Evening, folks. Just thought I’d give a brief update for the blog. I just finished a first draft of Chapter 32 and technically of 33, too. That one is a special one, however. Super excited for ya’ll to see it in June of 2021. 😉 We’re also working on revising and doing finishing touches for […]Read More Should You Trust Your Narrator?
Morning, friends! For my contribution to the Hollow Blog this week, the topic is… me. That’s right. Me. I actually have very little to say, but I’m trying to make more of an effort to keep this blog up to date, especially in weeks where we don’t have a chapter release, like this one. For […]Read More A Little More About the Writer
I have a little song that I like to sing with my K-3 students when we’re first getting to know books. In some of our first lessons together, I teach them the parts of the book: where the title is, the cover, what the papers in the middle are called (pages), and then, we sing: […]Read More Please Allow Me to Praise the Illustrator
In a bit of a break from precedent (if three posts constitutes a precedent), tonight I’d like to write a bit about some of the intersections of identity within Hollow Reign that echo aspects of my own life as a queer person and writer. It might not come as a shock to many of you […]Read More On Identity, Orientation Writing, and Queer Sacrifice
Hey folks! We’re less than a week out now from the release of chapters five and six (yay!), so I thought I’d write a little bit about my end of the creative process. Hopefully down the line Rowan will illustrate a bit for us about his, er, illustration process, too. Right now, I’m in the […]Read More The Plotsing, Planning, and Pantsing of Hollow Reign
Hey folks! Just chiming in to say thank you so much for taking the time to read and enjoy Hollow Reign. It means a lot to us. We’re still working on amping up our social media game and setting up things online that might help more readers find the site, as well as adjusting to […]Read More Supporting Our Project
When I tell people I’ve decided to put Hollow Reign online for free, it tends to elicit two very different responses: HECK NO and HECK YES. The Heck No crowd are those who know me professionally, either through graduate school, a writing organization, a contest like #PitchMadness, YA Writer Twitter, or maybe a big conference […]Read More The Messy Road to Web Publishing