February 14, 2013

2 Comments

Valentines Day Scrooge? Yep, That’s Me!

I am not a lover of Valentines Day. I think it goes back to high School when all my friends boyfriends made them feel special…giving them boxes of chocolate, cards, perfume, and  flowers.Every year they were shower with love and attention from their boyfriends while I could only wish it was me. I never knew […]

Continue reading...

February 12, 2013

0 Comments

Experiencing The Places My Novel’s Charecters Explore

  Almost as much fun as writing my first novel was recently visiting the places I have brought to life. In Liberty Layne and the One-Girl Rebelution, my middle grade fiction novel, Liberty and her bff Calliope and cousin Lincoln head to San Francisco to audition for  a singing competition. Familiar places to me are used […]

Continue reading...

February 6, 2013

3 Comments

Did You Know Social Media and Breathing Are One In The Same For Teen Girls?

Did you know social media is just as important as breathing for most teenage girls? It’s true! Girls are relationally wired. Relationships with their peers are one of the most important things to them. Social media has opened wide new avenues for teen girls to “relate” or communicate with each other. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram […]

Continue reading...

February 4, 2013

3 Comments

Writing A Novel? Reality Check!

I was under the impression writing my first novel was going to be the hardest part of writing a novel. Then, once it was written, the rest would be easy, right? Wrong.  Reality Check! I have come to find writing my book was the easy part. Getting it published is going to be the hard […]

Continue reading...

December 10, 2012

0 Comments

Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Peace

  The stage is set, the scene ready and whether it’s a book, movie or real life, when the reverend says, “Speak now or forever hold your peace” the crowd is silent and unmoving. For those few moments, they wait…will anyone have the guts to stand and say something? I kind of feel like my first […]

Continue reading...

November 29, 2012

0 Comments

Meanamorphosis, Do You Believe There Is Such A Thing?

Meanamorphosis, are you familiar with this word? Did you know, Mean doesn’t just happen. It is a specific, strategic and purposeful plan of attack. Is there such a thing as Meanamorphosis? I think yes! “What is It?”  Good question. Meanamorphosis: is a marked change in appearance, character, condition or function using meanness as a weapon to inflict damage. Take a good look […]

Continue reading...

November 28, 2012

0 Comments

A Treasure Find, Author And Speaker, Anne Fox

  I have recently discovered a treasure… Annie Fox, an educator and award winning author. She has amazing insight and wisdom on raising teens to be healthy responsible human beings. She has so many resources for parents and educators as well. Do you need some Christmas gifts? Anne’s books would make great gifts. I am […]

Continue reading...

November 19, 2012

0 Comments

10 Ridiculously Simple Tips For Writing a Book- by Author Jeff Goins

 10 Ridiculously Simple Tips for Writing a Book- by Jeff Goins Had to share with my author friends this post by Jeff Goins. It made me feel confident, “YES, I can do this! “My anxiety level and the pressure I  put on myself went waaay down and failure….I found myself ready to embrace. Check it out! […]

Continue reading...

November 13, 2012

0 Comments

Abracadabra! The Magic of a Writing Contest

Poof! Like magic, my first tween novel has disappered! Well, no-not really, but until January 25th, it will be invisible from public view. I have entered my debut tween manuscript (unable to mention the name) in my first writing contest. First Impressions, a fiction contest put on by the ACFW, a premier organization for fiction writers has […]

Continue reading...

November 9, 2012

0 Comments

Are You Teaching Your Children The Joy Of Thankfulness?

As the leaves begin to change, and we feel a nip in the air, Fall is loudly proclaiming, “I am here!” All my candles are lit , their dancing flames unleash the scent of harvest spices. I love the distinctive smell as it lingers throughout my house! Fall ushers Thanksgiving, a time of thankfulness; a time to […]

Continue reading...