My first novella, “What They Deserve” is out today!

That’s right, today is the day! My first novella, “What They Deserve,” is now available as an eBook through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and a few other online retailers. The story is set in Seattle, WA and follows Summer Wilkins, the official spokesperson for the New Republic. After a shocking murder rocks the city …

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What They Deserve is Coming Out in Paperback!

I am so excited to announce that “What They Deserve” is coming out as a paperback on May 31st, 2019! You can pre-order it now from the Kyanite Publishing website! Previously, all of the novellas (except a select few) published with Kyanite Publishing were only available as eBooks. Readers demanded more, and we listened! Now …

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I completed a “no editing as you go” challenge… and I was happier before

Let me start off by saying: I love challenges. They can inspire creativity, create community, increase productivity, and act as a catalyst for other positive changes. I’ve done many of them, and I typically walk away with an increased sense of purpose and clarity. At the end of December, I completed a challenge to write …

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September Update

Hello everyone! I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your support over the last several weeks. It’s been a wild ride getting the behemoth Kyanite Publishing engine off the ground but it’s starting to chug along and I couldn’t be prouder. In addition to moving into a new house and a new …

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Take Your Time

Time is Precious. My father died suddenly in December 2017 and I was shocked and heartbroken. I thought his best years were still ahead of him. I remember sitting in my sister’s living room after we found out, alternating between waves of grief and, as the night wore on, exhaustion. Two thoughts kept coming into …

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The Mountains

I’m not usually one to drop a blog post with a vague title, but here I am, doing it with a smile. “You are not the mountain climber, you are the mountains,” is my own way of sharing something my dad used to say to my sisters and me: “Be the river.” In short, he …

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Announcing: Kyanite Publishing & New Book “What They Deserve”

I have never been more excited to sit down and write an update in my entire life. Today, July 11th, 2018, I am so proud to announce the formation of Kyanite Publishing LLC alongside my partners, B.K. Bass and Sophia LeRoux. Kyanite is an author-owned, independent publisher of speculative fiction and horror seeking to connect …

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You Are Not An Imposter: Sunday Brunch Club Post

Sunday Brunch Club For this edition of Sunday Brunch Club, a new blog series where I’ll explore popular terms in the writing zeitgeist and attempt to connect writers, creators, and professionals with like-minded friends, I’ll be covering imposter syndrome. Chances are, you’ve heard of it. The term was coined in the 70s and now thousands …

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10 Ways Writing Will Bolster Your Bravery

I’ve heard a lot of my friends say they’re feeling scared recently. Scared of losing their jobs, scared of saying the wrong thing, scared of never achieving their dreams. I express myself through writing and have found that I can isolate and transform my fears when I journal, write fiction, or help others through writing. …

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