Category Archives: Author’s Notes

Still fighting

Writing books isn’t the hardest thing about being an author. In fact, I sometimes look back on the years of rejections fondly. There were only two things to worry about—keep writing and keep submitting. Now published for several years, I … Continue reading

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I blame the timewarp in my living room

Like an intoxicating drug, I have to be careful with the written word. The right characters and plot can suck me right in, and suddenly, hours have passed and my husband is home from work and wondering why I’m still … Continue reading

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A special pre-release for Stuffed Souls

I’m excited to announce I will be down in Tempe Arizona for their local comicon with NewLink Publishing to debut my latest young adult novel, Stuffed Souls, on Saturday January 27th. I will have special pre-release copies of my novel there. … Continue reading

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Maybe this time don’t order the usual

Working in a publishing house has given me opportunities to read books that I wouldn’t normally have sought out for my own personal enjoyment. For years my go-to preference has been YA books with strong female leads. When people would … Continue reading

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Stuffed Souls update

Here is the fully finished cover for my upcoming novel. My fourth young adult novel is so much more than a work of paranormal fiction. It’s a unique spin on what it feels like to not only be the bully, … Continue reading

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Another fan

This week I collected another fan of my writing. All it took was a little trust in my daughter’s raving praise of my work to crack open that first novel in my Rory’s Choice Series. Her words to me, and … Continue reading

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It’s not about greed, but the ability to keep doing what we love

I work in many creative art forms. I teach voice lessons to a select few, which requires me to seek out vocal music for my students to learn. My children take piano, so I’m always on the lookout for new … Continue reading

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stories have personalities too

Every author has their own cadence with the written word, and sometimes, their pacing or word choice just doesn’t jive with us from the onset. That doesn’t necessarily mean the book isn’t good. For example: I found the first chapter … Continue reading

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Pivotal Moments

I’m sure we can all think back and find pivotal moments in our lives—ones that greatly influenced the direction we chose. A silly little karaoke machine my younger sister was given as a gift opened up a world of imagination … Continue reading

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Stuffed Souls update

My next novel, Stuffed Souls, has been given an official date for release—March 1st 2018. For my loyal fans who might be wondering why it won’t be coming out sooner, trust me, this is not a bad thing. Collecting reviews, … Continue reading

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