Kissed by Ink Editing Page is Live!

As promised, my new editing page has gone live!

Soon I will be moving this content to a new site, but for now you can find all about my services and prices by clicking on my Kissed by Ink Editing tab. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me. Feel free to share with the writers in your life:)



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Words Matter

Thanks to the bf, I am putting the idea that words matter to work. I am getting ready to begin a new venture. I’ve eluded to this in a previous post, but here is the official announcement: I will soon be offering editing and proofreading services to writers.

With the experience I gained during my internships at Entangled Publishing and the P.S. Literary Agency, I am able to help writers take their stories to the next phase. Whether submitting to a small publishing house or an agency, your story needs to be its very best. And while most won’t reject a novel idea based on spelling or grammatical errors, the tighter your language and the fewer mistakes the better. I want to help get writers the chance they deserve.

Interested? Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.



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Remembering Majyk

Today, my amazing CP drops her latest novel!

Horray, Valia Lind!!

Before I introduce you to her work, let me tell you about Valia. She and I met via CP matchmaking hosted by Maggie Stiefvater. We hit it off right away, sending each other our works in progress.

We are very different. While I write horror, with lots of swearing and other naughty things, Valia is more sweet and reserved in her fantasy and contemporary stories. She is the most amazing person and writer friend a girl could have. 

Wiht all of that said, I am super excited today to help her celebrate the release of her self-published fantasy, REMEMBERING MAJYK. This book is special. With this story, Valia has entwined her Russian roots with an age old fairy tale.

Have I piqued your interest yet? Well, how about this…

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Calista Faulkner never believed in fairy tales…until she is thrust into one.

While attending a college party, she’s attacked by terrifying creatures straight out of a modern day Dr. Frankenstein’s handbook. Fleeing for her life, she discovers that her human memories are a lie and nothing is what it seems.
Calista becomes a target and her only chance of survival is to trust the mysterious Brendan Parnell. He seems to know all of her secrets, even those she doesn’t remember herself.

Together they must fight to protect the most important part of their inheritance, the Relic of Knowledge. Unfortunately, Calista has no memory of her magical life and no idea where she hid the relic. As her memories begin to resurface with bone crushing agony, Calista must face the facts: she is a Volshebnitsya of the High Realm of Skazka and it is her duty to stop the Glava, the masters of Shadowlands.

The world around them begins to falls apart. Plagued by storms that are destroying cities and torn by the sinister monsters of Russian lore. The secrets locked deep inside her mind are her destiny and her undoing. If both worlds are to survive, Calista and Brendan must face the darkness around them—and the darkness threatening from within.


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Happy New Year!

My post might be a little late, but I’ve hit the ground running.

BTW, this is a joke. If you know anything about me and running–let’s just say my saying is that there’s no reason to run unless you are being chased.

No one is chasing me, except me. And this year I am all about chasing my dreams. This includes submitting VtMH, embedding myself further into the world of publishing, learning more about becomming an agent, and beginning my very own editing business.

Most of these items will take time, hence the not running part. I am taking my time to do things right. To take care of myself, friends, and family. To be good to those around me. I’ve hung back long enough. It’s time to take on the world.

So look out.

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Violet the Monster Hunter is FINISHED!!

Yesterday, I wrote the last words on the pages of my YA paranormal romance. Talk about relief. This has been a work in progress for about 1 1/2 years and I am so excited that it’s finally done.

As a writer, I know that this isn’t the end. THIS is just the beginning.

So what’s next?

  1. Revise the dreaded query letter for the 100th time. Yay!
  2. Edit the synopsis. Again.
  3. Wait for the #PitchWars submission window to open tonight at midnight.
  4. Submit to #PitchWars.

Once all of that is completed, it is time to move on. Yes, I’ll be waiting to hear if VtMH is chosen by one of the 4 mentors I’ve picked to submit to. And yes, I will begin the submission process to agents if I don’t move on in #PitchWars. But moving on means writing something new. I have a few irons in the fire and can’t wait to see where the journey takes me next.

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Welcome 2017

Happy New Year!

I have been offline a lot in 2016, but that doesn’t mean things haven’t been happening. Last year brought HUGE life changes for me. Ones that were not easy to make and that took me away from social circles and writing.

This year, I’m back at it!

I’ll be back to posting on a semi-regular basis, so watch for updates coming soon…


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A New Beginning

I think I may have finally gotten my shit together. Okay, not really. But enough that I’m being productive and writing again. Every morning after I take care of the dogs, I plant my butt in the chair to write.

After some feedback on my previous WIP, I’ve decided to shelve Violet the Monster Hunter for the time being. There’s something not gelling with it, so I’m taking time away. But, that means I can move on to another new and shiny idea.

This time, I’m working through my issues. No, this WIP won’t become one of those “issue books”, but it will help me deal with a few things. I don’t think I’m the only writer out there who does this. We write to tell a story and sometimes it hits closer to home than others. Unless you know me and know everything I’ve been through in the last year, nothing in this story will hit you over the head. It’s small nuances and one liners that will get my point across and help me to move on.

And if you’re wondering if I’m angry about something, the answer is no. I’m not angry. Or sad. Maybe a lot confused, but this also isn’t going to be a hateful story. In fact, it is about love. Secret love. Love that knows no bounds until the very end. It’s something I’m in search of and hope to find one day.

So this horror writer is working on a YA contemporary romance. I know. There is a serial killer piece in the works too, so don’t write me off yet! Lol.

For those who like to get a little tease…here is the opening paragraph…

“And what would you say if she were here?”

Knowing I only want to gather her into my arms and convince her to love me like no other before, I lie. Lie straight through my teeth, because to do or say anything other than, “You stupid, stupid bitch. I hate you.” would make me look weak. And I cannot afford for anyone to know how she makes me jelly in the knees.

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