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September 13, 2018

It's always a special day when, as an author, you get exciting news about your book! Today I found out that Signal the Wind hit the #3 spot on Amazon in the Teen & Young Adult Sword and Sorcery category. 

The story does contain many scenes with swords and there is a bit...

May 25, 2018

This week brought an amazing surprise! Signal the Wind was awarded a National Indie Excellence Finalist Medal in the Young Adult category!!! This is the same award Into the Air was given last year and I couldn't be more proud to feature the NIEA Finalist medal on both...

February 22, 2018

I'm so excited to reveal the newly designed cover for book 2 of The Air Series - Signal the Wind! I'm not sure what I love more, the color of the cover or the way it ties into the Into the Air cover art, but I couldn't be happier with the result! Thank you to everyone...

November 10, 2017

My friend, Cori Wamsley, does it all. She writes, she edits, and she sends out a wonderful newsletter about – you guessed it – writing and editing. Her latest newsletter outlines some great tips for editing your own work. They were so helpful to me, I thought I'd pass...

October 8, 2017

I recently came across these 4 lists of writing tips by famous authors. Some are whimsical, some are serious, but you're sure to find inspiration in a few of them!

Kurt Vonnegut

1.    Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time wa...

September 4, 2017

On today's Author Spotlight, I'm happy to showcase Nadette Rae Rodgers, a Pittsburgh author that I met at a local book event. Nadette is the author of The Illusion Trilogy. I read and reviewed Illusion a few months ago and, just recently, Nadette published the second b...

August 31, 2017

Nadette Rae Rodgers, author of the "Illusion" series, featured me as one of her #WritingWednesday blog posts. You can read the interview below or can find it on her blog, by clicking here

Hi all,

Happy #WritingWednesday

Today’s post is an interview I had with local Pitt...

May 22, 2017

I am so excited to announce that Into the Air just became a finalist in the National Indie Excellence Awards - Young Adult Fiction category. Thank you to all of my readers for all of your support during this amazing journey! I can't wait to put this pretty gold medal o...

April 27, 2017

Thanks to Book Ninjas for spotlighting Into the Air on their website!

Click here to see the feature!

April 18, 2017

Writer and author Tabi Slick interviews character Mia Bryn from "Into the Air".

To get a sneak peek into the sequel, keep reading!


Read her full interview below, or visit Tabi's blog here!

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