Can I just say how much I love the writing community today? For me, being a writer and discovering the online author community felt a lot like being a mutant and discovering Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters. One fine day a few years ago, I was miserable, alone, and feeling like the biggest weirdo in … Continue reading Writers and Mutants
My mentee and bestie and CP and all-around AMAZING author friend, Caitlyn McFarland, HAS A COVER FOR HER BOOOOOOK!
And her sequels will be coming out in September and November (THIS YEAR!) from Carina, so you don’t even have to agonize over the cliffhanger she so cruelly tortures you with for that long!
This is it!
Are you guys ready to see the cover for Soul of Smoke?!
Here it is!
Wooo! I LOVE IT! Thank you so much to the Carina Press team for this awesome design!
For good measure, here’s the back cover copy:
On a hike deep in the Rocky Mountains, Kai Monahan watches as a dozen dragons—actual freaking dragons—battle beneath a fat white moon. When one crashes nearly dead at her feet and transforms into a man, Kai does the only thing a decent person could: she grabs the nearest sword and saves his life.
As the dragon/man, Rhys, recovers from the attack, a chance brush of skin against skin binds him inextricably to Kai. Becoming heartsworn to a human—especially such a compelling one—is the last thing Rhys wants. But with an ancient enemy gathering to pit dragons against humanity and his strength nearly depleted, Kai has just…
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Some of you may have seen this on twitter already, but I wanted to just say a few words about something very close to my heart right now. I've been sitting on this, but I really want to say something. I have all of these terribly raw emotions twisting inside of me, and since I … Continue reading It Has to Stop — #WordsSaveLives
The title says it all. Despite advances in healthcare and psychiatry, people still stigmatize mental illness. Many look at the mentally ill as time bombs just waiting to go off. No matter how many times we repeat "It's an illness, not a personal failing," there are still people who will look at you differently the … Continue reading Mental Time Bombs
What's shaking, peeps? I write a lot about the editing side of things and advice for surviving the writing process and contests and all that jazz, but I very rarely write about my own work. To be honest, the reason I don't is because I don't want to wear anybody out with it. BUT . … Continue reading Today’s Inspiration
You guys know that book that made you realize that 1) writing was a very real career choice and 2) nothing would make you happier than writing something half as good as that book? If I listed every book that made me want to be a writer, this blog post would take quite a long … Continue reading Query + 1st Page GIVEAWAY
One of my most favorite people ever, the magnificent Caitlyn McFarland, just did a blog post of advice she would give her 13-year-old self (based on the #dearme hashtag and youtube campaign), so I thought I would piggyback on her idea and do one of my own . . . but with gifs. Because why not? … Continue reading #DearMe
Okay. I'll keep this short. I hear a lot of things every day from people all over the internet and in my own life about women. Some people even go as far as to tell me what they believe all women should be like and represented as. My favorite opinion on the subject comes from Susan … Continue reading Tales of Women
What? Another silly gif post, Rae? What's the matter with you? Don't you have better things to do? Okay, I'll be straight with you, I have a billion things I'm supposed to be doing right now. But I feel like a few people -- very much including myself -- can benefit from this. So . … Continue reading Keep Moving Forward (as told by Meet the Robinsons)
Yesterday, I had the privilege of teaching a celebrity client (can't say who at the moment, but the story is AWESOME-SAUCE) how to create tension in loglines and pitches. During the lesson, I discovered that a few of the metaphors I made up for him actually worked quite well for creating tension overall. So without … Continue reading Tension: A Short Object Lesson