Writing, Great Books and Other Things!

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Hi all,

Once again, it’s been a long time, but I’ve been busy in the best possible ways. My publisher put the the fear of God in me, so to speak, with a looming deadline that I’m trying my best to meet. I’m happy to say that the yet unnamed sequel to “The Other Inheritance” is coming along slowly but surely. I’m currently at 17K words and 71 pages. I couldn’t be more thrilled! I’ve realized I’m using a lot more traditional fantasy elements in the sequel, so I have to make sure I add those cool steampunk touches that were so great in the first one.

Other than that scary deadline, fabulous reading has been inspiring me as well. I just finished “Magic Shifts” by Ilona Andrews. What an apt title, as the writing duo of Ilona Andrews set us up for the final arc of the series. Did I say final arc? No!!!! These books are so good I never want them to end. I ship Kate and Curran so hard! This was a great book. Great new mythology to explore, a scary villain, and an interesting reveal about what Kate’s father is really after. Good stuff! This writing duo always pushes me to excel at my craft.

I received an ARC copy of Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas. She kicks off my YA Lit series at 92Y, and I’m super stoked to have her as a guest. I’m a huge fan of the series, and she’s another writer that always inspires me to be my best.

I’m going to be traveling to France in September. I hope I get some ideas to inspire my writing and world building. Until next, y’all!

Goodreads Giveaway!

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Hi all!

I’m having a Goodreads giveaway. I’m giving away two signed books of “The Other Inheritance!” If you click on this link https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23534995-the-other-inheritance, you can enter to win a copy.

I officially have 35 reviews of “The Other Inheritance,” on Amazon and 17 reviews on Goodreads. To really be noticed, I need 50 reviews. Again, I beg of you, if you’ve read “The Other Inheritance” and loved it–or just liked it–please leave a review. Reviews are the best tools a writer can use.

Shifting gears slightly, my YA Lit program at 92nd Street Y kicks off on August 25 with Libba Bray and the launch of Lair of Dreams. Chuck Wendig is also joining the event, and I’m super stoked about this one. If you’re in NYC that week, please stop by!