Best bets for instant Holiday feels

Fa-la-la-la-la! Yes, it's still early November. I have a confession (which is probably not terribly surprising if you follow me on Twitter). I'm one of those put up the decorations and turn on the holiday music at midnight on Halloween people. I love Christmas! I love the excitement, the family time, and all the special … Continue reading Best bets for instant Holiday feels


On your mark, get set, #NaNoWriMo

It's November and that means #NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). Have you struggled to find time to finish your novel? Do you dream about a story but haven't tried to write it down? This is your year! Join me and countless other authors across the country as we set aside the excuses and commit to … Continue reading On your mark, get set, #NaNoWriMo

Why I will never buy a dog…

I'm a dog person. Growing up, my family always had a dog. First was the elderly dog who was around long before me. Next came the puppy when my brother and I were in elementary school. Then another dog to keep our aging puppy company. And then I grew up. I graduated college, landed my first job, … Continue reading Why I will never buy a dog…

Recap #IndieAuthorDay 2017

I was delighted to join other local authors at my fabulous library's 2017 Indie Author Day. (For my 2016 recap, click here) It's a great opportunity to learn what's fresh in the indie publishing world. I feel lucky to be writing in the post self-publishing revolution. I am grateful for the authors who have paved … Continue reading Recap #IndieAuthorDay 2017

Where I’m at…

  It's been a while since I've posted an update on what's happening behind the scenes. So here we go! This year I've been writing, a lot. I wrote a three-book series featuring thieves, the first in what will be another three-book sweet series set in Chicago, a first draft novella intended for a Kindle … Continue reading Where I’m at…

Three lessons I’ve learned from yoga

It's never going to be "easy" I've heard the old cliche of life being about the journey and not the destination too often to count. You probably have to. Still, when I started practicing yoga back in the fall of 2016, I did focus on the end. In the months (almost year) since starting a … Continue reading Three lessons I’ve learned from yoga

Another Bay now available for FREE

I'm tempted to ask how your summer is going. Here in the Midwest an unexpected heatwave has gripped us in July temperatures as Autumn began. I love summer, don't get me wrong. But I'm ready for my turtlenecks and leggings and constant hot coffee. I'll restrain myself. Instead, I'm delighted to share the link to an … Continue reading Another Bay now available for FREE