EXCLUSIVE: Interview & Cover Reveal

Feb 13th, 2017 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 29 min read
When I was asked to host the cover reveal for Dwelling in Heaven and Earth, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. There wasn’t much small talk; a request for a date and a list of information I’d need, that was all. What was I meant to tell them? How on earth do you host a cover reveal?! And then I remembered...

Making The Most Out Of The Chinese New Year

Jan 27th, 2017 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 3 min read
For all those who are regular readers, or just happened to pop by Caffeine Addled Ramblings in time for my New Year’s post, you’re already aware of the fact that I’m a believer in Chinese astrology. With the Chinese New Year finally upon us and that darned shenanigan-focused Monkey finally out of our orbit, it’s time to concentrate on the settling effects of the Rooster...

Guest Post: The Freedom of the Written Word

Jan 12th, 2017 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 6 min read
I’ve always dreamed of being a writer. For as long as I can remember, I’ve pictured myself living a bohemian author lifestyle: hauled up somewhere in the woods with nothing but books, coffee, and maybe a kitten in my midst. In my early teens, I thought the only way to be an author was to become a writer of fiction. I didn't quite understand the...

Guest Post: Handling Criticism and Being Gracious

Jan 9th, 2017 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 3 min read
Or, slaying the dragon and wearing its skin! The definition of gracious is as follows: courteous, kind, and pleasant. Synonyms: polite, civil, well-mannered. Example: “Smiling and gracious in defeat.” It is hard to be a writer. Oh, that I could go back in time to the good ole days when I believed that writing the novel was the hard part. It is hard to write...