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 [...]

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My First Year of NaNoWriMo

After brainstorming, planning, and outlining my next novel for the two or three months previous to November, I felt this year would be as good a time as any to finally participate in National Novel Writing Month. Though I didn't reach 50,000 words, I did reach my own personal goal of 25,000. I loved the [...]

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 [...]

Cinderella Schemes #2: An Interview with Shantelle Mary Hannu

Here it is! Number Two in the Cinderella Schemes series of author interviews. (In case you missed it, last week I interviewed Cinderella's Dress author Shonna Slayton.) This week I'm speaking with the sweet Shantelle Mary Hannu, who released her debut novella quite recently, titled A Dream Not Imagined. She's visiting my blog today to answer [...]

Vanquished Release

I’m excited today to introduce you to a new Christian series for teens published by Pelican Book Group. A novel set in a world where sickness is rampant and medication is limited, Vanquished was written by author Katie Clark. The entire series is available in paperback at Amazon or Barnes and Noble, and will be [...]

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 [...]