Book Soundtracks – A Theft of Magic

My first post about book soundtracks was more of a “what a book soundtrack means to me” or “how I craft my book soundtrack” type of post. From here on out, the posts in this series are going… 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

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

Altering the Victorian Era with Magic

One of the most interesting parts of the process of creating an alternate history is the research. I’ve already written a post with a list of my research materials for the Fay of Skye series (and I’ve pinned… Read More

Essential Magic

eBook retailers: Amazon | iBooks | Kobo | Nook Print retailers: Amazon | CreateSpace Essential Magic – The Fay of Skye, Book One A woman driven to excel. A man ashamed of his past. A desire that could lead… Read More

Research

A writer’s relationship to research is very personal. Some people try to avoid it at all costs. Some spend too much time falling down interesting rabbit holes. I’m on the rabbit-hole end of the spectrum, but I do… Read More

Adventures in Fiction

I’ve always known that I wanted to be a writer, but when I was six years old, it never occurred to me that writing would be hard work. I’ve been plugging away for years now, and have several… Read More