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Mister Tender’s Girl

All About the Mood.

Storytelling is 20% idea and 80% mood. When I set out to write a story, I never have a fully formed vision of what the plot will be, but I know how I want the story to feel. Of course, moods shift scene to scene throughout a novel, but there should be one pervasive...

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Launch day!

February 2018   This day has been a long time coming.  My agent sold Mister Tender's Girl back in the fall 2016, and now launch day is finally here. Though this is my fifth novel, launch day hasn't lost its excitement. A huge thanks to my...

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Who is Mister Tender?

November 2017   It's November 13, exactly three months prior to the launch of Mister Tender's Girl. So now is a good time to answer the question: who, exactly, is Mister Tender? Mister Tender was the star of a series of graphic novels, wildly popular in the...

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A fortnight in October.

October 2017   Happy October—by far the best month of the year. Many of my stories have bits that occur in October, and, in the case of Mister Tender's Girl, the whole book takes places over two weeks of the month, from the middle of October through Halloween....

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