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January 19th Tour Stop at Rayna Noire

Today, the 2016 Virtual Blog Tour for 'Daughter of the Drackan' stops at Rayna Noire. I talk about my early writing life, where it all started, and the bumps I hit along the way on my road to being an Indie Author.

Here's an excerpt from the interview. Click on the link for Rayna Noire above to check out the whole thing. Leave a comment, chat with me and tell me what you think, and enter to win a $25 Amazon gift card. And pop by Amazon - 'Daughter of the Drackan' is discounted at $0.99 through the entire tour!

I do remember vividly the night I wrote this novel’s final words—New Year’s Eve of 2007, and I was seventeen. Three different friends of mine had called me and asked if I wanted to join them for New Year’s Eve parties, and I had to turn them all down. I’d promised myself that I would finish the darn thing before the new year. As it turned out, I wrote the ending at 11:52 pm before jumping from my desk, hooting and hollering in my bedroom, and doing my own version of the happy dance while the ball dropped (no, I won’t go into the embarrassing details of my dancing techniques). Then, I wondered what came next.

January 18th Tour Stop at Rogue's Angels

We're starting the tour off on a good foot this morning! My first stop touring with 'Daughter of the Drackan' is at Rogue's Angels, where they've interviewed me on my writing and the release of this book.

The following is an excerpt from the interview, but head on over to Rogue's Angels to get the full interview. Leave a comment and chat with me there, and you're automatically entered to win a $25 Amazon gift card.

All kids have secret wishes, daydreaming about things they wish would happen in their lives or impossible things they want to be possible—like magic. My reason for writing was a combination of both. I had a bit of a rocky childhood, though I wouldn’t change a single bit of it for the world; it made me the person—and the writer—I am today. I spent years writing about things I ‘wanted’ in my life at the time, and most of it revolved around experiences I’d never had but hoped to have some day in the future when I ‘grew up’. Writing was a phenomenal outlet for me growing up, and it oftentimes gave me the hope I needed when nothing else would do. The other half of my inspiration came from my pretty ridiculous imagination—as I believe all writers have. Sometimes, the real world is just plain ol’ boring, and I found very quickly that I could spice it up a bit with writing about things that could never, ever possibly happen in this universe.