Full-time Writer – Following My Dream

I’ve had a desk job for over 14 years. Same place. I met my husband there, so we have worked there our entire marriage (13 years!). We lived life on a two salary family. No kids (not by choice). We went on trips when we wanted. Bought a car and truck. Bought two houses (we’ve since … [Read more…]

Left Hanging by Cindy Dorminy

You guys, LEFT HANGING by my dearest friend Cindy Dorminy came out today!!!! It’s a contemporary romance that will leave you smiling and basically wanting Theo to be a real person and marry him and have kids with him and stuff. Just saying. I absolutely adored this book, the characters, and the story. I was … [Read more…]

2016 in Review

I think we can all agree that 2016 had some major downfalls. *cough* *Trump elected president *cough* I’m still worried for mankind about that one. But let’s focus on the happy, yes? Here’s how 2016 went down for me: Watched my nephew marry an amazing young lady. Celebrated 13 years at Backstage Library Works (I’m an … [Read more…]

Tuned Into You by Cindy Dorminy

Tuned Into You by Cindy Dorminy is available NOW! To celebrate, Cindy has put together a very cool swag pack, so stay tuned for more information on that! For now, let’s talk Tuned…   Title: Tuned Into You Author: Cindy Dorminy Publisher: BookFish Books Genre: YA Romance Release Date: June 21, 2016 About Tuned Into … [Read more…]


Nine years ago today, my world forever changed. It was the middle of the night when my phone rang. Two in the morning to be exact. My hand fumbled around the nightstand, trying to find my phone. When I answered, I heard my mom sniffling and I knew what had happened. My beautiful, sweet, and … [Read more…]

How Querying is Like Dating

Oh, the query process. Trying to get an agent to love you and your story in around three paragraphs. Totally doable, right? Thanks to the digital age where everyone and their grandma who has ever written a book can just email an agent, not so much. But, it’s part of the process, so we do … [Read more…]

My 2015 Was Better Than Yours … Maybe

Overall, I had a pretty awesome 2015. There were some craptacular moments, but I believe every year will have those. Let’s take a look, shall we? My 15 things in 2015: Celebrated 12 years at my current job. Celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary. We were on an airplane to Italy! Went to Italy, Slovenia, and … [Read more…]

Writing Partners

It’s very important for an author to have a writing companion. They can help you in so many ways. For example, mine is my cat, Princess Buttercup. She helps in a number of ways, including keeping my arm warm while I write. She’s always there for every sentence and every word I type. No matter how hard … [Read more…]