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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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).  What do you like to read? First and foremost I’m a... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Crested Butte | Spring Break 2019

Keeping up our spring break skiing vacation tradition, this year we tried out a new spot. Crested Butte, Colorado (or, as my kids like to call it... crusty butt), might be my new favorite Colorado spot. Or 2nd behind Estes Park, at least. This spring break as an adventure, given that five feet of snow... Continue Reading →

Books That Influenced My Life

What books have influenced my life? This is a difficult question for me. Partly because I read so much, it'll be hard to narrow the list. Partly because I don't know that I've had any profound moment of change. I've lost myself in books, escaping into the worlds and falling in love with the characters... Continue Reading →

My Contest Experiences

So... I have to admit that my enjoyment (perhaps it could be termed an addiction) to writing contests started at a young age. When I was 9 years old, I won a writing contest in my school district for an essay about Abraham Lincoln. What? Someone thinks I'm a good writer? Well, then, I must... Continue Reading →

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