Book Cover Reveal!!!

Well ladies and gentlemen. My upcoming book, Where Daffodils Bloom, finally HAS A COVER!!! Whoohoo! Drum-roll please… I commissioned a professional cover design company, called Damonza, to create it for me. They took the information I gave them (synopsis, important symbolism, character descriptions, etc) and created two different cover concepts for me to choose between. …….Read More

Release Date and Title Announcement!!!
(And how YOU can get a FREE early copy of the book!)

It’s ALMOST HERE!!!!! After over three years of work, Fred and Lily’s story is finally almost ready to be released! Are you as excited as I am? Do you want to be part of making sure the whole world reads this book? Then keep reading after the title announcement for a very special opportunity below. …….Read More

Project Update – The End of the Beginning

The End. In the overflowing silence that lingered beyond the last notes of music, I felt the magnitude of those two words bubbling up inside of me. They filled my senses. Overwhelming. Breathtaking. Like the feeling you get when you stumble upon some secret place of wonder. Not a bustling tourist trap full of noise …….Read More

Project Update – NaNoWriMo Aftermath

Aftermath. Yep. That’s the word. Like when some life-altering cataclysm hits, and you wake up lying in the dirt, blinking numbly around at the altered landscape and wondering what just happened. That’s how it felt to wobble up out of my writing cave once December finally arrived. I know it’s been an outrageously long time …….Read More

Project Update: Headed for the Finish Line

Here we are, standing on the brink of November again. Night breezes are whispering of coming frosts. The sun is sinking lower and lower on the skyline. Squirrels are rustling busily in crisp, golden piles of fallen leaves… And all over the world, writers everywhere are rustling just as busily in piles of outlines and …….Read More

Tell it to the Boss
How "writing for an audience of one" got me into a swamp...and how I got out again.

“The whole duty of a writer is to please and satisfy himself, and the true writer always plays to an audience of one.” So says E.B. White. And that advice, in various forms, is widely doled out among writers. “Write for yourself.” they tell you. Don’t worry about what the editor will think. Don’t worry …….Read More

Time’s Up!
NaNoWriMo is officially over. So...how did I do?

Hello everyone! Miss me? I’ve realized it’s been over a month since I’ve posted anything on this blog. But at least I do have a good excuse. For those of you who missed my last post, I’ll just sum-up by saying that November was National Novel Writing Month. And like many other authors, I made …….Read More

Project Update: Ready. Set. WRITE!
Getting ready for the NaNoWriMo marathon.

I LOVE deadlines. Yeah I know. A lot of you think that’s kind of bizarre. (And to show you just how crazy I really am, let me go ahead and admit now that I also like Brussels sprouts, sauerkraut, and timed exams.) But I feel about deadlines the way a lot of people feel about….well…roller coasters. …….Read More