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TWENTY-EIGHT AND A HALF WISHES

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100K Reader Appreciation Giveaway

Yesterday, I hit 95,000 in total book sales!!! How surreal is THAT? When I published my first book, Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes, last July I hoped to sell 1000 books by December 31. That was dreaming big to me. Seriously. The truth is, I've sold so many books because of my readers. If you all hadn't bought my books, [...]

Picturing Characters in my Head

When I write characters I usually have clear pictures of them in my head. In The Chosen series, I can see Will, Emma and Jake perfectly.  The problem comes when I try to find pictures of models who come close enough to what I see in my head.  Sometimes I hit it exactly. [caption id="attachment_481" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Jake"][/caption] I found [...]

Conceived in Fear, Born of Hope

Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes book birthday isn't even one month old yet, but I'm hard at work preparing my next book Chosen  for release in September. Each of my books are like my children. While I love them all, they each have something different that tugs on my heart. With Twenty-Eight it was Rose. What's not to love about [...]

Plothead

In my previous post, I mentioned that I picked up a WIP I had started this summer and temporarily abandoned to write another manuscript, TWENTY-EIGHT AND A HALF WISHES. Last week I revisited HUNTED. Frankly, I expected a complete rewrite with the exception of the first chapter. But when I read, I realized some of the scenes just needed tweaking-- [...]

Hi, I'm Denise and I'm a Pantser

I'm gonna confess right up front that's not entirely true. It's a huge debate, a line drawn in the sand. It's like a team rivalry -- are you a MU or a KU fan? (Sorry, I'm from Kansas City, it's a HUGE deal here) I've noticed the same thing with writers. Which are you? A Pantser or a Plotter? And [...]

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