Thursday, June 25, 2015


Dear Readers, I challenge you! I challenge you to come up with the title of my new YA fantasy series! The victor will win a $250 gift certificate to Powell’s books (online shipping and ordering available worldwide), a signed, first edition copy of EARTH WALKER, the first book in the new series, and an exclusive Q and A with me! CONTEST BEGINS IMMEDIATELY, IS OPEN TO WORLDWIDE ENTRIES, AND WILL CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT, PST, WEDNESDAY, JULY 1ST! To enter, simply comment with your proposed series title

. You may post as many different titles as you'd like. Here’s a brief description of the series. Good luck! I can’t wait to read what you come up! XXXOOO PC The books are set in a time of rebirth. The modern world as we know it has completely self-destructed and those left behind have changed…evolved…bonding with the few plants and animals that have also survived. These people live simple lives in the forest and on the plains using the sun and the moon as their sources of power. They draw down the energy of day and night, and are fed, body and spirit, by the two opposites, and by the Earth herself. At the heart of the first book is a young female protagonist, born illegitimately of two enemy tribes. She has been hidden away her whole life until heartbreaking circumstances force her to find the courage to accept herself and her destiny. If this new realm of survivors are going to reclaim their humanity they must seek inventive solutions to rebuild themselves and their world while encountering adversity, love, and loss set against a stark background of breathtaking beauty that holds both life and death.

Sunday, June 21, 2015


Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful dads out there! Here's my fabulous dad's alter ego, Mighty Mouse! I credit my dad with nurturing my creativity. He's always told me that I'm beautiful, smart, and I can do anything I set my mind to. I've always believed him! I LOVE YOU MIGHTY MOUSE/DAD!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Kristin's Tour!

Kristin and I are having an awesome time on tour for AMBER SMOKE, the first book in her series, THE ESCAPED! We were in fun Tampa yesterday (thank you to Inkwood Books and our great fans who made the evening so wonderful). We're off to Denver! See you at Tattered Cover in Aspen Grove! XXXOOO

Saturday, June 06, 2015


Hi Guys! I am excited to announce that I've finished EARTH WALKER, the first book in my new fantasy series! I don't have publication details yet, but stay tuned! Soooo excited to share this with you guys! I love love love this world and this new series! Oh, and to preempt your questions about genre, I didn't write it as "YA" or "adult". I just wrote the book I most wanted to read, so I'm not sure where they'll shelve it. XXXOOO PC

Tuesday, January 27, 2015


Ooooh! Check out the cover of Kristin's first book, AMBER SMOKE! It's awesomesauce! AMBER SMOKE will release June 9th. You can preorder (and be part of her preorder giveaway) by going to her site: And, remember, all books ordered from Kristin's site will be signed! XXXOOO PC

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


He has a name! Please welcome Tiberius to the Cast household. As you can see, he is beautiful AND fearless (and he is 'helping' me write along with my Warrior, who is baffled by how brave Tiberius is). Oh, and for those of you worried about the shepherd and the cat - Badger (my German Shedder) is absolutely not animal aggressive. Eat a person - yep! Eat a dog or cat - no way! Longtime fans may wonder where my Scottie, Cammyman is...well, he doesn't like cats. My giant male, Patchy Poo the Pud, taught him to keep his distance, and even though Patches has been frolicking with the Goddess for four years, Cammyman remembers and prefers to help me write from the other side of my treaddesk! Back to working on my new book! XXXOOO p.s. As I posted this the theme for Star Trek stared playing on my Pandora station! A definite sign Tiberius is the right name!

Saturday, January 10, 2015


Well guys, on my way home from Amsterdam I popped over to London to meet with my lovely publishing team (waving at Little, Brown/Atom Books), and to do some research for my new trilogy. Whilst enjoying fab London and the countryside I stopped in several bookstores and signed stock! Sooooo, you can find books signed by me at the following stores: Waterstones on Oxford, Piccadilly, and Trafalgar Square, as well as in the basement of AWESOME Selfridges (who doesn't love Mr. Selfridge!). Also while I was on my way to the Avebury Henge (where I was researching - and having a pint at the Red Lion) I signed books at a wonderful little bookstore in the beautiful village of Malborough called The White Horse Bookshop. That's all I had time for, and I am now on my way home. As always, I love me some UK, and had a great time in London! Hopefully I'll return soon on tour for my new trilogy! XXXOOO PC