The Scribble Mates

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Dear Universe,

Dear Universe, 
I have a request. There's a thing about agents and editors...
I want to learn from someone who will make my book better. The hard part is that every reader CAN make it a better read for themselves, but not all readers can make it better for the broader audience I seek. I think it's time to consider looking for an agent.
I want an agent and editor to be clear as white bedsheets on a summer clothesline about what they want, so I can pull it off. Without clear direction, we're just tangling up in the sheets and making another mess. I'm exhausted with the re-washing.
I love, love, love readers, but I need even more than a reader for editing. Editors are their own little beasts that live in tidy, meticulously kept caves where tea is served at 10 and 2, not a minute too soon or too late. They are highly critical people that no one speaks to, until they've hit rock bottom. They're the only people in the world that can dig you out of a well, and just so you know, it's gonna hurt a bit. These editing animals have hawk eyes, not just for typos and not just content; not just flow and not just for the way names sit in the ear and vibrate in the story. They've got eyes for all of it, eyes up their sleeves, and tucked in their cupboards, and eyes in storage, if they need more. 
Editing takes all of it, plus a solid knowledge base that has just about permanently curved the spine from enthusiastic research. 
I need an agent that knows their shit. Because I don't know their shit. That's the whole point.
I need fair. 
I want positivity. 
I want BANG! WHO DID THAT TO THE LIGHTS?? when we work together. 
Work is my playground and I need somebody who's got the bat to match my balls. Did I say that? *hee hee* I need humor, Universe...they'll kill me otherwise.
And I want that agent who sees what I'm reaching for, can grab onto my fingers and fling themselves (or me- hey, I'm willing to make a go of it) off the cliff and grab that branch, so we can finally make the blasted bridge. 
I want that, Universe, I want THAT.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Guess what's here?

Buy Now:

Pre-order Episode Six, coming June 30th, now on Amazon:

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Dimension Thieves Book Trailer

So crazy excited.
It's here.
The book trailer for The Dimension Thieves.
I can hardly breathe.  I hope you can when you're done.
It's going to be a wild ride...

Monday, May 4, 2015

Doesn't Quite Make Sense?

Yesterday, I posted the new photo teaser for Episode 5- coming at you at the very end of this month.  Someone wrote me and asked if I meant it to read that way.  She thought it didn't make sense.

If you've already finished Episode 4 of the Thieves, you know what this means.
But if you haven't...what does it mean to you?    I'd love to hear your thoughts  <3 p="">

Monday, April 27, 2015


I'm audio.  I'm tactile.  I'm visual.

Don't know about you guys, but I also love a little intrigue.  If you do too--let's be friends.  And let me intrigue you.  Hey, I know!! Let's play on Pinterest!

For each of my books, I have a Pinterest board that gives visual clues.  Some fans enjoy keeping up with the newest pics and trying to figure out what is coming next; some just enjoy browsing the boards and connecting the pictures there with the story they've read.  You'll find a little bit of everything, from quotes and character photos to scene ideas, hints and clues.  I usually add pics while I'm writing scenes, so they give interested readers more insights and clues of what they can look forward to in future chapters or sequels.

But I have to warn you, many pics are not concrete representations.  If I post a pic of a unicorn, it might mean something abstract to me--maybe that a character has a utopian attitude or innocence about them, or that we're entering a magical place, or that horses don't have horns, dang it!  Fans tell me it is fun for them to try to figure out the clues in the pics I post, some just like looking at the cool pics on Pinterest!

So, today, that's what I have for you.  One of the cool Pinterest clues for the fourth episode of the Dimension Thieves, coming at you on April 30- this Thursday.  Click HERE to be magically transported to the Pinterest Board if you'd like to be further intrigued!


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Dimension Thieves Tunes

The solid beat of Jungle from X Ambassadors, Jamie N Commons caught my attention on TV- it was used in a commercial for The Walking Dead, but I caught a bit of the tune and had to find it and listen to the whole thing.


That beat at the beginning- that's Dimension Thieves all the way.  Slammed, pounded-- the ship, the crew, the dimensions they discover...the hard-hitting beat matches the way I think of the whole adventure.  The crew of the Karolina Nine are in for it.  That's why this was the first song I chose for the playlist.  

 If you want more of the DT playlist, 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Vloggity Reading from Episode 3 of THE DIMENSION THIEVES

Please be sure you are up to your reading of The Dimension Thieves before watching!
Episode 3 reading; Chane Benedict & Force discuss a problem of the female persuasion.