How to Write a Compelling Book Blurb (With Examples!)

The dreaded book blurb. This is the text you find on the back or inside cover of a book. It’s how you entice your reader to pick up your book and turn to the first page. It is the fundamental building block of book marketing, and writing one is no easy task. How do youContinue reading “How to Write a Compelling Book Blurb (With Examples!)”

What to do When Inspiration is Nowhere to be Found

It sucks to admit it, but I have landed in a dry spell. Inspiration is nowhere to be found, and while I know I should be writing, I can’t seem to gather the impetus to actually start. This got me thinking of ways I (and anyone else who ends up in this horrible quagmire ofContinue reading “What to do When Inspiration is Nowhere to be Found”

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”