Welcome

This all started with a simple idea, write a horse story and publish it. Now the universe has grown to include a series, possibly two, and many more ideas. Because I needed time for exploring my creativity and wanted a central place to share it, I had to consolidate a few things.

What happened to Right the Writer?

Right the Writer was a wonderful six year journey of honing my craft as a writer. Although I loved having a hosted, minimal-maintenance WordPress site, I began feeling the "no plugins allowed" constraint after releasing Spirit of the Lone Horse. Moving it during the consolidation process was a logical choice. Don't worry, nothing other than an overcomplicated footer was lost.

The Do You Believe In Legend? Blog Tour

Thank you to those bloggers who participated in the Do You Believe in Legend? blog tour. It means a lot. Please do visit them. Authors supporting their fellow authors is one of the hallmarks of the indie community.

News

April 27, 2017

Meet Nicole Luttrell

Nicole is a speculative fiction writer. That means that she writes about aliens, ghosts, spaceships and dragons. Sometimes she writes about the ghosts of aliens and dragons on spaceships.
April 25, 2017

Meet Devorah Fox

"What if?" Those two words all too easily send Devorah Fox spinning into flights of fancy. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she now lives on the Texas Gulf Coast with rescued tabby cats ... and a dragon named Inky.
April 24, 2017

Meet Tania Giguere

Tania Giguere was born in Michigan and moved to Texas at the age of 19 seeking new adventures. She began writing at a young age bringing life to the blank pages. She is a superb writer who will take you on adventures so come and dream with her.
April 22, 2017

Meet Helen Pryke

Born in England, Helen Pryke went to live in Italy when she was 20. She had to learn the language, the culture, and the Italian way of doing things, all very different from what she was used to.
April 21, 2017

Meet Kristina Beck

A Jersey girl herself, Kristina has lived in farthest southwest tip of Germany for over twelve years with her German husband and three children. Surrounded by beautiful vineyards and a perfect view of the Black Forest. her hobbies include writing, reading, fitness, wine tasting, and forever trying to improve her German-language skills.
April 17, 2017

Meet the Indies

What happens when a blog tag grows to include posts about 49 different authors and their works? It creates thoughts about building an affiliate website that includes all the authors' works on Amazon.
April 11, 2017

Small steps, not giant leaps

The 2017 Brain to Books Cycon was a blast. The day after wasn't what I expected. Some valuable lessons were learned through this disparity.
April 8, 2017

Why SciFantasy, not SciFi?

Day 2 of the 2017 B2BCycon saw a panel on SciFantasy. The unofficial genre allows writers to mix technology with the less provable things like paranormal creatures and super heroes.
April 6, 2017

Celebrating My 3rd Year at Cycon

When Spirit came out on March 11, 2015, I focused in on marketing and looked for any opportunity I could find to promote the book or […]
March 24, 2017

An in-depth review of Legend

Legend's first and so far only review comes from the person who helped it mature as a beta reader. Does this invalidate the review in any way? No, because I didn't compensate her for her help or the review in any way. And she didn't see the final copy until it was published.
March 22, 2017

What’s in a Brand?

Branding sets companies, organizations, and writers apart from one another. It's meant to be focused and on point. However, like anything where experts offer advice, sometimes contradictory, it can leave one lost, confused, and running around in circles. In this post, I address some issues that might be affecting my brand.
March 20, 2017

Writing Bad Things as a Good Person

I’m an animal lover who believes in do no harm to my fellow human being or any creature that I come in contact with, but I write stories that contain violence against man and beast. In this world where darkness and light are a part of life, it would be unrealistic and unbelievable if I didn’t. Even with this stance, I still have a moral dilemma that keeps rearing its head.

About Me

Born and raised in Southern California, the diagnosis of hydrocephalus at birth should have killed Ani, or worse, left her blank to the world. Her strength of spirit, parents’ love, and a miracle all combined to overcome that prognosis within nine months. From this almost impossible beginning, she has developed into all-around person with the technical knowledge and analytical mind of a programmer, creative and detailed orientation of a writer/editor, and aesthetic instincts of a designer/photographer.

Her writing career started when a friend in Cyprus made her promise to stop throwing away her writings because she thought they weren’t good enough. After returning to the States, she set out to finish a single horse story and get it published. However, the book, like the writer, needed time to mature.

While perfecting her craft, Ani graduated from San Francisco State with a BA in Industrial Arts and worked several jobs from retail sales to human resources project management. Her innate ability to learn new computer programs with minimal instruction and need to be creative led to her current long-term stint as a web designer and developer.