Why do we tell ourselves stories? I'm as guilty as the next person. When it comes to future events, I get excited, and on the heels of that excitement rides expectations, with disappointment riding shotgun. We're drawn to books, films and videos that pull us out of our lives, and it's pretty damn hard to… Continue reading Anticipation and other Dangerous Things
Writing is my job. In my beefy little 2022 planner, four books lurk. I'm deciding, amongst the dozens of other plates I'm juggling, how 2022 will look. Where are the months when my hair is on fire? Which ones have a getaway tucked into their folds? I think I can If confessing, I'm not the… Continue reading Writings and Deadlines, Oh My!
I'm working on a new paranormal romance called Romer's Candle, which is Book 3 of the Broke in Magic series. I's been a long time in the hopper, mostly because I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with Romer. He's complicated. Broke in Magic is a trilogy about three besties, Jasper, Wellie and Romer,… Continue reading Romer’s Candle – New November Release
Good grief, it's not even August, four books published, and my brain is mush. You'd think, after three decades in Florida, I'd schedule publishing for the cool days of February, but nope. If you want a snarky beach read, you want one when you're actually on.the.beach. So, Boogie Beach, Salt Shaken, and the upcoming Speedo… Continue reading Summer Insanity and other Melty Things
Writing books has flow and meaning. Lightning shivers my timbers, literally, since I live on a boat, in Florida, the lightning capital of the world. Storms, big ones, are a great way to disengage your ego and relax into your role as part of a greater whole. Once the big flashy stuff passes, the healing… Continue reading Riding Storms and Other Musings
I can't believe it's 5 days until the Boogie Beach launch on June 21st. The world slips from one season to the next it's time to celebrate summer with the ultimate beach read! (click here for ordering options) Today I uploaded Salt Shaken, Book 2 in this series for pre-order, and that cover reveal is… Continue reading Summer Celebration Countdown to Launch: Boogie Beach in 5…4…3..
Self publishing, then marketing, is hard. The learning curve, in my case, requires wine, grousing, and an occasional frustrated stomp to the kitchen for nibbles. Mastering new skills, especially learning marketing on platforms that constantly change, is definitely on my list of things to wine about. That said, the best thing about wine... is friends!… Continue reading Marketing is Hard, and Other Things to Wine About
In my life I've worn several, some with greater aplomb than others. Party girl was a good fit. Motherhood was one that stayed the longest, but I've worked an oddball lot of jobs, starting out drilling bowling balls for the JCPenney sporting goods department before moving upstairs to run their old school printing press (placing… Continue reading Hats
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: Author craft, stories and genre
16 years ago, I started a blog to ponder things that interested me, and ended up in the wave of bloggers that took off over the following couple of years. But... It's been far too long since I've mused aloud. Maybe Facebook created a venue for that, but I'd rather ramble here. I hope you'll… Continue reading Welcome, hello, hi!