Merry Christmas in July

I have to admit, I'm not one for made-up holidays. I groan at the heavy push from retailers to transform every day off work into a gift-giving event. (How much longer until we exchange presents on St. Patrick's day?!) I also hate rushing through each season. (I'm ignoring all the back-to-school supplies) or feeling PRESSURE … Continue reading Merry Christmas in July

My favorite IRL Midwest small-towns

I've been working on two separate projects set in fictional Midwest small-towns. I can't wait to introduce readers to the first and the sweet folks of New Hope, Wisconsin, in¬†Holidays, Inc.¬†(from The Wild Rose Press). An hour north of Milwaukee, this fictional former manufacturing community fell on hard times during the all-too-real 2008 financial crisis. … Continue reading My favorite IRL Midwest small-towns