I used to blog. A long time ago in another life. But my calendar says it was just a couple of years ago. Crazy, how time flies. Life gets in the way of words, or maybe, words that have a deadline affixed to them take priority. Anyway, I stopped blogging, even though I liked it. I liked the connection I felt

Oh, happy day, callooh callay! It’s May 21 and I’d be a big, fat liar if I said I haven’t been anticipating this day for a very long time. As I’m sure you already know (I may have talked about it a bit), it’s the pub day for Sleeping in Eden, the book that has been a part of my

Today I get to introduce you to an American literary hero. William Kent Krueger is a New York Time’s best selling author who is probably best known for his Cork O’Conner crime series. But to say that he only writes crime fiction would be, well, a crime. When I first encountered his writing many moons ago (my dad gave me

The party continues this week with the lovely and talented Anita Hughes, the first person who deigned to endorse SLEEPING IN EDEN. Can I just tell you how agonizing it is to send out your book baby to people you really admire and hope (pray?) that they don’t hate it? I hardly dared to dream that they would like it,

Happy May Day! And happy snow day (in some areas)! Gag, I know. Snow? Are you kidding me? I just re-learned how to shave my legs. It’s been a long winter, peeps. But, new month and fresh snow aside, happy May! I love May, truly I do. I graduated high school and college in May, married the love of my

I never quite know how to begin blog posts when I’ve been absent for a while. Howdy? My deepest apologies for dropping off the face of the earth? How’s it hanging? Maybe just a simple: Hello. *waving emphatically* I’m going to be honest with y’all up front and tell you that this post is part explanation, part plea, and part

Woo-hoo! I loves me a good PW review, and doubly so when the good review is about one of my book babies. As the biggest publishing industry trade journal, PW is known for their honest, anonymous reviews… And I’d be lying if I said I didn’t hold my breath every time they evaluate one of my books. FAR FROM HERE

I have to start off my post this morning by making one thing clear: I am no expert. In, well, anything really. Ever heard the expression: jack of all trades, master of none? You’re looking at her. Or, rather, reading her words. But one of the questions that I get asked time and time again, is: How do you do

Once upon a time, a very long time ago, there was this guy I liked. A lot. He liked me, too, or so I thought, and we spent a lot of time together. After several weeks (months?) of doing some very date-ish, boyfriend-girlfriend type stuff, I screwed everything up. Or maybe he did. You see, he had just kissed me