Books

The Subjective Life of Writing

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As my next book is about to begin promotion, I thought I’d reflect a little on the journey so far. I’m sure that those of you who aren’t writers will think: what does this have to do with me? Well, in life all roads usually diverge at some point, so hear me out. Maybe you’ll […]

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Janis Joplin — Ode to a Pearl

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With today being the anniversary of Janis Joplin’s death, I figured a blog to honor her contributions was only fitting. I didn’t need to do much research to know what Janis was about. Though she was before my time, I cut my teeth on her music. Literally. My parents, both very much a part of […]

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Happy Birthday, Shannon Hoon. Wish you were here.

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One of the standard questions I’m asked during author interviews is: “How about naming a few of your favorite bands?” In no particular order, I shoot off a list of bands that have influenced my life and writing. If I’m honest, I usually gloss over Blind MeLoN’s place on the list. It’s a long list, […]

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RIP Jimi

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Maybe that’s why they call them stars. Because they are too bright to walk among us—destined for greater things and other planes of consciousness.

Inspiration

Striving for Authenticity

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Until recently, I’ve never had writers block. I was one of those lucky souls, sailing from word to word without a care. Probably because I didn’t have many worries. Then a series of events happened in my life, turning my world upside down. And a funny thing happened. I wrote a bad first draft. Hemingway […]

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Build YOUR Story — Not Someone Else’s

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  Recently, there’s been a lot of debate out there about what it takes to craft a quality book. An un-put-down-able story that takes your readers on a journey. Hey, nobody is asking my opinion, but I’m going to share it anyway. I write fiction. Romance. More specifically, in the series I’m working on now—rockstar […]

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Balance is the Goal — And the Reward

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I’m a neat freak. I’d venture to say, my family probably thinks I have a fixation. Or they used to. Up until a year ago, I performed a little ritual every Friday. I’d haul my ass out of bed, gather all my supplies, and clean my house from top to bottom. For hours. Drawers were […]

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My Advice: Write it Down!

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Since I’m all about the help these days, I thought I’d share a little advice that most of you already know. But it bears repeating, so hear me out. I enjoy the freedom of being a writer. Immensely. I carry an iPad, a MacBook, and an iPhone, all synced together with their nifty little “keychain” […]