Category Archives: My Books

All the Forever Things

This has been one crazy spring! All the Forever Things, known for the previous two years as my “funeral home girl book” was released April 1, 2017. Gabe is a lovely, awkward girl, who is (I will admit) a little more of myself than I’ve done before. Awkward, a little naive, with a great family, […]
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6 Things – HAPPENINGS

ONE So. My very cool granddad passed away. I’m going to miss him terribly. I looked up to him so much and have always wanted to write as well as him. The upside was that I got to spend the weekend with family that I don’t see often. TWO My kids start school in ONE […]
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I Tend to be a REALIST

I tend to be a realist when it comes to the publishing world, and I echo that on my blog (yanno, on the rare occasions when I bother to blog). But I’ve shared the realities of – Timelines. Publication process expectations. Money. Sales. But some things have become easier for me now that a few […]
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How a SUPAH simple ebook cover design ends in cookie dough…

How to design a cover. FIRST: Put text over this gorgeous guy and try and convince yourself that the cover needs words. SECOND: Check fonts for the book KNEE DEEP, that comes before this book, and make sure you’re using the same one. CHECK. Make font big to really SAY something. CHECK. Make sure no […]
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“JOY” and School Library Journal

I generally learn more about a book from the SLJ reviews than anywhere else, and I got my second fab review from them the other day – this time for Stronger Than You Know 😀 (Stronger, or as I call it, Joy, is out early in hardback, but the ebook will release on schedule – […]
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I Once Wrote a Book by Accident

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always loved the idea of being a WRITER. I mean, WOW, lol. But when I first started writing BLURRING THE LINES I had no idea it was going to be a BOOK. I’d never written a book before. I’d never considered the possibility that I might be able to write […]
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The DOWNSIDE of writing tough topics…

Everybody has an opinion. Everybody reads a book from a different place, because we all come from very different places. We all have experiences, and know people with experiences, and all of those things shape the way we view the world. My first published book was about a girl who had taken a year off […]
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She Never Saw Him Coming… and the realization that I write romance

I didn’t set out to write romance when I first started writing. I just didn’t. Some of my favorite books have been as much about family relationships and friend relationships and history as love stories, or more. Still. The first book I wrote was a love story. So was the second. And the third… So […]
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The Summer I Found You

This book normally retails for 7.99, and is currently 1.99 ;-D AMAZON BARNES AND NOBLE YAY!! Here’s a snip (or a few) – KATE: “Oh,” Jen says as we pull up. “Aidan-is-a-bit-moody-and-lost-an-arm-in-Afghanistan.” And then she jumps out of the car. What? How can she have a cousin living with her for weeks and I know […]
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