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I decided, as I try to finish up my latest novel and prepare it for publication, it is high time I create a blog devoted entirely to what I write. I love my latest heroine, a high school girl who is a bit of a control freak, very flawed, but also aware of her flaws and with a great love for everyone...except the resident mean girl, of course. There are times in the course of the story, however, where she's not sure who is worse--the mean girl, or the demon haunting her.

I have never written speculative fiction, and quite frankly most of it scares the caca out of me. What can I say? I am a wuss. I didn't want to do the demon/werewolf/angel and girl love story that seems to be the big thing these days. I don't think there is anything wrong with these--if you enjoy reading them, READ MORE! Just read. I didn't think I could do justice to a story like that, though. I took a high school girl who just wants to be normal (and didn't we all, when we were in high school?) and put her in circumstances that make this wish practically impossible. I am in love with her already, and I hope, when you get the chance to meet her, you will fall hard and fast, too.

You will find some shameless self-promotion here, and I will share other great writers and their work, along with stuff that happens around house and things my kids say, because they are stinking hilarious.

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Off the Record, Question 1

Fake News at Its Finest

Life has a way of putting me in my place. I had grand intentions to post weekly, and three months later....

So I think it's great that people are talking about fake news these days, because fake news is at the heart of Off the Record. I have a sleezeball paparazzo named Derrick Fuchs (it looks like a swear word, but it's pronounced 'fooks,' a purposeful play on words to immediately show what a douche nozzle he is) in the novel. He writes his articles based on the latest gossip without really caring who he hurts or how much of it is made up. I haven't decided yet if the reader gets to meet him, but the excerpt today is the first article we see from him. Enjoy!

Off the Record, Question 1 Part 2

If you haven't noticed, the format for Off the Record isn't in regular chapters. Main character Devi Madrigal is looking back in an interview for Rocker Chic mag, something I made up because every sleezeball papparazzo antagonist needs a place to work, right? So instead of chapters, you'll see questions and articles about her. It's a fun format to write in.😍

When we last hung out with The Streakers, they were trying to figure out how to make the finale of a live reality show after their lead singer Raina Sky ditched them that morning. They heard Devi singing after her shift at the coffee shop and want to sneak her in to sing for them. Will Devi tell them they're crazy? Can they sneak her in to a studio with tight security? Will this girl with a guitar and a dream steal the chance she's been trying for three years to reach?

Part 2