Declutter Your Command Center (The Cure for Chronic Writer’s Block)

I’m guest posting today over at Kellyn Roth’s blog, sharing some tips on overcoming chronic writer’s block (and also quietly hinting that I might be starting another book)…

History in Full Color

I’m so excited to share a few restored and colorized photos of the characters from “Where Daffodils Bloom.” Especially this beautiful portrait of Lily that was not discovered until after the book was published. So cool to see history in full color!

Telling True Stories: (The Good, the Bad, and the NOT.)

When I set out to write “Where Daffodils Bloom” it was very important to me that I create a book that was not only entertaining and well-written, but also authentic and true.

And that’s partly because of one very BAD example…

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

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