Two A-HA moments… and a lot of gratitude!

I had two profound realizations tonight that really put me in a zen state of mind. A few people this week have told me that my books have changed their lives. You know what? You readers have changed my life. Comments like that touch me deeply, and make me realize that I’ve really accomplished something […]

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Request Emi Lost and Found at your local library!

Reader Jo Ann emailed me today and told me that she and her friends were on a mission to get my books in her local St. Louis libraries. I’ve kind of taken the library market for granted. The books are available for libraries to purchase through Amazon’s extended distribution channel (for the paperbacks) and on […]

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Goodreads Signed Paperback Giveaways!

There are just a few days left to enter to win one of three signed paperbacks on Goodreads!  Wouldn’t that be a cool thing to find under the tree? To enter to win a copy of Lost and Found, click here. To enter to win a copy of Time Stands Still, click here. To enter […]

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NaNoWriMo, Day 5 – 11,456

Sweet. I had my doubts that I’d make it today, but L & J had some intense declarations of lurrrrve to get out, so that pushed me over my 2k goal. AND I got another badge, thanks to J’s need to recite poetry. God, he’s a romantic boyfriend. (To be fair, I’m not sure I […]

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In defense of the Hunger Games trilogy

Many of my friends have voiced their reluctance in either seeing the Hunger Games movie or reading the trilogy because of the dark underlying social themes in the book– particularly the false belief that the story celebrates one child’s killing of another.  I just want to voice my opinion and set the record straight. The […]

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I’m ready for my pitch!

So, after a month of trying to wrap my brain around “high concept” pitches, my friends and I finally cracked the code tonight.  It required a well-written novel, then a well-written summary of said novel, a few margaritas, a few friends, and a gazillion texts among us to figure it out, but I finally feel […]

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