Hello everyone! I know I've been super quiet on my blog for the past month, but I have a good reason. Actually, I have a quite a few good reasons. The first reason is that I have been busy launching The Crossfire Trilogy by introducing the world to Caught in the Crossfire, the first book. This … Continue reading Why I’ve Been So Quiet
I'm sitting in the airport at Charlotte, waiting for my flight to bring me home to Minneapolis. The past three weeks have been a whirlwind of book readings from Minnesota to Wisconsin to North Carolina, where I have been working to give my first book, Caught in the Crossfire, its best chance at finding its readership. I've read … Continue reading Thoughts from the Charlotte Airport
(Originally written for and posted on Clutter Your Kindle, June 10th, 2014) Have you ever loved a book so much you grieved when it ended? Have you ever re-read a book simply because it felt like visiting a good friend? Yeah, me too. I’m convinced that books like those share one common denominator: they are filled … Continue reading HOW TO USE INTERVIEWS TO WRITE PEOPLE, NOT CHARACTERS
I received an email recently from a reader named Rachel about my blog post titled, "I Met A Lady One Night Last Week," originally published on May 22nd, 2014. First, let me say that I love hearing from readers. You may always write me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will write back. Secondly, let me say how much fun it was … Continue reading Keep the Emails Coming!
And she was stunning. Though not in a young and firm and brimming with idealistic optimism sort of way. No, this lady was weathered, full of hard-won wisdom, and capable of captivating me utterly. "Thank you!" I said that first evening when the rain sprang up and I was caught unprepared. She offered me her … Continue reading I Met a Lady One Night Last Week
So I'm just about as excited as I could possibly be. Why? Because in a little over a week I'm heading to the French Quarter in New Orleans for the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival! Here are the things that I'm the most excited about: 1.) Exploring the French Quarter with my son. Matthias has … Continue reading NOLA Bound!
The moment I've been waiting a year for has finally come. Edits for Caught in the Crossfire have arrived and it's fantastic. Of course, I didn't know it was going to be like that. I thought it was going to be painful and tear-producing and darling-killing, because, you see, most of the writers I know have … Continue reading Cajun-Flavored Coffee, 13 lb. Triplets, and Book Edits
Hi Everyone, I am frequently asked about what inspired me to write GLBTQ young adult fiction. So when I was invited to write a blog post for the Bold Strokes Books Authors' Blog, I thought this story might be a great way of answering that question as well as introducing my first book, Caught in … Continue reading “Fireworks” written for the BSB Blog!
Today rocked. It was one of those days when it was rainy outside and I was feeling sort of blech and then I got an email from Radclyffe, publisher at Bold Strokes Books, that changed everything! Yup, it was THE EMAIL. The one that delivered the final cover for Caught in the Crossfire, coming out … Continue reading Cover Reveal for Caught in the Crossfire!
I HAVE BIG NEWS!!! Searching for Grace, the sequel to Caught in the Crossfire, has been contracted for publication by Bold Strokes Books. It is tentatively scheduled to be released Fall, 2014 following Caught in the Crossfire's release in the Spring of 2014. Wow!!! I don't even know how to wrap my head around all this … Continue reading Searching for Grace, Under Contract!