2013 in review

Oh, 2013 I am NOT sorry to see you go. We had some highs and lows together, but professionally you were great to me, so I won’t complain. Soooo, let’s start with January: I submitted 2 stories to anthologies… Read More

Back from AFG, Thrifty Fashion, and whatnot

So, I’m back from Afghanistan again – as always a busy, exhausting, yet very productive trip. I love my job! And of course I made sure to bring proper reading material with me: It may interest you to… Read More

What’s in a name? pt. 2

In my quest to delay actually starting on the final draft of my most recent novel, I give you a blog post. Last year I received many questions about my last name, Spendlove, so I went into that… Read More

You got that from…

When I attended GMXv3 last October something horrible happened. No, the convention was not horrible – it was amazing. Something that happened there was horrible: when I was in the dealer’s room I saw a t-shirt with the… Read More

Back & ready to roll

Ok, vacation over. It was wonderful & much needed, but now I’ve got to get back to War of the Seasons. I received my first truly negative criticism of my first book, The Human – a friend really… Read More

A productive day

I edited/rewrote 5 chapters today & feel so motivated, and exhausted all at once. The good news is my 2nd draft is almost complete – the not so great news (for me), is that means I have to… Read More

A writer’s workshop

I’m hosting a writer’s workshop this weekend – my 2nd one, and I’ve got to say I’m so excited. I think I’ve already “cracked” how to fix my first 3 chapters (my problem children) – I love brain… Read More