Category: Personal Experiences

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My Parents’ Happiest Place

This past Thanksgiving week, my family took a fantastical vacation to Disney World and Universal Studios to celebrate my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary!

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Halloween Decorating Obsession

So, after maxing out the way I decorate for Christmas, I’ve moved on to my other favorite holiday, Halloween. I’m a paranormal romance author, y’all. Are you really that surprised? I LOVE the colors, and the themes, and the funny signs, and all the different things you can do to decorate for Halloween. I don’t tend to go for spooky. More colorful. But I … Read More Halloween Decorating Obsession

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Return to La Grange

About twice a year, my friend Nicole Flockton and I rent this gorgeous cabin in the woods outside La Grange, TX and we spend the entire weekend writing. It is the best time! Granted, my poor hands and brain are exhausted at the end of it, but still the best time.

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Entangled in the City (NYC)

Every once in a while, my author life takes an unexpected and pretty dang awesome turn. This October was one of those. New York City Entangled, my publisher for my dragons (and hopefully much more to come), were going to be in New York City at the same time as a large publisher event. Their purpose was to get meeting time with Macmillan who … Read More Entangled in the City (NYC)

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Which Dragon Shifter is the Best Kisser?

*Originally posted on Fresh Fiction, July 2019! Can you judge a man by the way he kisses? A kiss is a personal thing, made even more so by how a man feels about the person he is kissing. As a reader looking for the next great book boyfriend, what kind of kisses peak your interest? Soft and slow? Hard an demanding? Tension filled and … Read More Which Dragon Shifter is the Best Kisser?

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“Old” People, “New” Talk?

*Originally posted on Writerspace.com July 2019! I often write characters who are either immortal or who live a much longer lifetime than a human. I also read a ton of books with similar set ups. Every so often I run across a review or a comment pointing out how a five-hundred-year-old person speaks like a twenty-five year old in the current time and that … Read More “Old” People, “New” Talk?

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My Top 10 Movie Dragons

*This article appeared on Writerspace.com April 2019! My nephew asked me the other day, in the way only teenagers can, “Why dragons?” First of all, I’m not quite sure why anyone would ask that. Seems pretty obvious. However, my answer was, “Can you think of anything cooler?” Dragons fly and breathe fire. Boom. Coolest things ever. On top of that they are beautiful, in … Read More My Top 10 Movie Dragons

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Make Me Cry

*This article was on Fresh Fiction April 2019! Usually, the books I love make me laugh. But…the books I love most make me cry. Anyone else out there love a good cry? I still tear up just thinking about the on-page death of Snape and how Harry names a child after him in the Harry Potter series. Or when they have to put the dog down in Marley and … Read More Make Me Cry

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My Top 10

*This article appeared on Women.com April 2019! I am a reader. I was a reader long before I became a full-time writer. I was that kid who’d happily give up social time with friends or family to disappear into my room and lose myself in the world of a good book. All weekend long. I read just about everything—classics, historical, romance (of all genres), … Read More My Top 10

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How I Became a Wino

The first time my husband asked me on a date, he decided to do so in a loud bar where we could both hardly hear. He lead off with, “Do you like wine?” The answer at the time was a resounding NO. I found wine to be too sour. Not my preferred drink. But I could also tell that he was leading up to … Read More How I Became a Wino