Music has so many different purposes in my life (for example, 80s rock is just so much fun, 90s country is intensely nostalgic, and you never know when you just might catch me dancing around the kitchen and singing along to “Juice”). And music has always served as a form of inspiration for me. (Note: … Continue reading Muse-ic Monday: A TIME-LOST Playlist
It was 2005 or 2006, when I began writing THE TIME-LOST GIRL. I remember sitting in the living room on my laptop... Outside the window, I could see the sky changing from black to orange and pink as the sun rose—yes, I stayed up all night (and I’m still a night owl). My empath was … Continue reading The TIME-LOST Writer: From (Literal) Dream to Literary Reality
Hello, readers! I hope you enjoyed the holiday season and are having a great 2020, so far! Today, I want to talk about my next book, CREEPING SLOWLY AND EVAPORATING. Like my debut novel, it is a YA/adult crossover. CREEPING SLOWLY AND EVAPORATING is a paranormal romance featuring the little-known supernatural creature, the vampire. Kidding, … Continue reading Coming Soon!
In honor of National Author's Day, I'd like to let you all in on a little thing called NaNoWriMo.... That's National Novel Writing Month! And it's this month! That's right. November is National Novel Writing Month. So, for those of you who don't normally write but are interested, it's a great time to pick up … Continue reading Happy National Author’s Day!
... Well, hopefully. Hello, Folks! It has been SO long. Life has been one long distraction, I’m afraid. I do apologize for my distractability (I was actually recently diagnosed with ADHD, so there ya’ go). Not only have I let this blog go, I have, unfortunately, let my writing go for far too long. So, … Continue reading New and Improved…
(Ha ha... my title just makes me picture the opening to an episode of Supernatural...) Well, hello, all... It's me... I've been gone for far too long... my energy is returning -- it was all I could do (out of curiosity, I googled this idiom) to keep my eyes open, being pregnant while caring for … Continue reading Back in the saddle again…
Booted at the pitch stage once again... For me, ABNA 2013 is done. I'm out. I must admit I am a bit disappointed. I felt my pitch was good enough this time around... and maybe it was (I don't know) as everyone keeps saying the pitch round is basically a crapshoot. And that's fine. Really. … Continue reading And it’s over before it even started…
2013 ABNA! Yay! The entry period begins on January 14, 2013... Of course, this year it has undergone some interesting changes. First, Penguin is no longer involved and the winners will be published through Amazon itself (physical and ebook formats). Second, there will be more winners and, thus, more prizes. In previous years, there were … Continue reading 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award is on!
Oh! Here I am! 🙂 Yeah... I kinda disappeared from the whole world for a while there... I found out in late September that I'm expecting baby #2 and just dropped off the face of the planet after that... we'll blame hormones... Ugh... Anyway... I promise I will do my utmost best to update more … Continue reading Wow… Where Did I Go?
A sincere thank you to Rhiann Wynn-Nolet at A Nest of Words for presenting me with the Leibster Blog Award! That's so awesome! Rules: -Answer the presenter's 11 questions -Choose 11 lucky recipients (who have fewer than 200 followers) -Formulate 11 questions for them to answer -Plaster the award on your blog Now, please bear … Continue reading Oh, Wow… My First Blog Award!