The secret to writing (the draft of) your book in 30 days–

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) starts November 1, as it does every year. This will be my TENTH NaNoWriMo! In a nutshell, NaNoWriMo is when you commit to writing 50,000 words in 30 days, the minimum words needed to be considered a novel (according to the Powers That Be in NaNoLand). Every year that I … Continue reading The secret to writing (the draft of) your book in 30 days–

Spartanized

This podcast by Jodi Flynn (Women Taking the Lead) with Joe DeSena caught my eye because 1. I love Jodi's Podcasts and 2. My nieces and nephew just completed a Spartan Race (not the first for some of them). Much of the conversation really resonated with me! I was shocked, because whenever I hear about … Continue reading Spartanized

80’s-ish Playlist-Music to Write By

I played a lot of 80's music as I was writing my new novel, and these are all songs that I loved then, and still love now. I thought I'd share them with you all as part of my book party celebrating the launch of my new novel, What if Bebe Stays with Steven? Playlist: Danger … Continue reading 80’s-ish Playlist-Music to Write By

My new book

My new book started out as something else. I published my first novel, One Brave Thing, last year. Over the course of the year of doing talks and readings, I thought a lot about my characters and the story. One day, I had the thought: What if Bebe stays with Steven? How would her life have … Continue reading My new book

Doing the thing

I have been working feverishly, madly, to design the cover of my new novel. My publication date is 3/21 (as in: 3-2-1 liftoff! 🙂 ) and I am determined to make it. I originally planned to use my own photos for the cover, but then I started looking around on Canva, you know, just for fun, … Continue reading Doing the thing

One week ONE BRAVE THING Kindle Sale!!!

For one week only, One Brave Thing will be for sale on Kindle for only 99 cents! If you have already liked my book, please consider sharing this post with any of your friends who prefer to get their books on Kindle. This special price is in effect only from December 9th (TODAY!) through December 16th, 2016. … Continue reading One week ONE BRAVE THING Kindle Sale!!!

Humble

Today I was so excited to get a copy of the York Weekly newspaper that my husband and I braved the ice and snow and rode down to the York Hannaford to pick it up before work. After I ascertained that the article did, in fact, run this week (there was a photo of me and of … Continue reading Humble