Dig in, dig down; my favorite season of the year is finally here.

First Weeks of Fall

It’s the first Monday of the first week of fall and I’m feeling ready to get busy. With what exactly I’m not entirely sure, this feeling is wholly independent from any specific task or project or big life change. It is simply the season, at least in my own head, when we ‘get to it’…. Read more »

Please join me for a bridal brunchas a token of appreciation forbeing my bridesmaids.

Keeping the Faith

Yesterday, I sent the most recent revision of my book off to my agent. It’s such a strange feeling, letting it go again to stand on its own two legs. There is always the hope that, this time, we are in good shape. We are ready to fly farther, and be submitted, and not only… Read more »

Exactly Why Most Writers Write

Exactly Why Most Writers Write-Intrinsic Motivation

Excellent explanation for why so many writers, and other creative professionals, continue to produce project after project even when the monetary rewards may be small to nonexistent–yet.

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My Latest Travel Obsession: Minimizing

When I was younger (pre-motherhood) traveling was my job…and I LOVED it. Back then, I was an ace at the barely packed bag. After babies, well, I got accustomed to lugging around a double stroller, fully functioning and well stocked diaper bag, and clothes, clothes, clothes to spare–you know, “just in case.” On my last… Read more »

And So It Begins...Again

And So It Begins…Again

Aside from finishing, starting a new book is probably one of my favorite stages of production. Everything is new, exciting, yet to be discovered. It’s the time where I feel the least pressure because ANYTHING is possible and I can really let my mind wander, create, and dig into the psyche of my characters without… Read more »

Something Had To Give

Something Had to Give

Since becoming a mother, a wife, and a woman who charges into things, I have always tried to find balance in my life. Between my job, kids, husband, writing, friends, physical and mental health–I would say that, in the past, I achieved something close to balance maybe fifteen percent of the time. Mostly I felt… Read more »

Young lady reading the book in the hammock on tropical beach at sunset

Quote: Benjamin Franklin

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. —Benjamin Franklin

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Quote: Emilia Fox

I never feel lonely if I’ve got a book – they’re like old friends. Even if you’re not reading them over and over again, you know they are there. And they’re part of your history. They sort of tell a story about your journey through life. —Emilia Fox

Young woman reading a book at the beach

Quote: Charlotte Lamb

I am interested in writing how women really feel, how they really think, and how they respond to men. I don’t want men reading my books because they might find out too much. —Charlotte Lamb

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  • Dig in, dig down; my favorite season of the year is finally here.

    First Weeks of Fall

    It’s the first Monday of the first week of fall and I’m feeling ready to get busy. With what exactly I’m not entirely sure, this feeling is wholly independent from any specific task or project or big life change. It is simply the season, at least in my own head, when we ‘get to it’…. Read more »

  • Please join me for a bridal brunchas a token of appreciation forbeing my bridesmaids.

    Keeping the Faith

    Yesterday, I sent the most recent revision of my book off to my agent. It’s such a strange feeling, letting it go again to stand on its own two legs. There is always the hope that, this time, we are in good shape. We are ready to fly farther, and be submitted, and not only… Read more »

  • Exactly Why Most Writers Write-Intrinsic Motivation

    Excellent explanation for why so many writers, and other creative professionals, continue to produce project after project even when the monetary rewards may be small to nonexistent–yet.

  • IMG_4957

    My Latest Travel Obsession: Minimizing

    When I was younger (pre-motherhood) traveling was my job…and I LOVED it. Back then, I was an ace at the barely packed bag. After babies, well, I got accustomed to lugging around a double stroller, fully functioning and well stocked diaper bag, and clothes, clothes, clothes to spare–you know, “just in case.” On my last… Read more »

  • And So It Begins...Again

    And So It Begins…Again

    Aside from finishing, starting a new book is probably one of my favorite stages of production. Everything is new, exciting, yet to be discovered. It’s the time where I feel the least pressure because ANYTHING is possible and I can really let my mind wander, create, and dig into the psyche of my characters without… Read more »