The Truth About the Spin-Offs

I recently read this fantastic post by the fabulous Kristen Ashley, in which she describes why it’s okay to read outside the genre or subgenre you usually read. I LOVE this post. I don’t just mean I love brilliant Kristen Ashley (which I do, and whose books I absolutely adore and own in ebook, paperback, […]

Be Yourself

Here’s a Sunday reminder: #BeYourself. I’ve gotten better at learning my physical limits. Hell, I’ve gotten better at accepting I have physical limits at all (having chronic health issues sucks). I’ve learned to prioritize what I need and what my body needs over the needs of others. There are certain people in my life who […]

Goals & Future Publishing Schedule

Now that I’ve published Ripple, the second in the Seaside Valleria series, I wanted to give you a quick look and what’s coming up next. I wrote a little bit about it in this post, and I gave my newsletter subscribers a few more details, so I’m sharing them here now, too. Every year around […]

Real Life Royal Inspiration

Do I get inspired from the real-life royals? Short answer: Absolutely! I talked a little about this in my post on research, but a question on a recent post prompted today’s post. Carla asked me: “Has the royal romance and wedding of Harry and Meghan given you any ideas for your series?” The answer is a […]

Happy Dance Time!

Why am I celebrating today? Because I’ve just finished – and I mean FINISHED – the first two books in the Seaside Valleria series, Rush and Ripple! Whoo hoo! The pre-orders aren’t up yet, but they should be in the next several days. I’ll do a post when they are. So when are they releasing? […]

I’m An Author

Today, I’m stating the obvious… I’m an author. I think about author-related stuff several times over the course of a day. Sometimes it’s about the menial tasks any business owner needs to do (because being an author is a business) like accounting and other admin. Other times, it’s about the stories swirling in my head. […]

Weekend Plans & Progress – Week 10

Though the weekend’s nearly over, here’s a glimpse at my goals and progress. Right now I’m focusing on Rush and Ripple, the first two in the Seaside Valleria series. I’ve finished edits for both and now it’s time to test the ebooks and finalize them! I want to release BOTH this month (eep!) but I […]

Today Is a Good Day

Today’s starting off on a good note… I am SO excited because Seaside Valleria 3 is off to my editor! Whew! This is off to my developmental editor, which could take a month or more, so I’m not expecting to work on it again July (I’m hoping for an August release if everything goes well). […]

I’m Closer Than I Was Yesterday

I may not be there yet… My word count yesterday was atrocious for Seaside Valleria 3, but I did manage to get some words on the page and some editing done. Time to focus, focus, focus! What are you working on this weekend, or what fun plans do you have? Comment on this post and […]