When Winter Won’t Go Away

I'm not sure what you're experiencing in your part of the world, but here in Missouri, winter keeps coming back. Fortunately, I love winter and snow. Unfortunately, snow makes it harder to get out and DO things. But more hibernating days means more writing days! And I've been taking full advantage of those. My new [...]

October Love, Wild Wanderings, and a New Book

Fall is here at last in my home of Missouri. Three days ago brisk winds blew in thunderstorms and chilly weather. Leaves are falling from the trees already. All the beaches we love to play and walk on have been temporarily drowned in the swell of the great Missouri River (but that didn’t keep us [...]

A New Chapter

Friends . . . It has been a while since I’ve blogged! I’ve missed you. We have some catching up to do! A WISH MADE OF GLASS - AUDIOBOOK First things first: A Wish Made of Glass has been made into an audio book!! If any of you follow my Facebook page, you will have [...]

Lines from my WIP and a Party Invitation for YOU

The 777 challenge requires you go to Page 7 of your work-in-progress, scroll down to Line 7 and share the next 7 lines in a blog post. Once you have done this, you can tag 7 other bloggers to do the same with their work-in-progress. The following lines are from the novel that is now [...]

First Drafts and Dragons

Well, my friends, I am feeling a strange mixture of utter relief and tension right now. It's the feeling that comes when a first draft is finished (relief), and edits loom large (tension) .... Yes, you heard me. Mere minutes ago I typed the last sentence of my book. It is the second of a [...]

THE WORD CHANGERS eBook Release and Call for Reviewers

The Word Changers eBook is now up on Amazon and Barnes and Noble!   Pass the word to your friends, share it on Facebook and Twitter!  And if you decide to purchase a copy, don't forget to leave reviews (Amazon, Goodreads, blog, wherever!).  I will be holding giveaways (to be announced at a later time) for [...]

First ARC Proof for THE WORD CHANGERS

My publisher warned me ahead of time it was coming, but I still wasn't really prepared.  What a surreal feeling to see my name on the cover of a book at last, to see my own words written in the pages, my own characters walking around and doing things just on the other side of that [...]

My Cover Art and Future Giveaways

For any of you who didn't get a chance to check out the official Cover Reveal over at Anne Elisabeth Stengl's blog, here's the cover for my book, THE WORD CHANGERS, which releases in June. The giveaway at Anne Elisabeth's is over, but don't worry! I will be doing another giveaway when the book releases. [...]