When I first started writing and self publishing, I made a lot of rookie mistakes. I sent out ridiculous amounts of marketing blitzes on Twitter, spent money on Facebook ads (Note to any newbie author reading this: do not waste money on Facebook ads. Ever.), and I made poor choices in book covers. Continue reading
FLY is a story I wrote many years ago for a writing contest I was taking part in. It’s a story about a boy named David who needs to find the courage to take a big leap.
FLY is one of my shorter short stories, but I’ve always loved how this one turned out.
I’m very, very pleased to announce that EARTHSINGER is out today!
I know, I know . . . it’s been a long time coming. I was two books into The Elemental Destinies when I landed my YA book(s) deal with MacMillan, and getting those books to print ate my life for awhile. Traditional Publishing is a whole different beast, and taming it (while holding down a full-time day job and raising a couple of kids on my own) left room for little else.
Then I hit a major health crisis that hospitalized me for a month and ate the better part of a year in physical rehabilitation.
In short, it’s been a long, hard haul–but I got here. I’m fiercely proud of EARTHSINGER, and while my current YA novel is making the rounds on submission, I’m working hard on FIRESINGER, the culmination of the series, with an anticipated launch date of June 2020.
To those of you still with me–thanks! I have a few things in the pipeline for next year that I’m really excited about. 2020 will have some great things in store. For now, enjoy Manni and Matt as they bicker and snark and steam up the pages.
My new novella is out today!
Thanksgiving dinner is no stress when you hire a great chef–one that gives you plenty to be thankful for.
Marco is a chef hired by Amanda to rescue her from the big Thanksgiving dinner she’s hosting. Amanda’s all business, but Marco shows her the way to a woman’s heart–and bed–is paved with a great dessert.
KISS THE COOK is a delicious little story served with plenty of sizzle!
Meet Marco! He’s a sizzling chef and he’s been hired by Amanda to rescue her from the big Thanksgiving dinner she’s hosting. Amanda’s all business, but Marco shows her the way to a woman’s heart–and bed–is paved with a great dessert.
KISS THE COOK is out on November 5th!
That’s right! Set sail with a sexy pirate in EIGHT NIGHTS AT SEA, juggle three hot alien brothers in SKY WOMAN, or fall in love on the emerald isle with SOMEDAY IN DUBLIN. All on sale for half price on Smashwords (and you can download there to a multitude of e-reading devices or even read online).
Amy makes an impulsive decision and takes a bucket-list trip to Ireland, never expecting to find a connection she didn’t realize she was missing. Here’s the opening chapter of SOMEDAY IN DUBLIN.
He was looking over at her again.
Amy took another drink of her cider and self-consciously tucked her hair behind her ear as she glanced down at her journal. She was embarrassed as hell that he’d caught her eavesdropping on the table next to her, but she couldn’t help herself.
The old guy on the left, who – for whatever reason – went by the nickname of “Duke” was regaling his best mate with a story about his younger days in the army, a very drunken evening and a woman who was born without a thumb.
And Amy just missed the punchline because Mr. Tall-Dark-And-Wearing-A-Smirk was onto her. She strained to listen in without looking so obvious about it, leaning back slightly while holding the journal up, as though she were reading from it. Continue reading
Reviews for Eight Nights At Sea
“A passionate fairytale”
“I couldn’t put this one down!”
“This story is so magical it will make your heart spin”