Posted: April 17, 2016

Writing a book is hard work. Writing a book while working and parenting full-time is even harder. Here’s a little glimpse at how most of my (work) days go. 5AM — Open my eyes (usually on my own… no alarm necessary) and try to wake up. Get out of bed, pour myself some warm water with lemon, and settle down in the dark family room to write. 5:45-6:15AM — Some time during this time, my three year old wakes up. Since my husband has already left for work, I’m on my own with getting him breakfast, changed and off to…


Posted: April 5, 2016

I’ve gone through periods before where I’m stuck and can’t seem to get anything written down. But this… this feels awfully different. Too different. Fresh off the heels of writing and publishing Losing Lily, I dove right into writing BEING LEAH, and to say that it has been an epic struggle would be an understatement. Obviously, I know how this book is going to go: Boy and Girl met in previous book; went through some stuff, but found a way to be together. Here is where their real story begins. Only it’s not that simple. The past doesn’t want to…

11 Readers + Writers You Should be Following on Social Media

Posted: March 9, 2016

It should come as no surprise that I’m a little too addicted to staring at beautiful bookstagram accounts or getting glimpses into the lives of other writers that I admire. So, I’ve put together a list of instagram and twitter accounts that I’m really loving lately in the hopes that you might find something special in their posts as well. BOOKSTAGRAMMERS @bookbaristas – If you don’t already know about this lady and her account then shame on you. @crimebythebook – I blame Abby for getting me hooked on thriller/suspense novels. Plus, her photos are so dark and moody. I can’t…

Because It Was All I Could Think About

Posted: November 27, 2015

I take my seat on the worn, red chair with the sliver of sunlight shining on it, and pull my MacBook from my purse. I’ve positioned myself in the fiction section between shelves sixteen and seventeen, somewhere amongst Davis-Downs and Doyle-Evaristo. I can see the covers of Evanovich and Griffin, Grisham and Eugenides; the latter being one of my favorite recent reads. My love of writing is succeeded only by my love of reading, so it’s no real surprise that I like to settle in here at the library to write down the words swimming in my head. The only…

Posted: September 23, 2015

“All I know for certain is that this is how I want to spend my life – collaborating to the best of my ability with forces of inspiration that I can neither see, nor prove, nor command, nor understand. It’s a strange line of work, admittedly. I cannot think of a better way to pass my days.” – Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic