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iO9 Names “Loreena’s Gift” as “Can’t Afford to Miss!”

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iO9 Names “Loreena’s Gift” as “Can’t Afford to Miss!”

I’m excited to share that mega-media website iO9 recently named Loreena’s Gift as one of 20 science fiction and fantasy books “you can’t afford to miss in April.” I didn’t know this was coming. A kind soul caught me on Twitter and alerted me. My publisher, Dzanc Books, has described the book as crossing fantasy […]

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My Next Book—Loreena’s Gift—is Here!

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My Next Book—Loreena’s Gift—is Here!

I’m excited to announce that my second novel, and my first literary work— Loreena’s Gift—is now available for pre-order. All books are special to a writer, each one in its own unique way. I’m particularly excited about this one because it’s published by Dzanc Books, a publisher I’ve admired for awhile for their quality work. […]

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Come See Me! Productivity and the Freelance Life April 22-23, 2016

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Come See Me! Productivity and the Freelance Life April 22-23, 2016

I’m excited to announce that I’m going to be teaching two classes at the Northern Colorado Writer’s Conference in Fort Collins, Colorado, April 22-23, 2016. I’ve attended this conference in the past, and was impressed by the great group of people that run the conference. It’s fun, energetic, and inspiring, and includes lots of great […]

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Rise of the Sidenah Honored in New Apple Book Awards

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Rise of the Sidenah Honored in New Apple Book Awards

I’m excited to announce that Rise of the Sidenah was recently honored in the New Apple Book Awards. It was named an Official Selection in the Young Adult Category, one of only three books honored in that category. You can see the winning books on the New Apple website. This is the second award given […]

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These Little Guys Brighten Any Gray Winter Day

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These Little Guys Brighten Any Gray Winter Day

Here in Idaho, we have a lot of bird life, and I never tire of watching them. (Video below in Quicktime. My apologies to Android users who won’t be able to see it—if I do more videos in the future I’ll figure out a better way.) Recently, I had the pleasure of having a group […]

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My Interview with the Grand Junction “Daily Sentinel”

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My Interview with the Grand Junction “Daily Sentinel”

A big “thank you” to the Daily Sentinel for their recent feature on me and Rise of the Sidenah. I’m very grateful to Laurena Davis, editor and writer, for her insightful questions into the story and my writing process, and her kind coverage of Rise of the Sidenah and my efforts with Writing and Wellness. She […]

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Morning News Features “Rise of the Sidenah”

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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”

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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

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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

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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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