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Slumping Through a Slump

I’m going to try and be as transparent and honest here as possible. I’m in a slump. My usually frenetically creative mind has been sluggish and foggy. Perhaps it’s postpartum depression, having finished my first novel but whatever it is, it’s gotten it’s claws into me and I’m trying to break free.

We all get in slumps every now and then. The trick is to not get stuck in it, and realize that it will soon pass. I recently read a blog post on Forbes.com about getting out of a slump: The Surprising Way to Get Out of a Slump. The author suggested that “slumps were the mind’s way of making room for the birth of new ideas.” The remedy is Continue reading

The Secret To Yoga Pants

style_114_yoga_pants-_black_side_Many of you who follow me may know my affinity for yoga pants…and not just because I practice yoga every day. I LIVE in yoga pants and they are a staple of my wardrobe. I wear them to drop the kids off at school, to the grocery store, when I write, when I edit, when I do laundry, even out to dinner!

I came across this hilarious video Continue reading

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What Most Writers Forget About Marketing

It’s not about the slick copy, the gimmicky promotions, the sales or deals, or even viral videos. Good marketing is about building relationships with the people who are going to buy your product. I think the reason most writers and authors forget about it is there are so many tactics, tips, and how-tos out there that we get overwhelmed. The other reason may be that relationships take time, and who has time these days? Continue reading

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Stories That Blew My Mind

We become writers a lot of the time because there are books that changed our lives or had a lasting impact on us…and we wanted to try and do the same as those authors did for us. At least, that’s why I became a writer.

There are those books that contain stories that stay with you for a lifetime. They change how you view life, love, and even death. Or sometimes they just make you laugh or cry. Whatever touched you within the pages of these books, they changed you and maybe even shaped who you have become. Continue reading

Burnt Edges Available on Kindle

You can get my debut novel today on Kindle!

Set in Southern California during the tumultuous 1960s era, Burnt Edges is the heart-breaking story of Laurel Lee Page, a young girl born into an abusive and violent home. She appears to be living a condemned life but she is determined to find independence and freedom amidst her family’s legacy of hatred and self-contempt. Faced with an unplanned pregnancy at 19 years old, Laurel finds herself in a powerful position, poised to break the cycle of abuse but can she do it?

Click here to get it on Kindle!

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