Monthly Archives: February 2014

New YA Para Romance is about ready.

It has been way too long since I posted. I’ve been writing, editing, writing, working, cleaning, teaching, tutoring. Whew! I’m pooped!

My new YA Para Romance is almost complete. I’ve sent it to critique partners who have suggested I make it a little longer. I thought 65,000 word count was enough, but it seems like I need a minimum of 70,000. Or so I’m told.

I’ve written the query letter, but not entirely happy with it. I’ve sent it to some critique partners to shred it to kibble for me. So far, I’m on course, just a little too long.

I’ve also been editing the third book in The Cougar Club series titled A SHOT IN THE DARK. It’s scheduled for release soon, within the next couple of months.

Here’s hoping everyone’s having a great year, and that the snow hasn’t crippled your travels, etc. Personally, I’ve had a decent year and wishing for more snow. The sad part about living in Tennessee, you rarely see snow. **sigh**

Stay warm, stay healthy, and please, stay SAFE!



I Always Thought Something Was Off About My Basement, But I Had No Idea How Terrifying The Truth Was

Like horror? Check this out.

Thought Catalog

I remember seeing the house for the first time. I was a child of seven. My young parents had just bought their first home. I remember I used to hate living in the cramped, dingy apartment we previously inhabited and opened the door to our new home with wide eyed wonder. It blew my young mind how spacious this house was. I went upstairs to scope out my bedroom. I was so excited that I was getting my own room and did not have to share it with my infant brother.

On my grand tour of my new digs, I finally made it down to our basement. The basement was nothing like the rest of the house. The upstairs was elegant and classy. The basement was cold, metallic, and sterile. The ceiling covered in ancient pipes winding in grotesque angles. The floor covered in rough cement. I recall taking a…

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19 Hard Things You Need To Do To Be Successful

This is fabulous, and great advice.

The Luthas Corporation

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Enjoy the list below 😉

You have to do the hard things.

  • You have to make the call you’re afraid to make.
  • You have to get up earlier than you want to get up.
  • You have to give more than you get in return right away.
  • You have to care more about others than they care about you.
  • You have to fight when you are already injured, bloody, and sore.
  • You have to feel unsure and insecure when playing it safe seems smarter.
  • You have to lead when no one else is following you yet.
  • You have to invest in yourself even though no one else is.
  • You have to look like a fool while you’re looking for answers…

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