Here's a video that went viral recently of a stray dog who attacks a mugger. The dog doesn't know either party, but he jumps in to stop the crime nonetheless. (Quick aside: Dogs are awesome) My new series, Guardian of the Present, features a kickass, tough, strong young woman named June. There's a sneak peek … Continue reading What Would June Do?
I wrote a book. It's about a world made entirely of clones. Here's how I came up with that idea and fleshed it out into a trilogy. I became interested in writing a book several months ago. I knew I wanted to write a dystopian YA science fiction trilogy, since that's the exact genre and … Continue reading Inspiration for Clone Crisis
If I didn't love science fiction and fantasy (SFF), I wouldn't be writing my own right now. If you're reading right now, I bet you love it too. What is it that sets these genres apart from the rest of the books out there? Here's what I'm thinking. 1. Escape SFF offers an escape from … Continue reading 10 Reasons to Love Sci-Fi and Fantasy
I don't know about you, but I used to love science fiction and fantasy growing up. Tell me a story about someone who doesn't realize they have magic until a crazy, unexplained event happens...and I am all in. Tell me about weird futuristic worlds with new rules and new technology...and I will read that story … Continue reading 10 Great Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books for Kids
The BAFMC, or Bad-Ass Female Main Character, is a welcome staple of the science fiction and fantasy genres. These are the heroines we don't often see in other stories. They are tough. They are powerful. They are thrust into a spotlight that they probably didn't ask for. They are BAFMCs. Let's look at BAFMC #2: … Continue reading BAFMC #2 Katniss Everdeen
One thing that's clear when you read enough science fiction is that the genre has more tough, scrappy, warrior women than any other genre I've tried. I'm a fan of dystopian sci-fi, and they seem to be even more prevalent in that genre. I've given them a name: The Bad-Ass Female Main Character, or BAFMC … Continue reading BAFMC #1 Diana Bishop
I published my first book a few days ago expecting fireworks, bestseller tags, and movie deals. Imagine my surprise to realize that no one was buying the book! Well, not "no one." The book has 1 sale and 195 page reads as of this writing. Meanwhile, let's look at Alexis: A Clone Crisis Prequel. I … Continue reading After I Hit Publish