Some characters are easier to write than others. Brenna presents a challenge for me because she’s a woman, she comes from a culture that honors individualism to a far higher degree than is the case with my own, and her femininity has to shine through in spite of her fighting skill. While women can certainly be tough, depicting her...
In the aftermath of the Kamerese Civil War, Cassie Velez and her affianced boyfriend, Jared Hohner, live as uneasy guests of King Alejo at his palace in Kameron City. Food shortages and a vitriolic press stir the passions of the Kamerese people, resulting in rioting and violence. Can Jared persuade the king to enact positive change and prevent...
I’ve been performing for as long as I can remember. Standing
in front of large crowds and being in the spotlight doesn’t intimidate me.
I can recall singing onstage during a performance of Der
Rosencavalier at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles,
seeing all the faces of a packed house and thinking, “Wow! All these
people are listening to me! Is this...
We all know the story.
In Chick Flicks:
Two romantically-challenged people meet, realize they’re destined
to be with one another, encounter a series of problems meant to separate them,
but in the end, the magical force of love draws them together into
In Romance Novels:
He’s a brooding bad boy who doesn’t talk very much. She’s a
stunning beauty with grand ideas of her...
Tradition drives the engine of prosperity in Devera’s ancient agricultural heartland. Deep, healthy soil, ground from the highlands over glaciated millennia and lavishly deposited over vast plains whose heights seldom rise more than a few hundred feet above sea level, support thriving grasslands that have been cultivated with meticulous care and preserved longer than any surviving written record. The...
I feel a restless desire to instigate revolution, a change in the way people think. While I really enjoy storytelling, sparking that sense of self-reflection lies at the core of what motivates me to write. I put words on paper believing that my readers will be different after my work has been read