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When a Man Loves a Woman (guest blog: Gina Wheeler)

Posted: Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 @ 6:23 pm in Jeff's Blog | 3 Comments »

  by Gina Wheeler   Hello dear readers!  Happy Valentine’s Day – a day which I personally enjoy, while also realizing its over-hyped importance.  But what better day to guest on my husband’s blog than today?   Jeff has shared with me many of your emails, and so I feel a deep sense of gratitude and […]

Cover Reveal: The Hollow Crown (Kingfountain book#4)

Posted: Monday, December 5th, 2016 @ 3:58 pm in Jeff's Blog, Novels | Comments Off

I’ve been waiting for days now to make this post, so I’m excited to do it now. As I wrote in the author’s note of King’s Traitor, as I was writing that book, I saw immediately another series in the world of Kingfountain. As you already know, the prequel novel The Maid’s War will be out in […]

What comes after Kingfountain?

Posted: Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 @ 12:58 am in Jeff's Blog | 11 Comments »

Today is pub day for my novel, The King’s Traitor. Everything about the Kingfountain series has been a risk for me. Writing from the point of view of an eight year old protagonist? And a boy at that? Thwarting the love interest in book two and making everyone (including myself) cry? Imposing a gap of […]

New short story & on-line writer’s seminar

Posted: Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 @ 12:21 am in Jeff's Blog | 2 Comments »

What an amazing month it’s been! I’ve re-booted Deep Magic: the E-zine of Clean Fantasy and Science Fiction, spoken to a huge crowd at a local charter school, became a Wall Street Journal bestselling author because of The Thief’s Daughter and will be teaching a fiction writing class for Writer’s Digest entitled “Raising the Stakes: How […]

Deep Magic is back!

Posted: Friday, May 6th, 2016 @ 5:00 am in Jeff's Blog | Comments Off

I’ve been giddy with excitement about this for months now and can finally share it. After a 10 year hiatus, Deep Magic is back! Ten years ago, we shut down the e-zine after a four-year run including 49 issues. In June, exactly ten years later, we’ll be re-launching Deep Magic: the E-zine of Clean Fantasy and […]

Kindle First: The Queen’s Poisoner (my new book!)

Posted: Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 @ 9:08 am in Jeff's Blog, Novels | 9 Comments »

It’s finally here — the big secret I’ve been hinting at for months! When Amazon Publishing offered me the Kindle First deal for my new book last year, I was giddy with excitement but couldn’t talk about it openly. Here’s how it works. For Amazon Prime members, you get to select one free book a […]

What love really looks like

Posted: Friday, February 12th, 2016 @ 8:19 pm in Articles, Jeff's Blog | 2 Comments »

I don’t know if I’ve been a hopeless romantic for most of my life, but probably so. All my books have some romance in them–well, except maybe the Wishing Lantern! One of the reasons I’ve loved The Empire Strikes Back so much is it coined the phrase “scruffy-looking nerf herder” which continues to be an inside […]

The lonely profession

Posted: Friday, January 22nd, 2016 @ 5:51 pm in Articles, Jeff's Blog | 2 Comments »

I’ve had some conversations and interactions lately that have reminded me that writing is truly “the lonely profession.” Please don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining nor is this posting a rant. Being an introvert, I’m very comfortable in my own head (where all my characters live!) and I don’t often feel the lack of […]

Teaching at 2016 Storymakers Conference

Posted: Thursday, December 10th, 2015 @ 6:21 pm in Jeff's Blog | Comments Off

  I’ve been invited to teach two classes at the 2016 LDStorymakers Conference being held in Provo, UT the first weekend of May. I’ve always heard good things about it. Whether or not you are LDS, you can register and attend the conference. Since it’s primarily for writers trying to improve the craft and understand the […]

A thought for this week

Posted: Monday, November 16th, 2015 @ 2:04 pm in Jeff's Blog | Comments Off

Thanks to the fantastic Kindle Daily Deal e-mails, I recently picked up the e-book version of Think Like a Freak by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, authors of Freakonomics and it gave me a lot to think about. There is a passage in their original book that made me seriously consider quitting writing altogether. They said that the publishing […]