Happy Thanksgiving and a Black Friday Special


Young Adult - When I Find Her

When I Find Her

Happy Thanksgiving – I hope you have a wonderful holiday! I have many things to be thankful for, including my family, friends, and of course my many wonderful readers.

Amazon has a special 99 cent price on my book WHEN I FIND HER for the Black Friday weekend! See it here.

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Writing a book is a lot like building a sandcastle. You’re on very shaky ground, scared of the incoming tide, until you start slowing building each portion and then you see what your creativity can truly build.

Good luck to all the writers this month who are working on getting their novel written for November’s National Novel Writing Month ( #NaNoWriMo ). I’m doing it too, hoping to get lots of writing done on my current manuscript! One thing I find helpful  Continue reading

Aspen Gold Finalist!

Aspen Gold FinalistFantastic news! I’m thrilled to say that WHEN I FIND HER has been nominated for best YA Fiction in the Aspen Gold awards!

Thank you to the Heart of Denver chapter of RWA for your generosity, it’s very much appreciated. This book is one of those that we writers call “a book of my heart”, so being recognized for the story and the writing is personally very meaningful. Continue reading

Rewriting the Opening


I recently realized that my first chapter starts in the wrong place – the backstory. I just rewrote it to present time and the opening is much stronger!

It was bothering me for weeks, the feeling that something was wrong with my story. Once I could put the problem into words and pinpoint what was bugging me, Continue reading

NERFA Finalist!

NERFA Badge 2016Many thanks to the First Coast Romance Writers from Florida on nominating my book, WHEN I FIND HER,  as a finalist in the YA category of their National Excellence in Romance Fiction Awards (NERFA)!  It’s a real pleasure to be nominated! I’m honored to be part of the awards this year with a book I loved writing. It was thrilling to receive the phone call. Congratulations to the other nominees in all categories!

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