Monday, April 14, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

My Writing Process Blog Tour

Hey everyone! I was invited by Eileen Caines to take part in the My Writing Process Blog Tour, and I'm super excited to get started. You can find Eileen on Twitter and Facebook to find out more about her and her book: WILL THE REAL PRINCE CHARMING PLEASE STAND UP?

Woo hoo! Let's get this party started.

To begin…

What am I currently working on?

As most of you know, I have my supernatural YA debuting on August 25th. I'm pretty freakin' excited about it. (And a little nervous, obs). So I've been working on book two for the Gateway series. I only intended for this story to have two books in total. However, I guess we'll see how it plays out. There's so much going on for Aiden in book two, that as a pantser, I have no idea what the ending will bring. haha

How does my work differ from others of its genre?

This is a good question and I wish I had a good answer. It's really hard for me to say what makes my book and/or writing so different from others, because I am a believer that we all inspire each other in some way. And you will always find similarities in everyone's writing/books. That's just a fact. All I can say is that I think my book(s) definitely show the type of person I am. I love fun, creepy, witty stories and characters, and I think THE GATEWAY THROUGH WHICH THEY CAME demonstrates this perfectly.

How do I write what I do?

I love writing supernatural stories because I am completely fascinated with the idea. I've tried to write other things like fantasy and such, but I didn't love it as much as I do supernatural. There's just so much about it that we don't know or understand and it could go so many different ways. It's creepy to think about the possibilities.

How does your writing process work?

I don't have much of a process. I just sit down on the living room floor, computer on the coffee table, and start writing. My husband often tells me that I'm gonna mess up my back sitting the way I do, but it works for me. It's comfortable. I'm starting to notice that my biggest part of the process is announcing on Twitter what my word goals are for the day. This holds me accountable and just knowing that there are people who expect me to hit that goal, really pushes me to see it through. It works. You should try it!

Well, that's it for the blog tour. Thank you so much to Eileen and for the next three bloggers who have opted in.

You can check out their posts on their blogs next Monday, March 31st.

Jessica from Fly to Fiction can be found on Twitter at: FlytoFiction
Ilene Gregorio can be found on Twitter at: IWGregorio
Rachel Patrick can be found on Twitter at: RachelllRaeee

For more information on my book THE GATEWAY THROUGH WHICH THEY CAME:
Add GATEWAY on Goodreads
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And Twitter

Thursday, March 6, 2014

On the Verge

Hey everyone! Today I'm featured over on Marci Curtis's blog for her On the Verge Series. Check it out HERE and learn more about Gateway and its main character, Aiden Ortiz!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014


Hello, hello!

Things are starting to pick-up around here. Sometime within the next month or so, this blog you see here will have a fancy face-lift. That's right. It'll be all nice and pretty and less congested with randomness. Super excited about that.


If you live in the Northern California area, I would love for you to attend the official launch party for GATEWAY. You can find all the details HERE. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


The cover for my YA supernatural debut was revealed today by YA Books Central. I'm incredibly grateful to everyone from YABC, and my team over at Curiosity Quills Press, for such a successful cover reveal. There are no words for the excitement I feel. Thanks to my designer, Ricky Gunawan, GATEWAY has itself a pretty fantastic cover. I seriously can't wait to see it in book form. Mark your calendar for its release on August 25th, 2014!

Click HERE to enter the giveaway on YA Books Central for a signed copy! 

Monday, January 27, 2014

3K Giveaway Winners


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Yay yay yay!!!! Congrats, Kelly! 

I'll private message you ladies with my email so I can get your prizes to you. Huge thank you to everyone who entered and I promise to have another giveaway soon! 

Monday, January 20, 2014

Scar Tissue Query

Hi friends! Thanks for checking out my query. Please give me your suggestions in the comments section. Would love to hear what you think. Cheers!

It takes one person to change your life. How they change it is up to you. 

Sixteen-year-old Delia Summers uses self-mutilation as a way to cope with her father’s abuse. Each cut releases the silent cries for help that she’s held back since childhood. With her parents’ divorce final, and her mother building a new life of her own, Delia and her sister Stephanie struggle to survive with their bi-polar father. 

Protecting her sister from their father’s clutches has become Delia’s full-time job. As the fear of failing her sister weighs upon her every day, Delia suffers the pressure of being the protector, and fighting to hide her shameful scars from the outside world. Her skate crew and her best friend Jenae are all she has to cling to when there’s no where else to go. But life gets messier when Delia finds herself connected to the new boy in town named Jackson––who just so happens to be her best friend’s new crush. 

As Jackson’s story unfolds, Delia realizes that scars aren’t always the permanent marks you can see, but sometimes invisible cracks in the soul that can run just as deep. Timing is everything in this crazy world and Jackson and Delia may have met just in time. Before Delia caves in to her desire to die, she may soon understand what it means to live. 

SCAR TISSUE is a YA dark contemporary complete at 65,000 words.