Writers Block: Gems for Thought

Writers Block: Gems for Thought

Last week I suggested some books for tackling writers’ block and for upping your writing game. This week, I’m presenting some gems from those books. I consider these quotes worth pegging above my computer; maybe you will, too. Happy writing! From Story Trumps...
The art of reworking a manuscript

The art of reworking a manuscript

When artists need to rework a detail, they can paint right over it. When writers need to rework something, maybe it’s not so different. I’ve been musing about that since an artist friend invited me into her studio last week. It was a tiny cabin in the...
Tracker’s Canyon debut party!

Tracker’s Canyon debut party!

My new young-adult adventure novel Tracker’s Canyon is out, and the first party celebrating its publication is tomorrow, noon to 2 pm at the Indigo bookstore on Granville and Broadway (2505 Granville) in Vancouver, Canada. I’ll offer a reading or two, sign...
How I wrote my YA adventure novel Tracker’s Canyon

How I wrote my YA adventure novel Tracker’s Canyon

This novel comes off the press July 22. You can pre-order it now! It all began while I was on vacation near Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. I picked up a magazine called Mountain Life (summer 2013 edition) at a local café. It showcased an article with stunning...
Outlining a novel with math

Outlining a novel with math

Ever wondered about outlining a novel? And what does that have to do with math? When I was struggling with math in high school, I decided it was no big deal because I was going to be an author, and why would an author need math?! Ha! Big mistake. Let me tell you all...