One Perfect Day–Part One

One Perfect Day- Part One “How long?” The question hung between them, heavy, resigned.  A soft beep chirped as Doctor Monroe unhooked the last lead from Edna’s chest. Her fingers shook as she tugged the neck of her gown up, so it draped over her shoulder. Dr. Munroe stepped closer. “I’ve called one of my colleagues at Duke. He’s willing … Read More

Piracy Sucks

I came home today to a Facebook notice from a fellow author warning our writing community about a hella huge site in Canada that had thousands of books for free. Apparently, the man that runs the thing is passionate about having access to every book imaginable. So go to your local library, twatwaffle. Here’s the thing. Art isn’t free. Painters … Read More

Trinity Row–Classic Haunted YA Read

Check out Kelly Martin’s new release! Local legend says Trinity Row is the house that won’t die. Local legend isn’t wrong. Sixteen-year-old Ivy Black and her mom have moved in for a quick renovation to make an easy buck. Then it will be on to the next rundown, abandoned eyesore. Simple. Move. Fix. Sell. Run. For the last three years, … Read More

Kailmeyra’s Makeover

Last year I started thinking about giving Kailmeyra makeover. I love the old covers, but they were looking dated. Too, I like the idea of having something that represented the symbolism that’s seen throughout the series. And so, after the release of The Scythian Trials, I decided to take the plunge. Here they are, in all their glory!   The … Read More

Oh, Good Lord–Coconut Brown Butter Short Bread Cookies

Most of you know that I’ve sworn off sugar. It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, but let’s be honest, sometimes a girl just needs a cookie! When I volunteered to make sweet treats for a retirement reception, I figured it was time to look for something unique and original that sugar-loving people could enjoy as well. (Finding desserts that … Read More

2019–The year of Tenacity and Grit

It’s January, which means it’s time to concentrate on the road ahead. As you know, I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions. Instead, I take one word, one concept, and focus on that. The themes of the past few years are here if you’re interested. As for 2018, it was the Year of Control. And while it was a great idea, it didn’t … Read More

Ode to an Agent

My heart pangs in  insecurity A feeling of dread and woe. The sensation familiar and detested, Like some unforgotten foe. The plight of the bard, the writer, Whether fueled by genius or insanity, Is a flame blazing deep within the soul Our need to explore humanity. O, for a moment’s peace! Some respite from contemplation. The frantic pressure to produce, at … Read More

Scythian Book Blast Tour

#1 Amazon Bestseller in YA Paranormal and Urban Fantasy Romance! ♦ ♦ ♦ Descendants of the Amazons, the Scythians work alongside prominent governments but answer to no one. Warriors living on the fringe of civilization, they live by one credo: Strength through Equality. Power through Knowledge. Nya Thalestris is the brightest Scythian of her generation. Strong, capable, ruthless, she is … Read More

Frequently Asked Question for the Scythian Series

Hi all! I’ve started this post, which I’ll update as I receive questions about the Scythian Series. A big thank you to everyone who has already submitted questions. I so appreciate your interest in The Society! 1. Why are there two covers for The Scythian Trials? Because Vesuvian is a kick-ass company that loves to think outside the box. The vibrant red … Read More

Why We Shouldn’t Get Our News from Social Media

The other day, I had a friend compare Facebook to Walmart, saying it was the Social Media site where she could get everything in one place, like her favorite recipes, pics of her grandbabies, and news from around the world. She hadn’t said something I’d thought a thousand times before the 2016 elections, only now, the statement bugged me.  If … Read More