City of Deception Book Trailer

City of Deception Book Trailer (1).pngThis little blog has been quiet the last few months. I keep telling myself to post more, but I’ve been super busy with the upcoming (June 1) release of my next book. I’ll be posting something actually about writing soon, but in the meantime thought I’d entertain you with the newly released book trailer for City of Deception, my upcoming YA novel. You can find out more about it here.

I’ll also run another giveaway soon so keep watching for details about that!

Trailer created by Riley Swartzendruber. Voice over by Alyssa Shenk.


Cover Reveal For City Of Deception

After all the months of writing, editing, and publishing mayhem, I get to share the cover of City of Deception with you.  I think it works well with the story (though I’m jaded since I’m the author) and love this cover by West Coast Design.  Can’t wait to hear your thoughts.

City of Deception will go on sale July 2016.  The description is posted here.

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Book News

Synopsis (1)I am excited to share the synopsis for my upcoming Young Adult novel with you!  The story is a combination of time travel, dystopian and fantasy, so I have yet to choose the genre it falls in.  (I’m leaning towards time travel/dystopian although dystopian makes me cringe after the onslaught of that genre over the last few years.)

This is the first time the synopsis has been released anywhere, so you are one of the first to read it.  I would love to hear what you think of it.


When 17-year-old Natalia Alkaev is chosen to live in the royal palace, she is thrust into a world of lies, betrayal and love.

Since she joined the rebellion, she has trained as an information processor for the growing revolution against the royal family.  She is told they are fighting a dictator who will take the throne in the future.  With new time travel technology, the rebels plan to stop the dictator before he or she can claim the throne.  Controlling the future is the key to everything.  But when Natalia is chosen as the new royal ward to appease the classes, she must hide her revolutionary past from the royals or be killed, all the while gathering information to feed back to the rebels.

She soon learns who the real villains are, and it’s not the royals she despises.

It’s someone much closer to her.