After designing the cover for the series prequel, Track Town, a redesign for Ambient Light was inevitable. Now all the books in the series will have the same layout and same fonts. Each cover will be unique, yet the consistency will help Angel McKenzie fans recognize a new book at a glance, even with the […]
But sometimes it becomes necessary. After more than a year as a member of Rave Reviews Book Club, it’s time for me to say goodbye. It was good while it lasted, but there are some major philosophical differences between what I believe and how the board chooses to run the club. That’s okay. It’s their […]
Angel and Jason took a big step this year. They sent out this photo card to their family and friends for the holidays. Don’t they look cute together? Where’s David? Behind the camera, of course. The 3d image was created in DAZ Studio and modified in Photoshop by Call Of The Wild. Like a photographer […]
There is a saying within the writing community, often attributed to authors like William Faulkner and Oscar Wilde, to “kill your darlings.” Specifically it means to delete from your books those words you are most attached to as they take away from the readers’ experience. But it can also be said of book covers. The […]
In chapter five, my main characters—Suzanne and Charlie—spend a long day at the coast; From around 10:00 a.m. until after sunset. Besides showing Suzanne some highlights of the area, they also go looking for a piece of driftwood small enough she can take it home in her suitcase. Originally, I planned on them driving nearly […]
One of my two favorite places to go is the Oregon Coast, especially between Florence and Lincoln City. That’s why my next book takes place there. But hubby and I haven’t spent much time on the coast in the past few years and I really need the refresher. Google maps can only help so much, […]
Several writer friends have been encouraging me to make a video book trailer for Ambient Light. So I decided to take the plunge. How’d I do? By the way, if you have a widescreen monitor and high-speed internet access, try watching it full-screen in 720p or 1080p.
Creativity does not come boxed up in a one-size-fits-all package. Thankfully. While each writer may draw upon the experiences of successful writers, when it comes to how we create, we blend what we’ve learned with who we are and come up with a process that works for us.
The new Romance series is set in a fictional resort about two miles north of a fictional town on the Oregon Coast. The Rocky Shores Resort comes completely from my imagination. It is not based on any place I’ve seen or read about. Otter Bay, on the other hand, is a fictionalized version of Depoe […]