Born to Write – Coach Azul’s Podcast

I love podcasts. I listen to podcasts about writing, editing, creativity, entrepreneurship, or ones that are purely inspirational. I use the time getting dressed and the commute to and from work each day to listen. Some days that is almost two hours of podcast listening time! My current favorite podcasts are: The Creative Penn Podcast […]

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Real Artists Don’t Starve by Jeff Goins

I’ve been a fan of Jeff Goins for many years. I wept through Wrecked, found my voice through You Are a Writer, and was motivated after reading The Art of Work. So of course I was going to buy his latest, Real Artists Don’t Starve!  I bought it on audible because I couldn’t wait to […]

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V.E. Schwab and Madeleine Roux – YA Authors come to Boise, Idaho!

As a young adult author and voracious reader, I try to make it to as many YA book signings, readings, and discussions  as I can.  Next week, here in downtown Boise, Idaho I will get to attend an event for two amazing YA authors – Victoria Schwab and Madeleine Roux. Our local bookstore, Rediscovered Books […]

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Anxiety and Waiting for the Editor

The End I love writing the first draft of a book. It’s my favorite part of the process. So when I get to The End I go through withdrawals of a sort. That sense of urgency, that daily need to finish one more chapter, is over with. It feels like I’ve reached the peak of […]

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#nanowrimo 2016 winning and Flow!

November 30th and I’ve finished NaNoWriMo 2016 with 50,620 words! Even though this is the fifth Nano I’ve won, it is still quite a natural high. Every time I finish a novel and write The End, I feel like I’ve just reached the summit of Mt. Everest. This month offered a variety of challenges that […]

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Cyber Week FREE e-books!

CYBER WEEK DEAL! Now on Amazon you can download Books 1-3 of my Recycling Humanity series free! The box set is free from November 28 through December 2, 2016. The Recycling Humanity Collection contains Books 1-3: Recycling Humanity, Starlight Max, and Biolab Zeg. Start your space adventure today! As humanity adapts to life in space, the newest […]

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#nanowrimo Day 14

I love NaNoWriMo because it’s not only awesome motivation for finishing a novel, it helps to let more people know just how important our creative sides are. Placing importance on creating words everyday, revealing more and more of our story, and falling in love with our characters are all amazing ways of expressing ourselves.  When […]

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#nanowrimo is almost here!!

I look forward to NaNoWriMo every year! I love the support and the camaraderie that takes place all across the globe. It’s such a motivating time with writing buddies cheering you on, famous authors giving daily advice, and so many forums to join.  This year will be quite a challenge for me since my kids […]

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The BIOLAB ZEG novel is available!

Today, August 10th the third novel in my Recycling Humanity young adult science fiction series comes out on Amazon! To celebrate this book launch (and my birthday!), the e-books of Recycling Humanity and Starlight Max are only 99 cents each! This special price will only be good through August 17, 2016 (in case you’re reading this […]

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Court of Fives by Kate Elliot

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Kate Elliot’s first young adult novel, Court of Fives. Everything from the world building to the amazing array of characters made this an enchanting read. The intricate Fives trainings and competitions made the book fast-paced and riveting. I loved how Ms. Elliot wove the theme of Fives throughout the book, giving […]

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