Category: Personal Experiences

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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

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Writing a Series Backwards

Did you know I’m writing my two dragon shifter series backwards? I never would have thought so before trying this crazy experiment, but writing backwards has its advantages. Let me back up and explain… The Rogue King is the first book in my Inferno Rising series, and that series is a crossover from my Fire’s Edge series. Where Fire’s Edge features the dragon shifter Enforcers … Read More Writing a Series Backwards

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Top 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions

I find that between interviews, podcasts, and conversations with people who find out I’m a romance writer, that there are several common questions that invariably pop up in every one of these moments. Here are my top 10 most frequently asked questions (and answers). 

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Top 5 On My Bucket List

We all have one (or we should). A bucket list. That list of things we want to do/experience/accomplish before we kick the bucket. I love the idea of a bucket list because it means that, right up to the end, you never stop trying new things or looking for new experiences. I was lucky enough to grow up with parents who loved to travel, … Read More Top 5 On My Bucket List