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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Ballad of Aramei Cover Reveal!

Everything about Adria Dawson’s life has changed in unimaginable ways: the shattering betrayal of her mother, the fight for her life and sanity…the loss of her humanity. But now Adria must face the ultimate challenge and risk not only her life, but the lives of everyone she loves at the wrathful hands of Isaac Mayfair’s father.

Determined to help unravel a mysterious message deeply rooted in an unhinged mind, Adria becomes obsessed with traveling into Aramei’s turbulent past to see the truth of how the relationships and betrayals between the Mayfair and Vargas bloodlines were formed.

Meanwhile, Adria and the Mayfairs are doing everything they can to smoke out and trap the Praverian traitor. A trip to Providence uncovers not only an old family line who are enemies of the Praverians, but also raises questions about the Praverian’s true agenda.

But the traitor will be caught. People will die. And Adria’s destiny to be the cause of a war will come to pass. But what could a kind and simple girl like Adria Dawson ever do that could be considered an act of war? The landscape of the werewolf world will be forever changed in the climactic conclusion to The Darkwoods Trilogy.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Anyone Pumped?

So School has been killing me and writing has been slow, but I'm getting more and more pumped up by Michelle Monique's prospective cover for my book. I have learned so much more about her as a person as well as an artist, and I am wondering if my book really meets her criteria, I know the spin off series will be her style but will Lunar Eclipse be a big challenge? I don't doubt her abilities but it is different from her normal covers. Its a male empowering book so we shall see how things come.

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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Some things are fast...Some are slow..

So I've been busy working towards finishing my drafts and edits all at once as well as gathering funds for the cover. So in relevance to the title...coming up with the book idea and planing the series timeline was easy...writing, editing, and publishing are VERY slow. I just hope I can still meet my deadlines with school starting now. Full time is no walk in the park! Wish me luck!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Michelle Monique - Interview

Hi there Michelle, I'm glad we were able to get together like this and introduce you. I'm very taken by all of your work and excited to say that you're my artist for Lunar Eclipse, which will (hopefully) launch in November!

MM: Thank you! I'm so excited to work on this novel. It'll be refreshing to edit wolves into a book cover ;)

TK: So Michelle, what made you originally design book covers for authors?

MM: I actually never decided to do book covers. People just came to me asking if I do them and I gave it a try. I really enjoy it though, so I'm glad my work gradually headed in that direction. It's interesting to take someone's story and try to sum it up in one picture that really speaks to their audience. I am hoping to branch out and work on game advertising and movie posters as well!

TK: So which came first? The chicken or the egg? Or in your case, the camera or the editing?

MM: I would have to say editing came first. I started graphic design when I was 14 on Neopets. I would make layouts for my page and guild so I got a head start in photoshop before I even started photography. Once I did start taking pictures, I wanted something more creative than a mere photograph so I just combined the two skills.

TK: Did you ever take any photography courses, either in high school or college? 

MM: I took some intro classes in high school but most of the class time was spent browsing the internet. I taught myself everything I know about photography and photoshop and just applied what I already knew in the few projects that we had for school.

TK: What mediums do you use to make your awesome work come to life? 

MM: Other than the obvious photography and photoshop, I use a tablet to pain small details and real life scupting to take objects that I cannot realistically create in photoshop.

TK: So we heard from Raschel's interview that you're going to school for marketing. Have anything in particular in mind for after college? 

MM: I'm going to full force networking for my business. I plan on making a physical portfolio that I can send to companies and will be looking for an agent to help me find more work.

TK: How many projects have you been commissioned to do already and how many of those are still open progress? 

MM: I've had around 25 commissions and 8 are currently in progress.

TK:  Do you think you'll ever need to add more workers to your company? Do you ever feel overwhelmed with the amount of work you're commissioned to do? 

MM: I do sometimes feel overwhelmed especially having to balance school, commissions, and personal projects. Although I have a lot of support from my family, it would be helpful to hire an assistant someday. I spend 2-3 hours each day just doing clerical work and if someone did that for me it would leave me more time to edit. 

Well it was great getting to know you better as well as learning more of your mediums. I know I'm saying that I'm one lucky author to have you as my artist! Good luck with your company and I'm sure I'll see you more in more and more book covers, but also good luck in the gaming and movie industry!

Here is a list of her blog tour:

22: Raschel's Reads: Interview -
24: Andrea Heltsley: Promo/Interview -
26: Jessica Redmerski: '10 Weird Things' -
27: TK Knox: Interview -
28: Devon Ashley: ___ -
29: Beverly Sharp: Artwork Feature/Bio -
30: Amy Fournier: ___ -
31: Inna: Art Feature -

2: Kassondra Leigh: Musical Inspirations -
3: Urban Fantasies: Teenage Garage Sale -

Sunday, August 26, 2012


Hello everyone, I'm so sorry that you're seeing a downed site. I'm currently trying to update my site as much as possible but I haven't quite gotten there. I split the previous blog in two and I'm currently attempting to copy/paste the blog posts and dates to this blog.

On the up and up on writing I have hired a cover artist! We will be having her stop by this month for her blog tour. She is working with me for Lunar Eclipse's Debut in October (possibly November) And I have a word count for you!
Lunar Eclipse currently stands at a total of: *drum roll please*

23,000 words!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Time To Lose

It seems like I'm not going to get the chance to use my book as my homework. She wants short stories only, things that will only last up to four pages max. I do have someone to read it though, one of the English councilors for the free tutoring group that the school provides and so far  she is loving it. I'm happy to be editing what I have so far and working with someone who encourages me to do better.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

College Curriculum

School starts up in a few days and I am pumped to be going back to school, but i'm not to excited at the idea of leaving Anthony behind. I feel like a horrible mother to leave him behind while I go to school. It's almost enough to make me stop schooling until after he starts school of his own. Almost. On the up and up I'm writing all day today and I've managed to get all my books together. I'm also taking a Creative Writing class and I've talked to my professor about looking over everything so far and she said she'd try. So there would be my first Beta reader! Maybe I'll even use my story for the bulk of my course work? We'll see. Wish me luck for school!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Years!

So Happy New Years to all you readers. I'm glad to say that my holidays went well and my new job is rather demanding of my time still. Hopefully it'll slow down soon so I can not only spend some time with baby but also spend some time with my notebook and write. I'm happy to say I'm at 12K words on Lunar Eclipse finally, Dragon's Venom is at 20K and First Blush is still stuck at 16K, and I don't think that will be going up anytime soon. I'm afraid it may have fizzled out.

Anthony is growing so fast! He's trying to walk now but I'm not too sure it will take right away. He's saying Mama all the time though which I love!

Maybe one of these days I'll figure out how to turn this picture :/