Signed Book Giveaway!

Today I’m trying something a little different here on the blog: In honor of the upcoming release of my new novel Boundary Crossed, I’m using this space to offer a free giveaway package that includes a signed book by Denise Grover Swank (trust me, if you like my stuff you’ll like this), two awesome bookmarks, and a tote bag to carry it all in. To enter, all you have to do is comment on this blog with the last great book you read. Seriously, that’s it. You can even come back later for a list of great book recommendations. Sorry–this giveaway is for … Continue reading

Cliffhanger Clarification

Okay, guys, I try not to use this space just for venting (like the rest of the world, I have a personal Facebook account for that), but there’s something that’s just been driving me nuts, and THE PUBLIC MUST KNOW. Endings. I want to discuss the difference (OMG THERE IS ONE) between three non-traditional devices for ending your story: the twist ending, the open ending, and the cliffhanger. (Note: This post includes unapologetic spoilers for the movies Ghostbusters, The Sixth Sense and Inception, because if you haven’t seen those by now, come on, what are the chances?) Let’s talk cliffhangers first, because that’s … Continue reading

The Books that Built Me

Well, the first draft of Boundary Lines is off to the beta-readers, and my three-month writing confinement is over. Like the groundhog, I have at last emerged from my winter den and taken a few blinking steps into the sunshine. (Hello, sunshine!) Because of my re-entry into the world, and the upcoming release of Boundary Crossed, my internet presence will be increasing in the next few weeks – which is why this blog includes a chance to win a prize! You know those viral things that go around Facebook, where you get tagged and have to answer questions, and then tag … Continue reading