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Home For Christmas ~ Tyler Gets His Story

Home For Christmas ~ Tyler Gets His Story

Just over six months ago, I released Sing a New Song where I redeemed everyone’s favorite villain from the previous Wardrobe series books. But in the process, I uncovered a new “villain” whose story needed an ending. Without getting too close to spoilers, let’s just say that one of the identical twin directors of Gloria’s new show, Tyler Sherwood, was known for his flirty eyebrow quirks, Elvis-like lip curl, and a constant need for attention.

Sing a New Song – What Readers Have to Say

Sing a New Song – What Readers Have to Say

Every time a book launches, I find myself holding my breath and waiting for those first reviews to start trickling in. After all, I love my characters and can’t wait to share them with the world…but what if this latest book baby is the “ugly” one and only the strangers on the internet are brave enough to say it? Knowing that Gloria Houghton was already an unpopular character in the Wardrobe series, I was especially

Sing a New Song – Variations on a Theme

Sing a New Song – Variations on a Theme

Yes, I chose a musical reference for the title of this post because, well, Sing a New Song is all about music and singing. In the fictional heart of Branson Missouri’s main strip, the main character sings a wide variety of musical styles. But Gloria’s story is just one note in the harmonic series. Just one of the variations on a theme. In writing the first book of the series, Dance Over Me, I drew

Sing a New Song – Meet Nick Sherwood

Sing a New Song – Meet Nick Sherwood

Ever had one of those Mondays where nothing goes right? That’s today. First, there was a broken shower head in Room 208, followed by a leaking washing machine in the hotel laundry room. Then the stage manager called that our resident magician wanted one of the spotlights shifted before the morning show began. Not like I can’t handle the adjustments in the catwalk, but one thing led to another and suddenly I’m covered in grease

Sing a New Song – Meet Gloria Houghton

Sing a New Song – Meet Gloria Houghton

Gloria quirked a finely plucked eyebrow in Dani’s direction. “Try to keep up.” And so we met the character that more than one reader hated and one reviewer wanted to “purse whomp.” In Dance Over Me, Gloria Houghton stepped onto the stage as the resident star with the handsome boyfriend who somehow felt threatened by the newest actress to join the company…and stirred up trouble In an attempt to oust the newcomer. And then an

Editing My Life

Editing My Life

Am I editing my life or is editing my life? Okay. That was a trick question because the correct answer is…both. Last month, instead of jumping into a new writing project, I spent countless hours editing. In fact, in one week’s time, I had my brain immersed in four different stories. First was the opening chapters of my critique partner’s spring release. Then came my own Christmas novella releasing in a few months. Followed by

Celebrating the Big and Little Wins (Plus a Giveaway)

Celebrating the Big and Little Wins (Plus a Giveaway)

Some days are meant for throwing a party and celebrating little wins. Today is one of them. It’s been a long year so far with many ups and downs…and my goal list for the year only has a couple things checked off. But if you’ve spent any time around me and my blog, you’ve probably picked up that I’m a natural optimist. It’s going to be okay and I’ve got hope that the tiny steps

Christmas Came Early This Year

Christmas Came Early This Year

Every year, I find myself struggling to get my to-do list accomplished so I can finally sit down, relax, and enjoy the season. In the scramble to finish this year’s projects and brave the stores for those remaining perfect gift ideas, it’s sometimes hard to remember the blessings. But Christmas came early for me this year and I’m excited to share the highlights. (In other good news, my house is already decorated, the traditional cheese

I Won NaNoWriMo, But Would I Do It Again?

I Won NaNoWriMo, But Would I Do It Again?

Well, I did it. I survived National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and along with thousands of other crazy writers, I attempted to write 50,000 words of a new book in the month of November. Actually, my personal goal was to capitalize on the momentum and accountability to jump start the fast draft of this book and then finish it up by mid-December. By 8:00 a.m. Wednesday morning, I finished writing chapter 18 (of 23 on