Tag: books

Excerpt: THE HOLLOW BONES

Lina then saw Mr. von Essen sitting by the mill pond as he read from a small book. When she smiled, raising a hand in greeting, he tipped his hat and stood up from the grass. “Miss Evangeline,” he greeted her. “Our new schoolmaster,… Continue Reading “Excerpt: THE HOLLOW BONES”

I went to Sleepy Hollow (VIDEO)

To come back to Sleepy Hollow for some reason felt like coming home, and I’m even more inspired to finish my novel now than ever before.

Why I don’t write what I know

People say you have to learn the rules before you can break them, but sometimes the rules are just ridiculous.

NaNoWriMo 2019 will be different

Well met, everyone, and welcome back to the blog! I’ve recently gotten back from a trip to New York to see family and visit Sleepy Hollow, which I loosely chronicled on my Instagram. While I was there, I kept writing scenes for my novel The… Continue Reading “NaNoWriMo 2019 will be different”

Meet the Characters: My “Sleepy Hollow” Retelling

As I’ve been writing my manuscript for The Hollow Bones, a sequel/retelling of Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”, I’ve been thinking of who I’d want to play the characters of the story, if it were completely up to me.

The hardest part of writing

This morning, I had to remind myself that it’s better to be done than to be perfect.

What inspired my Sleepy Hollow retelling

It seems only natural that something so close to my heart is part of what will hopefully be my debut novel. 

Five books that inspired my writing

Right now, I’m trying to finish the first draft of a story that I’m hoping will be my first novel. As a result, I want to bring attention to the five books that inspired me as a writer. I’m one of those people that… Continue Reading “Five books that inspired my writing”