A Critical Eye

There used to be an ad on TV with the catch phrase 'Reading is Fundamental'. I agree. It is fundamental to improving a person's lifestyle. It is also fundamental for improving an author's writing. I'm not talking about reading someone else's work to glean the trends of the day, which is often cited as a reason … Continue reading A Critical Eye

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A Better Story

I hated "Of Human Bondage". I like to read classics and usually find myself not only entertained but touched by the books recommended through the ages. I was not entertained when I read "Of Human Bondage". I was frustrated, annoyed, and rolled my eyes so often I got a headache. What I remember most about … Continue reading A Better Story

By Any Other Name

The names of our books are changing as we edit them. I'm surprised by this. The names had remained the same for so long even though they were, for the most part, working titles. If you look at the photo of my original copies published through Lulu, you will see "The Marrilian" is the only … Continue reading By Any Other Name

Release of Quirni: Claimant Kinsley

Now On Kindle Book Three has been released on Kindle as "Claimant Kinsley (Book Three): The Quirni Series" so if you're searching Quirni, it still comes up, but the naming system has changed. Now, the books will appear with their longer names following what most other authors do on Kindle to share which book in … Continue reading Release of Quirni: Claimant Kinsley

Not a Woke World

Marril has undisguised inequality. Parcles revel in the way they have overcome Tenpole and use the miners to enrich their bank accounts. Those who are not enriched by Tenpole directly, still carry intolerant bias towards the miners. When I first envisioned Tenpole it was with only that in mind because this is a reality miners … Continue reading Not a Woke World

To Amazon or Not to Amazon

We are releasing the "Quirni" novels to Amazon as e-books. That is a form of self-publishing and most readers should be suspect of quality when purchasing a self-published book. I am, yet I have chosen to go this route. Prior to posting "Quirni" on Fiction Press, traditional publishing was an option. Once I posted, it … Continue reading To Amazon or Not to Amazon

The BMC Syndicate

Warning: the following contains spoilers about the Quirni Series. One of the big parts of Erica's past is a group that she created, the BMC. It travels with her through all of the books after the reveal in the third book, Clamant Kinsley. The BMC is a group with members from all over the planet Marril. … Continue reading The BMC Syndicate

Editing for Kindle

One of the most challenging things to manage when working, writing, editing, and publishing, is what to edit, and what to leave behind because we want to get it out there and clean for everyone to read and enjoy. The first time Quirni was published for Fiction Press, we went over it, but it wasn't … Continue reading Editing for Kindle

To Those Who Would Share a World

Quirni is a world created by the mind of a thirteen-year-old girl. Thirty years on, the world became an escape for a mother. The thirteen year old girl had grown, married, had two children, and gotten sick, barely able to walk. After a year of seeing various kinds of medical professionals with no prospect of … Continue reading To Those Who Would Share a World