Oh, Good Lord–Coconut Brown Butter Short Bread Cookies

Most of you know that I’ve sworn off sugar. It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, but let’s be honest, sometimes a girl just needs a cookie! When I volunteered to make sweet treats for a retirement reception, I figured it was time to look for something unique and original that sugar-loving people could enjoy as well. (Finding desserts that … Read More

2019–The year of Tenacity and Grit

It’s January, which means it’s time to concentrate on the road ahead. As you know, I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions. Instead, I take one word, one concept, and focus on that. The themes of the past few years are here if you’re interested. As for 2018, it was the Year of Control. And while it was a great idea, it didn’t … Read More

Ode to an Agent

My heart pangs in  insecurity A feeling of dread and woe. The sensation familiar and detested, Like some unforgotten foe. The plight of the bard, the writer, Whether fueled by genius or insanity, Is a flame blazing deep within the soul Our need to explore humanity. O, for a moment’s peace! Some respite from contemplation. The frantic pressure to produce, at … Read More

Scythian Book Blast Tour

#1 Amazon Bestseller in YA Paranormal and Urban Fantasy Romance! ♦ ♦ ♦ Descendants of the Amazons, the Scythians work alongside prominent governments but answer to no one. Warriors living on the fringe of civilization, they live by one credo: Strength through Equality. Power through Knowledge. Nya Thalestris is the brightest Scythian of her generation. Strong, capable, ruthless, she is … Read More

Frequently Asked Question for the Scythian Series

Hi all! I’ve started this post, which I’ll update as I receive questions about the Scythian Series. A big thank you to everyone who has already submitted questions. I so appreciate your interest in The Society! 1. Why are there two covers for The Scythian Trials? Because Vesuvian is a kick-ass company that loves to think outside the box. The vibrant red … Read More

Why We Shouldn’t Get Our News from Social Media

The other day, I had a friend compare Facebook to Walmart, saying it was the Social Media site where she could get everything in one place, like her favorite recipes, pics of her grandbabies, and news from around the world. She hadn’t said something I’d thought a thousand times before the 2016 elections, only now, the statement bugged me.  If … Read More

The Trials have Begun!

It’s official. The Scythian Trials has been released into the wild and is off to a great start! If you’d like to pick up a copy, the buy links are below the description on the website as is the button to pick up a signed copy. 🙂  The blog tour was a tremendous success, and I’m so grateful to everyone … Read More

The Art of Communication

This past weekend, a drama bomb went off in Social Media land, the likes of which I’ve never seen.  Usually calm, intelligent, rational human beings turned into raving lunatics, spewing toxic sludge like word vomit across my feed. Everyone had something to say–the problem was no one seemed to be listening. Is it okay to be passionate about a subject? Absolutely. … Read More

Understanding Equality

As you know, The Scythian Trials, the first book in the new series, debuts this month. The origin of the story stems from an article about a burial ground discovered in Romania, which was believed to be remains of Amazon warriors. These women lived autonomously in villages and sought male companionship for procreation purposes only. I became fascinated with the … Read More

Five Tips to Write for Life

There’s a thread weaving through Facebook that I’m enjoying these days. Writers from all walks of life are sharing their top five writing tips and secrets, and then they challenge another five writers to do the same. I’ve been following the threads like a hound chasing rabbits, loving the snippets of insight and advice from the authors that I admire. … Read More