Posts Categorized: ideas

“Murdered by pirates is good.”

“Oh better far to live and die under the brave black flag I fly, than play a sanctimonious part with a pirate head and a pirate heart!” When I was little, my favorite thing in the world to do was play “make believe” with my cousins. There were 8 of us girls within 4 years… Read more »

What is Your Book About?

I get asked this question a lot, and believe it or not, I find it very difficult to answer. Maybe it is because the story has undergone so many changes, maybe it is because the answer isn’t simple, or maybe it’s just that I’m bad at summarizing my own writing. I don’t know, but whatever… Read more »

What is Your Target Audience?

Also known as “would this book be age-appropriate for my (insert age here) year old?” This is another question that ought to have a simple answer, but it doesn’t. Or perhaps it does. The simple answer is: my target audience is families. But what does that mean? What age-range will most appreciate my story? It means… Read more »

What are You Working on Right Now?

Flowery, citrusy, sweet, tangy: the scent of fruit filled the air, surrounding our small vessel with an embrace of welcome. She was standing on the shore, just a step or two off the pearl-white dock. The gentle zephyr that carried the scents of unseen orchards ruffled her pale blue dress and played with her sable… Read more »