Publishing Routes | Pros & Cons

As a hybrid author, I get asked a lot about self-publishing vs. traditional publishing. I absolutely LOVE both. I have LOVED every single editor and publisher I've worked with so far, both self-pub'd and traditionally pub'd. I've been lucky, I think, that I haven't really had a bad experience with either (because I've heard stories).... Continue Reading →

100 Things to Do at Home

With quarantines quickly becoming a new normal for the moment, I think we can all agree most people aren't used to being stuck at home for long periods of time. Suddenly being contained in one place can be tough to weather. As a writer who works from home, a well as a natural introvert who... Continue Reading →

#MLKDAY – A Day of Service

Today, Jan. 20, 2020, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day - a federal holiday that celebrates the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy. "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." ~Martin Luther King, Jr. King was the chief spokesperson for nonviolent activism in the Civil... Continue Reading →

2019 Accomplishments | 2020 Goals!

It's coming up on the end of the old year and beginning of the new, and you know what that means... Goals. Look at how you did on the old ones and set some new ones to keep that forward momentum. I do this every year for personal and professional goals. Let's take a look... Continue Reading →

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! Disney is definitely my happiest place on earth. Between Disney fairy tales and Star Wars, my childhood imagination was formed. If you look closely enough, you can probably see that in my... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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. Usually my goal is... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

“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... Continue Reading →

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