Wednesday, July 16, 2014

My New Office/Story Lab - Sneak Peek

I'm still putting the final touches on the redecoration of a spare room that will be the story lab (because "office" sounds stuffy and boring and not the kind of place where creative things happen!). I love the way it's coming together!


I didn't have a lot of funds to work with, so I only spent money on paint and painting supplies--I repainted the walls, trim, and a couple of pieces of furniture--and furnished the room by "shopping" from the rest of my house.


I used paint colors from the Martha Stewart line. I love the MS paint chips--when you flip them over, they all have coordinating colors. Idiot proof color design!


I sanded, primed and repainted this table (in Endive, the pale green in the paint chip pic above), which was the dining table at my family's cabin for almost 30 years.





I bought this awesome lamp last year, but hadn't found a good place to put it. It's perfect in this room.
The dog seems to approve!


Monday, June 16, 2014

Helia's Shadow (YA Sci-Fi Romance) - Description and Excerpt Now Up

Well, hello, dusty blog!

It's been a while, a looong while, but I'm happy to break the blogging silence because I have SO many things in the works! The third Pyxis book (Arise) will be drafted before the end of the year, and the next season of The 'Naturals serial is currently in the writing phase. More info about those will  come later, but this post is about something new: The Starlight Age series. The first book of the series, Helia's Shadow, is in editing now. Young adult science fiction romance! With aliens!! :D



The story description and a brief excerpt--the VERY FIRST peek into this book anywhere (beta readers haven't even seen it yet)--are now up on the series page. Please take a look!

If you're a book blogger and you're interested in reviewing Helia's Shadow, please make sure you're signed up for my newsletter so I can let you know when the ARC goes up on NetGalley and give you early dibs on a few early eBook copies I'll have for non-NG reviewers. ;)