May 2, 2017

Heading to #RT17 – On the Road Again…Sorta

I’m leaving for #RT17 today. While I normally road trip to all my conferences, I had to make some changes this year. Yep, that means I’m booked on a flight. Flying presents a couple of challenges for me: I hate flying. Let me rephrase, I’m absolutely, bloody terrified of it.  I have to be circumspect in what I pack. There isn’t much I can do about the first. The anxiety which strikes when I board a plane has plagued me for years. I have some tips and techniques I employ to help me navigate getting on a plane and taking […]
October 19, 2015

Make Mine a Monday #Chat #Reading #TalkBooks #TV

Good morning! It’s Monday, and I know, it’s everyone’s least favorite day of the week. For me it means diving into my current WIP as well as juggling a dozen other commitments. Ever think we’re all way too busy? So while you’re kicking back or heading to the office or reviewing what’s filled your inbox while you were running the kids to their games or looking after your grandkids or watching the first snow fall with a sense of trepidation or joy–drop in here and share with me, what are you up to this week? What are you reading? What […]
January 20, 2014

Counting it down to Runaway Groom : Two of my favorite small town authors…

I can’t believe we’re almost to the release day of Runaway Groom!! *squeaks* That said, I LOVE small town stories. Sweet Home Alabama might be my favorite small town movie, or maybe The Proposal and that little town in Alaska…wait, let’s talk about books because I am a HUGE fan of these two authors. 2. Mariah Stewart  I have never in my entire life eaten as much ice cream as I did while I read Almost Home, The Chesapeake Diaries Book 3. Aside from writing a lovely and intimate small town, Stewart also made me want to visit it. I […]
September 19, 2012

Autumn is in the Air: The Ever Evolving Schedule

It’s autumn here in Texas, which means it’s wonderfully chill at night and sunshine warmth during the day. It’s the sanctuary from the too-often brutal heat of summer (although arguably it wasn’t that hot this summer).  Autumn brings with it the return to school and even better, the return of the fall television programming schedule. New episodes, new stories, new creativity–new sparks. This year it also demands a change in my writing schedule. I’m starting the year out a single mom with single mom responsibilities. I made a deal with my daughter that I would write during the day and […]