posts from category: Writing Teen Romance

Some authorly wisdom on writing to trends

I hope all you beautiful people had the happiest of holidays.  Mine was spent with family and friends, eating tons of amazing food and totally spoiling my kids with gifts and attention.  Now it’s the new year and I’m feeling … Keep Reading…

Graphic Organizing by this neurotic writer

I’m a visual learner.  I need colorful graphs, charts, diagrams, and mind maps.  I’m weird because I like taking notes – it’s an excuse to break out pens in a variety of pretty colors.  And highlighters are my best friend … Keep Reading…

Rambling About: I Remember Running by Darcy Wakefield

I Remember Running: The Year I Got Everything I Ever Wanted – and ALS by Darcy Wakefield My rating: 5 of 5 stars Let me start of by saying – ALS SUCKS. SUCK – SUCK – SUCK  – SUCKS!  (Yes, I’m … Keep Reading…

Not So Accidental Blog Tourist Hop

I was tagged by the amazingly talented (and hilarious) Colleen Bennett, who also happens to be my Wonder Twin.  That’s her, over there –> (Hey Colz, I hope you don’t mind I swiped this picture off your blog!! )  By … Keep Reading…

From the quote desk

Trust the wisdom of heart. – Chinese Proverb For those of you that know me personally, you’ll get the double entendre of this post title.  For those of you not in the know, you’ll just have to subscribe to my … Keep Reading…

How to combat #TDF withdrawal

Today is a sad day.  It’s the first day since July 5th I don’t have four hours of the Tour de France to watch.  It’s the first day I won’t be checking Tour Tracker to get behind the scenes info … Keep Reading…

Quotable on writing

I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I’m afraid of. ― Joss Whedon “I write, therefore I am…” Cheesy, but true.  And if you … Keep Reading…

July 14 is not just ANY day…

Today the French commemorate the storming of the Bastille and the start of the French Revolution with La Fête Nationale, or what those of us in America call Bastille Day.  My first visit to Paris missed La Fête Nationale by … Keep Reading…

Rambling About: The Third Lap

Most Wednesday nights, our running group meets at the high school track for #WorkoutWednesday.  I haven’t consistently worked out on the track in years and I just love stepping onto the spongy all-weather track and the scent of sun-baked rubber … Keep Reading…

Location, Location, Location

I belong to a few different chapters of the Romance Writer’s of America.  My novel, FORBIDDEN SECRETS, is a young adult romance with a paranormal twist on Scottish history, so in addition to belonging to the Young Adult Chapter of RWA, I also … Keep Reading…