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April 2019 Excerpt

April 2019 Excerpt

Here it is! I’ve been promising everyone a new excerpt from Draugr for a while now. This past month, I hit some pretty big milestones, most notably starting a Facebook author page, participating in a public reading of my short story The Gate, and hitting 1600 followers on my Twitter account! I’m so excited for this forward momentum, and what better way to celebrate than by releasing one more passage from my current WIP? “Where is the gods-cursed thing?” Leif…

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Excerpt from Draugr, Nov. 2018

Excerpt from Draugr, Nov. 2018

To celebrate and honor reaching 500 followers on Twitter, I promised to post an excerpt of my current WIP:  Draugr.  First, a little backgroud: Leif Halfdan spends his immortality working as a historical consultant and detective on the police force. One morning, he is called to consult with an Archaeological operation in the Highlands of Scotland. A necklace with his name carved on it has been found in an 800-year old grave. He agrees to go, much to the aggravation…

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March 2018 Update

March 2018 Update

I am such a perfectionist, and such a do-er (my sisters would call me an overachiever) that I forget to let myself and my work just be. I convince myself I am not doing enough, or I am not doing well enough. The merry-go-round in my brain just can’t let it rest. I’m either a terrible writer or I’m not giving my best. That kind of self-condemnation is destructive. And paralyzing.

Success in Writing and Progress Report – August 2017

Success in Writing and Progress Report – August 2017

Near the end of 2011, I sat down and sketched out my first rough idea for an urban fantasy novel. And as I enthusiastically brainstormed and developed ideas, a bitter voice in my head told me to stop, to give up, to throw the towel in and relinquish the dream of being a writer. “Better to give up than be known as a bad writer,” it told me.