anniversary party

April 7, 2013

Always a Marine Anniversary Party! Where Do We Go From Here?

First let me kick off this final post of our anniversary party with a huge thank you to everyone who dropped in this weekend, hung out, tweeted, retweeted, as well as to all my readers who make my day with their enthusiasm and of course to my crit partners and editor and publisher without whom this entire series would not be possible. Beyond all of these fantastic people…to all our men and women in the service who inspired me in the first place. Where Do We Go From Here In the twelve months since Once Her Man, Always Her Man […]
April 7, 2013

Always a Marine Anniversary Party! Giving Back

In Once Her Man, Always Her Man, I introduced readers to Mike’s Place. A number have asked me where the idea came from and what inspired it? In all honesty, the idea was born while I wrote the book. Luke told me as he told Rebecca. Sadly, the story Luke told of his friend Mike and what happened to him is hardly a unique one in the realm of our armed forces. Fisher House At the time that I began describing Mike’s Place, I wasn’t fully aware of Fisher House, but it didn’t take me long to learn about it. […]
April 7, 2013

Always a Marine Anniversary Party! Building the Series from Scratch

Today is the day…one year ago today, Once Her Man, Always Her Man released. Of course, it wasn’t written a year ago today, in fact, it was written over Thanksgiving weekend 2011. I started it Black Friday and finished the first draft by Sunday morning. I fired it off to my two crit partners and to the woman who nudged me into writing it, tweaked the manuscript and submitted it. Amazingly enough, thirty-three minutes later, I had an email back from the submissions editor and the rest…well…that’s the series for you. The Birth of the Idea The actual idea to […]