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I am a writer of adventure stories (although this is not an official category my writing spans YA, NA, Speculative Fiction, and Romance) who taught high school English in a past life.

I am a freelance writers and editor who loves giving creative writing workshops and advising about the self-publishing landscape. I'll have 3 books published in my Chronicles of Xannia series as of April 2017, 3 non-fic industry publications, three short stories in two anthologies, and one essay on the believability factor in fiction writing in a guide to writing.

I am a mother and a wife with an OCD bent toward organization - but I hate cleaning and anything related to it, so I'm definitely not a housekeeper! ;)

I learned how to shoot an olympic bow when I was in high school and I look forward to taking it up again in the future.

I enjoy playing adventure games on my PSIII, X-Box 360, and Wii.

I have a quick mind and a good sense of humour but I am not a humourous person, though I try.

  • Review: Tainted Justice

    Tainted Justice                              Author: V. M. Gopaul Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars Recommended Genre: Contemporary Political Thriller — Tainted Justice is the first work of fiction written by V. M. Gopaul, a seasoned 9 time non-fiction author. … Read More ›

  • A Writer is Never Alone…

    This notable is not just for fiction writers – our characters are simply those individuals we chose to write about.  Try as we might, they lurk in the back of the mind and fight for dominance in both our waking… Read More ›

  • Free Advertising Works

    Publicity Tip #3 Learn to watch for free advertising opportunities on writing, publishing, and author websites. While I cover several great free publicity websites in my book Publicizing Yourself, here is a recent one I found that shows a lot… Read More ›

  • A Poet Personified

    Tomorrow’s Past Life  by Jim Scott, Author. Poet. Sojourner. — There was once a time when my life was filled with living; Adventure and excitement scattered all across this earth. I was in my prime, with so much just ripe… Read More ›

  • Social Media or Social War?

    Writerly Rant #3 The Office Chair Revolution by Mikael Carlson If you have been paying any attention at all to the state of events in America, you know we are a nation at war. Armies of disgruntled citizens are being… Read More ›

  • Editing Tip #3

    By editing several drafts on your own, you can save money and heartache with an editor later. The art of Drafting is tedious for some writers and exciting for others. Which are you? The first draft of your manuscript is… Read More ›

  • Interview with Thriller Writer V.M. Gopaul

    This week’s interview is a rare one in that I was able to meet with V.M. in person.  I chose to focus on a different set of questions, since V.M. has published 10 books but only one fiction novel. As… Read More ›

  • Review: The Demon Trapper’s Daughter

    The Demon Trapper’s Daughter                              Author: Jana Oliver Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars Recommended Genre: Fiction/Teen Supernatural Jana Oliver’s first novel in the Demon Trapper series, The Demon Trapper’s Daughter, alights on a new twist to an… Read More ›

  • Good Writing is Rewriting…

    This is an apt notable to start with considering that the goal of Infinite Pathways is to  encourage writers to produce the best version of their work possible.  As writers, it is a process of birth in the creating of… Read More ›

  • Become a Library-site Guru

    Publicity Tip #2 Don’t just join one online library, join all three big ones.  These sites, though very similar, are a goldmine to an author. Before looking into publishing my novel I had only ever heard of, but I… Read More ›