Life After a Suicide Attempt

A little over a week ago, my sister and I got semi-matching tattoos. Two halves of the same butterfly with the semi-colon as the body. I chose the words “Love, Laugh, Dream” to remind me how to live. Now, I have several tattoos, but this one brought tears to my eyes. It wasn’t physically painful,Continue reading “Life After a Suicide Attempt”

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”

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”

Destroyed, Punished, Addicted, and Betrayed

Sounds like a bad day, right? It isn’t. Destroyed, Punished, and Betrayed are the first three novels in my Dark Road Series. There is some time that takes place between Punished and Betrayed. As I start working on the outline for Betrayed, it occurred to me that there was a lot that takes place betweenContinue reading “Destroyed, Punished, Addicted, and Betrayed”

Book Themes

I attend University of Tennessee as an English Major working on my Bachelor’s degree. Currently I’m taking a class on Shakespeare. One of the things we discuss everyday are themes of each, in this case, play. The fact is themes are a big part of stories whether it’s a novel, a short story, poem, playContinue reading “Book Themes”

Covers for “Destroyed” and “Punished” Revealed

I love opening up an unexpected e-mail with good news! It’s like getting a present just because. Yesterday, my publisher told me the cover for Punished would be available next week. Then today, I got an e-mail with the cover. I was so excited by how perfect it was that I decided I couldn’t containContinue reading “Covers for “Destroyed” and “Punished” Revealed”

Prequels, Work, and Perception

I was watching Perception last night and the episode was titled “Prologue.” At first, I thought it was an old episode, except all the episodes recently have been new. So I checked the date on the description and sure enough it was a new episode. I was momentarily confused because it basically served as aContinue reading “Prequels, Work, and Perception”