A bookish outing!

Here’s me signing books at Ottawa’s Prose in the Park last week. I met some super interesting fellow authors and thoroughly enjoyed chatting to readers about the Embodied trilogy. Thanks to all those who came out!




Awesome review!

Authors never read reviews of their books. No way, Jose. Not in a million years. But if ever they totally by accident stumble upon one, they sure hope  the review looks like this one, that appeared today on the Silver Dagger Scriptorium website.

Silver Dagger

My first book tour!

Rather like one of my favourite literary characters, Don Quixote, I shall put on my suit of armour tomorrow morning and embark on a chivalrous quest, riding my trusty steed.

Okay, fine, just like the man from La Mancha, I’m letting my imagination get the better of me. But tomorrow morning I will drive my daughter to camp in my trusty Subaru and THEN… I shall be visiting the first of many stops on a month-long virtual tour of fantasy and science fiction book blogs.

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Blog tours are a great way for a Young Adult author like me to get in touch with new readers and share some information about my books, my life and my writing. A tour is the online equivalent of travelling to a bunch of book stores across North America doing interviews and signing sessions.

During the tour, I’ll be promoting the new Embodied trilogy special edition ebook collection, which is out tomorrow. As the name suggests, it’s a 3-in-1 version of the entire series. But that’s not all! The reason it’s a special edition is that it also includes deleted scenes (basically an alternate ending) from Diamond Splinters, as well as a brand new foreword with author insights and a fun quiz/treasure hunt. As a bonus deal, for the duration of the tour, the trilogy ebook’s retail price is 20% off ($7.99 instead of $9.99).

Here’s the full tour schedule with details of what you can expect at each stop along the way. Thank you to the awesome Roxanne Rhoads at Bewitching Book Tours for organizing the whole thing. More dates may be added along the way. Now to grab my sword and shield…

July 11 Spotlight

Share My Destiny


July 12 Interview

Deal Sharing Aunt 


July 13 Interview

Roxanne’s Realm 


July 14 Interview and review

Happy Tails and Tales Blog


July 15 Spotlight

3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, and Sissy, Too!


July 18 Interview

Fang-tastic Books 


July 19 Spotlight

Lisa’s World of Books


July 20 Spotlight

Zenny's Awesome Book Reviews


July 22 Interview

Urban Fantasy Investigations


July 25 Guest Blog/Top Ten List

The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom 


July 27 Interview

Sharon Buchibinder


July 28 Spotlight



July 29 Review

Romance Authors That Rock


August 1 Spotlight and review

The Silver Dagger Scriptorium


August 2 Interview

The Violent Vixen


August 3Interview

Diane’s Book Blog 


August 4 Interview

House of Books 


August 5 Spotlight

Ramblings of a book nerd


August 8 Spotlight

T's Stuff  



The Embodied trilogy is complete!

If you’ve been waiting to find out what happens to Kari Marriner and the people she loves, wait no more! Diamond Splinters, book 3 of the Embodied trilogy, is out today. Available in paperback next month, you can buy the ebook right now for Kindle here, for Apple iOS devices here, for the Barnes & Noble Nook ereader here, and for Kobo here.

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Please take a couple of minutes to leave a short review (I really want to hear readers’ thoughts!) on whichever site you purchased Diamond Splinters. Thanks!

A title. A cover. A compliment.

The publication date of the final installment in the Embodied trilogy has been set for May 5, and today I’m revealing both the cover and the title. Drum roll, please…

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In Diamond Splinters, prep school senior Kari Marriner has a heart-wrenching choice to make: rescue her mother or prevent aliens destroying the Earth. The cover by designer extraordinaire Alex Nereuta shows the two men in Kari’s life who are inextricably wrapped up in her adventure: her boyfriend and fellow student Cruz, and the other-worldly Noon, leader of the Temple of Truth.

In my last post I put out a public call for input on which title to choose from the following options: The Diamond Sphere, Diamond Splinters, and Diamond Scars. In the end it was a close call between the latter two but Splinters won out. You’ll have to read the book to discover what the spheres, scars, and splinters are all about!

An early reader of Diamond Splinters has already given me a huge compliment by saying, “Kari is a total feminist badass. Diamond Splinters is YA for a fun, independent brainy chick into saving the universe.”

If you’re into smart urban fantasy/science fiction, then Diamond Splinters is for you, whether you’re a young adult, man or woman. Or alien.