Halloween Monsters: Ghosts

I am on a fact finding mission focused on the history of traditional Halloween “monsters” and the evolution in folklore, literature, and pop culture. Today, let’s take a look at GHOSTS! A ghost is defined as an apparition of a dead person that is believed to appear or become manifest to the living. The general... Continue Reading →

Halloween Monsters: Witches

I am on a fact finding mission focused on the history of traditional Halloween "monsters" and the evolution in folklore, literature, and pop culture. Today, let’s take a look at WITCHES! The origin of witches in historical context is unknown. One of the first references is found in the Bible--1st Samuel referring to the Witch... Continue Reading →

Make Your Dreams Come True Day

January 13 is #MakeYourDreamsComeTrueDay! Unlike in movies, your dreams won't happen by just wishing on a star and singing a song. Get out there and make them happen! Not sure where to start? You could try... Researching the topic. Talking to someone who inspires you. Writing down a plan. Giving yourself a deadline. Signing up... Continue Reading →

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 →

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