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!
Category: Author Life
I’m here, I’m here!
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!
What’s up, August?
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?
Turning off my Writer’s Brain
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
Inspiration from Music
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
My Writing Process
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
Dreaming Big: don’t let doubt stop you
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
Farewell 2015! Announcements for 2016!
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!