Wow, I was truly humbled on Saturday at the turnout for my book release party. Tons of people came out to help me celebrate the occasion, I (think) my little speaking part wasn't a total disaster, and we had lots of good food and drinks and laughs. There were lots of really good questions that … Continue reading Thank You!!!
Sooo....I'm planning my first ever book release party and I am a complete nervous wreck! Not because I can't plan a party, 'cause I can plan a heck of a party, but because I am going to have to, at some point, stand up and actually talk in front of people. Not something I'm … Continue reading Book Release Party!!!
Yes! It's almost here again. THE MONTH! The time of year when it feels like you simply have to write every single day. The month when you make any and all excuses to sneak away and tap out a couple of words, or, if you're lucky, actual, complete sentences. The month when your husband is … Continue reading NaNoWriMo
The day we arrived in Charleston she was underwater, as she often was, after every drenching summer rain. It was disconcerting, dodging the hordes of tourists, umbrellas braced against the downpour, winding our way around knee deep water at every intersection. Charleston, I’d thought, would be a proper setting for my story, rich with … Continue reading Sometimes It Is All About The Destination
“The only way to their future is through the past.” I am ridiculously excited about today! In a pinch-me kind of way! After years of work, and about fifty- probably more- edits, this story is finally ready to be unveiled. I’ve been asked for a longer excerpt from the book, so here it is: …Ian … Continue reading Release Day!!!
Finally! It’s here and I can show it to all of you!!! It’s a day that’s been a long time coming- the cover reveal for Shadows of Ghosts! A big shout out to the awesome marketing crew at The Wild Rose Press for their work on this- and especially to Debbie Taylor for her awesome … Continue reading Cover Reveal!
I first began writing badly. It's how we all begin writing, I suppose, if we are to be completely honest. Much the same way that the Mona Lisa was not Da Vinci's first, your best work will almost never be your first, although if you are very lucky, there may be some gems sprinkled throughout. … Continue reading Workshops
MODES OF TRANSPORTATION I was researching how long it would take for a horse to get from Wick, Scotland, to Inverness, Scotland, and thought I might as well blog about it so when I forget in six months, maybe this will pop up in my search and I’ll save myself some time. So...it’s about 103 … Continue reading Are We There Yet?
I was in a towel when I found out Risking Riley was a finalist in the Rosemary Contest (the Young Adult chapter of Romance Writers of America). I just got back from the pool with my little monsters & between getting out of my swimsuit & getting into the shower, I went with that new modern compulsion to check all my social media. Twitter: Yeah, love that show too. Like. FB: Lol, that meme, tho! Like. Insta: Wow! Wish I could travel there. Like. Last stop, email. Mostly to delete any shopping enticements (aka really great coupons for more clothes I don’t need). When I saw it. The contest results were back for one of my three stories. I don’t know about you, but sometimes my wi-fi loads my emails slow & I only get the headline. Rosemary New Adult Results…. My stomach dropped. Did they like it? Did it…
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Graveyards III So as usual, life totally got in the way, as did edits, and familial obligations, and a million jillion other things. So I am finally posting my last (for now) blog post in the graveyard series! Both of these graveyards are located in Paris, France, one above the city, Cimetiere du Montparnasse, located … Continue reading European Graveyards, Part III