Longsheng, China

I am feeling a sense of nostalgia and wanderlust. My thoughts often drift to this magnificent place and so I wanted to share with you photos of the setting for my novel Broken Smiles. This is how I picture my village. I’ve backpacked all through China when I lived there. Longsheng was by far my…

Featured Books Friday!

Here we go again with Featured Books Friday! Click here, here, or here for other great book blurbs I’ve had in the past. You are welcome to share—in the comment section of this blog—your name, book, purchase link, and a 500 word blurb or scene from your novel. You are welcomed and encouraged to share…

Featured Books Friday!

The kick off to Featured Books Friday was awesome last time! Thank you to all who participated and purchased books. Please check it out if you want by clicking HERE. I will be doing the same thing this week. In the comments put the title, your name, genre, and purchase link along with a blurb…

Crawl out of the hole when writing a memoir.

Sitting alone in a crowded hole Demons possess my inner soul Caught in a place I can’t escape The only way is to sit and wait Fight the thoughts that encompass my mind. Hurry up, I’ll soon go blind! Blind to the consciousness of right and wrong To lose that feeling, everything’s gone Be strong…

What if we couldn’t see the stars…

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR! 2015 – Year of the Goat Over the past few weeks I have opened up my home to a couple fifteen year old Chinese exchange students. My dream is to travel endlessly . . . until then, I will bring culture to us. I love to witness culture shock. Late one…

My interview with “The Newest Novelist”

Originally posted on The Newest Novelist:
I’ve just been in touch with the lovely Tara Mayoros, author of the newly-released novel, Broken Smiles. It’s always exciting to me when an author publishes her first book, but when it’s an author I know personally, I want to jump up and down for joy! I met Tara…

Find Your Tribe

Sorry I haven’t posted about anything other then my book launch over the past week or so. It has been a tornado. I fast paced, all-encompasing tornado. Synchronicities have come into my life regarding the meeting of amazing people. I have thought a lot about if this tornado of self-promotion and marketing my book is…

Broken Smiles coming September 23rd!

I feel like I did when I was six months pregnant and people would ask “when are you due, you look huge, when’s the baby coming?” Well, I finally have a “due date” for my novel Broken Smiles – September 23rd 2014! Six months pregnant, that’s where I’m at in my book publishing… only three…