Fruit Picking and Cobbler

A couple of times a year, hubby and I like to go fruit picking. Now is the time of year when peaches are available. Last weekend, we decided to take advantage, despite the kind warning on the farm’s website. Unfortunately, a lot of the peaches had been dinged up from a previous hailstorm. We decided toContinue reading “Fruit Picking and Cobbler”

Free RomCom Book, Launch Results

If you’re interested in a fun, funny, breezy summer/beach read, today is the last day to get Fake It Til She Makes It for free on Amazon. My debut romantic comedy novella has been trending in categories for Top 100 Free Amazon Bestsellers, and the free book promo ends today. If you’re one of my fave folksContinue reading “Free RomCom Book, Launch Results”

Looking for a Free, Fun, Funny Summer Read?

If your summer isn’t complete without a fun, easy, beach read, check out my debut romantic comedy novella, Fake It Til She Makes It. Even better—it’s free as an e-book on Amazon (and Amazon UK) now through Wednesday, July 24. Woot! You: Cool. What’s it about? You: Gimme a teaser. Nora has the opportunity to land her dreamContinue reading “Looking for a Free, Fun, Funny Summer Read?”

Fake It Til She Makes It, an Excerpt

Have you ever gone to a company weekend retreat with your ex-boyfriend and acted like you were still in a relationship? Nope. Me, neither. That’s what makes fiction so fun: we can read the what-if’s without the real-life commitment and drama. Fake It Til She Makes It, a romantic comedy novella, will be available on AmazonContinue reading “Fake It Til She Makes It, an Excerpt”

Coming Soon, Fake It Til She Makes It

Soon I’ll be introducing my debut book, Fake It Til She Makes It, a novella about 140 pages long. I like to call it a #FFFRomance: Funny, Fast-Paced, Fun Romantic Comedy. An ex-boyfriend. A fake relationship. A company weekend retreat. What can possibly go wrong? Jacob wants to make amends… Five years ago, Jacob LancasterContinue reading “Coming Soon, Fake It Til She Makes It”

4 Things I Work On When I Start a Novel, Part 2

Last week, I blogged part one of this topic. Please check it out, if you haven’t already, because the list below piggybacks on part one. Here are four more things I work on when I start writing a novel. 1. “Stuff That Can Go Wrong” list I created this concept after banging my head overContinue reading “4 Things I Work On When I Start a Novel, Part 2”

4 Things I Work On When I Start a Novel

As I begin writing my next book, I thought it might be cool to share how I start the process. Also, I’d love to hear what steps YOU take when you start a new manuscript. But enough about you. Back to me… With every new writing project, I’ve been fine-tuning my approach. I’ve got anContinue reading “4 Things I Work On When I Start a Novel”

At 15, a girl became a hit author. And I was…

Somehow I missed this crazy, out-of-the-box author news in 2010. That year, a 15-year-old named Amy Zhang became a Young Adult author sensation. I can’t even imagine. There’s no way I would’ve been doing that at age 15. When I was 15, it was 1991. I was struggling in geometry and probably still pinch-rolling my jeans.Continue reading “At 15, a girl became a hit author. And I was…”

There’s Something To Be Said for…

I’m in between writing books. I finished one, and it’s ready for an editor’s critique. In a future post, I’ll discuss the process that I’m tweaking to start writing my next book. But for now, I’m reflecting. I’m feeling introspective. I have the Thinking Man pose. Several things come to mind. Okay, 8 things. There’sContinue reading “There’s Something To Be Said for…”

A Smorgasbord of Writing Ideas

“You’re a writer? Cool.” I often hear people say that to me, which is nice. Their tone is positive, encouraging. Then about one-third of them will follow up with, “I’ve got this great idea that you could turn into a book.” They all mean well, and I like to hear their ideas. Love it, inContinue reading “A Smorgasbord of Writing Ideas”