An Excerpt Goes a Long Way

These last two weeks have been all about my second book, Damaged. And while the excerpts I shared have been great, I thought I’d give you a little treat. For those of you who have read Damaged you know that there is an opening of Avenged included in the end. Now, this of course was included before myContinue reading “An Excerpt Goes a Long Way”

Outtakes – They truly exist

Every book, play, movie, and song has an outtake. Something that just didn’t make it in. Either because it slowed the work in question down or it simply did nothing for the piece. Either way, they all have them. And in some cases the outtake is funny, which makes it more of a blooper thanContinue reading “Outtakes – They truly exist”

Self-Inflicted

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 IContinue reading “Self-Inflicted”

Rating Success

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 andContinue reading “Rating Success”

All About the Climb

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 IrmaContinue reading “All About the Climb”

Bullying Vs Bullying

A few days ago I saw this link in my Facebook feed questioning how best to respond to bullying. It’s a debate that has gone on for years. Typically, there are two options: flight or fight. This particular article showed a video of a kid who’d chosen to fight back. See Video Here The articleContinue reading “Bullying Vs Bullying”

The Chaotic World of a Writer

The first time I saw this meme, I laughed. At least until I realized this was my life. I’ve shared pictures before of my writing area. It hasn’t changed much. It’s still a huge mess, but I can find everything. Most of the time. I kind of miss the old mess. Even if it gaveContinue reading “The Chaotic World of a Writer”

Intimate Moment (Addicted)

SPOILER ALERT!! SPOILER ALERT!! Do not continue unless you’re okay with a tiny spoiler. This is provided you have not yet read Punished. If you have, it isn’t much of a spoiler. I’m working on Addicted. Earlier today I started this rather intimate scene with Bella and Jeremiah. No, I’m not going to share theContinue reading “Intimate Moment (Addicted)”

Upcoming Event – August 15, 2015

Save the date! Check out the information on Facebook! Let me know if you’ll be there. I’ve got some great guest speakers scheduled. There will be some awesome door prizes! Not only will I be talking about my books, there will time for some Q&A and book signing. Plus both books and t-shirts will beContinue reading “Upcoming Event – August 15, 2015”

Get Punished in the New Year

Things happen. Sometimes life gets in the way of the best laid out plans. And things just don’t go your way. This is kind of what is going on with Punished. It was originally scheduled to release on December 5, 2014, but due to circumstances has been pushed back to release January 2015. Punished willContinue reading “Get Punished in the New Year”