New feature: Fan cast of the Steel Empires!

A few weeks ago, I sorted the main characters of the Steel Empires series into their Hogwarts houses. But that was just the start of the new features I’m adding to the Worldbuilding section of my website! A question many authors get is “Who would play your characters in the movie?” Over the next fewContinue reading “New feature: Fan cast of the Steel Empires!”

September Wrap-Up & October Goals

What’s going on at Casa Siamese this month? My hair is partially purple, I still have no tattoos, and there’s a half-built LEGO set on my dining room table. I’m in the midst of multiple projects, I’m planning multiple trips, and I just ordered a ton of Girl Scout cookies. So, no complaints here. Let’sContinue reading “September Wrap-Up & October Goals”

March Wrap-Up & April Goals

I’m feeling pretty positive about how this month turned out, even if (as usual, these days) I did not accomplish all my goals. I did get to spend lots of time with awesome people and read cool books, which also have to be priorities in life. A person cannot always “exhale” productivity; sometimes you haveContinue reading “March Wrap-Up & April Goals”

SLCC Panel: So I’ve Written a First Draft: Now What?

The panel I’m most excited about at Salt Lake Comic Con this week is definitely “So I’ve Written a First Draft: Now What?” (Saturday 9/23, 7 PM in room 150G). I’m a weird sort of writer. Putting the first draft on paper is often like pulling teeth (even though once I actually start writing, theContinue reading “SLCC Panel: So I’ve Written a First Draft: Now What?”

May Wrap-Up & June Goals

No matter how many things I crossed off the list this past month, my to-do list keeps getting longer. Since I’m at the point where I’m doing work (writing blog posts) to take a break from doing other work (line edits on Steel Time), let’s jump right in. May Wrap-Up I have printed out a copyContinue reading “May Wrap-Up & June Goals”

STEEL MAGIC Release Day and Blog Tour, Stop 4: After “The End”

It’s finally book release day! The Steel Empires series now has two books, making it officially a series! I know I’ve been spamming it a lot, but here’s the link to purchase your print or ebook copy of Steel Magic, just in case you’re new to my little corner of the internet. If you are,Continue reading “STEEL MAGIC Release Day and Blog Tour, Stop 4: After “The End””

End of an Era

Today marks the end of a journey. If you’ve read my Bio page, you know that I’m a medical editor for my day job. That’s not going to change, but as of this morning, I can announce that I am no longer employed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) , where for theContinue reading “End of an Era”

Liebster Award tag

I’ve been tagged in another fake award chain letter thing. Whooo! This time, I was tagged by author Shannon Eichorn (blog and Twitter here) to answer more questions about things you will 100% need to know the next time I am a topic at your local trivia night. I like answering these things because IContinue reading “Liebster Award tag”

September Wrap-Up & October Goals

September Wrap-Up: Reach 20,000 words in book 3, STEEL BLOOD. Progress: Better than August! After a few rounds of scene edits with my criqiue partners in which some narrative vomit was thankfully cut, I ended up with approximately 9,000 words written for the month, and I’m hanging out at about 14,000 words right now. Goal: FinishContinue reading “September Wrap-Up & October Goals”