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Teaser Time – TRUST IN ME

The countdown is on! TRUST IN ME will be out in one week! His eyes searched her face and his eyes darkened as his expression shifted. He gripped her arms and yanked her body against his. “You’re forgiven,” he said gruffly. Then he crushed his mouth to hers. She stiffened for a moment before becoming […]

October 17, 2017

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Thoughts on DEEP WORK

This is me most of the time. I feel like I’m pulled in so many directions that I often find it difficult to settle down and focus on writing. In one of the many writer groups I belong to, Deep Work by Cal Newport has been a topic of conversation. I finally got around to […]

October 3, 2017

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#99 Pennies – Sale Alert!

The first two books in my Fight for Me series are on sale for only $.99 until September 25. If you haven’t read them yet, now is the perfect time! The third and final book in the series, Trust in Me, releases October 24. Amazon | iBooks | Kobo | B&N Amazon | iBooks | […]

September 18, 2017

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TEN YEAR DANCE Cover Reveal

Today, I’m pleased to reveal the cover for my friend Ara Grigorian’s newest novel, which releases October 16th! About Ten Year Dance: Best friends since sixth grade. A ten-year high school reunion. A truth they’ve danced around for a decade. Unlucky-in-love Sophie Perez knows her divorce won’t be easy—but she doesn’t expect it to be […]

September 15, 2017

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The Start of a New Year

Whenever I use phrases such as “this year” or “last year,” I tend to confuse at least a few people. For most a new year begins in January, but for me it begins in September. It’s a leftover result from over a dozen years as a teacher and before that, over a dozen years as […]

September 5, 2017

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Ten Little Things That Make Me Happy

1. The smell of old library books 2. Opening a brand new box of crayons 3. When my total word count at the end of a writing session ends in 00 4. Not having to leave my house on a rainy day 5. Singing along with my favorite songs 6. Listening to my two sons […]

August 29, 2017

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Teaser Time: HOLD YOU CLOSE

Her words were cut short when he spun her around and pulled her to his chest, his gaze raking over her face. It was raw and primal, and no one had ever looked at her like that before. She grew dizzy in his embrace and clutched at his arms, fighting to breathe. With every exhale, […]

August 22, 2017

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What I’m Reading: FUTURE SHOCK and FUTURE THREAT

I recently finished both Future Shock and Future Threat by Elizabeth Briggs. O…m….g….so good! via GIPHY I read the first one in one day and the second over the course of two days, and that was only because I started it too late in the evening to finish it. But you better believe I spent […]

August 15, 2017

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Thoughts on STORY GENIUS (Part 2)

This post is later than I expected because I stalled out in reading this book. I got about 80% through it and I doubt I’ll finish it. However, it did change my perspective on writing. The story is how the character changes; it’s his/her transformation. The plot is the series of events that cause the […]

August 7, 2017

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