One day after my first Mother’s Day and my mind is reeling. I am so incredibly lucky to be a mom. I love Winnie bear. I love watching her grow and explore, and her giggles just wake up my life in a way that nothing else ever has. Kids are amazing. But they do change… Continue reading Becoming a Mom Has Made Me A Better (And Worse) Writer
My Postpartum Writing Life: Working-Writing Mom with a 4-Month-Old
My baby turned four months old yesterday, which is both mind blowing and incredibly exciting. (It really does go by so fast.) Now that we’ve officially made it one month of her going to daycare while I work full-time (and write novels), I thought it was time for a writing life update. And honestly? This… Continue reading My Postpartum Writing Life: Working-Writing Mom with a 4-Month-Old
Maternity Leave Update: Baby Girl is Here!
I meant to write this last month, but alas, newborns require a lot of love (and attention). You may have already seen on my social medias, but... Baby girl arrived in October! Her name is Winsloe, and she is such delight. We are very excited to have her here, healthy and smiling. (She's actually 5… Continue reading Maternity Leave Update: Baby Girl is Here!
Why We Need More Books Like Jennette McCurdy’s I’M GLAD MY MOM DIED
Controversy erupted in publishing last week when child star Jennette McCurdy released her memoir I’m Glad My Mom Died. Ever since, I’ve seen various discussions being bounced around online. Some supportive; some not. I get it. I do. There’s lots of folks out there who cannot imagine disliking their mother so much that death feels… Continue reading Why We Need More Books Like Jennette McCurdy’s I’M GLAD MY MOM DIED
Writing (And Working) While Pregnant: First Trimester
I'm pregnant! And working full-time. And writing novels. It's a lot to manage. Here's how I'm coping (and continuing to follow the dream).
Marking Mother’s Day with Bookmarks
Special thanks goes out to Tony Jaa, actor and martial artist, for quoting my latest novel, Seconds Before Sunrise, on his official Twitter page. Known for Ong-Bak, Fast and Furious 7, and his stunt work in the Mortal Kombat Annihilation, visit Tony Jaa on Twitter and Facebook. Check out my latest interview with Confessions of a Book… Continue reading Marking Mother’s Day with Bookmarks
Sharing Childhood Inspiration
Website Update: Minutes Before Sunset is falling behind on Goodreads Book of the Month. Please vote if you haven't already. I could really use your help! Vote here. As writers, we've held the dream of writing for a long time. Finding out an author started writing at a very young age happens more often than not, and… Continue reading Sharing Childhood Inspiration
To My Mother
“Writers seek to create order out of the chaos of everyday life, and to extract meaning from both the tragic and the mundane.” ~Hope Edelman This quote has always struck a deep chord within me, not only because I am a writer, but because this was my mother's philosophy. On top of that, Hope Edelman… Continue reading To My Mother