• Uncategorized

    Counting Down

    Write a book, proofread, and then print, right? Not so much. Production of Blue Columbine, my debut novel, has been in the works for over five years. Granted, it doesn’t always take that long…I started writing the manuscript when my youngest was two, and I didn’t have a clue what I was doing. Blue has been edited three times, rewritten at least six times (I quit keeping track, it was depressing), been through nearly a dozen critique partners and half as many beta readers, and is currently being proofed for its grand entry into the world. ¬†All that to say, writing is work. Hard work. Sometimes gut twisting work. Sometimes…

  • Book Cover Release

    So, what’s it about?

    The slow trickle of news has a predictable outcome… “Oh, you wrote a book? What’s it about?” So glad you asked… ūüėČ If you wander over to the WIP page, you’ll find back cover blurbs for all the books I’ve been working on. Here, however, I thought it would be fun to post a¬†snippet from a¬†deleted scene¬†in Blue Columbine. Just for flavor. Jamie pushed through a murky tunnel of swirling emotions, a walk known by those who smack¬†hard against a cold wall disillusionment. Exit. She forced her feet onward. Just get away. Nothing else mattered. “Goodbye? What does that mean?” Andy‚Äôs scathing voice echoed in her mind, prickling a chill…

  • Uncategorized

    If You Give a Writer a Pencil

    My fourth grade daughter wrote a circle story this spring and she was asked to read it to the school board last night. So exciting! In honor of that fabulous occassion, and because I like a fun diversion, I thought I’d give it a go…. so here it is. If You Give a Writer a Pencil If you give a writer a pencil, she’ll ask you for a piece of paper. You’ll give her a piece of paper, and she’ll sit and stare at it. A lot. Nothing will come to her, so she’ll continue to stare. Staring at the paper without any inspiration will make her want chocolate. She’ll…

  • Book Cover Release

    Finally…

    I’m pleased to share that Blue Columbine, a Christian¬†Novel, will be releasing on Amazon later this spring! It’s been a journey, and the road keeps twisting and turning, but it’s been a joy, an education, and an opportunity to meet¬†some amazing new¬†people. I’m thrilled, to say the least!¬†To celebrate, I’m sharing the cover for my very first fiction release. ¬†