Sharing Locks-Will You Join Me?

Cutting my hair for someone who might need it for a wig because they’re facing hardship…it’s an honor.

My mother-in-law didn’t quite lose all of her hair, but I’ve had friends faced with needing a wig, so I’m happy to cut a few inches to help those who might need one. 

Have you ever done it? If not, will you join me?

Whether it’s Locks of Love, Wigs for Kids…whatever. I’d love to see your before and afters!

I invite you to post your pictures to my FB Page, share a link here, or whatever works for you!

Long Hair 

Short Hair

Thanks to Great Clips who helped me with this!





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Maze Runner Review

Maze Runner TheatreMaze Runner…Hmmm.

When it first came out, I was like, “Maybe.” Had it not been for my good friend, Courtney, I wouldn’t have gone. 

Having said that…I’m kinda glad I went. 


Here’s the synopsis from IMDB

Maze RunnerThomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they’re all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a shot at escape.

Okay, I have to say, THOMAS rocked this character. The whole concept was really awesome. I haven’t read the book or anything, and I hear that the movie didn’t quite live up to the book.

Then again, when DOES a movie do that, right?

Each of the characters were pretty interesting for the most part. And a couple pretty predictable/stereotypical, which was a bummer, but it didn’t overshadow the movie enough for me to dislike it.

I gave it a 7/10 on IMDB–but I probably won’t be reading the books. Overall, this isn’t quite my genre, but I wish all the best for the movie and books.

What’d you guys think of this movie?




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Southwest Valley Writers Conference

Last weekend, I got to participate in a super fun conference! Write Outside The Lines

I had a great time teaching Mind Mapping Your Way to Deep Characters! We had fun shouting and what if-ing.  

AND, I even got to meet my editor! Yep. Karen Grove. She edited all the Bound by Hades books!

And yeah, she was as awesome in person as she was over the airwaves.

Here are some pictures (click to enlarge).  

Next IRL Event is: Tucson Festival of Books in March 2015. Hope to see you there!



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Four Words with ELLA

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Hello, everyone. Emma Martin here. Are you ready for another four-word interview? I’m having such a great time with these characters…well, and the authors, too.

If you’re new to the blog, here’s how it works. I get to ask four questions, but they can only be four words long, and the kicker is…they answers have to be four words or less as well.

Why four? Well…why not? That’s just how I roll.

So…let’s get started!


Meet ELLA. (I just love that name). We meet her in Kate Jarvik Birch’s YA novel, Perfected. She got me with the cover. So freaking telling it’s not even funny. And I’m pulling an all-nighter stake-out at a frat party. Vamps tend to view them as a supernatural BUFFET TABLE, and since I’ll be there all night, I’ll get this on my Kindle and read it!

Beats studying for PSYCH, that’s for sure!


Emma Martin: Favorite sweet treat…

Ella: Ruby’s butterscotch candies.

EM: Favorite time of day…

E: Nighttime walks with Penn.

EM: If granted one wish…

E: The freedom to love.

EM: Favorite ice cream flavor…

E: Penn’s famous banana split.


VERY nice! You handled that perfectly, Ella! It was really nice meeting you. Give PENN a nice, long, very forbidden hug for me. 



By Kate Jarvik Birch

As soon as the government passed legislation allowing humans to be genetically engineered and sold as pets, the rich and powerful rushed to own beautiful girls like Ella. Trained from birth to be graceful, demure, and above all, perfect, these “family companions” enter their masters’ homes prepared to live a life of idle luxury. 

Ella is happy with her new role as playmate for a congressman’s bubbly young daughter, but she doesn’t expect Penn, the congressman’s handsome and rebellious son. He’s the only person who sees beyond the perfect exterior to the girl within. Falling for him goes against every rule she knows…and the freedom she finds with him is intoxicating.

But when Ella is kidnapped and thrust into the dark underworld lurking beneath her pampered life, she’s faced with an unthinkable choice. Because the only thing more dangerous than staying with Penn’s family is leaving…and if she’s unsuccessful, she’ll face a fate far worse than death.

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KateJarvikBirchbiopic Kate Jarvik Birch is a visual artist, author, playwright, daydreamer, and professional procrastinator. As a child, she wanted to grow up to be either a unicorn or mermaid. Luckily, being a writer turned out to be just as magical. Her essays and short stories have been published in literary journals including Indiana Review and Saint Ann’s Review. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her husband and three kids. To learn more visit

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Read on!


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#Bloggers Needed


Hello my fellow bloggers. We’re doing a release day blitz and would LOVE to have you involved in helping spread the word about some new releases December 15th-31st.

My Touch of Frost trilogy is going to PRINT and ebook on all platforms! And my dear friend, Wendy Russo, is releasing JANUARY BLACK!

What’s in it for you and your readers?

Glad you asked!

For YOU, the bloggers who participate are entered for a separate giveaway! A little prize for those who post. It’ll be awarded after the completion of the blog blitz.

For YOUR READERS (and you, too), there is a Rafflecopter, which has a $50 gift card as the grand prize. That’ll buy some serious e-books to load up the e-readers, for sure!

There’s also a Facebook Party (December 15th 7-11pm EST) with guest authors, hourly prizes, and even MORE ways to earn entries toward the $50 rafflecopter prize. CLICK HERE for deets on that!

Sign up is here:

Thanks, my friends. And if you could, spread the word. Here’s to a frosty December!




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