Tag Archives: new fiction

How Many Rejections Can You Take?

Comparison is the thief of joy. I’m positive Teddy Roosevelt wasn’t talking about writers when he said that, but for those of us still in the aspiring-to-be-published category, it most definitely rings true. When you’re the person still wondering if … Continue reading

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Good Book Alert!

Good book alert! I recently finished Fiona Cummins’ book Rattle (The Bone Collector #1). I have been relatively lost in the world of H.H. Holmes, reading everything I can that’s within a certain time-frame to his life. I go to … Continue reading

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Excerpt #2 from The Devil Inside Me

Another excerpt from The Devil Inside Me! Meet Detective Davis Dunleavy, our protagonist, as he encounters the first crime scene. I’d love to hear your feedback via comments, and if you’d like to read more, sign up for my emailing list here! Detective … Continue reading

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What Makes a Serial Killer?

On April 4th, Fourth and Sycamore published my short story, “Downright Devilish,” which is the first in a series of shorts to re-imagine the childhood of Dr. H. H. Holmes, Chicago’s (allegedly) first serial killer. Continue reading

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Plotting vs. Pantsing

Are you a plotter or a pantser? Do you need a method to help you plan without making you feel cornered? Continue reading

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Local Author Fairs

Are you a book lover? Are you obsessed with certain authors? Do you wish you could meet them, have them sign your copy of their book, ask them questions? Then check out some of your local author book fairs! It’s … Continue reading

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An Excerpt from The Devil Inside Me

In honor of the blog being around for two months, an April publication date for a short story, and finally beginning the last third of The Devil Inside Me, here’s an excerpt, introducing Ephraim Trueworthy Webster, our antagonist (though he doesn’t … Continue reading

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