Booksigning at In Your Write Mind

I will be signing books at the Seton Hill U Performing Arts Center in Greensburg PA on 6/23 at 7 pm. Come say hi!

How Magic Works: Visions

How exactly do visions work in the world of the Fay of Skye?

Magic in the Fay of Skye Series

Magic is a force in the universe of my world, one that can be manipulated by certain people and sometimes becomes corporeal in the form of gods and magical creatures. It is, from another perspective, a divine presence—an emanation of creation. So, just like there are many ways to discover god in our world, there are many ways to use magic in mine.

Sex and Magic: The Allure of Enchantment

In a previous post, I discussed some of the general context for why I like mixing magic and sex. In this post, I’ll get into the nitty-gritty details of adding magic into a sex scene.

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

Con Report – In Your Write Mind 2016

I can’t believe I haven’t already waxed enthusiastic about Seton Hill on this blog, but let me take a brief moment to say: if you are an aspiring writer, or a published writer looking to up your game… Read More

Writing Sex Scenes

If you have looked at the cover image on my website, with the sexy couple in the center, you can probably tell that I write steamy romances. I chose to write sexually explicit material for a few reasons…. Read More

Sex and Magic

To continue this week’s theme of romance and sex, I thought it was a good time to discuss how I bring the fantasy elements into my fantasy romance. Often in fantasy stories, the mages or supernaturally-inclined folk are… Read More

Essential Magic Blog Tour

Essential Magic releases in less than a week! To celebrate the release, I’m going on tour! I will be visiting various blogs all next week. Here on my blog, I’ll be posting a series on sex and romance,… Read More

My Indie Publishing Story

When I first started writing, I assumed my career would follow the path that was common at that time (the 90s-now I’ve dated myself!). I would try to find an agent or hope my work made it through… Read More