Patreon Launch!

My Patreon is live!

Not familiar with Patreon?  It’s a platform that allows creators to connect with fans and find new ones–and make a few extra bucks along the way.

If you’re here, you’re already supporting me, and I am beyond grateful for that. But if you want to do a little more, check out my patron tiers and see if there’s one that’s right for you!

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As a Patron, you’ll have an exclusive look at what goes on behind the scenes, including teasers of what I’m working on, access to rough chapters as I complete them, and annotated paperbacks delivered to your door.

So whether you want to be a Raven or a Golden Eagle, there should be something for everyone–and every dollar will help me continue to create professional books for you!

Some Thoughts on Imposter Syndrome

I’ve thought about writing this post multiple times. I decided against it each and every time. I’ll let you judge whether I should have kept my mouth shut.

Imposter syndrome. That creeping feeling that you don’t belong, that you are a fraud, and that any moment someone will discover this and expose you. Perhaps you’ve experienced this? Perhaps you live under its great, gaping shadow?

Imposter syndrome is real. It is especially prevalent in creatives.Well-known, successful authors talk about their experiences with it regularly. It can be debilitating.

I don’t have it.

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SPFBO: Ten Finalists!

The SPFBO reviewers have chosen their ponies and the race is about to begin!

If you haven’t been following along, the SPFBO is a contest created by author Mark Lawrence to shine a light on quality self-published fantasy. Out of 300 entries, 10 finalists have now been chosen to compete for the top spot. And while The Blood-Tainted Winter is not one of those 10 finalists, it’s been a fun ride through this first round, I’ve made some friends along the way, and I can’t wait to follow along to the end.

Let’s take a look at our finalists:

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SPFBO Update: The Deadline Looms!

The deadline for the first round of the SPFBO is just a few short weeks away, which means the bloggers have only a little time to finalize their winners before the second round begins. Six more books have yet to be enthroned, but for now we have four finalists and it’s time to throw another spotlight on them!

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*Contains a Pirate Princess and Dissertation Beasties*


There’s this thing called a D-I-S-S-E-R-T-A-T-I-O-N in my life right now. (Shhh, we don’t say its name. Might wake the beast.) I’m nearly done, but it’s consumed most of my days for the last couple months, making it impossible to do any writing that isn’t academic.

Did I say impossible?

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