I was so excited to find out the release date of the last Harry Potter book. You may have already gleamed that I am a fan of the series. I have already convinced my parents to come into town for the entire weekend so that I can go to the midnight release and then spend […]

The Snape Debate

If you have not read the Harry Potter series through the end of book six (Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince) then you may not want to read this blog entry. It contains SPOILERS that may affect your enjoyment of the book(s). If you have read to the end of the sixth book and […]


Touch of Fate has been released today to Fictionwise, a popular e-book distributor! This should mean that we are getting ever closer to the highly-anticipated paperback release, too. I will post that date on my front page just as soon as I know it!

Drake’s First Ear Infection

This has been a heck of a week. Drake got his first ear infection last week — one of those treasured milestones. It looked just like the mild flu that Austin and I got the week before so unfortunately, we did not realize he had an ear infection until his ear drum ruptured. He didn’t […]

Another Review!

I got another rave review of my novel today, which brought a big smile to my face!I know I have not been posting much lately. I wish I ha more news to give you. Believe me, you will know as soon as I do when I have more information about the release date of my […]

What Happens Next?

A while back a friend asked me if my characters came alive in my head and if I ever thought about them afterwards — what happened to them, for example. Yes. To all of it. The characters in Touch of Fat did come alive in my head and those that survived have a future in […]

Alas, Still Nothing New

I truly wish I had something to report to you, but alas, I have nothing. I am only posting because it has been so long and I want to assure you that nothing is missing. I am still waiting on the final cover art, still waiting to see my book on Fictionwise, and still waiting […]

Writer’s Block

After finishing the Immortality Virus I planned on moving on to a new rough draft — Born of Two Worlds. Instead, I suffered 3 months of pure, agonizing writer’s block. I couldn’t force myself to put a single word on the page.I don’t want to get into a long discussion of writer’s block today. There […]


Apparently my husband made some upgrades to the web site just before Christmas and I only noticed today that as a result, many of my pages are messed up. There are weird characters all over the place and it’s going to take me hours to clean it all up. I’m taking the site off line […]


There are some who, to varying degrees, suggest eliminating being verbs from your prose. Since being is such a pivotal part of our language, a building block really, why would anyone suggest such a thing? This is one of those “so-called rules of writing” that I mentioned in a previous article. In other words, there […]