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
I’m not a huge fan of change and the entire Spring season was one change after another. These last few months have kicked my butt. I’ve been less active than normal, but that’s good news on the book front! Let me catch you up. We’ve been going through the home buying process, and it’s… Continue reading It’s been a while…
I posted about my struggle with Hashimoto's previously and have an update! A friend of mine told me about a specialist she went to last year when she was feeling crummy. Low energy, weight gain, etc....all the fun symptoms of low thyroid. Well, we got to talking about my experience and told me I had… Continue reading My Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Battle, Part II
When I get an idea in my head for a new story the very first thing I do is find my dream cast. Putting a real face to the characters helps them come alive. I keep the characters and their backgrounds in separate folders and build their worlds all before I begin outlining or writing… Continue reading Begin Again Dream Cast
I had a realization this week. My big dream might not be knocking on my door (yet) but that doesn't mean every little thing I'm doing now isn't bringing just a teeny tiny bit closer to the ultimate goal. My big dream? Getting my books to you. I want my words read. There are plenty… Continue reading Dreaming Big: don’t let doubt stop you
I've been thinking about writing this for quite some time. Years, in fact. There is something on my mind every single day. In the back of my thoughts - like constant low buzzing you can't cast away. On the outside no one can see the struggle. They probably noticed the change in me over the… Continue reading My Greatest Struggle: Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
Hi All! Begin Again has found a new home with Blue Tulip Publishing! It has been a dream working with the BTP team! Begin Again has a pretty new cover and is available in ebook format. I'm so excited to work with a team that believes in and loves this story almost as much as I… Continue reading Begin Again’s New Home & 2016 Recap
We're getting closer and closer to the release day of the republication of Begin Again with my publisher, BookTrope. February 12th can't come soon enough, but until then I wanted to show you the new cover! Escaping her past, Aubrey Tate moves to Southern California for a fresh start with her older brother, Brandon. Starting over… Continue reading Cover Reveal Day!!!!
This weekend was my husband's birthday! After the standard celebrations and gift giving he bought himself another present, one I'm having to mentally adjust to. Growing up in California there was no need for firearms, but Hubby grew up huntin', fishin', campin', and doing all sorts of other verbs that generally occur in the great… Continue reading Watch Out for This Girl!
As 2015 comes rapidly to a close I figured it was as good time as any to recap this year and make some announcements for 2016! In 2015 I: Graduated from BYU Published Live Again Attended two writing conferences Met new writing friends and...drum roll...signed with a publisher! There's my big announcement that I'm sure most… Continue reading Farewell 2015! Announcements for 2016!