When my kids were small we were junkies for this show. Finn the Human, Jake the Dog, and their post apocalyptic shenanigans were a hoot and we loved them. Adventure takes many forms, some grand, some internal, but embracing adventure is accepting change as your norm. It's choosing to diverge from safe and predictable. Divergence… Continue reading Adventure Time!
The house was old, and she loved that part. Undiscovered charm hid under layers of paint, wallpaper, paint on wallpaper over plaster, yikes, plus various home improvement attempts arrayed on a scale of WTF to WOW, and a vibe. God, what a vibe! When she walked onto the porch with the Realtor, she didn’t even… Continue reading Cha Cha
Few moments are as frustrating as writing, editing, agonizing and finally publishing a book just to have an immediate review that pans it. It hurts. Especially when you aren't certain they even read it. Trolls live under author's bridges, too. But To Walk in the World is getting wonderful reviews, and I'm dancing! Take a… Continue reading Reviews
Launching a book is cathartic. All the months spent enmeshed in the process, finding the story, letting the characters speak, crafting the structure, and endless editing to improve, tighten, and get unnecessary words pruned so the light shines in full glory... it's an encompassing experience. I've likened it to birthing a baby, but that's an… Continue reading Happy release day!
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Many authors I'm privileged to call friends write beautiful stories within a single genre. Words flow and tales spin depicting sci-fi romance, fantasy, suspense or crime, or sizzling paranormal romance full of dragons and shifters. I wrote five of the latter, and it's a fun genre. One, Two, Three, Four, Five! But it's not my… Continue reading Sea Changes
When my fingers first hit the keyboard in late 2017 I had no idea the adventure ahead. This book morphed into a love letter to my mother, to myself, and to woman everywhere, ones who examined their lives and said: "I can be more. In fact, I'm called to change, and I have to answer."… Continue reading Pre Orders go live 3/31
"To Walk in the World" took its time becoming, but I'm so proud of this story. Well, stories, since from the onset, the novel became a parallel narrative. I love strong female characters, and exploring how strength reshapes after breaking felt important to explore. So after writing it, shelving it for a year, then approaching… Continue reading “To Walk in the World” Cover Reveal!
Stepping out of your comfort zone is exhilarating. As a child, I remember staring at the tall steel jungle gym on my elementary playground, then beginning the climb. Breathless, high above the world, I gazed around at the other kids on the ground below as the sense of accomplishment blew through my chest. My new… Continue reading New Release!
I started writing the second book in the Boogie Beach series, and hit a wall. The lockdown, the unfolding pandemic, and the stress of trying to be safe while living in a country that couldn't seem to put on a mask left me too stressed to work. So the book dragged on. And on. Normally… Continue reading The Forever Book