Holding the First Copies of My Book

A big day! After years of work I am finally holding my book in my hands. It is such a surreal feeling. I’m very happy with the printing. The first box will be for the initial signed orders, but we’ve already sold out of those and will need to order another. The cover was painted […]

Born of Shadow Hits 175,000 Reads

Woot! Big milestone today. There have now been more than 175,000 reads of my featured story Born of Shadow on Wattpad. It’s been a lot of fun, and a lot of work, responding back to all the readers. For the past several days I have been averaging more than 10,000 reads each day and my […]

How to Stay Motivated

  This is a poignant post for me because I’ve been there. It’s hard to stay motivated when the story isn’t coming, or I get one more “this isn’t quite right for me” response to a query, or after an exhausting day with the kids and work. It’s one of the unique things about being a writer. […]

What Allows Him to Drive a Ferrari

  Several years ago, my husband, his brother, his writing buddy and I drove down to Las Vegas to see New York Times Bestselling author Terry Goodkind in person. We were devouring his Sword of Truth series at the time, which were about as addicting as that gooey chex-mix stuff we make on New Years […]

Why I Write

After a few false starts and a couple of challenging years, I am finally ready to query agents with my first completed novel. It is exciting and nerve racking at the same time. The highs when you’re flowing are counterbalanced by the discouragement when things just refuse to click. I could probably fill four large […]