Blog Tour Begins!

April 19-26 my debut novel, The Mourning Ring, will be making its way across the blog-o-sphere. Check out the schedule (below) for special excerpts, reader reviews, and exclusive author interviews. Blog Tour Schedule Wednesday, April 19 Review at 100 Pages a Day Thursday, April 20 Excerpt at What Is That Book About Review, Excerpt & Interview … More Blog Tour Begins!

Fighting With My Writing: Reservations and Resolutions

Every so often, when my creative well has run dry, I get discouraged about my writing. I understand (from my community of writing friends and my shelf of craft books) that this is fairly common among the creative. Even if you’ve experienced writing/publishing success in the past, its not unusual to feel like a fraud wondering … More Fighting With My Writing: Reservations and Resolutions

What I learned from Charlotte Brontë’s independent will

This past week I had the opportunity to visit The Morgan Library and Museum in NYC and view the Brontë exhibit titled “Charlotte Brontë: An Independent Will” (after the famous line from Jane Eyre). It’s taken me a few days to process what it meant to me to be in the same room as some of … More What I learned from Charlotte Brontë’s independent will

Keep Your Story Straight with a Story Bible

This article was co-written by Sarah Parke and Elizabeth Beechwood. Some writing projects require a lot of research, particularly novels that incorporate mythology, historical research, or invented languages. If you’re working on a novel and finding yourself drowning in story details, you may want to create a Story Bible. A Story Bible collects all the … More Keep Your Story Straight with a Story Bible

Feeling Drafty: R.M. Romero Talks “Pants-ing” Her Way Through NaNoWriMo

Every November I get excited about participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). I like the sense of energy (and urgency) that it creates, whether you’re participating in community write-ins at your local library or sitting at your kitchen table furiously trying to make word count before midnight each day. This year, I had a … More Feeling Drafty: R.M. Romero Talks “Pants-ing” Her Way Through NaNoWriMo