I’m Having Fun Plotting


Last month I dove into research, looking for seeds of inspiration for worldbuilding for the yet-to-be-named world for my new series. Now that I’ve uncovered all kinds of fun stuff to work into the books,…

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My Favorite Part of Writing


Now that the holidays are over, I’m diving into my new series. Even though I’ve made a lot of progress on the opener, The Girl Who Broke the Dark, I still get to spend a…

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Merry Christmas, Everyone!


I don’t know about you, but 2022 was a wild year for me. A wedding here, a week at the beach there, and covid made not one but two visits to our house…and we lived…

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A Silver Medal for Flight of the Spark


Reader’s Favorite held their annual award ceremony in Miami, to coincide with the Miami Book Fair. It was a thrill to see my book in their booth with the other winners. And then there was…

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We’re On Schedule!


For once, I got a book to my editor on schedule. The past delays weren’t because I missed a deadline, but because I failed to book her in advance. She was booked solid when I…

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Surprise!


A few weeks ago I went to the beach with the grandkids. We did the usual beach things, playing in the sand, digging for sand crabs, and splashing in the water. But sometimes unexpected things…

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It’s So Hard to Say Good-bye


Good-byes are hard for me. So it’s no surprise I’m feeling a little sad that I’m finishing up my fourth novel, Flood of the Fire. You see, it’s the final book in the series I…

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My Battle with Inertia


This week I started writing the first book in my next series. Typing those first few words was a battle with inertia. And fear. And procrastination driven by fear. Even though I kept telling myself…

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Mixing it Up

Pumpkins

It’s that time of year again when pumpkins become a thing. I love to use the opportunity to add some pumpkin to my chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. Just mixing things up a little creates a…

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Two Bits of Exciting News


Yes, I’m celebrating! Flight of the Spark won a silver medal for YA Epic Fantasy in the Readers’ Favorite contest. Thrilled and delighted doesn’t seem to cover it. I’m grateful for the support from my…

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