Weary But Willing

Have you ever been to the beach and found yourself stuck in a barrage of oncoming waves? Unable to catch your footing or your breath before another wall of water knocks you over? It’s a debilitating combination of fear and exhaustion. I’m in a season that feels like a perpetual turnstile of wave after waveContinue reading “Weary But Willing”

I Must Be Crazy – NaNoWriMo and Other Fall Things

We’re knee deep in autumn here in Middle Tennessee. Leaves are an impressive array of golds and reds and oranges, the breeze is a little cooler every day, and pumpkin has permeated everything from our porches to our coffee cups. Halloween has come and gone, ushering in what, for most of us, is the busiestContinue reading “I Must Be Crazy – NaNoWriMo and Other Fall Things”

Someplace Familiar is Going On Tour!

Someplace Familiar is going on tour…a book tour, that is, with Celebrate Lit! From March 1-14, you are invited to stop by and chat about the Jack, Livy, Laurel Cove, and more with other readers and bloggers. I’ll be popping in and out to answer questions and chat with readers, too. Throughout the tour, I’llContinue reading “Someplace Familiar is Going On Tour!”

Recapping Release Month + Giveaway

I can’t believe it’s been one month since Someplace Familiar released into the world! A special thank you to everyone who has shown support and encouragement for the book these last few months. It’s been a whirlwind full of some unexpected lessons, surprises, blessings, and more. I thought it would be fun to share aContinue reading “Recapping Release Month + Giveaway”

Count Down to Release Day +Giveaways

SQUEAL!  Writing this post has been a long time coming, friends. Today I am starting my official countdown to RELEASE DAY! In ONLY EIGHT DAYS, on May 30, my debut novel Someplace Familiar will be available in print and e-book under my self-publishing imprint, Good Day Publishing!!! I’m doing a few (fairly low-key) things toContinue reading “Count Down to Release Day +Giveaways”

Big Book Birthday Giveaway

Wowzers, if that doesn’t get your attention, then what will people? So, in celebration of the book birthday of Someplace Familiar, coming up very soon at the end of the month, I’m giving away: Kindle Fire 7″ 8GB with Alexa Signed Paperback copy of Someplace Familiar Large Book Sleeve from Live the Cozy Life Amazing GraceContinue reading “Big Book Birthday Giveaway”

Out and About

I’m up to my eye balls in final edits for Someplace Familiar. That might mean things are a tad quiet in my little blog sphere, but you can find me out and about in a few others places this week: Tick-Tock Writer’s Block Series I’m excited to be the guest bloggers today over at AndyContinue reading “Out and About”

You Won’t Remember the Pain: Birthing a Book

I’ve heard authors compare publishing a book to childbirth. Metaphorically, of course. But on that vein of thought, I think I’m in the throws of birthing pains, friends. Someplace Familiar is my “first born” book. She’s gestated for three years, not counting the decade or so I dreamed of her…the possibility of her. Like allContinue reading “You Won’t Remember the Pain: Birthing a Book”

250+ Author Tips (Plus, a Giveaway!)

“Would you stop being so stubborn?!” I uttered these words under my breath during my last editing session. My heroine was being particularly stubborn to do what I wanted her to in the scene. What? You didn’t know fictional characters have a mind of their own? It’s true! If you’re like me, characters take onContinue reading “250+ Author Tips (Plus, a Giveaway!)”

I Gave Up Writing This Week

I stepped in dog pee the other morning, just minutes after grumbling at my relentless alarm. It was the perfect sour cherry on top of what was shaping up to be a top-notch-awful-week sundae. Frustrations at work…laundry held hostage in the dryer…a master bedroom that housed my 8 year old on the floor in a sleeping bagContinue reading “I Gave Up Writing This Week”