One of my favorite writing quotes is by Sinclair Lewis and it states, "Writing is the art of applying the seat of the pants to the seat of the chair." There have been many variations of this theme in quotes, but mainly it comes to this: if you want to be good at someth...

I haven't written in a while.  It's hard to write when your heart is heavy.  It colors your words darkly, and I know it, but it's impossible to avoid, so I will stop trying. I knew my mom wasn't doing well, that she might not have long to be with us. I really didn't wa...

To a three hundred page book! Whew! Glad that part's over! And just like a newborn baby, it's a little weird looking, and could do with a lot of cleanup and love, but the agony and uncertainty of the birth itself is over and I can take my brain off overdrive and maybe...

You know you're a writer when your kids ask you stuff like this when they get home from school. I guess there are other lines of work that could generate a question like this-axe murderer; cigarette salesman; Mcdonald's cook-just to name a few off the top of my head, b...

February 16, 2017

Big news, my friends! The next book in the Arydian series is out of its working title phase (AURA) and is ready to put on its cover title, AFTERSHOCK. I'm so excited about this new chapter in the lives of Marin, Jaycen and Marcos. It's going to be a dark and dangerous...

February 10, 2017


I think I've gotten all my loose ends tied up and everyone where they are supposed to be by the end of this next book! I really have struggled with understanding WHY writing this book has been so difficult!

Finally, it occurred to me; writing the second book in a...

So I got up the other day, exercised, showered, brushed my teeth, and got dressed with the intent to do some marketing and work on AURA. Feeling all ambitions, I sat down at the computer and realized my work outfit consists of a sweatshirt and my hubby's warmest pajama...

November 11, 2016

Wow, weeks go by super fast the closer you are to a deadline! And the closer I get the weirder I become. My friend, Karen, suggested I write a list to keep me focused.  So I did. Writing was at the top of the list. I did every single things on the list before 10:30 am,...


First blog ever! Welcome to the birth of the baby I've been carrying around for years! Aqua started out as a really, really cool dream. I wrote it down and set it aside as I worked on other writing projects and the best project of all-raising my boys. Every now and th...

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