Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Hi there, Readers! All right, here’s the skinny. When You Close Your Eyes releases on May 17th with Boroughs Publishing, and to celebrate, I’m running a $25.00 gift card giveaway. The winner has their choice of either an Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card. Enter below! I also have great news. My science fiction novel, Astraeus, has

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The Hero’s Journey in Storytelling

The monomyth is the hero’s journey, broken into three separate phases that encompass the hero’s emotional and spiritual growth from his overall experience. In his writings, Joseph Campbell described a simple formula for these rites of passage: the departure or separation of the hero, the hero’s initiation, and the return of the hero, which encompasses

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Thoughts on Death of a Salesman

Prior to writing my stage play in December, I took a trip to the library and revisited Death of a Salesman, in addition to other plays. I needed to get back into the theater swing, and the best way I knew how to do that was to immerse myself in reading great plays. I had read

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Casting Astraeus

My upcoming Sci-Fi novel is about a young woman who’s a medical officer aboard the Sleipnir, a science exploration vessel 150 years in the future. They encounter a humanoid alien drifting in space, not wearing a mask, but somehow alive, and they bring him aboard. The book is full of delicious tension, and it’s been

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Tips for Tidying Your Manuscript

There is always that bone-chilling moment where you are about to submit your manuscript to an editor, literary agent, or publisher, and you hit Send. But have you done everything you could to get the manuscript ready? I’d like to share simple, but effective self-editing hacks I’ve learned throughout the years in self-editing. I usually

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