2016: My Year in Books! Part 1

One key piece of advice for aspiring authors is to READ, READ, READ.

While I’d heard and read that suggestion everywhere, I didn’t take it seriously until this year. As a result, I did my best to increase the number of books I read in 2016. I’d set a goal on Goodreads for 12 books but, I’m going to read 24 or 25 books this year instead.

That isn’t an earth-shattering number for many others, but for me? It’s a fly me to the moon sort of number. (Uh, I don’t know why I have Frank Sinatra singing in my head, but that’s where the moon reference came from).

So, what did I read this year?

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Introducing … Invier

I’ve introduced Neith as well as Landen Sohr – two characters in Book 1 of the Nome Chronicles Trilogy, The Pursual.

As I get closer to finishing the publication process, I realize I haven’t shared much about a major character called Invier.

Invier is Neith’s boyfriend. (In my head, I said boo, but I’m glad I typed boyfriend, lol). He’s a stubborn fella, but he loves his girl completely.

It was a little difficult figuring out what he looked like in my head. I knew components of his features but then one day, I decided to actually figure out exactly what he looked like

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Introducing … Landen Sohr

I continue to share little snippets of the characters in my current Series in Progress, The Nome Chronicles Trilogy.

Landen Sohr is a badass soldier who is part of Nome Reffour.  She is the head of security for the family and shadows Titan Reffour wherever he goes.

I envision her as an Asian lady who towers over everyone in height. She’s a blond baldy, with a square jaw and black eyes.

When I dug through the Google machine, I found loads of ladies who came close to my idea of Landen Sohr but none of them actually fit the bill.

Until I found a picture of Micah Gianelli. Continue reading “Introducing … Landen Sohr”

Finally Finished: ‘An Ember in the Ashes’

So happy I finally finished this book. It was a struggle in the beginning but I enjoyed it in the end.

Yayyyyy!!!

I finally finished reading An Ember in the Ashes and I’m having a happy Britney moment. Continue reading “Finally Finished: ‘An Ember in the Ashes’”

Introducing … Neith

Neith (pronounced NEETH, like Keith) is one of the main characters in my current series in progress, The Nome Chronicles Trilogy. When readers are first introduced to her, she is a seventeen year old girl on the verge of taking an important step that will affect not only herself but several others. She’s a bit naive about certain things, but eventually gets a bit tougher and smarter.

I’ve spent a lot of time with Neith in my head and in my writing. Sometimes, I know what she looks like and at other times, I don’t. I do know that she is a black girl with hazel-grey eyes and curly black hair.

I used to have pictures of what I thought she would look like, but then the computer crashed and … no need to go back to that most painful moment, right?

And so, now, I have to start again. Find images that closely resemble the character I have in my head.

Maybe her?

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