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Morning News Features “Rise of the Sidenah”

Filed in News by on November 30, 2015 0 Comments • views: 629
Morning News Features “Rise of the Sidenah”

A big “thank you” to the Morning News for their recent feature on me and Rise of the Sidenah. I had a lovely chat with Leslie Mielke, the reporter, about the writing process, what it’s like to work with an editor, and how I wrote fiction on the side for over 15 years before finally […]

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Gunnison Country Times Features “Rise of the Sidenah”

Filed in The Writing Life by on November 19, 2015 0 Comments • views: 641
Gunnison Country Times Features “Rise of the Sidenah”

A big “thank you” to the Gunnison Country Times for their recent feature on me and Rise of the Sidenah. Gunnison, Colorado is the home of my old alma mater, Western State Colorado University. I lived four years of my life in this beautiful little town, and it still holds a special place in my […]

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Local News 8 & KIDK Interview

Filed in News by on November 17, 2015 0 Comments • views: 760
Local News 8 & KIDK Interview

Thank you to Local News 8 and KIDK 3 for featuring me and my fantasy novel, Rise of the Sidenah! I continue to be impressed with how involved the folks at this news channel are in the community. It was only a couple months ago that I had the pleasure of playing under lead anchor […]

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North American Book Awards Winner

Filed in News by on November 9, 2015 0 Comments • views: 779
North American Book Awards Winner

Rise of the Sidenah was recently honored by the North American Book Awards. Winners were announced November 9, 2015. The book was chosen as 3rd place fantasy. I’m very grateful to the organization for this honor. If you’d like to read more about Rise of the Sidenah, please see the book page.

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Congratulations Giveaway Winners!

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Congratulations Giveaway Winners!

I’m excited to announce the three winners of the YA Books Central “Rise of the Sidenah” giveaway. There was an amazing 637 entries. From those, the following three winners were randomly chosen (last names omitted for privacy): Nadine Tal Christi All three winners will receive one free signed copy of Rise of the Sidenah and […]

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3 Ways Writing a Book Transported Me to the Twilight Zone

Filed in The Writing Life by on October 18, 2015 0 Comments • views: 984
3 Ways Writing a Book Transported Me to the Twilight Zone

This post originally appeared on writer and director Lisa Kirazian’s blog. Please see her page for the original version. Think of the Twilight Zone, and words like “other worldly,” “spooky,” or “magical” may come to mind. Most likely you’ll imagine something with no rational explanation. And of course, there’s that popular theme song. (Do-do-do-doo…do-do-do-doo…) I […]

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Win Your FREE Copy of “Rise of the Sidenah”

Filed in The Writing Life by on October 5, 2015 0 Comments • views: 587
Win Your FREE Copy of “Rise of the Sidenah”

I’m excited to have partnered with YA Books Central (YABC) to offer a special giveaway for the month of October. You could win one of three prizes: $25 Amazon Gift Card; 1 signed, paperback copy of the book; 1 bookmark $10 Barnes & Noble gift card; 1 signed, paperback copy of the book; 1 bookmark […]

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Three Cool Things Writers Get to Do That No One Else Does

Filed in The Writing Life by on October 1, 2015 0 Comments • views: 865
Three Cool Things Writers Get to Do That No One Else Does

This blog was originally written as a guest post for a fellow writer, Cathleen Townsend. Please see the original at her website, “The Beauty of Words.“ There are a lot of things that are difficult about the writing life. Writers struggle with self-doubt, must wear many hats to succeed in the industry, and require a […]

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My Fantasy Novel Officially Releases Today!

Filed in The Writing Life by on September 24, 2015 2 Comments • views: 680
My Fantasy Novel Officially Releases Today!

I’m excited to announce that Rise of the Sidenah officially releases today. I’ve been talking about pre-orders of the Kindle version for awhile, and the print version became available on Amazon last week, but according to my publisher (Jupiter Gardens Press), this is the official date of the release. Yay! I’m doing the happy dance. […]

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My Fantasy Novel Now Available in Print

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My Fantasy Novel Now Available in Print

I’m excited to share that my fantasy novel, “Rise of the Sidenah,” is now available in print format on Amazon. You can also pre-order the Kindle version for only $4.99 for a limited time. If you’re looking for even better discounts, the publisher, Jupiter Gardens Press, is now offering both versions as follows: Get the […]

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In Praise of Appreciation: The Birth of the Weed Lady

Filed in Everyday Life by on September 13, 2015 3 Comments • views: 1558
In Praise of Appreciation: The Birth of the Weed Lady

It’s amazing how a little bit of appreciation can brighten your day. You’ve heard it said before, but this time I have a story of how even a herd of goats can show their appreciation when someone goes out of their way for them. Goats? Really? Goats. And appreciation of any kind—from anyone—just feels good. […]

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Edits Have Begun for “Loreena’s Gift!”

Filed in The Writing Life by on September 6, 2015 0 Comments • views: 413
Edits Have Begun for “Loreena’s Gift!”

Great news! I have received notes from my editor at Dzanc Books for Loreena’s Gift, my literary novel. That means I’ll be working hard over the next six weeks or so to polish up the book in preparation for the galleys. I’m excited that things are moving forward on this story. Stay tuned for updates […]

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