I think we miss these opportunities to enjoy our home lives as much as we enjoy visiting new places. It’s habitual to go about the day-to-day, treating every moment as ordinary. What if, instead, we created celebration around the ordinary?
Everything goes dark as the car submerges completely, and my breath comes in short gasps. It’s all I can hear above the rushing river and the metal against glass as I continue my attempts at escape.
When I'm not writing, I'm reading. Here are some of the books I've loved the most.
Happy release day! Numbered is live!
From now until 3 p.m. PST, I'm taking over Stewart Book Reviews Book Club. There, I'm sharing a bit about me, my writing process, my books, and doing GIVEAWAYS of my newest book, Numbered, along with my other books.
I started writing about how much I enjoy the morning light, but then this turned into a story about my dog, and my grief over putting him down.
I’m taking over Stewart Book Reviews, and you’re invited.
I really appreciate this article at Writing and Wellness about how I wrote The Road to Hope. If you've read this book, as well as the rest of the Hope series, you likely know it was based on a few real events from my life - including losing a child. Here's more on that: Writing … Continue reading Writing a Novel About the True-Life Loss of a Child
As a Sonoma County resident, I love reading books that are based around here. Some of the world's best authors have called Sonoma County their home, including Jack London and Jack Kerouac, who have both written about Sonoma County in their novels. That one time my kid thought I was one of the most famous … Continue reading 5 books set in Sonoma County
Recently, a writer friend asked me how I combat writer’s block. Before I share what I told her, let me just tell you that writer’s block doesn’t discriminate. I don’t care if you’re JK frickin Rowling, every author is afflicted with this curse. Case in point, I gave this friend my answer for battling writer’s … Continue reading 3 ways to combat writer’s block