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”

Back in the South Again

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you’ve likely seen that my family and I recently made a big move. We packed up and left the summer furnace of Texas for the rolling warm hills of Nashville, Tennessee. And my Southern-loving heart couldn’t be happier. While a new job opportunity for me sparked theContinue reading “Back in the South Again”

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”

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”

My First Live Interview!

Yesterday evening around 5 p.m. I received a text from my sweet author friend Cara Grandle. “Do you want to be spontaneous?” Um, clearly she doesn’t know me too well, yet. Spontaneous, to me, means having any less than a week’s notice. Ha! But something pushed me to say “yes,” and before I knew itContinue reading “My First Live Interview!”

LAST CALL: Don’t Miss Tomorrow’s Release!

Tomorrow is the day, friends! Are you excited? Me, too! Tomorrow “After All These Years,” the first short story in my brand new Blue Ridge University Series, releases exclusively to subscribers. Every month a new short story will debut, introducing new characters and building on story lines in an old-fashioned “serial” story method. How fun! IContinue reading “LAST CALL: Don’t Miss Tomorrow’s Release!”

It’s Not You, It’s Me: Unexpected Rejection

During the last several months I have been in contact with a literary agent whom expressed interest in my first novel after meeting at a conference. I like to compare these months since to a season of courting. Our first date was at the conference, second date was sending a full book proposal, third dateContinue reading “It’s Not You, It’s Me: Unexpected Rejection”