Giving Thanks

Today is Thanksgiving, and even though I’m not living in the United States anymore, I still celebrate with a turkey and all the trimmings. Yay, leftovers! It’s so easy in a busy life to forget to stop or at least slow down and think about all the things you’re grateful for. Time goes by so […]

How to Overcome Writer’s Block

I want to talk about writer’s block today because I received a newsletter in my email inbox the other day… I can’t remember if it was from Goodreads or Kobo maybe … anyway, it included a piece of advice from some author whose name I didn’t recognize, who I assume is an author of note […]

Onward and Upward!

If you caught my last post, you read about my husband’s terrible horseback riding accident that put him in the hospital for going on two weeks now. I wanted to post an update on his condition for all of you who reached out to me with your wonderful words and acts of kindness. I heard […]

Reader Expections : Blessings or Curses?

If you know me, you know I write in several genres. At last count, those included urban fantasy, romance, thriller/suspense, paranormal, action-adventure, dystopian, and hard science fiction-space opera. Hard sci-fi and space operas were new for me as of last month. Sci-fi is a genre I enjoy as a fan of TV, film, and novels […]



When I first started writing three years ago, I put my publishing schedule together each year in January. But last year it didn’t work out so well. After several troll attacks that really had me questioning why I bothered to do some of the things I do, I took a step back from writing, from […]

Who wins in the race to the bottom?

I haven’t gotten up on my soapbox in a long time, mostly because every time I do, trolls come after me online, but oh well. Sometimes the need to express myself outweighs the strength of my self-preservation instinct LOL.  Here’s my latest opinion piece about the reading and publishing communities. >> WARNING: Grab some popcorn […]

Writing Software : A How-To Video

I use this software called Scrivener to write with. It’s kind of complicated to learn, so I put together a video for my writer friends showing how I go through and set it up to write and compile the book for the Kindle format. Share this post if you have writer friends, please.

Starbucks and Books

I’ve been writing this romantic serial novel called Just One Night (purchase links below if you’re interested). I’ve gotten a ton of great feedback, and really the only negative feedback I’ve gotten has been about the potential future cost. As serial novels become more popular, we’ll see more and more of this conversation, I’m sure. […]