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Top 5 Non-Fiction Reads

I’ve read so much women’s fiction and YA lately, and I needed a break. Not that there is anything wrong with those genres, because I love them, but I missed non-fiction. I used to read it all the time when I was in college. Read more →

Roller Skating – a Metaphor for Life

I used to roller skate. What child of the 70s and 80s doesn’t know how? Actually, I was surprised to find there are quite a few people my age who’ve never been roller skating. How did they miss out on this while growing up? Didn’t their school have a “Skate Night?” Didn’t they skate while listening to tunes on their walkman? I know I did. Read more →

“I’m Your Huckleberry”

I love that line. I’m a sucker for a good western. I blame it on my dad. We’d watch John Wayne movies when I was a kid. Tombstone is a personal favorite of mine, and in my humble opinion, Val Kilmer steals the film. Read more →

Cover Reveal for Like All Things Beautiful and This Is Where We Begin

Good morning! I’m pleased to reveal the covers for Like All Things Beautiful (Hearts of Haines #2) and This Is Where We Begin (Hearts of Haines #3). They are scheduled to be released on May 14, 2015. Read more →

One on One with Authors Leslie Fear and C. D. Hussey

I have the privilege of getting my hands on an ARC of Fear and Hussey’s newest novel, Bayou Grise, scheduled for release on April 14th. I read their first novel, Villere House, last year and loved it. I knew I wasn’t going to be disappointed with the sequel, and guess what? I wasn’t. You can read my review here: Read more →

What’s Your Definition of Success?

“How many books have you sold?” I get asked this question a lot. Yeah, it’s an impertinent question, and I usually reply by saying, “I don’t know; I don’t keep count.” Which, is true, by the way. I don’t. I quit counting years ago. But the thing that gets me is that the focus seems to be on money and not the fact that I wrote a book. Maybe that’s where we are as a society? The headlines in your favorite magazines are mostly related to wealth and beauty, or the downfall of others. They’re not highlighting accomplishments or altruism. A real bummer if you ask me. (Maybe I’m reading the wrong headlines?) Read more →

Sorry, not sorry, if this article offends you.

I was recently at Fuddruckers and asked the woman in front of me if she’d already ordered. “Yes, sorry,” she replied. Sorry for what? I’m the one who should have noticed you holding the huge styrofoam cup with Fuddruckers’ logo on it. But this isn’t the exception. As women, we tend to apologize way too much and for things that don’t require an apology. Read more →

2014: The good, the bad, and the ugly.

If you’re a fan of the Spaghetti Western you’ll appreciate the above title. When I was a little girl I used to watch westerns (mostly John Wayne films) with my dad. Well, that and musicals like Annie and Grease 2. Yep, Dad enjoys a good musical, and we watched many together as I grew up. That seemed like yesterday but in reality it was ions ago! And now another year has passed and soon it will be 2015.

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Connecting without a Facebook Fan Page

Not long ago there was this social media site called Facebook that was really cool. People from all around the world could “talk” to each other. They could share pictures and stories about their lives. It was an author’s dream. Then this social media site changed. Posts and pictures seemed to get lost in some land of oblivion unless $ was spent. This author (points to self) began noticing dwindling interaction. No one was commenting. No one was seeing posts. Crickets. Read more →

Writing Updates

The first draft to Like All Things Beautiful, the sequel to Kiss Me Hard Before You Go, is being edited by my awesome (adore her) editor. I’m writing the 3rd book in the series. Both are scheduled for release in spring, 2015. Read more →