Stories from the Author

August 16, 2014



5.0 out of 5 stars ... feeling I was left with upon completion of this wonderfully imaginative journey, July 9, 2014




Joan Shaver

 This review is from: Lilly Noble & Actual Magic (Volume 1) (Paperback)

"More" is the pervasive feeling I was left with upon co...

March 31, 2014

In writing my novel, Lilly Noble & Actual Magic, I remembered as a kid, I found scary places both intriguing and terrifying. Again and again, I felt drawn to the unknown like a moth to the flame. 


Here's an excerpt from Lilly Noble & Actual Magic :


At the front of the...

March 25, 2014

In writing my Actual Magic series for Young Adults,  In creating characters that really mattered to me, I also explored their friendships and bonds with one another, and what those relationships brought to the power of the story.


This scene was about establishing trust...

February 19, 2014

Hi Everyone,This week I am sharing another blog post from the website one of my favorite authors, and someone I am proud to call my friend.Catherine Carrigan, author of What Is Healing? Awaken Your Intuitive Power for Health and Happiness,, a Heal...

February 12, 2014

How I Craft a Scene from a Single Idea, and then Weave it into the Story


Title: Discover the Magic within you to believe in yourself.


In writing my Actual Magic series for Young Adults, I drew upon all my favorite story characters I loved as a kid to create my own.



January 24, 2014

Lilly Noble & Actual MagicExcerpt BlogCrafting the first few paragraphs of a brand new story presents an amazing challenge to every writer. That handful of words must convey to the reader not only the story’s who, what, where, when, and why, but also, its mood, tone, a...