USURPER is out!

I blog very little now, since novels are a lot more fun to write. But big news! Usurper, the sequel to Lakhoni, is out! Ready to be purchased and read and reviewed by everyone who reads this and more. Here’s a link.  Go forth! Download. Enjoy!...

The Kanab Writers Conference

This last weekend, I attended and presented at the Kanab Writers Conference. Kanab is a small city in very Southern Utah– about 4 miles north of the Arizona/Utah border. It is the city nearest to the Best Friends Animal Society, which is world famous and back...

Head Down in Battle

Friends, I’ve been quiet here for some time now, mainly because I’ve bee really busy and have been doing most updates via my Facebook author page. If you haven’t been there and graced it with a ‘Like,’ now’s a good time for that....

Three Takeaways from 2014

If you follow me here or on social media, or if you are one of my dear family and friends, you know that 2014 was quite a year for the me and my family. From a lost pregnancy to cancer, from a successful and productive career to a lost job, and from losing my last...

How Much Harder?

I put the best of what I know about writing craft into the first chapter of A Town Called Solemn. I’d been letting the story percolate for upwards of a year and I had a very clear idea of what the first scenes ought to look like. As I wrote that chapter,...

Jared Garrett

Author of the Beat Series