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Ethan & Juliet is Coming!

Sometimes I get so busy writing I forget I have a blog. The past couple of months that has so been the case. I spent July finishing the first draft of my fourth novel, The Van Birch Incident. Then I spent August revising Ethan & […]

Why Yes, There are Books Out There That Aren’t About Rich White Dudes

Sometimes I forget I don’t live in a safe, feminist-thinking, people loving bubble. I mean, at home, we have two mostly non-verbal kiddos. It’s a love-fest of speech coaching, playing in the hose, and sneaking words in on the stair case when the kiddos aren’t […]

Anxiety

Anxiety is not my friend. It’s the demon on my shoulder that I’ve carried around since I was 7 or 8 who consistently tells me I’m not good enough. Who tells me I am going to fail. Who tells me to give up and not […]

The Other Lane is Live!

Today’s the day! It’s here! So, first things fist, where can you buy the book? Pick up Your eBook Copies Here: Kobo iTunes Nook Amazon And the Print Copies: Get Your Autographed Copy Directly from Me! Amazon Barnes & Noble Now, there are two other […]

The Other Lane Cover Reveal!

This post has been a few weeks in coming. If you’re signed up for my email list, you got a peek at the cover a couple of weeks ago, but I’ve been waiting until I received my print copy to do the big reveal. And […]

Simple Worsted Weight Flip Top Mittens

I know what you’re thinking, a knitting pattern? I thought you were writing novels now. I am, and we’ll get back to your regularly scheduled bookish content tomorrow, but I owed my Tiny Dino Studios YouTube subscribers a knitting pattern. I promised them a worsted […]

The Other Lane, Chapter One

Publication day is only six weeks away! I’m so pumped, and I can’t wait to share Abe and Lane with you. So I’m not. Here’s your free sneak peek of the entire first chapter. The Other Lane¬†will be for sale in print and eBook July […]

I Guess I’m an AuthorTuber Now

Ya’ll probably remember a few months ago when I posted a few mitten knitting videos. I loved making the videos, but I have this problem with knitting for anything but my own enjoyment, so the videos I promised back in December completely stalled out. That, […]

Review of The Busy Mom’s Guide to Writing

(Note: This review was unsolicited and totally independent. The authors don’t know me. The links, however, are amazon affiliate links.) I picked this book up on Amazon a few weeks ago when I was trying to fit a few more hours into my day. And […]

The Story Behind The Other Lane

A post shared by Marla Holt (@tinydinostudios) on Apr 14, 2018 at 8:11am PDT It’s no secret that I wrote The Other Lane for Nanowrimo in 2014, but what I haven’t mentioned was that I first wrote Lane as a character in a short story […]

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