Sneak Peek – The Widow’s Watcher

Y’all are gonna get tired of me popping up, waving this book at you. I apologize in advance. Writers are a funny breed. Most of the ones I’ve met are modest by nature, but due to the state of things (bills, yo) also need to be out hawking their wares. I can say with certainty…

Blessed Silence

At some unknown point last year, the stereo in my car gave up and died. In the midst of the chaos my children inherently trail in their wake, it nearly went unnoticed. Like many parents, I spend my days navigating a fluid list of things that need attention. They range from, “Buy groceries or it’ll…

A letter to me at ten

I see you there.  Yep.  You.  With your nose buried in a book, hanging out on the backyard on the swing Dad made from two ropes and a board.  You don’t think anyone’s watching, but memory is a tricky thing, and I remember the feel of the springtime wind through your tangled ponytail and the…

Now We’re Cooking!

So stupendously excited to share some news on the book front!  I’ve been sitting on it for weeks now, but the ink is dry, and I can officially announce that Lake Union Publishing, an imprint of Amazon’s traditional publishing arm, has picked up THE GRAVE TENDER for re-publication in 2017.  And the good news doesn’t…

Pinterest and Writing

I have a confession.  I’m addicted to Pinterest.  It’s a drug, no doubt.  Aside from giving me “crafty” ideas– which I can never quite pull off, but that’s neither here nor there– Pinterest has taught me I’ve been wearing the wrong size bra for the majority of my life, and how to make creme brûlée….

For the record

My mom hates this picture.  I posted it on a social media site not long ago and she just about flipped her lid.  That’s me, on the left, and my brother on the right.  And yes, he is, as a matter of fact, drinking a beer.  A Natural Light, to be exact. She didn’t believe…