If you’re anything like me, your imagination goes into overdrive the moment you see a creepy old house or a crumbling castle. Picture this: You’re driving down an old two-lane country road. There are fields as far as the eye can see. Tall stalks of corn tower overhead, blowing gently in the breeze. The setting … More Paranormal Property Hunters
I’ve never been a fan of New Year’s Resolutions. Probably because I’m not very good at sticking with them. Maybe some of you are like me: in the past we’ve vowed to lose every ounce of excess weight, work out three hours a day seven days a week, keep a spotlessly clean house, stay caught … More New Year’s Writing Resolutions
Wow, I just stopped by my blog to see how long it had been since I posted something and I was shocked to discover it’s been nearly a month! My only excuse for this serious lapse in blogging is that I tend to get very single-minded when I’m writing. I finished writing another YA paranormal … More It’s Been A While
Aspiring writers often wonder, “How can I be a writer? What do I have to do? Do I have to have a degree or take a class?” Well, I’ve got the answer and it might not be what you expect: WRITE. That’s it. If you write, if you express yourself by using words, if you string … More How To Be A Writer
Over the past few months, I’ve stumbled upon some brilliant marketing advice thanks to the talented and incomparable Kristen Lamb. If you are a writer (published or aspiring) you must subscribe to her blog. If you’re looking for marketing advice, Kristen’s blog is the place to go. But, if you’re looking for a list of loathsome … More The Best Marketing Advice Ever
I could write a long and rambling blog post about the importance of faith and self-confidence. As a writer, I believe in using words to convey most messages, but I think this video says more than I ever could. Thank you, Deborah, for sharing this video on Facebook. I cried while watching it. I hope … More Never Give Up
This week has marked a shift in my focus. For the past two years, I’ve identified myself as a writer. A few short months ago, I was able to redefine myself as a published author. But, it’s time I got back to my roots. First and foremost, I am a Reader. I like romance, mystery, … More I Am a Reader
Now that the election is over, I can breathe a sigh of relief. Relief that’s it’s over. Now I won’t have to read political comments on Facebook. Now I won’t have to hide posts from half my friends and family in order to avoid reading something that might make me lash out in anger. Right? … More Can’t We All Just Get Along?
It’s time for me to be up front and honest about why I’m so often absent from my own Blog. I’ve been cheating. That’s right. I’ve been cheating on my own Blog by spending all my time on another blog. Those of you who know about ‘the other blog’ won’t be surprised by this declaration. … More I’m A Cheater
As most of you writers out there know, November is NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). The rules according to the NaNoWriMo website are as follows: Write a 50,000-word (or longer!) novel, between November 1 and November 30. Start from scratch. None of your own previously written prose can be included in your NaNoWriMo draft (though … More To NaNo or not to NaNo
If you haven’t had a chance to grab a copy of The Claiming Words yet, then be sure to hop over to Read to my Heart’s Content where you can win a free, signed copy! http://readtomyhearts.blogspot.com/ While you’re there, be sure to read Amy’s book reviews. She has an awesome blog and I would highly … More Enter to Win
Lately, vampires have been on my mind. Maybe it’s because the final Twilight movie is coming out soon. Or, maybe it’s because Halloween is right around the corner. Anyway, I got to thinking that’s it’s been a while since I’ve contributed any posts to my Vampire Dating Series. Today’s topic: How to know when to … More Vampire Dating: When To Call It Quits
As an author and a blogger, my personal life often bleeds into my writing. Out of respect for my family’s privacy, I try to keep some things to myself. I try not to reveal any embarrassing personal stories that involve my kids, and as a mother of teenagers, I’ve come to realize that almost anything … More A Little Help?
If I don’t respond to emails, answer phone calls, or if I fail to like your status on Facebook, try not to panic. I haven’t dropped off the face of the earth or taken a vow of cyber-silence. I’m just in the middle of a rewrite. For those of you who write, you know what … More Rewrites, Revisions, and Falling Out of Love
I have very exciting news today. Kay Kauffman, author and blogger extraordinaire, nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Here are the rules: Link the award to the person who gave it to me (click on Kay’s name above to visit her awesome blog) Answer questions about myself (see below) Nominate ten bloggers for the … More It’s a Sunshine Day