Sorry for being so quiet the last few months (ahem, year). Any extended absence deserves an explanation, so here we go. The first part of 2017 was something of a long, emotional drought. I'll be honest, depression had come over me like a wave, and I was literally drowning in it. Thankfully, I sought help … Continue reading #AlexinAmerica 2018
If you're anything like me, the bookstore is definitely your kid-in-a-candy-shop moment. (And, let's face it, who wouldn't want to be surrounded in sweet, book-y goodness?) For those of you looking for your next fix, feast your eyes on the following young adult series worth binging on. The Jacoby Series by William Ritter https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JEORUSI/ref=series_dp_rw_ca_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1505430300&sr=8-10 For anyone … Continue reading 5 YA Book Series to Binge On
Okay, friends, so here's the dealio: While I'm technically finished with rewrites, edits are taking longer than I predicted. However, I learned my lesson with the 2011 publication of Alex in Wunderstrande. Not only was the first release incredibly hasty, but more importantly, the story line was not as fleshed out as it should've been. That … Continue reading The Adventure Begins Next Month!
I couldn't wait to share this with you all! Enjoy! xxKL
I don't care how many writing tips you've read or even if you are the self-professed "Queen of Endings." The last chapter in a novel is ridiculously hard to write, no matter who you are. I tackled the ending for Alex in Wunderstrande: The Clairvoyance Clock this week, wrapping up a year of re-writes. Of … Continue reading The End is Always the Hardest
It seems that news doesn't come as a single serving anymore...instead, it's flavored with a pinch of good and a dash of bad. Let's start with the unappetizing news first, shall we? (I promise, it's not really that bad.) When it comes to deadlines for writers with full-time jobs and commitments, publishing dates often get moved. … Continue reading Here’s the Good News…And the Bad
Perhaps one of the most rewarding things I've been able to do recently is celebrate the success of my friend Addison's debut work, Terra: Genesis. I had the privilege of asking her a few questions about her creative journey, one that is undeniably on the course to something amazing. KL: How would you describe your … Continue reading Meet Author A.S. Winchester