Exploring the “What If”

Exploring the “What If”

Have you ever been so scared that the hairs on the back of your neck stood up? As an outdoor adventure-lover, I have faced many challenges: from raging rivers to snowy passes to lightning storms, and though I’ve never come face to face with a bear, I have seen...
Books I Couldn’t Put Down This Summer

Books I Couldn’t Put Down This Summer

Despite my family’s zeal to play hard all summer (meaning little time to read but who’s complaining?) I managed to devour several good books. I even tested out a few freebies just to see what other authors dabbling in the free market were writing. If...
How To Write a Book in 30 Days

How To Write a Book in 30 Days

Beginning a new book is the hardest task a writer faces. After months of daydreaming, researching, and dreaming up scenes, it’s time to get them all out neat and organized and into book form so people can enjoy it. Sounds easy, right? Well, it’s...
Volcanology for Dummies

Volcanology for Dummies

Every book idea begins with “what if?” For Love in the Time of Surfing, it was: “what if a woman gets drawn into a dangerous adventure to rescue her miscreant stepbrother?” I knew that the protagonist was some kind of scientific bigshot, and I...