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The New Cover

There are various reasons why covers change in publishing, but it happens more often than you might think. I’m happy to say that I think my cover has changed for the better! I absolutely love the new color scheme my . . . (Read More)

Exciting Things Coming Up!

A lot has been happening. Here’s a post to catch you up on things you might have missed as well as some information on new things coming up! First off, the release date for DAUGHTER OF THE PIRATE KING has . . . (Read More)

The Makings of a Cover

I’m so excited to announce that DAUGHTER OF THE PIRATE KING has a cover. Here it is! I thought it would be fun to talk about how the cover came to be, and I received permission from the good folks . . . (Read More)

Real Female Pirates, Part 3

It’s been far too long since I’ve done a post on real life female pirates. So far, you can find info about Ching Shih, our Chinese prostitute turned pirate here, and Grace O’Malley, the Irish pirate queen here. Today’s post . . . (Read More)

Life Update

I’ve been busy this month. Unsurprisingly, most of it has been writing/reading related. I’ve been revising DAUGHTER OF THE PIRATE KING’s sequel like crazy. It’s so close to being done! The goal was to get it sent off to my . . . (Read More)

Getting Ready for YALLWEST

Who else is going to YALLWEST? Some of my favorite authors will be there, and I’m so excited to meet them! Namely, Mary E. Pearson Leigh Bardugo Marie Rutkoski Richelle Mead Simone Elkeles To properly prepare, I’ve been reading as . . . (Read More)


I used to think all I had to do was sell a book, and then I’d be set. If I could just get a publisher to offer me a publishing deal, everything else would work out on its own. I . . . (Read More)

Interview with Nicole Castroman!

I interviewed fellow YA pirate author, Nicole Castroman, regarding her debut novel, BLACKHEARTS. About BLACKHEARTS: Blackbeard the pirate was known for striking fear in the hearts of the bravest of sailors. But once he was just a young man who . . . (Read More)

February Pirate Book Releases

There’s a shortage of YA pirate books in the world. But I’m excited that there are four new pirate books (that I know of) coming out this month! February must be the perfect month for pirates because DAUGHTER OF THE . . . (Read More)

Writer’s Block

There are often days when I don’t want to write. The scene I put into my outline months ago is too complicated. It’s smarter than I am. I can’t possibly write it. And so the writing comes to a halt . . . (Read More)