A New Book…Written Just for Authors

I’m so excited to announce my newest book, a nonfiction manual written just for authors. It’s called Early Readers Catch the Worms: How Alpha, Beta, & ARC Readers Can Help You Publish a Better Novel.

It’s taken me years to build the effective early reader systems I use for my novels. I’m so excited to share those systems with you!


Empower yourself to build teams of alpha, beta, and ARC readers who follow through and help you write better novels!

Ever throw away an apple because you found a worm inside? Worms slither into novel manuscripts too … weaknesses and errors that make readers want to throw away a book (or trash it in reviews)! But effective early readers catch those worms.

This comprehensive guide will teach you to get results from your alpha and beta readers with these tools:

  • Practical, step-by-step methods for building and optimizing early reader teams
  • Simple strategies to improve reader follow-through
  • Access to over a dozen editable templates for communicating with alpha and beta readers

Jumpstart your book launch with early reviews! This book is packed with tips for building an ARC (Advance Review Copy) team, including:

  • Where to find ARC readers
  • How to encourage ARC readers to actually leave reviews
  • A fun way to incentivize ARC readers to find your lingering typos

Whether you’re self-published, traditionally published, or querying agents, Early Readers Catch the Worms will help you crack the code on early reader systems so you can write a novel that readers want to buy.

Get the feedback you need … before you publish.

Supercharge your alpha, beta, and ARC reader systems by buying Early Readers Catch the Worms!


Early Readers Catch the Worms book cover

The Magic Eaters Trilogy: A Freebie, an Upcoming Release, & a Cover Reveal!

This week (6/1-6/5), The Frost Eater is free on Amazon! If you haven’t read my YA dystopian fantasy novel, this is a great time to check it out.

Download The Frost Eater on Amazon. You can even add the highly-rated audiobook for $7.49. (Or click here if you’d like to get the audiobook free through Audible’s free trial membership.) Remember to review it after reading/listening!

And an update on the rest of the series…

I bumped up the release date of The Vine Eater, the sequel to The Frost Eater! The ebook will now be available on June 23 instead of September 1. Check it out here; it’s available for pre-order.

I’ve also put Book 3 on pre-order! Currently I have it scheduled for April 1, 2021, though I may bump that date up. You ready to see the dark, moody cover and the title? This is the the first place I’m posting it, since you’re an Insider. Here it is, from cover designer Mariah Sinclair:

Check out the entire series on Amazon, and add them to your Goodreads. (I invite you to follow me at those places while you’re at it!)

And remember, The Seer’s Sister, the prequel to this series, is free for Email Insiders only! Click here to snag it.

Cover & Title Reveal: My Next YA Fantasy Novel!

I’ve been working hard on my new YA fantasy series, and it’s time to reveal the cover (designed by Mariah Sinclair), title, and release date!

What’s it about? I’m glad you asked.

200 years ago, an apocalypse ushered in a magical era.

Krey, a royalty-hating, flying teen, is searching for his girlfriend Zeisha. Nora, a princess, insists on helping.

But Zeisha’s captors are memory stealers. She must escape soon—or she’ll lose herself forever.

It’s a fantastic new series for fans of Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, the Harbinger series by Jeff Wheeler, and The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken.

Coming January 28, 2020!