Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows — SPOILERS!

If you have not read the seventh and final volume in the Harry Potter series, please do not read any further. I will reveal crucial plot points and the ending of this novel. You have been warned! Well, I promised it over a week ago but here it is today: my thoughts on the last […]

With One Week Left…Harry Potter 7 Theories

Confession time: With the release of the last Harry Potter book only a week away, I have been spending a lot of my time thinking about it, re-reading the previous 6 books, chatting on message boards about unlikely theories, and watching the clock tick down on Mugglenet. I love the books. I can’t wait for […]


Well, once again I find myself in a position where I have to lose some weight — fifteen to twenty pounds if you ask my doctor but more like ten if you ask me. I’ve always felt better being just a bit rounded — and it’s an easier weight to maintain. I got pretty skinny […]

Show, Don’t Tell

You’ve probably heard it before, but I want to share a recent reminder of how important it is to, “Show. Don’t Tell!” This past weekend my husband and I watched the miniseries that began the first season of “Battlestar Galactica.” A number of our friends enjoy the show and as science fiction fans, we decided […]

Spiderman 3

Painful.Now that I’ve summarized my movie-watching experience, I’ll get a little more specific. I loved Spiderman 1 and 2. I was never a fan of the super-hero comics, but I have enjoyed many of the new super-her movies, and Spiderman was the best. The story was compelling and each of the first two movies brought […]

Who are the People in Your Neighborhood?

As I went for a walk with my son today, I was reminded of the lyrics to an old children’s song, “Who are the people in your neighborhood?” The truth is, I don’t really know most of them. I live in a neighborhood with hundreds of single-family homes, three swimming pools, a volleyball court, tennis […]

Tentative Release Date

Well, it’s finally here! After months of waiting and wondering, I can tell you that Touch of Fate is expected to come out in trade paperback format in mid-November, 2007! Last week I received one last round of edits. For those who have bought the e-book, don’t worry. There are no substantive changes. In fact, […]

Evoking Emotion

When I write, I do not simply want my reader to know how my characters are feeling; I want them to feel that way, too. I want them to share in the joys and pains, the triumphs and defeats. The way I do this is through a specific application of the old advice, “Show, don’t […]

Reader’s Choice

“Touch of Fate” was nominated for a reader’s choice award back in January and the results are in…my novel won 16th place for novels and 13th place for cover art. (out of more than 50 nominees)I have also just received word that “Touch of Fate” is currently the best selling novel through Twilight Times’ web […]