When I wrote A Symphony of Cicadas, it wasn't too hard to tell the story from Rachel's point of view. She was a mid-30s single mother of a 13-year-old boy, preparing for her wedding. I am a mid-30s mom of a 13-year-old boy, and was preparing for my own wedding as I wrote the story … Continue reading Writing like an awkward 13-year-old
Over the last several weeks, I've been working closely with my friend, Liz Carrasco, to create a cover that would perfectly embody what Forever Thirteen is all about. She read the story, and I gave her a vision of what I hoped the cover would look like. Well, she took that vision, and she created … Continue reading Forever Thirteen cover reveal!
A year ago, I was gearing up for the release of "A Symphony of Cicadas." And the anticipation to actually publish the book was killing me. In fact, my patience was so thin, I published it a week before the date I announced it would be released. Here was my official announcement. Isn't that newbie … Continue reading How to launch a book
I've been a lazy writer. I admit it. I have not done any book writing since NaNoWriMo, or book editing since December. I keep seeing other authors I follow in blogs and on Facebook talking about their work-in-progress, and the green-eyed monster in me wants to be doing what they're doing. But I'm not. I … Continue reading Being a lazy writer
That's right, we have a release date! The sequel to "A Symphony of Cicadas" is March 15th, 2014. That's when the answer to What happened to Joey???? will finally be answered. Today was kind of a milestone for me. After several rounds of editing, I finally reached the point where I feel I can't do … Continue reading Forever Thirteen, coming March 15, 2014