Saturday, February 16, 2019

Guest Blogging Today at Dawn's Reading Nook!

Ever wonder what's going on in your favorite character's head? Maybe you're curious about why we love certain characters and hate others? Check out my guest blog at Dawn's Reading Nook today, all about the psychology of your favorite characters! While you're there, you can learn where to pick up a free copy of FINDING HOME! Happy Reading!

Monday, February 04, 2019

FIRE Audiobook Edits Are In!


I'm thrilled to say the audiobook edits for FIRE are in to my marketing director, and I think you're gonna love this one. The narrator has done an amazing job of capturing Ethan, my favorite Elemental. She really brings the book to life with all the emotion and humor I imagined when I wrote it. I still don't have a release date for the audiobook, but I hope to announce it soon. Until then, happy listening!

Saturday, January 19, 2019

THE SERPENT IN THE STONE Optioned for Audiobook


I'm happy to announce that a narrator has optioned to read for THE SERPENT IN THE STONE, Book One in the Gifted Series.  Her audition was wonderful, and I think she's going to do a great job.

The wheels of audiobook production turn slowly (you may recall that FIRE has also been optioned), so it will be some time before this audiobook is available, but I look forward to its release and to hearing what you all think of it.  Keep watching the blog for news.  Happy reading!

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Happy New Year!


Happy 2019! I hope you all started off with a wonderful day. The first of a new year is always a hectic day of celebration for the beginning of new things. I often feel that the second day is when the real work begins. Today is the day we all decide which of those hasty resolutions we want to truly keep. Mine, as always, is to get a book out the door. In December, I participated in the CNYRW 100 Words a Day challenge. I did well over the minimum at 5,895 words, coming in at 740 words on my best day. Not too shabby! I hope to keep it going this year, stretching to my previous year's goal of a page a day, which works out to about 250 words. I know there will be days when I do more, but this will at least keep the fire going for me.

I am a quarter of the way through Book Two of my three-book New Adult series, and it's going well for a first draft. I hope your resolutions keep your 2019 exciting! Wishing you the happiest New Year, and Happy Reading!

Saturday, December 01, 2018

December Writing Challenge



So, the amazing authors at CNY Romance Writers have issued each other a challenge this month: 100 words each day, all month long, in our works in progress. That's 3100 words, if we do it every single day. I have accepted the challenge, hoping it will give me that kick I need to get this second New Adult book out the door. So far, I'm off to a good start. I have been lax about my page-a-day goal, so maybe trimming it to an undemanding 100 words will give me that boost I need. Weirdly, I wrote an entire page anyway. Hey, whatever works! I am determined to finish this second book and be started well on my way into the third by this time next year. That's my goal! Wish me luck. And to the authors of CNYRW, good luck to you, too!

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving, USA!


Taking a moment today to wish all who celebrate a Happy and healthy Thanksgiving day.  We just finished up a "Friendsgiving" last week, with a boisterous houseful of company.  We have friends whose family live out of town, and it became one of my favorite annual traditions to invite everyone over for an "extended family" dinner.  Everyone brings a dish, and we pass a wonderful evening with good conversation and a delicious meal.

No matter who you spend it with, I hope your day is full of great food and familiar faces.  Enjoy the season!

Thursday, November 01, 2018

Another Book Signing: The CNY Literary Festival!


I do so love book signing season! Fall is the best time of year to start thinking about warm blankets and good books. This year, I have a real treat for you: the Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville is hosting the first-ever CNY Literary Festival, a celebration of Central New York authors! The library will be open for a special after-hours event featuring many local authors, and will include book signings, readings, freebies, and hors d'oeuvres. It promises to be a wonderful time for anyone interested in the literary arts. Visit the library's website for more details.

We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

FLASHPOINT back up for audition


Some sad news today. Recently, FLASHPOINT had been optioned for audiobook. The narrator was very good, and I received the first chapter from her with much excitement. However, life happens, as it often does, and the reader who auditioned has had to withdraw her option. This means FLASHPOINT is again on the market for an audio narrator. It's really too bad, because she was wonderful.

Ideally, a narrator would snap up all the books in a series at once and read each of them. While I would love that to be the case, it's not always possible to secure that sort of deal in publishing. So, The Gifted Series will wait until further auditions appear.

At this point, FIRE is still in the works as an audiobook.  I will let you know of any further developments for that. Nothing is ever certain in publishing until the ink dries. Until then, happy reading!