Check It Out!!!!

If you have a second today, head on over and check out this interview I did with Kay about Shadows of Ghosts on Sorchia’s Universe (plus, there’s a never before seen excerpt from book 2 (about half of Chapter 1) “Reflections of Your Heart”!!!: Here’s the link: Novel Magic: Shadows of Ghosts by L.A. McGinnis  

Thank You!!!

Wow, I was truly humbled on Saturday at the turnout for my book release party.  Tons of people came out to help me celebrate the occasion, I (think) my little speaking part wasn’t a total disaster, and we had lots of good food and drinks and laughs. There were lots of really good questions that made me re-think how I want to develop the series going forward, and others that brought out the laughs, which, if you know me, is what life is really all about. As an added bonus, we all got to spend the evening surrounded by...

Book Release Party!!!

    Sooo….I’m planning my first ever book release party and I am a complete nervous wreck!  Not because I can’t plan a party, ’cause I can plan a heck of a party, but because I am going to have to, at some point, stand up and actually talk in front of people.  Not something I’m good at and something that I’ve actually been obsessing over since I first signed my contract.  Weird, right? You’d think of all the things I had to worry about, that would be super low on my list, but no…. Editing?  Got it handled-...

NaNoWriMo

Yes!  It’s almost here again.  THE MONTH!  The time of year when it feels like you simply have to write every single day.  The month when you make any and all excuses to sneak away and tap out a couple of words, or, if you’re lucky, actual, complete sentences.  The month when your husband is always looking for you, the house is a constant wreck, and you never know what’s for dinner because…WRITING TAKES PRIORITY. Which it probably should all the time, but hey, life usually gets in the way. So this year, like last year, I’m coordinating a...

Sometimes It Is All About The Destination

The day we arrived in Charleston she was underwater, as she often was, after every drenching summer rain.  It was disconcerting, dodging the hordes of tourists, umbrellas braced against the downpour, winding our way around knee deep water at every intersection.  Charleston, I’d thought, would be a proper setting for my story, rich with history and culture, but looking around at the drenched crowd, now I wasn’t so sure.  Scouring the travel logs, it had seemed far more exotic than rural, dusty Ohio (although the two ended up melding seamlessly into not dissimilar small towns). Charleston, it turned out,...

Release Day!!!

    “The only way to their future is through the past.” I am ridiculously excited about today!  In a pinch-me kind of way! After years of work, and about fifty- probably more- edits, this story is finally ready to be unveiled.  I’ve been asked for a longer excerpt from the book, so here it is: …Ian moved quicker now, but Logan didn’t back away, fueled in part by her own curiosity and because nobody pushed her around. When his golden eyes locked on hers, a strange, sweet feeling swept through her. The man…dazzled. With his fallen angel beauty framed...

Cover Reveal!

Finally!  It’s here and I can show it to all of you!!!   It’s a day that’s been a long time coming- the cover reveal for Shadows of Ghosts!  A big shout out to the awesome marketing crew at The Wild Rose Press for their work on this- and especially to  Debbie Taylor for her awesome artwork. But first, a little taste of the story: ‘Driving to South Carolina to claim an inheritance from a total stranger didn’t figure into Logan Dean’s long term plans. But she’d be a fool to pass up an opportunity, and her mother didn’t raise...

Workshops

I first began writing badly. It’s how we all begin writing, I suppose, if we are to be completely honest.  Much the same way that the Mona Lisa was not Da Vinci’s first, your best work will almost never be your first, although if you are very lucky, there may be some gems sprinkled throughout.  Last weekend, on Saturday to be precise, I had the privilege of taking a writing workshop with Margie Lawson.  I don’t have a lot of time these days, wedging precious family time in between too little sleep and too many sweets, and it seemed...

Are We There Yet?

MODES OF TRANSPORTATION I was researching how long it would take for a horse to get from Wick, Scotland, to Inverness, Scotland, and thought I might as well blog about it so when I forget in six months, maybe this will pop up in my search and I’ll save myself some time. So…it’s about 103 miles from Wick to Inverness (never mind the fact that Loch Dornoch is in the way) and a horse can travel anywhere from 10 to 40 miles a day.  Here’s the breakdown, courtesy of Cartographer’s Guild: https://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=19730 Roads/trails: 20-40 mpd Off road: 15-30 mpd...