing I had to be concerned about because I am a perpetual student (hopefully not for much longer).  Anyway, some super exciting things.  Hunter’s Soul has been unleashed upon the world.  I got to do my first author reading at the grand finale of the Canada 150 NL literary tour by LENL (Literary Events Newfoundland).  Tomorrow Avalon Expo starts and my books will be available at the Corkboard Pens table.  I’ll be hanging around there a lot and wandering.  The winner for the 48 Hour Writing Marathon I participated in is also going to be announced.  I’m also excited because the original voice actresses for Sailor Moon and Sailor Mars are going to be there and I was obsessed with that show as a child.

Anyway, on to book news.  So, when I first started Hunter’s Soul I didn’t really have any plans for it.  It was outside of anything I’d written before but it was a story that needed to come out because Rain and Damien were such strong characters in my mind that anything else was drowned out.  Initially I’d been planning to write it as a stand-alone novel.  As you can probably guess after that sentence, that’s not happening.

With that I would like to announce the follow-up novels to Hunter’s Soul:


Hunter’s Spirit (summer 2018)


Hunter’s Sword (2019)


It’s not quite a trilogy, just because of Hunter’s Sword.  I’m also going to be evil and not say anything more about that, because I can.  I will probably to the cover reveal for Hunter’s Spirit later this winter, and I also haven’t forgotten that I did say I was going to write a post about the process I used for designing the cover of  Hunter’s Soul.

Anyway, for anyone going to Avalon Expo, I’ll be around, my books will be around, I have a super cool fountain pen to sign them with, and it’s going to be a lot of fun.  Then it’ll be back to the grindstone to get to work on Hunter’s Spirit and get ready for the Irish Loop Book Market in October!


Writer Beware

So you’ve written a manuscript that’s bound to be the next best seller, have done all the editing and rewrites and you’ve got something polished up right nice.  Good for you.  Now you need to find a publisher, and of course, there are a ton of scams out there, and not just in self-publishing, but traditional publishing as well.  There are ‘vanity publishers’ who end up trying to get you to pay for services that any legit publisher would offer for free, sketchy contracts, and just places with a bad reputation, and unless you already know a lot about publishing, it can be hard to tell sometimes what’s good and what’s bad. Continue reading

I am writer, read me roar!

So, I’m participating in this writing contest: ‘Writing Contest: You Are A Writer’ held by Positive Writer. I have to write about why I became a writer, when did I know that this is what I was meant to do? Funny thing, I actually get asked that quite a lot. Most people aren’t really satisfied with the answer they get though. I think they expect some huge, dramatic epiphany that completely rocked my world and changed the course of destiny forever!!!! Continue reading