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    More liveblogging Palm Springs

    Happy Saturday to you. It’s just after 10:30 in the morning for me and I am getting settled in for some quality editing time. As I did in my last post, I’m going to be taking you through the editing process for my latest book, Palm Springs (out June 21st) and I’ll just warn you now that spoilers are likely. There are some spoilers and even a couple excerpts in the last post, so be sure to check that out if you haven’t yet. Today I’m starting on chapter four, where we find Natalie, James, and Frankie in the car driving to Palm Springs. I’ve thrown in a few personal…

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    Live Blog: Editing Palm Springs

    I had to google “live blog” to make sure it wasn’t a term I made up in my head. So, cool, I’m not crazy. And that’s exactly what I wanted to do. This week I am editing Palm Springs for publication (June 21st) and I thought it might be fun to document a behind the scenes look at what goes into publishing content when you are a self-published author. If that’s not your cup of tea and you’re just interested in the interesting stuff, I’ll be sure to highlight it in some sort of interesting color so you can scroll straight to those parts. BECAUSE….. I’m going to be updating…

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    PalmSpringsxBidden Playlist

    Fun fact about me: I like to make a playlist for every story I write. They’re my soundtracks, auditory mood boards, and inspiration. For Palm Springs I have been really into a vintage 50’s/60’s mood with Lesley Gore, a bit of Latin with Connie Francis, some chillout classics from the like mid-naughties or early naughties? I remember that time, the transition from the 90’s into the 00’s was very post punk/grunge. I don’t know what I’m talking about but it’s just the vibe. And because you can’t have a playlist about California and not include Lana Del Rey she makes a few appearances. I’ll update it as I continue writing…

  • Story Thoughts

    The Future of the Bidden series

    Pack your bags, we’re going to Palm Springs! Book twelve of The Bidden Series will pick up a couple of weeks after the events in Contested Heart. The story will focus on Natalie & [have you read Contested Heart yet?] and doesn’t feature the other characters you know and love (the crews from Gallow Harlow and Fitson). For me personally, I really see this book as bridging the gap between the Bidden of yesterday and the Bidden of tomorrow. If you have been following the series since Candidate Four came out in April 2014 you may know that the book was intended to be a standalone. Yet, in truth writer…