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Stuffed Souls insights: surrounded my people smarter than me

My latest novel, Stuffed Souls, stretched my imagination in so many ways. I like to keep my books as plausible as possible but my imagination had taken me down a road of Voodoo and intubated bodies—subjects I knew very little … Continue reading

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Stuffed Souls: a scene that almost didn’t happen

If you’ve gotten your copy of Stuffed Souls already and sucked it right down, I have a fun fact for you. The opening scene of Chapter twelve wasn’t in the original manuscript. I had glossed over the truck ride with … Continue reading

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Stuffed Souls insights

My latest novel, Stuffed Souls, will be out in less than a month. One of the first characters you’ll meet is Beatrice. She’s not the most lovable of creatures, but oh…she is loyal—manically so. There is this righteous justice that … Continue reading

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Stuffed Souls insights

With my latest novel, Stuffed Souls, coming out in the next few months, I’ve been thinking a lot about my teenage years. My mother always said she admired my fearlessness, but when it came to this particular classmate, my I-don’t-care-what-you-think-of-me … Continue reading

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Between the lines: Thorns of Revenge (Favorite scene)

Without fail, in every book I write I find there is one chapter that I like the most. In Thorns of Revenge it’s the scene with Jake driving the tractor and Rory sitting on the fender, holding on for dear … Continue reading

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Between the lines: Thorns of Revenge

I need to give a nod to a book that I read almost three decades ago. The chase up the mountain at the end of the book was influenced by a novel I read multiple times as a young girl … Continue reading

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Between the lines: Thorns of Revenge

I loved being able to slip more of Darrin’s backstory into book three, Thorns of Revenge. His story was always there from the moment he took front-stage in book two, but sharing any of it throughout that book never seemed … Continue reading

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