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Stephanie Black (right) introducing Janette Rallison (left)

I feel like I’ve been backstage at a rock stars of writing concert! I got to meet most of my favorite living authors: Shannon Hale (yes, I’m counting our five-minute walk into the conference together, even if I only said five words #fangirlingsohard), Janette Rallison (so nice!), Stephanie Black (hilarious), and Dan Wells (awesome singer). 20180504_123923I am now so chock full of writing tips that I’m not sure I can write. ๐Ÿ˜€ Seriously though, it was humbling to discover how many writers carefully construct their stories (the plotters). My stories are like a movie in my head and I never know how they’re going to end (I’m a “pantser” as in writing “by the seat of my pants”). Even more humbling was discovering partway through the first day that my name badge had flipped over and the back side said “special.” Doh!

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Thank goodness for deadlines! I’ve had Angela Bruggeman’s beautiful art for months, but didn’t manage to merge her two pieces into a cover until recently (thank you LDStorymakers Conference for lighting a fire beneath me). So here it is, ladies and gentlemen: Lexi Monarch, Book Two of The Winged series. I am so excited for you to read this book! If you haven’t already read Elissa Blue, you still have time (you’re going to want to read them in order). I’m crossing my fingers for a May 19th release date. As long as my fantastic editor (Melody Shellman) and I stay on schedule, we should make it. ๐Ÿ˜€

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I’m an LDStorymaker! :)

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Have you ever looked at a group with longing and hoped to one day be part of it? That’s how I’ve felt about LDStorymakers for a long time, and tonight, I officially became one!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I am so bubbly joyous! Two of my favorite authors belong to the group (Janette Rallison & Robison Wells), so it’s like hanging out with famous people! Next year I hope to attend the writer’s conference and hobnob in person. Until then, chatting online with those who have created some of the best books I’ve ever read is going to be amazing! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€