On the Move!

Hello! I know it's been a while since I last posted, but I promise I have a very good reason. At least, I think it's a good reason. I'M MOVING MY SITE! That's right, I've created an entirely new author website, including a new section of bonus content, and I'm moving my blog to match.... Continue Reading →

2018 – Looking back

Since December marks the end of the year, I'm taking a look at the year as a whole rather than just the last month. HIGHLIGHTS OF 2018: Signed my first book deal Attended my daughter's first piano concert My daughter lost her first tooth My nephew was born Visited Seattle for the first time Reviewed... Continue Reading →

Working Through Rejection

I'm sitting in front of my computer this morning after a kind of terrible weekend. I worked hard last week to increase my stock of chainmaille jewelry so that I could attend a craft fair in Jamestown with a friend of mine. I sat at the table for six hours, smiling at strangers, despite the... Continue Reading →

November Recap

I hope you had a terrific Thanksgiving! In honor of the holiday, here are the TOP 10 THINGS I'M THANKFUL FOR: FAMILY HEALTH LAUGHTER BOOKS CHAINMAILLE SNUGGLES SUNNY DAYS SNOW MUSIC YUMMY FOOD For many people, November is all about writing. NaNoWriMo anyone? But for me, it was all about editing. I did actually consider... Continue Reading →

September Recap

Oops, I'm a little late in posting this, but my days have just been so crazy lately! September was a good month for me from a writing perspective, and I'm feeling pretty darn good about myself. My pitch session at the RMFW writers conference was a success, resulting in a request for pages. I've also... Continue Reading →

Colorado Gold 2018

Along with thunder storms and yellowing leaves, September brings the RMFW Colorado Gold writers conference. This was my third year attending, and I'm happy to report it was a success... at least by my standards. The highlight of my weekend was the one-on-one pitch I had with Patricia Nelson of the Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.... Continue Reading →

August Recap

Well, summer is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner. Alice is back in school, which means more time for me to write. Yay! Though, I have to say I'm pretty proud of my progress over summer break. I'm also another year older, and what a year it's been! A new... Continue Reading →

Product Review: Subscription Boxes

I've ordered several subscription kits for my daughter now, and I wanted to give a brief review of each in case other parents out there were looking at them. The products I'll review in this post are: Little Passports: Early Explorers and World Editions, Highlights: Top Secret Adventures, and Kiwi Crate. Little Passports: Early Explorers... Continue Reading →


Looking at my archive, I just realized that I have been posting to this blog for one whole year now! That's kinda crazy actually, it doesn't feel that long. Anyway, I just wanted to take a moment to thank all of you who follow my ramblings, like my posts, and share your thoughts. It's been... Continue Reading →

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