December 18, 2018

I'm stoked to be teaching an online course for RMFW University in January called The Anatomy of Emotion. It's about using body language to make your fiction more authentic and emotional.

It's $40 for non-RMFW members, and I promise it's worth the money. I've tried to pa...

September 29, 2018

Free download of the Anatomy of Emotion Master List to help you write your characters' body language better.

August 31, 2017

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I'll be at the Colorado Gold Conference in Denver a week from tomorrow. (Please don't stalk me.) Though this is my second time attending, I'm taking advantage of the free pitch session for my first time. I get ten whole mi...

February 13, 2017

Hiya! Just wanted to let you know that I now have a segment on the RMFW Podcast, which is hosted by author Mark Stevens. The segment is titled Writer's Rehab, and in it I address bad writerly habits and how to break them.

Here's the most recent episode--my segment's at...

January 5, 2017

A few weeks after Donald Trump was elected president, and after I'd calmed down enough to be rational, I held a salon. I wanted to figure out a way to talk about politics online that would allow people of strongly differing opinions to actually listen to each other. An...

December 15, 2016

(And you can, too!)

It is a truth universally acknowledged that you should never try to discuss politics online. No one's going to change their mind, and you'll just spend an hour exchanging "sick burns" with some dude in Virginia with nothing to show for it but carpal...

October 29, 2016

Hi there! I've taken to lurking about the subreddit r/WritingPrompts in my spare time (hahahahahahaha) and I thought I'd post whenever I put something up. This first story I did got a pretty good response, and though it's by no means my best work, I enjoyed writing som...

May 14, 2016

This weekend my husband and I participated in Cotopaxi's Denver Questival! We did it the inaugural year in Provo and loved it. We were super stoked to find out they did it in Denver too. Here's a pic from near the end of the 24 hours:



March 7, 2016

Here's this week's nifty compilation of YA lit happenings.




Natasha's Pick:


A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers & Other Badass Girls, edited by Jessica Spotswood


Description (from Amazon): Crisscross America — on dogsleds and ships, stag...

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