Join me this weekend in Baltimore!

Join me this weekend in Baltimore!

Hello, my lovelies! It’s that time of year again. Autumn is here, and you know what that means. I’m heading to Baltimore! The Baltimore Book Festival features hundreds of appearances by local celebrities and nationally known authors, book signings, more than 100 exhibitors and booksellers, nonstop readings on multiple stages, cooking demos by top chefs, […]

Come see me at RWA in San Diego!

Come see me at RWA in San Diego!

Hey, my lovelies, I’m San Diego bound! As I prepare for the release of Calum Me Maybe, I’ll be hanging out with thousands of fellow romance writers at the annual RWA conference. It’s hard to believe that I’ve been a member for only three years. So much has happened in that short time. In the last […]

Make it or break it.

Make it or break it.

Hello my lovelies! Whelp…this is it, decision time. This week, as I attend the 35th annual conference for Romance Writers of America (my third), I hope to answer a question that has been nagging me for about a year. What kind of writer do I want to be? Indie? Trad? Hybrid?

Brushing up against greatness

Brushing up against greatness

Back on March 26th, I received a frantic phone call from my good friend and author, Denny S. Bryce. I already knew why she was calling, because I had just read the news. Denny is a finalist for Romance Writers of America‘s Golden Heart® Awards for (as yet) unpublished authors. Her romantic suspense novel, Chasing […]

RWA 2013 recap

RWA 2013 recap

I had every intention of updating daily. Really, I did. But then, you know…stuff happened. And things. There were lots of amazing people to meet and a ton of information was poured into my brain. Networking was done and contacts were made. Best of all, I got a wee bit of interest in my work. […]

RWA in T minus 7 hours

RWA in T minus 7 hours

They don’t call it “HotLanta” for nothing. I checked the forecast for this week, and it’s 90-plus with 300% humidity. Hey, it’s just like back home! =) Of course, I will be spending the week in air-conditioned splendor, surrounded by people already living my dream of being a published novelist. These women (I’m told that […]

A ‘Crazy, Little Thing’ may just save me from being an RWA wallflower.

A ‘Crazy, Little Thing’ may just save me from being an RWA wallflower.

This weekend, I will embark upon a journey into an entirely new world; the world of romance fiction. Next week, I’ll be in Atlanta attending the annual conference held by Romance Writers of America. I confess, I can count on one hand – one finger actually – the number of real, honest-to-goodness romance novels I […]

Stumbling blocks and road trips

Stumbling blocks and road trips

Lately, my writing has been sidelined by an issue at home. Nothing too serious, just extremely annoying and counterproductive. We were practically displaced in our own house and I didn’t sleep for nearly a month. Trust me, that wreaks havoc on your imagination when you’re trying to work on a story. Fortunately, it seems to […]