Since Alice has made her debut in the world, I have learned many things. Some lessons have not been the best experiences of my life (case in point: #CSLewisCarroll), but others have been incredibly exciting.
One such lesson was the discovery that I might just have a knack for world building. I found out when my dear friend Rebecca Cahill asked me to write a guest post for her blog, The Page Unbound. I was more than happy to oblige, until she told me the topic she’d like me to write about: World Building.
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Continue reading Author Toolbox: The Wonders of World Building
Well guys, it’s Thursday, and in my Twitterverse that means #ThursdayBookTease!
In honor of Alice’s upcoming debut (NEXT WEEK!), the theme for this week is LAUNCH and I’m just so excited, I thought I’d start the launch a bit early with a sneak peek at the first chapter!
So if you just can’t wait to get your hands on Alice, here’s the ultimate teaser! ALL OF CHAPTER ONE at your fingertips!
Continue reading Alice: The Wanderland Chronicles Sneak Peek!
Discussion Question 6
What are some of the parallels between The Wanderland Chronicles and Alice in Wonderland?
Continue reading A Parallel Universe
Discussion Question 5
There are so many other stories out there- why Wonderland?
Continue reading Wonderful Wonderland
Discussion Question 4
What do you like most about retellings?
Continue reading Why Retellings?
Discussion Question 3
Are there any Easter Eggs hidden in the pages of Wanderland?
Continue reading Surprise, Surprise!
I Love This Part!
Can you tell us one of your favorite passages? Why does this stand out to you?
Continue reading Discussion Question 2
For those of you who don’t already know, yesterday was a HUGE day for Alice. Her cover was revealed to the world, with EXCELLENT reception.
Honestly, I don’t know how it could have gone any other way. My editor outdid herself with the cover design. The color scheme is breathtaking and the attention to detail makes it an image that I could look at over and over again and never get bored.
Continue reading Style Evolution: Creating a Cover
‘I could tell you my adventures–beginning from this morning,’ said Alice a little timidly: ‘but it’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.’
-Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Isn’t life an adventure?
If you would have asked me five years ago (heck, even ONE year ago) where I thought I would be today, I could never in my wildest dreams have guessed what the real answer was going to be.
But before I get too far ahead of myself, let’s go back a bit.
Continue reading Welcome to Wanderland!
There are many people who hold the belief that 2016 was a garbage-fire of a year. I have to say, for the most part, I agree. 2016 was rough for a lot of people for a lot of different reasons. But as I look back on the past year, on a personal level, I’ve had a pretty good year. 2016 was a year of growth and discovery for me and I will always be grateful for the lessons I learned.
Continue reading What’s in a Year?