My Bittersweet Summer

I didn’t get much writing done this summer. I did edit a novel that someone expressed interest in but I didn’t do much on my new book. And for me that’s unusual. I’ve never been one to write everyday, but I do always write several times a week. And then my poor neglected blog. It [...]

Digging Out Of a Slump

Keeping a blog up-to-date is tough business! It really is.

And I must admit I’ve been in a bit of a slump lately. One thing about it, when you take a break from something it can be soooooo difficult to build it back into your busy routine. Some people say that blogging is dying [...]

Invisible Goals

At the end of year I think many people are making New Year’s resolutions. I’ve never done so, but I do like to end the year thinking of what I’ve accomplished the previous year and finding ways to grow or improve as a writer.

When writing, it’s easy to set a goal and to see [...]


I was a pretty good student in school. I don’t know if you guys remember, or if you had report cards like I did growing up, but we always got grades on things besides math and science. There were a few parts of the report card that had questions like, “Does student complete homework on [...]

Don’t Stop or Else!

Whew! Sorry about the blog break! I normally announce when I’m going to take a little break, but this time it wasn’t planned. It was one of those things wear life just gets in the way and you don’t make time to blog.

I’ve always admired consistent bloggers. I follow tons of hair, makeup and [...]

Ring the Alarm

In case I haven’t told you guys before, one of my favorite authors is Barbara Delinsky. I like her simple writing, her description of people is spot on and I love the fact that she keeps her fiction clean—no bad language at all. (This is in her later works, her earlier books have a few [...]

The Here and Now

As a hairstylist, your day changes constantly. It’s full of surprises. A typical day could go something like this:

9:00 a.m. My first client called saying she’s running ten minutes late. I chat with co-workers and play with my hair. More hairspray here, straighten side part, turn head side to side—done! Fabulous.

9:15 a.m. [...]

“Girl, You Ain’t All That!”

So I  mentioned to you last week, that my mother told me that I’m not all that. I have a loving mother and the comment sounds harsh, so let me give you some background information.

I was sitting at the kitchen table complaining about my lot in life. You know the whole ungrateful spiel [...]


As a new author, do you ever feel lost in the sea of veteran bestselling authors? (I know I do. My mother just told me, “Girl, you are not all that.”  More on that next week…) Sometimes it makes me wonder, how can I get people to read my books when they already trust their [...]

It Takes a Village

The people we need in our life to keep us going. [...]