Where do my characters come from?

“Where do my characters come from?” I get this question a lot and the answer is simple: I get them everywhere. My husband and I recently took a mini-vacation to the North Carolina mountains. We were very close to the Cherokee Indian Reservation and spent a whole day exploring the town. We’ve always enjoyed it there. When we were dating, we visited every month in the spring and summer. If you caught my post on Instagram or Facebook … Keep Reading!

My Next Book Is Dead…

  I did the unthinkable….. I trashed an active story. If you’ve read any of my Facebook posts over the last several months, you’ve seen me whinge about WANTON ANGEL and how much trouble the story was giving me. Its been six months since the last Willow Creek book came out and the story is “still” not done. I have written, and deleted, huge chunks of the story three times now and in doing so, I’m still … Keep Reading!

Writer Wednesday: Old Habits Are Hard To Break

  Most every writer has a certain ‘way’ of doing things. They either plot or they don’t (I don’t). They edit as they go or they don’t (I do) and they get words onto the page quickly or they struggle with every word (I do both). Anyone who reads my books knows it takes me forever and a day to release one. The main reason for that is I’m a bit neurotic. Everything ‘has’ to … Keep Reading!

Writer Wednesday :: What’s A New Author To Do?

It’s never too late to be who you might have been. – George Eliot, english novelist 1819-1880 Most every author out there has writing advice of some kind, especially those of us who have been at this long enough to make all the ‘newbie’ mistakes but still managed to survive the embarrassment. I’ve been published since 2005, and self-publishing since 2007, so I’ve  pretty much seen everything. I’m not going to rehash the information you … Keep Reading!

Books scheduled for 2013

   As I’ve done in previous years, I’ve set my writing schedule for the year and its a doozy. It would take a miracle to get all these books written and released but I like listing them anyway. It gives me something to work toward and if its down on paper, it holds me accountable. HIS BROTHER’S WIFE: This is a full length novel set in the town of Willow Creek Montana. The characters in this … Keep Reading!

Writing and Depression

Photo courtesy of Kristin Nador  I’ve not talked much publicly about my post-book depression but I feel I may need to now. THE RANCHER released a month ago today and I’m still feeling a bit blue. So much so, I may need to shift release dates. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always gotten a little depressed after releasing a book. I’m not sure why that is. It could be as simple as … Keep Reading!

Lucky Seven’s

I was tagged by Hayden Braeburn to do Lucky Sevens and it sounded like fun so…I’ll play along.  Here’s the challenge. Post seven lines from an unpublished work of fiction. • Go to page 7 or 77 in your current manuscript• Go to line 7• Post on your blog the next 7 lines, or sentences, as they are – no cheating• Tag 7 other authors to do the same This is from my current WIP … Keep Reading!

Writer Wednesday :: New Story, The Rancher

It’s been a few weeks since I did a Writer Wednesday post. With the editing and pre-publication chaos that comes with every new book, it sort of fell into the abyss. For those following my blog and look forward to hearing about what I’m working on, I apologize! The Gambler is now available, as most of you know, and for a story that gave me such a fit to write, the early reviews are great. Seems readers are … Keep Reading!