When You Give an Author a Microphone

As a writer, I prefer to type my words. The only sound accompanying them is the click-clack of my keyboard. If I do use my voice, it’s within the private sanctuary of my office to test a line for clarity before revising. And so, a few months ago when I booked my very first podcastContinue reading “When You Give an Author a Microphone”

Behind The Scenes: Edits, Final Proofs, and Prayers

In three weeks, my second novel Suddenly Forever releases into the world! To say there’s been a lot going on in my world and heart is an understatement. I’ve talked on here before about how publishing a book is like birthing a baby. While I won’t belabor (pun not intended – ha!) that comparison againContinue reading “Behind The Scenes: Edits, Final Proofs, and Prayers”

Suddenly Forever Has a Cover (plus Pre-Order!)

It’s hard to believe this day is here. There are so many steps to writing and publishing a book. Some steps are taken inch by painstaking inch. While others feel more like grand, sprawling leaps. Today, I leap! Today I get to SHOW you the book! As someone who totally and unapologetically judges a bookContinue reading “Suddenly Forever Has a Cover (plus Pre-Order!)”

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”