• Aug. 6th, 2015 Thursday Review – The One Thing

    I’m a task-oriented person. It’s how I’m wired. You’d think with that kind of wiring, I’d be churning out books by the dozens. Not so much. In fact, I’ve been struggling to figure out how to get this whole writing thing squeezed into my day. I’m a wife, a mom of three, and a published [ read more ]

  • Jul. 30th, 2015 He loves me?

    One of my greatest frustrations as a parent is wondering if Emma knows she is loved. Does she? Is she secure, certain, confident that her parents love her?  After years of therapy, Emma can articulate most words, but that doesn’t mean we have conversations. She gets her point across, but abstract feelings and emotions? No. [ read more ]

  • Jul. 2nd, 2015 Super Structure

    Every time I see a book on “structure” or “story” I find myself bracing for the inevitable battle. If you’ve hung around with writers for long you know why, don’t you?  Someone is about to get in an argument about THE way to write. In my mind, I see a group of literary protesters. “Structure Leads [ read more ]

  • Jun. 25th, 2015 Don’t Let the Whiteboard Get You Down

    I got home from the gym the other day, and I felt great. Well, I didn’t feel great physically. It took me an hour to stop sweating enough so I could take a shower. But mentally? I felt great! Why? Because that workout was the kind of workout I wanted to skip.  Because burpees. Burpees are my nemesis . This [ read more ]

  • Jun. 12th, 2015 Book Signing FAQ

    My readers are awesome! First, I have to say a huge THANK YOU! I’ve been blown away by the enthusiasm and excitement about Covert Justice. It’s been so fun to see pictures of Covert Justice in the wild and I’m thrilled with the response to this first (and hopefully not last!) story. The book signing/launch party for Covert [ read more ]