Mic Check

Barker copySo, I don’t have this whole “professional writer” thing figured out. (Shock and awe.) I, like most people, am just making shit up as I go along and hoping to every god that I don’t fall flat on my face in front of everyone.

There’s one thing, though, that I’ve been thinking about of late that I really struggle with. And that special something is maintaining enthusiasm while marketing myself.

Read more

Not For Me

I’m going to voice an unholy, unpopular opinion… Read more

Q&A Ongoing

tumblr_m7o5bhV6XU1qgztfyo1_250Good Monday morning, gang! Phoenix is underwater and my kiddo is home from school. So here I am on the internet.

So last week I was supposed to be on the #Hashtag podcast with Mike Woods and Karina Cooper. Sadly, that didn’t work out because technology. We will get the bugs worked out and do it again. However, when we said we’d be taking questions, a couple of you posted to my Facebook page with some of your queries. As these don’t really refer to the topic we were going to use on the podcast, I figured I’d answer them here. Consider today an open Q&A period. My own Ask Me Anything without Reddit. Here we go… First question… Read more

UNVEILED Cover Art Reveal!

Today’s the day, my doves! I come to you with the cover for the second book in the Etudes in C# series: UNVEILED. To celebrate the cover reveal I am answering your questions about WILD CARD and UNVEILED (within reason, no spoilers, sweetie) on Goodreads ALL WEEK! Read more


So, once upon a time–about 10 years ago–I was in a room with three other people we’ll call Sunshine, 3PO and Booger. (Why do I call him “booger”? Because I picked him! HA! *rimshot*) All of us come from upper/middle class white upbringings. Essentially, we were a coffee house sofa and two cans of hairspray short of an episode of FRIENDS. Read more