5 Years

Five years ago today, we flew from Boston to San Francisco to become Californians. I don’t regret a minute of it. California is better for my health—mental, physical, and emotional. While there are things about Boston that I miss, I struggled with seasonal depression and panic attacks during the snowy season. Due to a lung…

The Kinds of Books I Can’t Read

We all talk about what we like to read, but what about what we don’t? Not to be negative, but there are just some kinds of books I don’t enjoy and cannot seem to get through no matter how hard I try or how many people encourage me to read them. 1. Erotica Yeah, just…

Thank You!

My newest novel Brynnde has been getting a lot of page reads on Amazon. I’m so excited to know people are reading it! And this is why it’s exclusive to Amazon—so people can borrow the book and read it. At some point, I may take Brynnde wide, but so far I make so much more…

IWSG: New Frontiers

It’s time again for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. Read and support writers by clicking here, and if you’re a writer you can also join! This month I’m both nervous and excited. Nervcited? A couple of things are happening: 1. I’m putting out a new book in a completely new genre for me. I’ve long…

Defining Success

Every year at New Year’s I set goals rather than making resolutions. I make sure the goals are concrete and/or quantifiable. That way it’s clear when I have or haven’t met them. But how to formulate those goals? Any writer or artist must decide for him- or herself what “success” means. It’s a personal thing,…

IWSG: Writing Rules

It’s time again for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. Read and support writers by clicking here, and if you’re a writer you can also join! Last year I had two books and one short story published. This year I plan to publish at least one book, and I hope to finish a couple other manuscripts.…

Déjà Vu Blogfest

It’s my solar return today, so I’m out doing fun things like seeing Rogue One and having my annual tarot reading. While I’m out, however, please enjoy this compilation of some of my better posts from this past year, courtesy of DL Hammons’ Déjà Vu Blogfest. From August 25, a post about the #tenqueries hashtag…

IWSG: Not Good Enough

It’s time again for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. Read and support writers by clicking here, and if you’re a writer you can also join! Lately I’m having that bit of insecurity many of us have in life whether we’re writers or not: the fear of not being good enough. Sometimes it seems, no matter…

The PR Conundrum

So at recent writing conferences this year, I heard this a lot: “You need a publicist!” Basically, with all the books being published and self-published, it’s becoming almost impossible to rise above the noise. So you hire a publicist to help you get noticed. Makes sense. The only problem (for me, at least) is… It’s…

Best of 2016

I’ve started to see the lists popping up online. Even though there is still one month left in 2016, people are ready to call their favorites, from books to movies to television shows. So I thought about what I read and watched this year, and here are a few notables: Books The Gates of Evangeline…