Focusing on Happiness—Week Forty

Wow, I can hardly believe I've been doing these posts for forty weeks already! They've definitely helped me to keep my focus onto the positive things in my life 🙂 What's making me happy this week: visible progress. There are plenty of milestones in creating a book. Deciding on the initial idea, figuring out the... Continue Reading →

The Numbers Game

I sometimes fixate on numbers that are not constructive to my writing. Rankings and ratings, views and followers. This data can be helpful. It can give me valuable insight into how best to connect with my readers. Marketing is all about connecting books with the right people. But ultimately, I can’t control any of those... Continue Reading →

A Heartfelt Thanks

This week has been so busy with release activities, I almost forgot today's blog post! But never fear, here it is 🙂 Short and sweet, I want to use this post to simply say, "Thank you." Thank you to the readers who check out my blog every week, to those inquiring people who follow the... Continue Reading →

Messages from the Universe

Here's a quick little post about the Universe once again giving me some feedback 🙂 Last night, I gave myself a bit of a break and played some video games in front of the TV (decadent!). I have so many projects in the works right now, with edits for the spider-headed zombie romance underway, the... Continue Reading →

Family Matters

I spent hours trying to write a blog post about family for this week. Hours. And in the end, I realized that the question is too important to me to try to fit all of my thoughts into one blog post. I don't just have words on the topic of family—I have worlds on it.... Continue Reading →

Remembering Challenger

A while back, I blogged about watching the first space shuttle launch while standing in a small patch of trees lining the water across from Cape Canaveral. I had no idea what my dad was so excited about or why he kept making us look at the island across the way so we didn't miss... Continue Reading →

A “Luminous” Post

I make it no secret that I am friends with A.E. Ash. I've already mentioned her once here in this space. We share our writing journeys with each other as well as the day-to-day realities of our existence. Having a writing buddy has been invaluable—someone to share challenges, epiphanies, doubts, and achievements. She's been doing... Continue Reading →

Wandering Soul Backstory – Winston

One of the most beloved characters in Wandering Soul is Winston. He's in charge of Elsa's house—ordering groceries online, hiring and overseeing cleaning and gardening crews, and taking care of the cooking and laundry. On paper, his job is listed as "butler", but he thinks of himself as Elsa's caretaker. She thinks of him as... Continue Reading →

A Season of Light, A Season of Darkness

I love that so many cultures celebrate light during the darkest days of winter. We string up electric lights, snuggle near fireplaces, and gather around the hearth to share food, drink, and stories of our experiences. A few years ago, I realized that people often overlook the darkness surrounding them in the colder months, and... Continue Reading →

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