RADIO SILENCE, book one of my post-apocalyptic New Adult OFF THE GRID series will be released by Carina Press in February of 2015! I’m really excited about sharing Arden and Gabriel’s story, and getting an awesome cover has made the experience even better. Here it is! Here’s a brief summary of the book: Arden Highmore is majorly cynical, but … More Cover for RADIO SILENCE!
(This post first appeared in the September issue of the RWA-NYC newsletter, Keynotes.) As with any subgenre, multicultural romance has developed a few tropes of its own, some good, some not so good. Often, the not so good is added for a sense of verisimilitude, which I respect, but when reality teeters into the land … More Multicultural Romance Tropes: When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong
Last weekend I was in an editing delirium while finishing developmental edits on my the first book in my postapocalyptic series with Carina Press, Radio Silence. The rest of the week was busy, and the weekend will be busy, too. More writing, starting to pack for an international move, making time for friends and family. … More Happiness Is A Corgi Getting A Massage
This is a deadline week for me. I have to get the developmental edits for the first novel in my postapocalyptic series back to the editor by the end of the weekend. I have a full-time job, my birthday was this week, and my husband was here until just a couple of days ago, so … More “Racism Is A Distraction”: Writing During Ferguson
I never added my pics from the RWA/NYC Romance Fest at the Morris-Jumel Mansion! So here they are. This was my first reading ever. I read from my short story in the FOR LOVE & LIBERTY anthology, the aptly titled Be Not Afraid. (I was shaking like a leaf.) The multicultural/LGBT revolutionary war panel with … More Better Late Than Never
The RWA-NYC is having their first ever romance festival at the Morris-Jumel Mansion! It’s located at 65 Jumel Terrace at 160th Street (the closest train is the C at 163 street-Amsterdam Avenue). A little about the history of the house: In the fall of 1776, the Mansion was seized by the Continental Army and … More RWA-NYC Morris-Jumel Romance Festival
SO: May was a super busy and super exciting month for yours truly. In addition to finishing edits on my story for the For Love & Liberty anthology and starting edits on new adult post-apocalyptic romance, I also planned a wedding and got married. In retrospect, it all went pretty smoothly, but I spent most … More Weddings, Interviews, and General Moving and Shaking