My short story Pigeon Post is now available

I’m pleased to announce that my latest short story, “Pigeon Post,” has been published today, even a little bit ahead of schedule. “Pigeon Post” is a short story, but at 13,000 words, it’s not a very short one, and at $0.99, it’s not expensive either. It’s part of my shape-shifter series and stars Kelsey and Rue, the main characters from True Nature. If you have read other books in that series, you might remember that the Wrasa, my shape-shifters, are much more lesbian/gay-friendly than your average human. So it’s no wonder that their PR experts come up with an interesting …

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Nature of the Pack is out!

I have a new short story out today! “Nature of the Pack” is a companion story to my paranormal romance True Nature. In True Nature, human Rue and shape-shifter Kelsey went through a lot and both matured during the course of the novel. But there are still obstacles they need to overcome to build their life together—among other things, Kelsey needs to convince her alpha parents that her place is with Rue. I hope you will enjoy accompanying Kelsey through that adventure too. “Nature of the Pack” is available as an e-book on Amazon, but it will soon also be …

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Writing hours in October

Another month is over. Just seven more weeks until I give up my job and start being a full-time writer. I’m starting to count the days… As is the norm for me, October was a busy month. My new novel, True Nature, has been published, and the sales numbers are incredible, so that’s very encouraging for next year, when I will make a living writing. I wrote every day in October, mainly working on revising my novel Hidden Truths, which will be published next spring, and translating Something in the Wine into German. I also wrote a Christmas short story …

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True Nature is finally available!

My latest novel, True Nature, has finally been published today! And when I say finally, I mean FINALLY. I first started working on True Nature in December 2010 and finished the first draft in April 2011. Then I planned on putting the manuscript aside for a few weeks while I waited for my beta readers to catch up. In the meantime, I wanted to write a short story. A short story which ended up as a 100,000-word novel titled Something in the Wine. Then I switched publishers and started to republish my “old” novels. So in the end, two years …

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Writing hours in September

September is over already, and October is starting with a bad cold for me. I have people calling me just to hear my “sexy” hoarse voice. Other than that, I’m doing well. Counting the days until December 22, when I will finally be a full-time writer. September was just as busy as the previous months, though mostly with editing. True Nature is now with the layouter and the formatting guru, and the cover is in the works too. I also finished Nature of the Pack, an 11,000-word short story featuring Kelsey and Rue from True Nature. I’ll send it off …

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Writing hours in August

Another month has gone by, and it feels as if we’re slowly approaching fall here in Germany. Normally, I’m a bit sad when summer is over, but this year, I don’t mind. I will give up my day job at the end of the year to focus on writing and editing, so the end of summer means that there’s less time to wait until I can finally live my dream. I got the content editor’s feedback for True Nature in August. To my great relief, she loved it. I’ve been working hard on using her advice to make it an …

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Book giveaway — 2 signed copies of Beyond the Trail

I’m in a pretty good mood today—my shape-shifter short story collection, Natural Family Disasters, is out and selling well, I sent off my novel True Nature to the content editor yesterday, and my new website should be up soon.  To celebrate all of that, I thought I would give away two free signed paperback copies of my other anthology, Beyond the Trail. Beyond the Trail includes six short stories that give us glimpses into the lives of Luke, Nora, and the other characters from Backwards to Oregon. The Blue Hour: When her mother dies, twelve-year-old Lucinda Hamilton decides to start …

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Writing hours in June

I spent most of June with my shape-shifters. Fictional ones, of course. I finished the last revisions of Second Nature, wrote a new short story for Natural Family Disasters (a shape-shifter anthology), and started revising True Nature, the sequel or rather spin-off to Second Nature. I put that manuscript aside when I had the idea for a short story in summer 2011… One year later, that short story had turned into a full-blown novel titled Something in the Wine. So it’s been two years since I last looked at True Nature and can now take a more objective look at …

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Hundred days…

Today is day 100 since I started working on my newest novel, True Nature. Since True Nature is a pretty fast-paced book, I estimated it to end up around 100,000 words (compared to the 140,000 to 180,000 of my other novels), and it seems that estimation was fairly accurate. My main character is Kelsey Yates, a wolf-shifter, whom you met in Second Nature. Her love interest and main character number two, Rue Harding, is human. There seems to be a convention (or maybe it’s a cliché) in paranormal romance, that if you have a human/werewolf or human/wolf-shifter pairing, the wolf …

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