About: Very common among writers, particularly among those that are anxiously awaiting publication. Chronic: Can last for months or a lifetime (I hope not) Diagnosis: A friend or spouse will likely notice how often your train of thought wanders to bookish things. They’ll hear you counting down until release day […]

Covers are so important. The way they look — the way they make us feel — can attract us to a new book. They can be the deciding factor in a sale. When we read a book we often refer back to the cover to get a sense of setting […]

The Hope of Azure Springs was a one book deal. I didn’t expect more than that so I was nothing but excited. My editor and I got to work polishing it up and things went along like scheduled. Then we got talking about other books and ideas and she decided […]

Are authors special? Not anymore than anyone else. They are normal people with hopes and fears and joys and heartaches. However, because of their art they are often put in a position of influence. We love certain authors because of the words they created, the stories they shared, the difference […]

I have a book that mentions orange rolls. It’s one of those manuscripts that I am still hoping makes it to publication so don’t call me a liar when you see no mention of orange rolls in The Hope of Azure Springs. Be patient. Someday you’ll know what I’m talking […]

I worry that sometimes people hear the beginning (because there’s still more to come) of my writing journey and think that I never met any discouragement along the way. While that would have been lovely, it is simply not true. Though I did not walk the unpublished road for a […]

When I had my first baby twelve years ago (how did that happen?) I was so naïve. I’d been around babies enough to know that I loved their little fingers and toes and the way they smelled. I’d changed a diaper here and there, and put a few babies to […]

Romance Writing Why do I write (“clean”) romance (and what even is clean romance)? Here are a few reasons (Once I hit publish button I will probably think of many, many more)- First before I dive into why I love this genre so much let me tell you what I […]

My grandma died recently and since her passing there has been a lot of time spent clearing her house out. That first time we were there after her death it felt so strange, like we were cleaning up the leftovers after a party. Everyone was very respectful but there were […]

The deeper I’ve gotten into the writing community the more I’ve realized that authors are regular people with regular interests and plenty of everyday triumphs and problems. Just for fun I thought I’d write up a little about me that goes beyond my love of writing. I’ll keep it to […]