Saturday, March 31, 2007

Reed's Family

They have yet to be introduced but Reed's family is a huge part of his life and therefore, these characters will be important in the story. His mother, Caroline, Caroline's boyfriend, Josh, Reed's half-sisters, Charlotte and Maggie, and Howard, Charlotte and Maggie's father and Caroline's second husband.



Friday, March 30, 2007

The Votes Are In

After reading all of the comments from the blog, AFF, and all of the emails, the winner for the next story will be focusing on Reed Simms and Cami Hall. Thank you to all of those who let me know their opinions and I am honored that I have so many readers who care about what I write. For those who wanted Ryan, do not worry. He will have his own story eventually.


Voting for which story I write about next is still going on and through this blog, comments on AFF, and a surprising amount of emails, it's still really close between Reed vs. Ryan. That is why voting will last all through today and end tonight. Tomorrow, I will begin to write and hopefully have the beginning of the next story posted by Sunday. And if the one you voted for doesn't win, don't worry. Reed and Ryan both are definitely getting stories. It's just a matter of when and that is all up to you. Thank you for voting to those who have already. You can vote either here, through an AFF comment, or by emailing me. Thanks!


Wednesday, March 28, 2007

What's Next?

So, The Lion and the Lamb is coming to a close and that only means one thing. A new story will be worked on soon. Which would you rather read next? A story following Ryan Reed from Blood and Honey or Reed Simms and Cami Hall from The Lion and the Lamb? Let me know which you prefer and whichever one has the most votes, that will be my next story. Thanks!

Monday, March 26, 2007

Patrick and Maddy's Song

So, I am a huge music fan and am constantly listening to all sorts of music. I have a large vinyl collection as well as cds and most of the day, there is music playing in my house. Today, I was listening to an Incubus cd and this particular song came on. I literally stopped what I was doing and just listened. Dig by Incubus is the perfect song for Patrick and Maddy and upon reading the lyrics, I know for certain that this will always be their song whenever I hear it now.

We all have a weakness
But some of ours are easier to identify.
Look me in the eye
And ask for forgiveness;
We'll make a pact to never speak that word again
Yes you are my friend.
We all have something that digs at us,
At least we dig each other
So when weakness turns my ego up
I know you'll count on the me from yesterday
If I turn into another
Dig me up from under what is covering
The better part of me
Sing this song
Remind me that we'll always have each other
When everything else is gone.
We all have a sickness
That cleverly attaches and multiplies
No matter how hard we try.
We all have someone that digs at us,
At least we dig each other
So when sickness turns my ego up
I know you'll act as a clever medicine.
If I turn into another
Dig me up from under what is covering
The better part of me.
Sing this song!
Remind me that we'll always have each other
When everything else is gone.
Oh each other....When everything
Else is gone.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Another Piece of Fan Art

Erin, you are amazing. Thank you so much for doing these for me. Here is another piece of fanart by reader Erin for Cami and Reed from The Lion and the Lamb. Thank you Erin!

New Cami

I've decided to post a new picture of Cami considering the previous one I posted isn't really how I envisioned her. The model had the right kind of innocent young eyes but I wasn't satisfied with her overall look. Here is more how Cami looks in my head.

Friday, March 23, 2007

More Fan Art

Erin, you are wonderful. Thank you for this wonderful picture for Graham and Beth. It's wonderful and you are too for taking time out of your life to do this for me. If anyone has anything they want to send me that concerns any of my stories, please feel free to email me.

Fan Art

Oh my goodness. I was so completely floored when I woke up this morning and found this in my email. Thank you so much to Erin, who made it for me. She even used the first lines from "Hey Mister" by Custom, the song I mentioned Patrick played for Maddy in Chapter Five. Thank you so much Erin. I still can't believe that people care enough about my stories to take the time to make something for me like this. Thank you so much.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Reed, Cami, and Joe

Here are pictures of Reed, Cami, and Joe from The Lion and the Lamb. I know that Cami has just been barely introduced, but her character will have a bigger part as the story continues. I'm not satisfied with the Reed picture but I've been looking everywhere and it is the best I could do.



Coming Soon...

I know a lot of you, after reading Blood and Honey, wanted a story that followed fan character favorite, Ryan Reed. And actually, I was always planning on writing a story with him as the main character instead of just the lovable pot-smoking jokester - though he still will be all of those things. It's also going to be following the character of Rachel Clay, who is mentioned a few times in Blood and Honey. Keep your eyes out for the story to be posted after I have completed The Lion and the Lamb. I am also thinking about later writing a story about Reed and the "Panera Girl" but we will see what happens. That story won't be coming for a while if I write it all.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Graham and Beth

Here are pictures of Graham and Beth from my story The Lion and the Lamb. I'm still searching for a picture of Reed. It's hard to find one because I know exactly how he should look in my head. It's just a matter of finding a picture that resembles him.