Chatting about books, plus some upcoming events

Hey, kittens!

Today, I’m chatting with Kester about books and writing over at LILbooKlovers. Here’s a link. Also, here’s a snippet from our convo…

6. As a veteran author with ten novels and three art books under your belt, how has your writing process evolved from your first book to your current book?

I’ve learned to accept my process, which at best is chaotic. I no longer criticize myself for not outlining or for hitting a blank wall or for throwing out thousands of words. If that’s what it takes to get to the heart of my story, then that’s what it takes.

[Yikes, I think I told him all my secrets…]



If you’re a local writer and you participated in NaNoWriMo2017, you might want to attend the upcoming panel on Dec. 2, in Orange, California. Here are some details about that event and I hope to see you there! [Whoa, I have to figure out what to wear, go over my notes, but wait I have a magazine to send to the printer this week and… this is the life of a writer!]

Thank Goodness It’s Over… Now What?

Join us for a panel featuring local authors who have participated in NaNoWriMo and have gone through the publishing process speaking on what happens after the first draft. We’ll be discussing revision and the different publishing pathways (self, indie, and traditional), as well as establishing writing habits and other “life of a writer” topics.

Panel featuring authors Sara Elizabeth Santana (The Awakened Duology) and Merrie Destefano (Lost Girls), hosted by Amber Morrell (NaNoWriMo North Orange County Municipal Liaison).

City of Orange Public Library Foundation

407 E Chapman Ave, Orange, California 92866


10 am – 11 am: Author Panel
11 am – 1 pm: TGIO Potluck Party

This event is a potluck! Please bring snacks to share.

Also, I wanted to remind everyone that today is the last of my Black Friday – Cyber Monday sale. If you want to grab one of these books at .99, today’s the day!

Please note, I have books featured in all of the below events.

And there are some other cool events going on that I’m participating in, as well. Here’s a link to the Book Blitz below. Today is the last day for this event.

Celebrate November by taking an adventure! This carefully curated list of Kindle Unlimited SciFi/Fantasy books is perfect for losing yourself in another world. Here’s a link to this event.

Looking for some new SciFi/Fantasy? You might discover a new world and new author to fall in love with in the event below. Link here.