Momentum Cover Reveal

Drumroll, please! Here is the cover AND blurb for Momentum, the sequel to Connection. On Wednesday, August 21st, I’ll post the first chapter. Momentum What’s a cruel ex-boyfriend compared with a government organization out for your powers? Aaron and Anna have fallen in love, despite an ex that threatened to tear them apart. When they[…]

Pitch Madness: The Apprentice

I’ve submitted my most recent YA novel to the contest, Pitch Madness. People are posting their Pitch Madness submissions on their blogs because we’re all morbidly curious, so here’s the pitch/excerpt that got me to round two. I hope I get into the finals — there will only be 60 finalists! Name: Emily Ann Ward[…]

How–Or If–A Character’s Gender Affects Their Influence On Plot

I love the Walking Dead. It’s a great show. Addicting, action-packed with flawed yet likable characters. But I’ve noticed something recently. The men make all the decisions. The men are the ones driving the plot. The women? Not so much. They’re usually subplots. For example, Andrea’s botched suicide and her wanting a gun; Beth wanting[…]

How To Become A Best-Selling Writer On Amazon (with little emphasis on “Writer”)

1. Write in a popular genre, even if you hate it. The popular genres: mystery/thriller, romance, erotica, and young adult in some genres, like paranormal. Anything else, pretty much forget it. Fantasy and scifi is only read by weirdos, literary is too boring, historical is for old people. Go where the money is, even if[…]