A couple of weeks ago in one of my classes, we had to create a discussion post analyzing everyday text using the literary theory we had just learned about. One of my classmates chose to address the Netflix series Thirteen Reasons Why. Now, I haven't seen the series yet, but I've read the book so I… Continue reading Self-Inflicted
Light has been shed on the rising problems with social issues among young adults. Suicide, drug addiction, depression, and sexual assault are just a few that are in the media. These aren’t topics that are new, they are just becoming less taboo at the dinner table. Something that we can openly discuss. At least that’s… Continue reading Let Your Voice Be Heard
Last weekend, I had the pleasure of joining so many authors, editors, and publishers at the Florida Writer's Association Annual Conference. Sounds like a mouthful doesn't it? Yeah, it's a lot to say, but the great thing is I learned so much from it. It was only my second year attending and yet I took… Continue reading Always More to Learn
The other day I was going through my Facebook posts and I came across one that had a generator for self-publishing. I took the quiz just to see if it would even come close to what I had spent. It wasn't entirely accurate, but it wasn't too far off either. Later that day I'm reading… Continue reading Let’s Get Real
How do you rate success? There is no easy way to answer that. It all depends on the person. Everybody looks at success differently. Depending on what is most important to a particular individual. If you're someone who rates motherhood higher than a job, then you might consider yourself successful if you raise happy and… Continue reading Rating Success
Most writers don’t wait for inspiration. They make it happen. Doesn’t mean a story happens overnight. It takes time and hard work. I just got off the phone with my editor and we were talking about time. She had given me an initial deadline of this evening for the first half of Addicted. Hurricane Irma… Continue reading All About the Climb
A couple weeks ago I was hanging out with a friend of mine and we were watching one of my favorite movies, "Remember the Titans." I never really gave it much thought about why it I like the movie so much. The movie is a great representation of how people can come together, regardless of… Continue reading Perseverance is the Key
Have you ever heard of the term “deep point of view”? Neither had I until about a year ago. I was about as surprised of its existence as Dorothy was about not being in Kansas. (Even if she never really left.) Though, if we think about it really hard, this is probably what all of… Continue reading Lions and Tigers and Bears! Oh my!
“Seasons” Things have changed; My life is no longer the same. Once, I walked strong; But now, those days are gone. I don’t know how to let go; The smile I wear, is all for show. A nightmare, I’d like to escape; Hopefully it’s not too late.
If you read my last blog, you know I’ve had a little bit of a journey to get here today. That is the reason I’m proud to share with you the new cover for my first novel. Even the story has gotten a little bit of a makeover. The timeline has changed a bit, but the story… Continue reading Brand New Look