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Wholehearted in 2018

Wholehearted in 2018


Posted By on Jan 4, 2018

A few of my close friends choose a word annually to help them focus, a kind of loose resolution. The words are encouraging, challenging, and/or empowering. Selecting a word can influence your attitude towards your career, hobbies, family, and more. I’ve decided to take on my friends’ tradition, and my first word promises to filter into every aspect of my life. For me, 2018 will be about writing with my whole heart! Unique...

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Juggling Knives (a.k.a. Life)

Juggling Knives (a.k.a. Life)


Posted By on Sep 27, 2017

The act of juggling life and everything it throws at me can feel like catching the tail of a cat in one hand and the blade of a knife in the other. Working on more than one project may be inevitable, but the end result will never be successful if I’m not willing to concentrate and make the best of a stressful situation. I’m not a fan of multitasking. In the moment, there’s a thrill that comes with deadlines and...

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Havenwood Falls High

Havenwood Falls High


Posted By on Aug 25, 2017

Welcome to Havenwood Falls, a small town in the majestic mountains of Colorado. A town where legacies began centuries ago, bloodlines run deep, and dark secrets abound. A town where nobody is what you think, where truths pose as lies, and where myths blend with reality. A place where everyone has a story. Including the high schoolers. The following covers were wonderfully created by Regina Wamba, MaeIDesign.com Immerse yourself in the...

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Making Your Write Night Right

Making Your Write Night Right


Posted By on Aug 3, 2017

It’s Thursday night and I’m sitting with my friend Gaby Robbins at Panera. We are supposed to be writing, but we’re spending time catching up and chatting about what we want to write. There is nothing wrong with girl time…Gaby and I try to carve these nights out at least twice a month. But, there has to be a better way to utilize our time. via GIPHY With so much on our To Do Lists, we feel guilty when...

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Finding Your Finish Line

Finding Your Finish Line


Posted By on Apr 22, 2017

After running what felt like a marathon, I’ve finished my latest rough draft. The words poured out of me for three months like sweat. And, Friday evening I brought the first novel, in a three-book series, to a satisfying close. A few days before my personal deadline, it was as if the finish line came into view and I started sprinting. My fingers felt the burn.   Taking a few deep breaths over the weekend, I rested up. I...

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Back in the Saddle (Shoes) Again

Back in the Saddle (Shoes) Again


Posted By on Jul 15, 2016

I’m not even going to try to use horseback riding metaphors in an attempt to paint a picture of me constantly being bucked off my calendar when it comes to writing. But, I will point out that recently writing has mirrored the struggle of keeping my shoes tied. Have you ever had a day when your shoestrings repeatedly came loose, slapping the pavement and threatening to end you in a face plant? Having the kids at home in the...

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