Oriana: Home Stretch

I'm grateful to all of my beta readers for giving of their time to read and give feedback on Oriana. They all gave me some really good stuff so there's a lot to work through. Although all of the suggestions won't be incorporated, I'm learning from it. Like any creative, I'm constantly improving my craft … Continue reading Oriana: Home Stretch


Oriana: The Colony of Mondo D’oro

The planet Mondo D'oro was discovered during one of many missions to map the galaxy. As an inhabitable world, it became available for colonization and was granted to a group descended from the people of the Earth country that was known as Italy. Its name, Mondo D'oro, meaning Golden World in Italian, was chosen because … Continue reading Oriana: The Colony of Mondo D’oro

Names in Oriana

This is the second post in my series about my upcoming debut novel, Oriana. In the previous post, I talked about where the story idea came from and how it developed into the story it is now. This time, I'm going to talk about names. I'm a role player, meaning I play games like Dungeons … Continue reading Names in Oriana

Oriana and Olive Oatman

I'm getting ready for the release of my first published novel, Oriana! In anticipation of that momentous event, I'm going to have a series of posts related to the book. This would also be a good time to sign up for my newsletter to make sure you don't miss any of the fun. The idea … Continue reading Oriana and Olive Oatman

Oriana Summer Book Launch

I did it. The edits to Oriana were finished on time and I sent the proof copy to my beta readers last Sunday. I'm nervous excited to have my work in the hands of others. It's a scary thought. But I'm thrilled and feeling amazing at the same time. I'm so grateful to everyone that … Continue reading Oriana Summer Book Launch

Beta Reader Details!

I’m looking for beta readers for Oriana, a science fiction novel.   A beta reader is someone that reads an advanced draft of a novel for the author to provide feedback. This helps the author improve the story through editing. It’s helpful because we’re very close to our own work so we sometimes miss things. For … Continue reading Beta Reader Details!

Oriana Update!

I've been pretty quiet about my progress on my novel. This has been for a number of reasons. Mainly, a lack of progress. I'll make no excuses for that. I owe it to myself and others to be honest. I struggle with anxiety and sometimes with depression. I know I'm not alone in this. But … Continue reading Oriana Update!