The Friendship We started emailing in 2011. It was her aunt, my Jedi Master and writing mentor, who suggested that we connect. Elizabeth and I were the same age, both loved writing, and, as we found very quickly, shared a lot of interests. (It took only two emails for us to start fangirling over Christopher … Continue reading 5 Advantages of Co-Writing a Novel
Gripping adventure. Political intrigue. Twist endings. Unexpected romance. Loyal friends. Cunning enemies. Realistic characters. Deep worldbuilding. Mindblowing revelations. Endless wit. My friends, meet the Queen’s Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner. The Series Book 1: The Thief Gen is in prison because he stole the king’s signet ring—a task only an expert thief could accomplish. … Continue reading Book Review: The Queen’s Thief Series
Now a captain in the Air Force, Roger Greene loves spending his days in the cockpit while helping with a top-secret military project. So when the CIA asks him to leave this perfect life for a temporary government mission against the Heritage Organization, he turns the offer down—until he hears a name from his past. … Continue reading Book Review: Methuselah Project S.O.S.
Book Two is releasing next week! But before I tell you about the sequel, let me tell you about the original: 1943: Pilot Roger Greene goes down in a dogfight over Nazi Germany, but he survives the crash--and the odd experiments the Germans put him through. The years pass, and he shows no signs of … Continue reading Book Review: The Methuselah Project
Whenever I went to the library, I would pass Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, its books taking up more than an entire shelf in the children’s room. It wasn’t until college, however, that I read the first book as required reading for one of my classes. I was surprised how much I enjoyed … Continue reading Review: A Series of Unfortunate Events
The Story I first read Lord of the Rings when I was nine years old. My family started watching the movies shortly thereafter, and since then, Peter Jackson’s masterpieces have become an integral part of our family culture. This year, after fifteen years of the movies, I returned to the books for the first time. … Continue reading 15 Years of Lord of the Rings
Recently I was talking about my writing (KJ specifically) with two people close to me, and after our conversation one of them looked at me and said, "What can we do to help?" It took me a few days to come up with a three-part answer: respect my writing time (physical) affirm my calling (emotional) … Continue reading How to Pray for a Writer
Welcome to my Work In Progress, code name KJ. 😎 What is KJ? I would love to share EVERYTHING with you, but I'm limited in what I can divulge. Two reasons: I want to leave some suspense for when you actually read the book. If I say too much now, I’ll spoil all the good … Continue reading Meet the Project