I finished writing the second book in the Charming series. This is April's story of finding love with the family necklace. I based it around my recent trip to New York. I love that city so much so I decided to write a story set there so I can live there in my mind for… Continue reading Finding My Forever *Preview*
The best part of owning a house is turning it into your home. It's been almost a year since we bought ours and we've been working away on projects to make it feel like us. This weekend was another one spent at Home Depot where my husband got a few new toys...I mean tools. We… Continue reading Mod Podge Map – House to Home
2017 is over! It was a rough one wasn't it? Between the hurricanes, fires, wars, terrorist acts, shootings, and global politics it's hard to find some positive things to remember. So I bid thee farewell '17 and hope that year was as bad it could get....yeah, not likely, huh? Okay, there were some pretty great… Continue reading Well Hello, 2018!
These past few months has been busy! My third novel was release, I said 'the end' on my fifth novel, and my publisher accepted the rest of the Begin Again series! Finding My Charming is my third baby to hit the market. This book has been through a lot! It started out as a (light)… Continue reading I’m here, I’m here!
One of my favorite parts of prewriting new books is finding inspiration for the characters. So, I present to you my dream cast. Do you agree? Did you have other people in mind? Let me know!
Every year we take a trip to a location at least one of us hasn't been to before, so this year was a new experience for me at one of my husband, Tre's, favorite places. Last month, we celebrated our fifth anniversary with a trip to Zion National Park. We hiked one of the most famous… Continue reading Adventuring – Zion National Park
Guys! This summer has been crazy, and it's not quite over yet. I have a lot in the works right now. I know most of you only care about what books are going to be available and when, and here's a bit of an update for you! I have a book (separate from the Begin… Continue reading What’s up, August?
Yesterday I saw Dunkirk and while I really enjoyed it, I wish I could have turned off my writer's brain for two hours. The movie is great, really and truly. My problem was that I wanted it to be the next Pearl Harbor. It wasn't and I realized why. There was no backstory. Sure, you… Continue reading Turning off my Writer’s Brain
Music is often my muse. Songwriters have always been so impressive to me. They're able to create a world, craft a story, make you laugh or cry, and all in about 3 minutes. HOW!? I've tried several times to write short stories and can't keep my word count down, yet there are these amazing people… Continue reading Inspiration from Music
I get asked about my writing process quite a bit, so I’m finally putting all of my thoughts together for you. Keep in mind, this is the process that I’ve found through trial and error to work best for me. There is no right or wrong way to write. Start with your idea. What story… Continue reading My Writing Process