Steel Time Excerpt

  I had the very great privilege of reading Steel Time by J.L. Gribble in the beta stages, and I am so excited to share this excerpt with all of you! In a world with vampires, warrior-mages, weredragons, and sarcastic… Read More

Memories of Magic

Check out an excerpt from Memories of Magic’s “Meet Cute”–where Olivia and Savit meet for the first time!

Romance Pet Peeves: Love Triangles

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I’m going to talk about LOVE TRIANGLES. Specifically, love triangles gone wrong. Which is most of them.

Romance Pet Peeves: Separation As Conflict

I recently read a book that really bugged me, and after mulling it over I’ve figured out why. I decided to make a blog post about it, and that spawned an idea for a semi-regular  blog series about my… Read More

Editors Are Our Friends

Today I am going to gush about how wonderful my editor is. A subtitle to this blog post could be: And Why They Are Worth Every Penny. (ETA: Also, I am defining friends here as: someone who always… Read More

Guest Post: Every Hero Needs a Sidekick

Every Hero Needs a Sidekick: Mudarra and Yusuf from SEVEN NOBLE KNIGHTS by J. K. Knauss Writing a novel set more than one thousand years ago has many pleasures and challenges. The character I had the most trouble adapting to… Read More

Book Soundtracks – A Merge of Magic

The book soundtrack for A Merge of Magic includes songs like “Brave Enough” by Lindsey Stirling and Christina Perri, “Gravity” by Sara Bareilles, and “Heart’s a Mess” by GOTYE.

A Merge of Magic – Fay of Skye Prequel

A Merge of Magic A Fay of Skye Prequel – Part One of Six Viola Fay Seward had the terrible misfortune to fall in love with her soul mate at the age of sixteen. Rather than inform him… Read More

Goodreads Giveaway for Essential Magic

I’m hosting a Goodreads Giveaway for Essential Magic! There are 10 copies of the paperback version up for grabs, so enter for your chance to win! Goodreads Book Giveaway Essential Magic by Cara McKinnon Giveaway ends July 31, 2016…. Read More

So You’ve Finished Your Novel. What Next?

This week on my blog I have special guest J.L. Gribble, author of Steel Victory and its brand new sequel, Steel Magic! J.L.’s going to talk about the revision process, something to keep in mind if you’re doing Camp NaNo this… Read More