My Sweet Man's grandson's are here, and we're afloat in the seas of family time and finding balance. Book launches, specifically Boogie Beach for me, and heavy lifting at work for him means this stolen weekend with these young men is a gratifying and needed break. Balance isn't about measures, it's not a fifty percent… Continue reading Family Time and Finding Balance
Tales of screw ups and fixes: Newsletter sign-ups edition. LE SIGH. Yesterday, while working on screw ups and fixes on this site, the fabulous Word Press support person let me know my newsletter sign-ups landed on a null page. First and most important, I apologize. If you visited and signed-up, I never received it. It's… Continue reading Screw Ups and Fixes: Newsletter Sign-ups
Coffee and I go way back. Spending an early morning musing over life's oddities is an integral part of accepting another crack, in the form of a sunrise, at life. In taking a pause before the day grows hectic, I get a smidge of time for myself and that micro centering sets me up to… Continue reading Morning Musings: Writing, Coffee, and Oddities
Like anything else, over time what seemed like a great idea doesn't age well... which is how my new All Books tab came to be. I wanted a place to showcase all my books, and while readers who are drawn to specific genres like the ability to narrow down what they seek, some visitors want… Continue reading I Did a Thing! Check out the All Books tab!
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
Boogie Beach, Book 1 in a new Funny Fantasy series is available for preorder in paperback. Jennie of jenniereads.com says, "A humorous fresh read taking fantasy to the next level. Greek god in a speedo, witches with snark, pelican shapeshifters and at the center is Patra just trying to manage two bars and stay alive… Continue reading Boogie Beach Preorder for Paperbacks is on the way!
"To Walk in the World" is now available in paperback. If you're old school like me, holding a book and falling away to revel is one of life's great joys. This story took a while to sculpt. 2017 feels like ages ago; in a way, it is. When I lost my mother, the grief was… Continue reading To Walk in the World now available in paperback!
Launching a book is cathartic. All the months spent enmeshed in To Walk in the World, 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. Today is a happy day, indeed. I've… Continue reading Happy Launch Day for “To Walk in the World”!
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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 for To Walk in the World go live 3/31