A New Year Brings New Changes

So, I decided this will be my last post. Being an indie author forces you to wear many hats, and marketing and promoting is one of them. Any and all news, freebies, discounts, recommendations, and more will be in my newsletter, so if you haven’t signed up, please do. For anyone who likes romance AND psychological suspense thrillers, click here […]

Jubilation!

I’m still here, coming up for air from time to time. An independent author’s work doesn’t end, and then when I fit all the extra life moments, a month or two has passed. On The Writing Front While working on my MC romance and erotica, another story idea came to me, so began my underground gang/crime novel. Marketing It would […]

Fall Is Upon Us

This is my favorite time of year. The changing of colors. Preparation for the fall and winter holidays. Fall offers a slew of colors and a homey feeling. Who doesn’t love snuggling under a blanket with a warm beverage and a book? This year I’ve read a lot for enjoyment and/or beta/critiques. My Goodreads Reading Challenge is set at 45 […]

Lightness In My Dark – Available Now in Paperback

Hello Everyone! I just thought I’d let you know my dark romance, Lightness In My Dark, has been published in paperback. The eBook will be available on August 8, 2022 to commemorate my birthday the day before, but you can pre-order it here and it will also be free for Kindle Unlimited customers. This has been a labor of love, […]

A Stubborn Writer

When I first started writing, I shouted from the rooftops that I was a pantster. I wrote from the seat of my pants, without an outline or character profiles. This was how I did it, and no one was going to tell me otherwise. In a sense, this made me unfaithful to the craft of writing. All writers have their […]

Goal Completion and a Poem

I completed my first draft of my slow burn, dark contemporary romance novel, Lightness In My Dark. My goal was to finish it by the end of January, so now I’m working on my MC romance novel, Quiet Chaos. I thought I’d share one of my poems with you. Whispered Goodbyes I watch the sugar maplewave from the breezein awe […]

Close to First Draft Completion

I’m close to finishing my dark contemporary romance novel, Lightness In My Dark. It’s exciting when you get to the point where you can see THE END in neon lights. Actually, the first draft is my favorite part of writing. Revisions can be grueling, but as it takes shape and improves, it’s all worth it.  Since this is my first […]

Fresh Outlook

With a new year comes a new perspective, a new way of thinking, and approaching life. I’m sure many of us are ready to say goodbye to 2021, with the hopes 2022 will be better. My wish for all is to shift perspective inward and work on ourselves. Too much propaganda and social media aren’t good for the mindset. After […]

10 Years of Writing Growth

Today is 10-years since I originally self-published my psychological suspense novel, Net Switch. I had published it after firing my agent/publisher and 2 weeks after my mother passed away. It was a time of growth. Since publication, I have studied the craft more, learned what I did wrong regarding publication, and ventured into other types of writing, such as poetry […]

Tender Is The Rain

casting great warmthupon the earthchanges one’s perspective eyes wide openrelishing the heat, sensationof natural wonders heaps of blooms, beasts,waterfalls and forests give way to new paths,purposes to wander through then when our bodies are fiery, intense,preserved for another daysun dips away, skies part clouds tender is the rain washes away old footpathstaken in the wrong direction pain and regret, companions […]