Happy Thanksgiving 2016

On this day of giving thanks, I thought I’d share a few of the things I am thankful for. I have been incredibly blessed and I like to remind myself of these things when times get a little rough — as they do for us all from time to time. (The list is in no particular order) Things I am … Read More

A CinderElla Tail – Cover Reveal

About a week ago, my literary manager, Italia Gandolfo, told me she had a surprise for me, but I’d have to wait until the end of the week. I happen to love surprises and enjoy the anticipation. I have a friend who said something like that would drive her crazy, she has to know right away, but for me thinking … Read More

Timmy and the Golden Lion Tamarin Cover

Just a quick post because I have never had a chance to share the cover for Timmy and the Golden Lion Tamarin, the first book in the guardian angel animal series, though I have shared Rin. Timmy and Rin is a project very close to my heart. I work with an amazing team to bring the stories to life. I … Read More

Hackers Not Welcome Here

A few weeks ago my main website got hacked in a big way. Apparently, unbeknownst to me, my site was busy spamming the internet because it had been connected into a network of sites all directing links to various other sites, ultimately trying to either infect the poor soul on the royal goose chase with some sort of virus, or … Read More

Do You Believe?

A couple nights ago, I took a rare moment and watched a movie. Not something I have an opportunity to do very often because I’m juggling so many different things, but it had been a rough week and I needed to decompress a bit. I chose Little Boy, which is set in World War II times, and is primarily about … Read More

Warning Deadline Approaches

Along with juggling quite a few things I can’t talk about, I have been working diligently on my latest WIP, a dark upper YA novel, Speak No Evil. I am excited about how this book is shaping up and how close I am to the finish line with it. Then I happened to have a conversation with my literary manager … Read More

The Journey: Writing and Weight Loss

In my day job, I do work that involves logic and things following a path. 1+2 always = 3 and never 5. So there is a part of me that wants other aspects of my life to follow the same logical path. And they never do. I have two primary focuses at the moment: Getting healthy and finishing my current … Read More

Put Me In Coach

Being a professional in any field takes hard work, dedication, and more patience than most of us want to admit is required. As a writer, I have always approached my work from a professional aspect, and realize nothing in the publishing industry is overnight. I am, and have been, in it for the long haul, which means I have been … Read More

Hello, Shiny New Year

It is that time of year. We’re saying good-bye to one year, and looking forward to the next hoping we realize all of the dreams we didn’t over the past 12 months, and adding a few new things for good measure. Many will make resolutions and many of those resolutions will be broken before we put January in the history … Read More

The Year Ahead

A week ago I was goofing off on Twitter … I mean taking a brief, but necessary writing break … when I saw a graphic floating by that said, “A year ago, I would’ve never pictured my life the way it is now.” In that moment I realized how profoundly true those words were about my life and this past … Read More

Timmy and the Golden Lion Tamarin Fan Page

Luke and I wanted to take a few moments to let everyone know Timmy and the Golden Lion Tamarin now has an official Facebook Fan Page. If you go take a look, you’ll see some of the awesome illustration talent of Marie Beschorner … I mean, seriously, just take a look at the cute little guy on this page. This … Read More

WIP – Writer’s Blog Challenge

Fellow cub and agency mate, Jake A. Strife challenged me to post some lines from my current WIP (Work In Progress). It has taken me a few days to get to the challenge because last week I was on vacation, and had a writer get together to attend once home, followed by marching orders to switch gears from my agent, … Read More