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. But it's not my true voice, and that's interesting… 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
I'm a sunrise person, I always have been. Sunsets are wonderful, and I've wound many a day down watching the sun slip away, alone or with loved ones, and the moments resonate, but there is an intangible sense that accompanies the rise, the seduction of potential, of possibility, that calls my spirit. When I decided… Continue reading Looking to the Rise
2020 was complicated. Scary. It demanded flexibility. Upending to many, terminal to some. 2020 did not care if you were ready, if you wanted change, or whether you had plans. Inside the chaos, lives flourished, relationships changed, patterns were broken. Art was created by new artists in unexpected places. Balconies became choral concert halls, storage… Continue reading New Year, New Ways
On Facebook, a friend posted that this has been the worst year ever, and asked if others felt the same. This got me thinking, because yes, 2020 was complicated, but not due to things I could control. For me, 2019 stacked more lessons, bruises, and pressure. I came into that year feeling that change loomed;… Continue reading Christmas, 2020 Style