Deep breath. blows dust from the old blog
I guess this is a good a time as any to put this thing to use once again.
Hey everyone! Thanks for taking the time to read this thrown together thing. I’m always up for meeting new writing friends, or people that just want to talk about random things. Seriously, total fangirl of just about everything.
I’m also a mom of two boys. They are my blessings and the reason I get up and do the things I do. Like, sacrifice entire weekends to the time-clock just so that I can be home for them during the week.
When not goofing around with them I’m probably following along with one of my husband’s random tangents. He’s got a tendency to get into various different things. i.e. various outdoor activities, trips, or video games (recently it’s been about building an arcade.)
The man keeps me on my toes and there’s never a dull moment. One of the many reasons why I love him.
I’m a paranormal fantasy writer who’s been known to step outside of her comfort zone from time to time and try other genres. I’ve been seriously writing for about five years now and have two completed and shelved ms and countless others that are collecting dust. (We won’t mention that long list of fanfiction on my hard drive.) As a writer, I’m constantly striving to better myself and work in hopes of one day mastering a craft I know will never be mastered. Probably why my stubborn brain latched onto the idea of being a writer.
My WIP, Stop the Raven is an Adult Paranormal fantasy that was originally posted on Wattpad under a different name, where I met my first writing buddies and realized that I wanted writing to be more than just a hobby.
The story follows Olivia Colt, one of many reapers that lead the souls of the dead through purgatory. They can live among people, interact with them even, and pretend to be what they’re not. Human. One rule to be remembered above all others, there are always consequences when dealing with death.
When Olivia’s mother dies, she takes a break from that life and returns home to Orchid, Texas to help her aunt and brother in this time of crisis. There she remembers what the simple life can be and finds herself falling for the small town boy, Travis. When the times comes to leave and return to her duties as a reaper, Olivia strikes up a deal with the others. An agreement that will allow her to spend a lifetime in her hometown with her family.
Of all the stories I’ve written over the past five years, Stop the Raven is the one that I’ve continuously come back to. Even after shelving it for a bit because I knew it needed a ton of work after it’s original draft and didn’t have a clue where to even start, but the characters and the concept stayed with me until I was able to make it into what it is today.
It’s also the reason I’m entering Pitch Wars for the first time this year. I’m looking for a mentor that will help me not only improve my current WIP but also my skill as well so that I can continue putting out bigger and better stories. I’m a fast learner and have a thick skin that can take criticism well. When pushed, I can work remarkable fast and am determined to have not just this story, but others as well on bookshelves one day.
Reading is one of my favorite past times and I’m never without a book to read at home or when I’m out of the house. Some of my favorite authors are Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, and J.K Rowling. Hand me a book from these three and I’ll probably love it.
Some of my other favorite books from other authors are Mortal Instruments, Interview with the Vampire, Book Thief, Silver Wolf, Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, The Night Angel Trilogy, and Normal.
Really the list could go on but I’ll leave at that.
When not reading, I’m also a huge fan of movies and television shows. Thank goodness for Netflix. I did say I was a huge fangirl.
Some of my favorite movies: Boondock Saints, Labyrinth. Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Breakfast Club, Harry Potter, Star Wars, DeadPool, IT, Most Disney and Pixar Films, The Dark Knight, Alice in Wonderland, Sweeny Todd, and Secret Window.
Some favorite television shows: Supernatural, Doctor Who, Walking Dead, Sherlock, Orange is The New Black, Stranger Things, Breaking Bad, Criminal Minds, Preacher, The Penny Dreadful Series, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
As you can see I have a habit of binge-watching shows, so I’ll leave it at that. I also like to play video games, but not as much as my husband does, and the game really has to capture my attention. I’ve also been known to go on trips here and there and go to a con or two.
That’s it. That is all about me and my writing. I’m looking forward to meeting other writers out there so if you to chat about writing, or books, or anything else you can find me on twitter.