Books in the Pipeline: What’s Coming Next

Some of my early readers have asked if Chasing Fireflies will have a sequel. The answer is: sort of. I never intended to write a sequel that follows Liam and Maverick after the end of the novel. However, there are many secondary characters I feel don’t get the attention they deserved in the first book.Continue reading “Books in the Pipeline: What’s Coming Next”

Commonly Asked Questions about Chasing Fireflies

I wanted to answer some questions I’ve gotten over the past couple of months from readers about Chasing Fireflies. No major spoilers are addressed. You can also check out my interview on the Tattered Spine! What is your favorite scene? My favorite scene was also the most difficult to write. It’s the scene when LiamContinue reading “Commonly Asked Questions about Chasing Fireflies”

Why I Went with Self Publishing

When I started writing (I was fourteen when I wrote my first book), I dreamed of becoming a traditionally published author. I spent hours imagining the moment when I’d get an offer from a major publishing house with a million-dollar advance (I mean, haven’t we all?). However, like Rainey discovered in Chasing Fireflies, I quicklyContinue reading “Why I Went with Self Publishing”

Collins’s Family Recipes: Blueberry Crumble and Caramelized Onion Risotto

For those of you who have read Chasing Fireflies you will know that Maverick loves to bake. Baking and cooking is actually one of my own passions (to be honest, the passion stems from my love of eating rather than making, but that is neither here nor there), and several of the dishes I referenceContinue reading “Collins’s Family Recipes: Blueberry Crumble and Caramelized Onion Risotto”

Chasing Fireflies: The Inspiration Behind the Book

Many months ago, I mentioned that there were several elements in Chasing Fireflies that were inspired by my own experience in high school. This certainly isn’t an invitation to assume that every detail was based on reality (my life was not nearly so interesting or dramatic). I never had my clothes stolen from the girl’sContinue reading “Chasing Fireflies: The Inspiration Behind the Book”

Chasing Fireflies – The Soundtrack

It’s an age-old argument: Which is better, books or movies? For me, it’s a draw. I love them both, though for different reasons. One can immerse you in the thoughts of the characters, the other provides a visual masterpiece. One is a silent escape, the other is something you can share over a bowl ofContinue reading “Chasing Fireflies – The Soundtrack”

RELEASE DAY: CHASING FIREFLIES

The day is finally here! Chasing Fireflies is OFFICIALLY ON SALE. Give me a moment, I need to pinch myself! Yup, it’s definitely real. For those of you who have pre-purchased a copy, thank you – I hope it arrives in your kindle or in your mail safe and sound! Also a huge thank youContinue reading “RELEASE DAY: CHASING FIREFLIES”

Criticism and How to Respond to a Negative Review

This week, I wanted to talk a little about criticism. Let’s face it, criticism is unavoidable in almost any field of work, especially in the creative disciplines, and in the current age of the internet, it’s positively rampant thanks to the safety of anonymity. The reason creative disciplines are such common targets is because theyContinue reading “Criticism and How to Respond to a Negative Review”