Marketing Frenzy #amwriting #indie #ireadindies

I have long neglected this blog. I hope to stop that, but as marketing comes and goes with the events of a new release, I fear the blog is low on the priority list for me. It has been since July...which is shocking. So much has happened since then. Love Burns released August 17th. Release … Continue reading Marketing Frenzy #amwriting #indie #ireadindies

The Eira Ghost is Here #fairytaleretelling #lesfic #wlw #paranormalromance

My daughter, "Sister," and I modeling two paperbacks of Eira. She's much better at modeling than I am. Eira is FINALLY here. This story and I have been through the ringer. I originally plotted it out in 2015 when I became obsessed with Frozen, well, after I became obsessed. I really wanted Elsa to get the girl, and … Continue reading The Eira Ghost is Here #fairytaleretelling #lesfic #wlw #paranormalromance

#ROW80 update and progress on goals

This has been a crazy hard month for us, started really end of January, and it's looking to continue to be another rough month. My spouse was fired, we're switching kids' daycare because of abuse issues, I've been sick with some cold, stomach bug through the house, COVID scare...it never ends. That's legit just the … Continue reading #ROW80 update and progress on goals

Open when you get fired… #loveletters #openwhen

Oh love, My heart breaks for you. This isn't what you wanted or what I wanted. And it is completely out of our hands. Let me hold you, love. Let me hold you while you cry, while you curse, while you run worries around your head so much that you don't know where to begin … Continue reading Open when you get fired… #loveletters #openwhen

Glorious Day by Skye Kilaen #amreading #review #lesfic #scifi @skyekilaen

I read this novella earlier this month, and I have to say, I was pretty impressed. There are quite a few twists and turns in it. It's got the perfect amount of plot for a novella. Check it out and my review.   The bodyguard is a traitor. The princess is her one true love. … Continue reading Glorious Day by Skye Kilaen #amreading #review #lesfic #scifi @skyekilaen

Bright and Early morning in the Smith household #ROW80 #Amwriting #Lesfic

My kids have gotten in the bad habit of waking up super early in the mornings, thus my morning writing time has become very short. Which has been a struggle, not going to lie. I've been struggling with this book on my writing list that I need to get done. I've honestly avoided it for … Continue reading Bright and Early morning in the Smith household #ROW80 #Amwriting #Lesfic

A Jade’s Diamond by Char Dafoe #bookreview #enby #nonbinary #wlw #romance

Back in December I agreed to read a book. SHOCKING, I know. I'm a slow reader, and I almost didn't agree to read this because it was a tight deadline, but I couldn't withstand the pull of two enby characters falling in love on the page. So, let's recap. This book releases TODAY! You can … Continue reading A Jade’s Diamond by Char Dafoe #bookreview #enby #nonbinary #wlw #romance

Stone’s Mistake (Agent Morgan Stone 1) COVER REVEAL #amreading #lesfic

Today, I'm officially revealing the cover for Stone's Mistake (Agent Morgan Stone #1). This book. This book, you guys. I can't even. I love it. It's a fuller expansion from a short story I wrote in 2015 called "A Blizzard's Blow" in an anthology titled Young Love, Old Hearts. I have wanted to expand this … Continue reading Stone’s Mistake (Agent Morgan Stone 1) COVER REVEAL #amreading #lesfic

Writing through grief #ROW80 #amwriting

It has been probably the worlds longest month. Writing through grief is an experience I never wish on anyone, especially when the writing you're doing is not grief related. Journaling through grief is so helpful, please don't think I'm saying don't write your emotions. The end of November is always rough because it's the anniversary … Continue reading Writing through grief #ROW80 #amwriting

De-Termination (Quarter Life Book 2) has launched! #booklaunch #newrelease #vampire

On December 1, my first book in 4.5 years launched! De-Termination (Quarter Life Book 2) has entered into the world as we know it. This book was originally supposed to launch in October 2016, and I apologize sincerely for its delay, but I'm in a  much better place now to launch it than I was … Continue reading De-Termination (Quarter Life Book 2) has launched! #booklaunch #newrelease #vampire

Mid-week check in for #row80 and #nanowrimo wrap up

I spent the last week barely writing and focusing as much as I could on launching my book. The barely writing slowed down my nano progress goals so I didn't hit my goals for NaNoWriMo, which were to write every day for 30 days and to write most of if not all of three novels, … Continue reading Mid-week check in for #row80 and #nanowrimo wrap up

Brandi Carlile Rabbit Hole #ROW80 #NaNoWriMo

So many rabbit holes this week, but the one I'm super excited about is Brandy Carlile music! It's my new favorite station on Pandora to write to. My kids are so tired of be "playing music" on the TV instead of television shows for them. I keep telling them it'll make them smarter, but I … Continue reading Brandi Carlile Rabbit Hole #ROW80 #NaNoWriMo

Glacial Thaw and other unnamed titles #ROW80 #NaNoWriMo

It's been awhile since I've posted a ROW80 update. I've been neck deep in NaNoWriMo, in editing this Snow Queen redo, and in marketing for De-Termination. So there you have what I've been up to. haha. My daughter told me last night: "Mama, doctor now. Ear hurt." so I took her in this morning, and … Continue reading Glacial Thaw and other unnamed titles #ROW80 #NaNoWriMo

Non-existent mornings #ROW80 #NaNoWriMo

As I sit here at not even 7am with my daughter watching Moana for the six millionth time, I'm annoyed. Not because of Moana, not because of time with my daughter, because 5am-7am is supposed to be my writing time, especially on Sunday mornings and since daylight savings, my kids have been waking up when … Continue reading Non-existent mornings #ROW80 #NaNoWriMo

#ROW80 update, week 3 round up #NaNoWriMo

Whew! It's been an insane week. I decided after much thought and listening to my muse, the story, and my spouse, that I needed to expand Glacial Freeze (this is not the final title). So I added 5 chapters to it Thursday-Saturday and turned it into a 55k word novel from it's 39k word novella. … Continue reading #ROW80 update, week 3 round up #NaNoWriMo

#ROW80 Week 4 mid-week update #letsdothis

I'm going to keep this short and sweet today! I've been doing a lot of editing on Release (Quarter Life 3)--have about 4 chapters left then it's off to the publisher--and a lot of NaNoWriMo prep and a lot of marketing. I have a release event for De-Termination right here if anyone wants to join … Continue reading #ROW80 Week 4 mid-week update #letsdothis

#ROW80 update and heading straight into #NaNoWriMo

I did not update this week, which is my bad, but this week had shit hit the fan hard. It's too long and too personal to explain, but let me start by saying I'm so grateful to have a therapy appointment on Monday. It will be well-utilized. Quite a lot has also happened in this … Continue reading #ROW80 update and heading straight into #NaNoWriMo