Music Makes a Difference

Having recently published my fourth book, I figured now was the time to talk about the music that inspired it. Every book I’ve written in the past year has a dedicated playlist on Spotify. I put together a playlist with a specific mood in mind and even search for new...

It takes the time it takes

I’m currently working through the first pass revision for Time and Tithe, the sequel to my debut novel, The Between. One of the questions people often ask me, whether they are writers or not, is how long it takes me to write a book. My typical answer is...

Working with a Cover Artist

We’ve heard it all before: Covers sell novels. But the process of making a good cover—a cover that sells books—is often hidden in the shadows. Cover designers don’t want to share their secrets… or they’re just too busy to do so. After having worked with my cover...

On Depression and a Common Writer

When I was twelve, my family took a trip to Florida. We arrived at our hotel at night, and my sister and I begged to go swimming. The pool was closed, but the ocean was right there waiting for us…. There was just enough moonlight that our mom let us, although...