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!

New Cover!

The book has a new cover! I've been feeling excitement around my book again and I felt it needed a new visual so here it is. You can get chapter one by signing up for my newsletter. And you won't miss a thing when the book is done!  

What’s Happening With Oriana’s Search

There are these periods where life becomes just too exciting. Blood pressure rises, sleep is lost, the quest for chocolate and slaying monsters made of pixels become necessary crutches. I find during these times that I can't focus on my writing. It's difficult to keep my mind in the world of my characters and their … Continue reading What’s Happening With Oriana’s Search