Why I read Harry Potter Every Year.

  The summer solstice has arrived. The days here in the south are now blanketed with thick warm air that are accented by the smell of earthy moss. The nights are just as oppressive and when you do feel a slight breeze, every person stops to feel the whisper of relief on their skin. To…

Favorite Books From Childhood

When I was growing up, my most favorite place in the world was to go to the library. It was the best day of the week for me. I think at some point, I had read every book in the children’s section of our small-town library. There was just something so magical about going there…

Author Musings-When Your Family & Friends Don’t Read Your Book

I came across an interesting discussion on Twitter the other day. A fellow author had posed a question to us in the writing community. Why doesn’t my family or friends read my work? I was shocked and amazed at how similar everyone’s answer was and I thoroughly enjoyed the discussion. It was as if the…

Editing, Formatting, and Random Thoughts.

  I made a vow to update my blog more regularly and I am determined to do so! I have been editing and reformatting Isle of Sky, book one, all week. It still, even after being professionally edited (HA! That’s a story for another day) needs tweaking.  I am finally on the process of reformatting,…

What I’m Reading & Watching this Summer…

I receive a lot of questions about being a writer. One question that is almost always asked of me, is what am I reading right now and what do I recommend. I don’t like to recommend books because every person has different tastes in books and genres. I pretty much will read anything you put…

Summer Update

  It’s summer! The air is thick and the vegetation is lush down here in the heart of Dixie. Summer is the time when I miss my home state of Maine the most. I think of the warm, picturesque scenery almost every time I step outside in the saturating, oppressive muggy heat of South Carolina….

Coming Out of The Dark…

  It’s funny. I actually sat here for five minutes trying to think of a title for this blog post. It feels foreign almost to be back on my blog again. I’ve been taking a bit of time off, but it’s only when I saw my last blog post was November 14, 2015 did I…

Summer 2015

  I had many plans for this summer in regards to writing. I was going to finish book two of my new series and get started on the third  book. I was also exploring with the idea of a newsletter and I was truly going to focus on marketing. All those plans went out the…

See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil.

  First off, let’s take a moment to pay homage to one of my favorite movies ‘Dazed and Confused’. I love this movie. It is one of my favorites and if you can’t randomly identify or throw out quotes from this example of fine cinematic greatness, then you probably shouldn’t be my friend. Okay, now that…

Go Fund Yourself: A Realistic View on Self-Publishing Costs

  So I have noticed something interesting the last few weeks and I actually took time out of my insane writing schedule to address this particular topic. I came across several different posts on Facebook, either posted by an aspiring author or friends/family of an author, that has set up a Go Fund Me account….