With Every Word I Write, I make a Promise to My Readers…

Oct

16,2015

There’s something very sweet about writing romance.  With every word I write, I feel as though I am reciting a silent vow to future readers;  a theme song, much like the wedding march, plays out in my head as I finish each new chapter.   As a writer, I make a silent

Readers React to Luke Denevan (aka Mr. Bond)

Oct

6,2015

***WARNING***:  This post contains spoilers.  If you have not yet read The Ghost of You but plan to at some point, I urge you not to continue reading this post until you’ve finished the story. It’s funny, how you begin writing a story and you have visions of how that

Walmart – a Necessary Evil or Purgatory?

Oct

5,2015

It’s been about three months.  I should get an award.  I managed to avoid the depths of Walmart for three months and I am proud of that fact.  I don’t know what it is about that place, but I can feel my sanity start to slip away from the moment

Something’s Gotta Give

Sep

23,2015

Everyone who knows me knows to some extent about my anxiety disorder and panic attacks.  My first panic attack happened when I was about ten years old.  I used to call it the “weird to be alive” feeling, because I actually felt like I was watching things in slow motion;

Losing My Way – Advanced Reader Copies

Sep

19,2015

I am deep in the throes of a new world; a world in which my heroine, Alex Monroe, is struggling with her life decisions.  On the outside, she seems to have it all, but things aren’t always as they appear. In the coming weeks, I will introduce you to new

Grocery Shopping is My Kryptonite

Sep

19,2015

It’s time.  I know this from the complaints I hear echoing throughout the house. “There’s nothing to eat!” From my eleven year old daughter. “Mama, I’m hungry!” From my four year old son. “And when he got there, the cupboard was bare,” From my forty-five-going-on-six year old husband. The grocery

A Book Without a Reader…

Sep

18,2015

On August 4, 2015, I decided to take my chances and self-publish my first book.  By nature, I am an impatient person, and it seems I am always looking for ways to get stuff done – as quickly and as efficiently as possible. I did my research on publishing.  I

The Masks We Wear

Sep

12,2015

  There’s no way to deny it.  In life, we all wear many masks.  We have one for work, and one for home.  We have one for our spouse, one for our friends, one for public, one for parents and one for our children. We wear masks of happiness, and

Writing… and Living in the midst of Panic Attacks

Sep

11,2015

If you’ve never experienced a panic attack, consider yourself lucky.  I have lived with them for over 20 years, and though I know the symptoms by heart at this point, nothing can prepare me for the next attack.  Each one seems to have it’s own agenda, it’s own unique and

Writing is a Process… and it never ends.

Sep

8,2015

I finished my first “to-be-published” novel in August of 2015.  The words flowed beautifully, the characters found their personalities and began to take on the story.  I suddenly felt as though I was simply guiding them towards the final outcome. But something very strange happened along the way – the