Guest Post by Stacy Overby

So today I have a special guest post by Stacy Overby, whose new novel, Tattoos, comes out this month. She writes a bit about her writing process even though she’s a pantser and has limited time to write. Here’s a bit about Stacy.

Stacy Overby is a columnist and graphic designer at www.ourwriteside.com. Her short stories and poems have been featured in multiple anthologies, online, and in lit journals. Scath Oran is her first chapbook and is expecting her first novel, Tattoos: A Black Ops Novel, out soon. She is the program director for an adolescent dual diagnosis treatment program by day and an author by night. Her day job provides inspiration for many of her stories. When not at work or writing, she and her husband are playing with their son, hiking, camping, or involved in other outdoor activities – if it is not too cold. She, along with her social media contacts, can be found at www.thisisnothitchhikersguide.com.

And without further ado, here’s her post.

 

I sat in front of my keyboard for quite a while trying to figure out what to write this guest post about. That’s what happens to me when something is left wide open. I freeze. At least most of the time. Occasionally genius strikes, but not as often as I would like. Mostly this is because I usually have so many things going on even my ADHD brain can’t handle it. But, my novel, Tattoos, releases in a couple weeks and I needed to come up with something fast. Like last week fast. Then it hit me, I could do a post about just this. What is a writing process for someone like me?

To understand what I mean by that, let me give you a quick snapshot of my life, because it’s not the life many other indie authors I know at least have. See, professionally, I am the program director for an adolescent mental health and substance abuse residential treatment program. I have my license as a drug and alcohol counselor and have worked in the field for going on nine years now. As the director, I often work 50 or more hours per week. Some of this is because I have a bad habit of taking on a lot, but some of it also is that I work for a small non-profit. While I’m the program director, I also tend to wear other hats there as well. I could give you more of my professional resume, but I think you get the picture from this on the professional front.

Then, there’s my family. While technically I have not been diagnosed ADHD simply because I have not found a need to do so, my husband has been diagnosed. This means I need to support the challenges he faces, such as time management and organization. These are not always my strong suits, but I’m better than him at them. Plus, I have a six-year-old son who is active and loves to be involved in things. Between the two of them, I have to be a travel agent, chauffeur, home decorator, chef, personal assistant, accountant, and more. Don’t get me wrong. They both do what they can to help me, but all that executive stuff usually falls in my lap.

Finally, there’s my writing. Yep. I manage to squeeze it into the rest of this chaos. And there’s one important thing to know about my writing before we get into the part about my process when I wrote Tattoos. I’m a pantser. Outlines and such are pretty much anathema to me. I did manage a mind-map of a novel idea once. Haven’t gotten the novel written yet, but I’m sure it’ll be nothing like what I’ve sketched out. You’d think that with all the organizational, executive functioning skills I’ve been forced to live on, both to deal with my own ADHD behaviors as well as managing the rest of my life, I’d be pretty good at using them. But, no. I can’t. I get the idea and then I run with it. It’s kind of like watching a movie, only I’m writing the script as it plays out.

Knowing this, it may beg the question—what writing process? If you pants everything, then there isn’t really a process, is there? Yes, and no. On one hand, the process is minimal. I don’t outline. I don’t plan for chapters. I don’t do involved character building, world building, etc. I just write.

On the other hand, there is still a process that happened. The idea for Tattoos came from a couple things coming together. First, I had been reading this series about these tough, ultra-kick-ass guys who form an organization to save the universe from the evils of the government. While there were things I loved about the series, it also was a romance series. Sure, it had sci-fi elements, settings, etc., but some of the most central elements to the plots for each book in the series came down to a romantic relationship. Not necessarily a problem, but not always what I want to read.

The next piece of this puzzle that brought about the idea for Tattoos is that a number of other space-faring sci-fi books tend to be more hard-core with the science part. Sure, there are arguments that even these aren’t hard science fiction because of the whole faster than light travel issue, but it’s bigger than that. These books, again while very good books, leaned heavily on science and the technology parts. It’s as if the technology was really the main character in the book. For me, these aren’t always very relaxing reads.

The final piece of the puzzle came in when I had to come up with something for NaNoWriMo back in 2011. It was the first year I participated in NaNo and I needed an idea. Fast. I’d been late coming to the NaNo table that year and if I wanted any prayer of hitting that 50,000-word goal, I needed something stat (Sensing a theme here? Yes, I tend to end up in a position of cutting things down to the wire no matter how hard I try not to). And the first inklings of what became Tattoos saw the light of day. What if I wrote the kind of sci-fi book I wanted to read? More character driven than technology driven, but with all the fun technological toys. More along the lines of Star Wars than John Scalzi books.

My first draft of Tattoos turned out like most people’s first drafts from NaNo do—pretty bad. I had the bones for a good book and I’d “won” NaNo, but that’s about it. One mistake I made at that point was trying to edit it right away. I got sucked into the temptation of getting it published on Smashwords right away, since being included in a wider distributing catalogue was a prize for NaNo that year. After having written that much on it and then trying to edit right away, I needed a break. I struggled to see the issues in the book and had a hard time figuring out where to go with the issues I could see. So, I walked away from Tattoos for a while.

A while turned into dabbling off and on with editing on it over the intervening years. I wrote two more books in the series, one of which still doesn’t have an ending. The Black Ops universe got bigger and more populated. The characters told me about so many more things going on than I realized when I first wrote Tattoos. I also learned more about writing and the writing process, including that I should not self-edit my work. I do well editing when I am working on someone else’s story, but I am too blind to issues in my own.

Enter Our Write Side into the picture. I’ve been working with the wonderful team at Our Write Side for a while now and figured it was time. Time to dust off my manuscript of Tattoos and bring it out into the light. The OWS team has been great to work with. From editing to marketing to just plain putting up with my crazy life, they’re wonderful. Because, of course, all of this has been crammed in around swimming lessons, choir practice, church activities, Cub Scouts, work functions, family time, and more. They worked with me to put together the book that comes out on December 15th. While I am scared to death to see this novel go out into the world—it means a lot with the history it’s had in my life—I am excited.

In the end, I wanted to share this journey with you for several reasons. One, I hope it helps motivate you not to give up on NaNo projects. Sure, they require a lot of work after that initial draft, but there’s gold to be found in that first draft. Two, I hope it reassures pantsers out there that it’s okay to write like this and you can still get published. Seriously, my first draft of Tattoos was all one long Word document. No chapter divisions, no word count goals, not even a clear end point until I got there. Finally, just because you may have a family and a full-time day job that eats a lot of time, it doesn’t mean you can’t do this, too. I get the added stress and challenges. As I sit typing this, the house is finally quiet after my hubby and son getting home from Cub Scout Camp and excitedly telling me about their day. Look for the opportunities to write and you’ll find them. Honest. I sincerely hope this glimpse into the process that birthed Tattoos has been helpful. Check out the book. Come find me on my website—www.thisisnothitchhikersguide.com—which is also where you can find all my social media. And, as always, reach out. Ask me questions. Let me know what you think. Tell me how I might be able to help you. Thank you, awesome readers, and always know where your towel is.

And here’s a little bit about her new novel.

Blurb

One hushed cry in the middle of the night, and Eli Thorson’s life unravels. A highly trained Black Ops specialist, he is used to danger, but Eli’s path forces him to confront the illusions he’s been taught his whole life — ones that make him question all the good he thought he was doing.
Unable to work for a command that defiles the oaths he swore, he works to untangle the web of lies and deceit he finds woven throughout his worlds. The tattooed marks of his profession run more than skin deep. As a Specialist it is his duty to protect the people, the laws, and all the United Earth Government stands for, even if it means taking down the entire Black Ops division to do it.

 

Preorder it today at

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KKYP8WT

https://www.books2read.com/u/4DlGB7

So whether you’re a pantser or a plotter, happy writing!

Julia

Find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for memes, inspiration, and weekly prompts.

 

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12 Days of Indies Sale

OWS is hosting the 12 Days of Indies from December 1st to the 12th. Each day they will feature different novels on sale for $2.99 or less. Participate in their raffle for a chance to win a prize for both readers and writers, a coffee mug or a lifetime subscription to Missinglettr, which is a great tool for scheduling social media posts. So check out the sale and grab Angelborn for $2.99 at https://ows-ink-llc.myshopify.com/collections/jk-allen-collection/products/angelborn-by-jk-allen

Here’s OWS’s blog post about day one sales here

Be sure to enter the raffle and enjoy the sales!

Happy reading!

Julia

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Glass and Ashes Releases Today!

So with everything going on with Angelborn, I haven’t really talked too much about Glass and Ashes. Glass and Ashes is the anthology that features my short story “Alison’s Wish.” The anthology is a collection of retellings of the Cinderella story and it’s full of twists and even darkness, as all good fairy tales are. Here’s the blurb.

“What if?”
It’s something people love to ponder. Now, OWS Ink has asked the question, “What if Cinderella was a little bit different?”
A different type woman? A different shoe size? A different type of hero? Or maybe a villain? What if she was never even a human?
And our authors answered. Prepare to read Cinderella stories like you’ve never imagined. Stories where Cinderella makes a different choice altogether, where she uses magic to make her own happy ending, and somewhere even magic can’t help her avoid her fate.

So grab your drink and curl up with our new versions of this classic fairy tale.

My story is about a teen girl who gets bullied at school. She finds a way to make wishes come true and gets her revenge. But what else will she wish for? And what will she do when her wishes don’t turn out quite as she expected? Here’s some excerpts.

There’s really something for everyone in this anthology. I was the Head Editor for this book, so I got to read all the selections and really loved so many of them. Check out Glass and Ashes here and snag your copy today.

Clay and Blood Book Review

Hello and welcome to this review! Rebekah Jonesy is a dear friend of mine and colleague, so I talked with her when Moss and Clay came out in May. You can check out her interview hereThe second book in the Mab’s Doll series is Clay and Blood, which comes out on Halloween—which is just perfect for this book as you’ll see when you read it. It’s got just the right amount of gore and murder for the day.

 

I absolutely loved Moss and Clay, so I was really looking forward into diving into Clay and Blood. I was actually lucky enough to be the developmental editor for both books, so I got to see how the stories developed and deepened in each stage. The best part of both these books is that it never mattered how many times I read them, I was sucked into the stories each time and enjoyed them as much as the first time I read them. Which makes an editor’s job both easier and harder. Easier because you enjoy the process more, but harder because you keep getting lost in how good the story is.

 

It has a lot of the things I loved from book one. Great characters I loved getting to know a little better, a lot of humor and comedic moments to break the tension, and a plot that you had to follow to see where it was going. It’s a super entertaining read and so well written. I read it in just a few days the first time and was sucked right in. It also has some heart wrenching moments as Gillian does some growing up.

 

Before we get too far along, let me tell you a little about the series and the characters. Gillian is the protagonist. She is a living doll made under the instructions of the goddess Danu by the fae queen, Queen Mab. She has a human father, making her immune to the effects of the poisoned metal fae can’t survive. She is sent to America to search out the rogue fae and bring them to heel. A mischievous kelpie, who goes by the usename Pitch, accompanies her and is her only friend as she tries to navigate the world of modern humans and crazed fae who murder.

 

Clay and Blood deals with a sick fae who is killing humans, but leaving no trace of the murders behind other than a few scraps of bloody clothes in the ground. Gillian has to figure out what type of fae they’re dealing with and how to stop them.

Here’s the blurb:

Gillian Gilchrist has no time to rest after completing her first missions for Queen Mab and the goddess Danu. There is still the cleanup to do, and that’s how she finds herself following the trail of devastation left by a rogue fae. Somehow this one moves through the trees without leaving any trace of its passing, except for the tattered and bloody clothing of its victims. In the dark woods Gillian can’t tell if the culprit she is tracking is insane, sick, or simply acting out its true nature, but she knows that the only way to find out is to track it, capture it, and question it. Unfortunately, that means following the scent of the victim’s blood soaked into the soil.

 

Gillian is a great character. She has her parents’ thoughts and knowledge, but not their maturity. She really starts to come into herself in this book, experiencing deep emotions for the first time and insecurities. Her magic also makes its first appearance, much to Pitch’s amusement. And Pitch is my favorite character. He’s hilarious and clever and the perfect companion.

 

I give this book (and this series) 6 out of 5 stars—I can do that right? I mean it’s my blog, so yeah, 6 stars! I would recommend this book to anyone. Start with Moss and Clay and grab your copy of Clay and Blood on Halloween.

 

Moss and Clay

Amazon Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CJWBYTK

Amazon paperback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1946382299

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/831818

D2D: https://www.books2read.com/u/bxZqG6https://dl.bookfunnel.com/g7cjknwe9p

 

Clay and Blood preorders

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H9W5XQW

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/894955

D2D: https://www.books2read.com/u/bppQjW

Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/clay-and-blood-rebekah-jonesy/1129517517?ean=2940156145935

 

And find Rebekah Jonesy online here!

Twitter: https://twitter.com/dirtyrjonesy

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorRebekahJonesy/

Blog: https://rebekahjonesy.blogspot.com/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8292001.Rebekah_Jonesy

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/RebekahJonesy

Author Central: https://www.amazon.com/Rebekah-Jonesy/e/B00NQ5Z1CS

Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1214371635362864/

 

On Releases

Hello all! As you know, I released my debut novel on the 27th of last month. I’ve been published previously in anthologies, but this was the first time it was all me all the time. It’s been a great experience so far. There’s nothing quite like having your book in your hands and seeing all the selfies of people with your book. So I thought I’d talk to you a little bit about what it’s like to release and some of the things that helped make mine what I would consider a success. I mean after all, I did set a modest goal for sales in a month and met it in the first couple of weeks. So let’s look at some of what I did.

Obviously this isn’t going to be an extensive list of what I did, but I did want to share some of my thoughts. I used to only use my Facebook author page to communicate on Facebook about my writing. But I realized a few months ago that people on my personal page were excited about my book coming out and wanted to know more. So I started sharing stuff on my personal page and found a lot of support from friends and family. Now that’s not to say I spammed them with buy my book links. In fact, I made sure not to post about my book at all more than once a week. And I didn’t start telling them about it six months or more in advance. I started teasing stuff out like excerpts and my cover reveal two months before release day. And I definitely didn’t include the links to buy each time. I tried to make it more personal and engaging than that, and it wasn’t all about getting people to buy my book. It was more just sharing my book and my excitement with the world, and I really think that translated well. I’m friends with a lot of authors on Facebook, and quite frankly, we all get sick of the book links spamming that goes on every day over and over again. I didn’t want to be that person. So keep in mind your friend list cares about you as a person, and not just an advertisement for you to get their money.

I’ve also been working hard behind the scenes to do local signings. A lot more people than you think like to support local authors and people in their community. Now I deal with a lot of anxiety, especially social anxiety, so this isn’t the easiest thing for me to go out and do. But I know it’s good for me and for the community. The first signing I set up is at a local library branch. I’m offering a Q and A on writing and publishing, since I work for a small press, so I’m hoping to help people better understand the publishing process and not just sell copies. And we are advertising it this way, as an opportunity for others to learn a bit more on how to get published and not just to meet little ole me. I’m also happy that the library will be doing its own advertising for the event. So it’s not just all on me (though you should be prepared if it is). I’ve started to let people know that I have an event in January coming up and will start to seriously promote it as it draws sooner. I find if you invite people too early, they forget about it and just don’t think about it. I’ve also got two more venues asking me to do a signing with them. It’s nerve wracking, but also exciting.

I also did special things to celebrate my release. On the day of, I hosted a small Facebook party where me and some friends talked about Angelborn. My editors and some friends who had read it all participated, but it wasn’t your typical takeover event. The focus was on my debut novel and not just them selling their books to my audience. This gave more people a real idea of what my book was all about and didn’t take the focus off of it. They did still introduce their writing at the end of their segments, along with where you could find them online, but it was really my special day. Not saying that everyone can take that approach. I think these people really loved me to do things this way and have so much to say about my book, but it’s something to consider if you really want to acquaint your friend list to your book. It also really made me feel great on release day. I kept it short, only 4 and a half hours long. I find that things really die off when events go too long. And afterwards, I was able to enjoy my night, going out for sushi with my sissy and spending quality time with the fam. I also made my party feel more like a real party. Since my guests were all talking about my book, I didn’t have to go crazy trying to “sell” it. I posted pictures of the special cake my sissy made for the day and shared some cocktails another friend of mine had designed for my series. Team Angelborn and Team Demonkind drinks special just for me! It made for a more fun environment, and I liked the laid back approach. Think about ways to get engagement up.

But the party doesn’t stop there. I decided to host an in-person event for people to help celebrate my release. It’s on Sunday, and I am so excited for it to happen. I will be selling copies of my book for people to have signed by me, but it’s not the focus. There will be lunch, prizes, games, making bookmarks, and a small reading by me before the signing. It’s a tangible way to have people show their support for you and really celebrate all the hard work you went through to get to this stage. I’m a big believer in celebrating these victories in your writing career. We rented out a hall for a great price (while supporting veterans) and like I said we have prizes! My publisher uses Red Bubble for their merch and my amazing designer came up with some fabulous stuff. (Here’s the link to check out my pub’s merch for ideas, and my specific merch, the Angelborn merch based off my cover and Team Angelborn and Team Demonkind merch so people can pick a side to rep). I’m doing some small and big prizes based on raffles and the games we have going on. It costs a little money, but with people out in the world showing off your merch, that’s free advertising. Plus I’m happy to share this awesome stuff with my family and friends, because I really do love their products. And the best part of Red Bubble is there’s no up front costs. As long as you have the designs, you just upload them. They don’t print until they have an order, so you don’t have to pay to make a bunch of merchandise to have to turn around and try to sell just to get your money back.

Well, that’s all I have time for to talk about today. Maybe I’ll let you know later how my in-person party went and more about my local events. Hope you find this helpful, and if you do want to snag a copy of Angelborn, it’s on Barnes and Noble online.

Happy releasing!

Julia

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Angelborn Blog Tour Kickoff!

So Angelborn releases on the 27th! In preparation, there’s a blog tour going on starting today with author interviews with me and book reviews of Angelborn. Angelborn is about a girl who thinks she’s a normal teenager until she gets a bruise that won’t heal and starts having strange dreams. She’s thrust into a world she never knew existed and has to stay out of the hands of a powerful half demon while keeping her loved ones safe. Follow along with Ginny’s adventure by pre-ordering for the sale price today at Amazon.

Here are some excerpts from the book

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The tour kicks off with Our Write Side at https://wp.me/p9SAMH-fe

And here are the other stops on the tour. Stop by and check them out!

9/15: Author Interview http://afstewartblog.blogspot.com/p/interviews.html

9/16: Book review: www.thephantomparagrapher.blogspot.com

9/19: Book review: Hines and Bigham’s Literary Tryst | Indie Authors Helping Other …

9/20: Release announcement: https://rebekahjonesy.blogspot.com/2018/09/angelborn-by-jk-allen.html

9/22: Author Interview: https://rebeccarpierce.wordpress.com/

9/27: Author Interview: https://plotmonster.wordpress.com/

9/27: Author Spotlight: https://timothybatesonauthor.weebly.com/

9/29: Book spotlight: https://timothybatesonauthor.weebly.com/

9/30: Book review: Crliteraryblog.wordpress.com

10/2: Author interview: https://rebekahjonesy.blogspot.com/2018/09/author-interview-with-jk-allen.html

Don’t forget to check out these stops to learn a bit more about me and my debut novel. In the meantime, happy writing!

Julia

Scath Oran Interview with Stacy Overby

The Wee Folk. The Fae. Fairies.

Whatever you may call them, they have whispered secrets in this collection of poetry plucked from the halls of Tír na nÓg. But, be forewarned, not all is as it seems on a journey through the shining realm. Come, take a step into the fairy ring as songs of the Fae drift on the damp night air.

 

Today we are here to talk about a special project, Scath Oran by Stacy Overby. This is a speculative poetry chapbook based on mythology that explores several different forms. It’s an ambitious project, but one that I really enjoyed exploring. So without further ado, here is my interview with the mastermind behind this collection.

 

How long have you been writing poetry?

I’ve been writing poetry on and off for about 25 years. Yes, I still have those angst filled notebooks of poems from high school. And, no, I’m not going to share them, at least not at this point.l

 

What draws you to poetry?

I grew up loving music. I also grew up in a family where history was important. Understanding where we came from and who we are. In the course of these two things, I discovered we, as human beings, have a rich history of oral storytelling. This was some of the first poems I discovered and fell in love. This is what keeps bringing me back to poetry, that lyrical, rhythmic way of building layer upon layer of meaning in such a short and memorable time frame.

 

What do you find different writing speculative poetry than other topics?

I think speculative poetry can be a bit more challenging in that you not only have to sell the poem itself, but the notion that this completely fictional scenario is real. Even if the poem is beautifully written, not convincing the reader the banshees are really out there howling in the storms will still lead to a poem that falls flat. It’s that added challenge of building a connection with readers.

 

Where did the idea for Scath Oran come from?

Oh boy, let me see if I can put it into words that make sense. There were a couple things that came together and influenced the birth of Scath Oran. First, a writing group I am in had the challenge to create a personal project within a certain time frame–I don’t honestly remember how long anymore. At that same time I had been working some with an amazing poet, Dusty Grein, on classical forms and, particularly, meter. Then throw in a liberal dash of my love for all things speculative, and some of the early poems for Scath Oran were born. From there I decided to try to make a collection out of it.

 

Take us through your process of writing poetry.

Process? There’s a process? Oh, wait. I’m not supposed to say that am I? Honestly, a number of these poems started off pretty off the cuff. Watching clouds drift by creating crazy shadows on the ground or the way thunder rolled through a valley one day when I was out camping. Then it’s dash the words down on paper. This collection was also about exploring a number of classical forms as well, so I tried to pick forms I hadn’t used too much in the collection. The meter part came with the form, at least as much as I could at first. Then it’s the refining and editing parts. Is the meter correct? Should I break the meter or form in a particular spot? Do the images stand up? I had lots of help with these last bits. Each revision was about honing the piece to capture the essence of the poem, that image, as quickly as possible.

 

What did you learn from writing Scath?

It’s hard! Well, not hard, but man, the work that goes into a poetry collection is crazy. Are each of the poems lending something to the whole? Should one–or more–be taken out? Should something get added in? In what order should the poems be in the book? What is the overall message and theme of the book?  How should they be laid out? What fonts? Should titles be fancy with the body of the poem cleaner? The list goes on and on. Way more than what I feel like there are for a novel. But, I also learned through all these questions, that this is what brings a classy book to the table. The art of poetry is as much in the presentation of the final poem as it is the words of the poem itself.

 

You used a lot of form poetry in this chapbook. Do you prefer form to freeverse? And why?

That’s a tough call. Some of the underlying intention in this collection was to focus on forms. Free verse seems so much bigger, I liked the idea of veering away from it. I also find I love the challenge of fitting my poem into the mold of a particular form and meter–which are additional layers to build emotion upon in a poem. However, with free verse, even though there are no real rules for this, there is the added challenge of creating a stunning poem without anything to guide you. In the end, I’d have to say each has its place and I like both directions for different reasons.

 

What’s your favorite form? Why?

I don’t know if I have a favorite form. The sonnets were fun because they are so recognizable as a form for most people. Triolets are a challenge due to the repetition used in this form. The most interesting form I used was the paradelle. This form was originally created by Billy Collins as a joke. Here’s a link to the form itself and you’ll understand why it is such an interesting form to try to use effectively: http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/poetic-asides/poets/poetic-form-paradelle.

 

What does writing mean to you?

Writing is my sanity, sometimes literally. I am the director of a dual diagnosis adolescent treatment program. We do TONS of trauma work with the teenagers in the program. There’s no way a provider can work doing the things we do and not run the risk of secondary trauma from listening to all the horror stories these teenagers have lived through. Writing is one of my major outlets and coping mechanisms for staring into that abyss as much as I do and plan to continue doing.

 

What other genres do you write?

I also write speculative fiction.Anything in the fantasy, science-fiction, or even along the fringes of horror is fair game for me. Keeping it speculative allows me to write some of the things I deal with at work in a way that protects anyone who may have influenced the writing. Plus, this is what I was raised on. My dad loves this stuff and passed that love of “what if…” on.

 

Tell us about your future projects.

I am working on the edits for my first novel, Tattoos: A Black Ops Novel. It’s a space opera exploring devotion to duty versus personal values and what happens when views of what the perfect world looks like collide. A couple short stories from this world have been published in Rhetoric Askew’s Askew Anthologies series.

 

Where can we find you to learn more? 

I can be found at www.thisisnothitchhikersguide.com for my blog. For social media, I’m at www.facebook.com/thisisnothitchhikersguide, www.twitter.com/dontpanic2011,  www.instagram.com/mamawisper78, and https://www.pinterest.com/thisisnothitchhikersguide. Come chat with me! I love the company!

Pick up your copy at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GSZNWCP to explore with the tricksy fae today!