My tumultuous relationship with a manuscript:

My tumultuous relationship with a manuscript: Upon first meeting, nearly seven years ago, it was love at first sight. I was overcome. Passionate words were brought to life in the quiet hours of night. I pined over my new manuscript when we were not together during the days. The characters, the setting, the story, consumed…

The Christmas Bike: pre-order!

I am excited to announce that my third novel, The Christmas Bike, is set for release on October 11, 2016 and available for pre-order! (click on link) Here is a brief synopsis: Christmas is already going to be tough for Marie and her family. When a series of events is set in motion long before a…

Fairy Gardens & Writing: how they relate

Planting fairy gardens is one of my favorite things to do every spring. I do this for one of my jobs and on occasion, I teach how-to’s. I’ve planted countless container pots over the seventeen years I’ve been doing this, but planting fairy gardens feels completely different and is always exciting to me. Here’s why:…

Thankful

During this weekend of Thankfulness and full heart, I reflect on what I am most grateful. The things which fill me with immeasurable joy are my husband, children, family, and friends. I know I can be a selfish creature, artists usually are. I have had many discussions at length about how the life of an…

Writer’s Block vs. Writer’s Resistance

Rarely do I suffer from writer’s block. But this past weekend, I was self-diagnosed with an often extreme case of writer’s resistance. Let me explain the difference between the two and how to overcome them. This past weekend, I went to Comicon (so fun!) and listened to a panel of fellow authors. Many of the…

Gardening and Writing – how they relate.

I love to garden. I’ve always kept my fingernails as stubs because the feel of dirt between my fingers, invigorates me. I’ve posted how teaching guitar and writing relate HERE. I’ve posted how skiing and writing relate HERE. Now I want to make the connection with writing and gardening. I’ve worked on and off in…

My Writing Process Blog Tour

Thank you Jodi Milner over at http://myliteraryquest.wordpress.com for the opportunity to be a part of this blog tour. Jodi writes epic fantasy and is a very talented writer. She is my Vice President in Anwa Storytellers. She keeps me in line and helps me, as the President, to remember upcoming dates, introduce new members, and nudges me…