Someone left a thoughtful ask over on my Goodreads page, and I figured I’d share my answer here as well, for those interested. These questions come from Jennifer: How long was your process from writing the first words on a page to actually holding your finished, published book in your hands? I began writing Machinations in 2011, during my second year of college, and finished the first draft in early 2012. So about 4-5 years between when I wrote it and when it got published. Mind you, a lot of that wasn’t me being stalled by rejection; it was me being lazy and notRead More →

Today I have the pleasure of announcing the release of my debut science fiction novel, Machinations! Read below to find out more about the story, see what fellow SFF authors are saying about the book, and then purchase your copy at the e-retailer of your choice! Only $2.99! Don’t miss out on this exciting near-future tale of identity and resistance, set in Alaska! Also, there are ROBOTS. I mentioned that, right? Perfect for fans of Robopocalypse, this action-packed science-fiction debut introduces a chilling future and an unforgettable heroine with a powerful role to play in the battle for humanity’s survival. The machines have risen, but not out of malice.Read More →

Today is a special day, folks. Today is the day I get to reveal the cover of my debut novel! If you haven’t already heard (*cough* because I am notoriously bad at blogging *cough*), I have a two-book deal with Random House’s digital sci-fi/fantasy imprint, Hydra. The first book in the series, Machinations, releases this summer as an e-book. I can’t wait for all of you to read it! And now, without further adieu, the cover you’ve all been waiting for… Drumroll please! *dumdumdumdumdum* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ! ! ! *cymbal clash* ABOUT THE BOOK PerfectRead More →

As most of you reading this already know from the way I’ve appended “rep’d by Marlene Stringer” to all my social media bios, I have an agent now!!! I know some have indicated an interest in knowing how this all came to be, so allow me to regale you with the story! But first, backstory! I’ve been writing my entire life. Literally, from the moment I understood I could put words together and make my own stories. My earliest memory of writing was using a program called Paint, Write, and Play. I’m pretty sure my mom still has some of the little stories I made throughRead More →