A Little Disney Inspiration

My family and I took an an awesome Disney cruise just before Thanksgiving. We like cruises in general, but this one was particularly magical given that it was Disney and that they had everything decorated for Christmas. And no, I do not use the term magical frivolously. This is Disney we're talking about here people.... Continue Reading →

The Love Scene Debate

To write the love scenes or not, that is the debate today... One of my big self-debates lately is whether or not to include some racier s-e-x scenes in my upcoming series of books. Con - People Who Know Me Would Read It My genre is paranormal romance. When I wrote my first book, Blue... Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo 2013 Winner!!!

It's official. I am a NaNoWriMo Winner (National Novel Writing Month)! This means I wrote a 50,000 word novel in the month of November (~200 pages). Congrats to all the other winners and participants! What an accomplishment. 🙂 This being my first year trying NaNoWriMo, I thought I'd go into my experience of it a... Continue Reading →

My Thanksgiving Stories

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays for a few reasons. It's a time to reflect on the things we are thankful for as individuals, as families, and as a nation. It's a time to spend with family. It's a time to remember how this nation was built. And who doesn't like a few days... Continue Reading →

Andromeda’s Fall Excerpt

Here's an excerpt from Andromeda's Fall - book #1 of the Shadowcat Nation series, follow-on to Hannah's Fate (short story in Here, Kitty Kitty), and my first attempt at NaNoWriMo. Caveat - this is very, very rough. I haven't even read back through it yet. But thought it would be fun to share. Andie crouched... Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo Progress Report

I'm a little over 1/2 way through NaNoWriMo. For those who don't know what it is, November is National Novel Writing Month, and authors can challenge themselves to write a full 50,000 word novel, from start to finish, during the month. My Progress Last week I posted about the book I'm writing - Andromeda's Fall... Continue Reading →

Andromeda’s Fall – Initial Idea

I am 14 days into NaNoWriMo, and am very happy with my start so far! For NaNoWriMo, I am writing a book titled Andromeda's Fall. This is the first book of the Shadowcat Nation series, and is a follow-on to my short story - Hannah's Fate - in the Here, Kitty Kitty anthology. I have... Continue Reading →

Veteran’s Day – Tell Your Stories

It's Veteran's Day in the U.S. today and I'd like to pause and take a moment to sincerely thank all of our veterans. You are the reason I can sit in my home today, safe and secure, and tell my stories. Family Stories As someone whose family has served in the military for generations, I... Continue Reading →

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