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Testing a different cover for Kissing Magic – What do you think?

Let me cut to the chase. I’m testing a different cover for Kissing Magic, and if you answer a poll below, telling me what you think, you’ll be super helpful, I’ll be happy, and you&#…
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Some thoughts on wavy, bushy, and curly hair.

I have a black grandma, or had, as she’s been gone from this world for some time now. Since I knew her, she had thin grey hair that was snow white and straight. Perhaps because of her hair, perhaps …
Songs that inspired some characters in my novels

Songs that inspired some of my characters

I think songs can work on emotions, either through the melody, the lyrics, or a combination of both. I had heard that authors sometimes have playlists for characters, but it wasn’t something I did a…
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YA charity mega bundle – YA books for a good cause!

This is an exceptional collection of YA books! Half the MegaBundle profits will go to Mighty Writers, a non-profit organization benefiting children’s literacy that is also doing some important f…
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Star Spark by Day Leitao Release Blitz- excerpt and giveaway

  This is awesome. It’s my own book, and I’m happy to host it on my blog. This blitz is organized by Rockstar Book Tours There’s also a $20 giveaway, so make sure to scroll down…
Launching a book is nerve-wrecking

Star Spark is out – And why launching a book is terrifying

Star Spark is out today. Yay! It took longer to come out than I had originally planned, but it’s finally here. I’m really happy to bring these characters and this story to life. That said, launch …
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How a cover saved a book

Star Spark is the first novel I’ve ever written, or rather, the first novel I ever started to write. Oh, wait, there was that one novel I started when I was nine, but that doesn’t count. Anywa…
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Diversity is not what you think

I was thinking about “diversity” and “own voices”, and wondering if people who want “own voices” are interested in authenticity or only in confirming their own biases and prejudices, so I …
Portals to Whyland Reading Order

Portals to Whyland Reading Order

Portals to Whyland is a 3-novel + 1 novella YA portal fantasy series. If you’ve read them, you already know that, if you don’t, know that it has magic,  portals, other worlds, adventures,…

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