Pinterest is one of my favorite places to spend time when I'm percolating a novel. I love pulling together boards that help me visualize characters, places, and even the atmosphere or mood of a story. I'm reluctant to reveal my visual character inspiration because I want them to live in your brains as you (the… Continue reading Inspiration boards: Characters from Death’s Dancer
I recently did a takeover at the Romanced by the Book Instagram account and I shared some of my inspiration images for the Grace Bloods series, particularly Death's Dancer.
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Photo by the Author A monument to Art Nouveau design and Czech pride, the Municipal House had served as a center for Prague’s community, culture, and gathering since the beginning of the twentieth century. Recognized as being state of the art for its day, it had seen countless concerts, balls, and been the backdrop for… Continue reading The Grace Bloods Prague Tour: The Municipal House
This week's tour takes us south of the city to Vysehrad. The old fortress is thought to be the first city site. According to legend, Princess Libuše ("the wisest woman in Czech," how's that for a title?) foresaw the city rising to the stars. So it turns out that's mostly legend (and a stolen one,… Continue reading The Grace Bloods Prague Tour: Vysehrad & The Vogels
In May I was able to go back to Prague for a couple of days during our annual trip to Germany. I spent the time doing research for the Vogel Brothers books, visiting friends, and visiting places mentioned in Death's Dancer and Dancer's Flame. Over the next few weeks, I'm going to be posting the… Continue reading The Grace Bloods Prague Tour: The Prague Castle
I had so much fun talking to Sarah once again at the GSMC Book Review Podcast about Dancer's Flame. Sarah's such a warm and welcoming host with a great interview style. We wandered all over Dancer's Flame, writing and managing life with a threenager. You can listen to the full interview here. Sarah's blog is… Continue reading GSMC Book Review Podcast Interview
Join me over on The Romance Reviews for the "Sizzling Summer Reads" in June for a chance to win a $50 gift card ad hundreds of other prizes. With over 100 authors participating in all genres, it's a great way to stock your summer TBR pile! To celebrate, Death's Dancer on sale for just 1.99¢… Continue reading Win a $50 gift card during “Sizzling Summer Reads”
I had such a great time with Offbeat Bride author and Offbeat Empire founder Ariel Meadow Stallings at Ada's Technical Books on Capitol Hill to celebrate the launch of Dancer's Flame. We had a great conversation with the sold-out crowd about indie publishing, feminism, romance and inclusion. You can check out the Facebook Live video or… Continue reading Dancer’s Flame Launch Party Report
Characters - Sometimes it’s hearing a song and knowing it fits a character’s personality, or a scene in the book, perfectly. On Repeat - I wish I could take credit for this, but alas, I’m not the first to advocate listening to a single song on repeat. I first heard about it from my husband,… Continue reading Three Ways I Use Music When Writing