I am now a suburbanite but was a very proud Chicago resident for many years. I first visited Chicago in college and was hooked. I have family in the Bay Area, spent ten years of my childhood near New York City, and lived in London by myself for a year, but nothing compares to Chicago … Continue reading Books Set in My City
Hard to believe it's Memorial Day weekend! Instead of our usual plans (heading to the pool, grilling with friends) we're adapting this year. I bought an inflatable pool for the backyard, restocked our water balloons, and loaded my e-reader with new books. If you are looking for a sweet read--my first ebook with The Wild … Continue reading Wish I was at the beach $0.99 sale
Hello, friends! If you follow me on Twitter, you might have seen recent posts about hitting the halfway mark on a first draft in April. Since January, I've been struggling to finish that project. I'm delighted to announce I finished the draft. Long before lockdown, I hit a creative impasse. Not writer's block. I adapted … Continue reading Forced proximity = scheduled creativity?
Oooh! I love the holidays. I don't know that I can pick a favorite. In fact, I'm spilling some news here. A few months ago, I was delighted to sign a contract with The Wild Rose Press (my third!) for a story I've been calling #projectshowbiz. The REAL title of the novel is..... A former … Continue reading My Favorite Holiday of the Year and a Title Reveal
By now, it's become pretty clear I love cruises. (Cough, I wrote a cruise ship romance titled Love Overboard, cough cough) After the pandemic, I can't wait to travel again. With any luck, I'll be boarding my next cruise in a little over a year. I was looking back through my posts and realize I've never … Continue reading Why I love cruise vacations (and can’t wait to travel again, hopefully soon!)
Big things are happening around here! In addition to some other developments I'll be sharing soon (stay tuned), I'm so excited to share the news about Her Hometown Dream. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the amazing team at Anaiah Press. I can't wait to introduce you to my fictional small-town and the … Continue reading Exciting news
She scrunched her nose. “I think you’re mistaken.” Dragging out the words for clarity, she grasped her understanding of their situation. He should have started blaming and berating her by now, not worrying about details of her vacation. She prepared for raised voices and an uncomfortable silence. Within the next ten minutes, he’d leave the … Continue reading #TeaserTuesday excerpt from Love Overboard