Should I Read Fewer Books This Year?

I’ve been thinking about reading recently, as I haven’t been doing a lot of it the past few weeks, and Goodreads always sets a challenge for books to read at the start of the year. What I’ve been pondering is, should I read less? To someone who reads...

Cover reveal: The Star of Whatever

The Star of Whatever, the second book in my series The Western Lands and All That Really Matters launches, in a week so I’ll be sharing a couple of extra emails leading up to that. I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to bring you the next part of Princess...
“Please, please marry my son.”

“Please, please marry my son.”

Let me tell you a story. Stick with me. I used to teach creative writing classes called Freeing Your Creativity. I taught a lot of them, especially, in the early- to mid-2000s. I’d talk about what makes a story work, a bit about story structure, and we’d...