How I Took Control of My Insomnia


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I know this is typically a writing blog, but for years I’ve suffered from a condition that plagues many writers: insomnia.

For more than ten years, I’ve struggled with sleeping well at night — if at all. 2017 was particularly bad for me. Sometimes I’d go more than 48 hours without falling asleep.

Finally, I’d had enough.

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New Book: Your Questions Answered


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Last year, after getting dropped by my publisher, I struggled with writing for a while. Now, I’m finally back at it with the first book I’ve written since GAUNTLET, the sequel to my debut ARENA. This new book is set in a completely different universe than my ARENA series, and now that I can see the end of this book in sight, I thought I’d let some of my readers ask what they want to know most about it.

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How to List Writing Credits on your Query Letter


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How much do writing credits matter? What should I include?

When it comes to query letters, I get these questions a lot from newer writers. So, I decided to do a blog post about writing credits for anyone else out there who is wondering the same thing.

As I always state when giving advice: I strive to give the best I possibly can, but I’m just one person. Other authors have had different experiences than mine, and accordingly, will have different advice. Like with many things, it’s best to do some research, read multiple blogs, and figure out what’s ideal for you, your query, and your novel.

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4 Things I Wish I Had Known as a Debut Author


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Back in 2016, when I was a debut author, I felt like a fish on dry land. I was flopping around and getting some attention, but I was completely out of my element.

There are tons of resources, writer’s groups, and blog posts for newer writers trying to break into publishing, helping them hone their craft, query letters, and book proposals. However, there seems to be a drastic difference in the amount of information available about what comes next. Continue reading