It’s been 22 days since I started my social media sabbatical.  With only two exceptions (Tattoo’s engagement and Intrigue author Paula Grave’s death) I have not been on Facebook or Twitter.  I’ll confess I did stay on Snapchat until January 4, but that was to follow my son and his fiancé’s vacation photos.  I logged […]






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Happy 2017 everyone!  I hope this year brings everyone peace and prosperity. I decided a while back that, for me, 2017 was going to be about two things: Reinvention and Owning It.  By “It” I mean my values and identity.  I’ve kind of gotten lost over the past couple years, worrying more about being what […]






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This morning, I was telling my friend that I’ve lost confidence in my writing. I used to have great confidence.  Then two things happened: I sold my first book, and social media exploded.  At first I loved Twitter and Facebook.  They put me in touch with friends I hadn’t talked to in years, they kept me on […]






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Welcome Ho-Ho-Ho-ers! What better way to cure a post-election hangover than to focus on happy things, like Christmas. That’s why I’m so excited to be part of Caffeinated Readers Holiday Challenge. There’s nothing like some eggnog and a happily ever after to warm me from the inside. Below is a link to an excerpt from […]






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I’m participating in the Holiday Read-A-Thon courtesy of Caffeinated Book Reviewer. The idea is to read some holiday reads between November 9-15. There’s a giant party at the end with giveaways! Including Christmas Baby for the Princess and Winter Wedding for the Prince. (That’s right – a twofer!) Stay tuned – details coming November 9th!






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 Her wallet was missing. Arianna was going to be sick. Stomach churning, she slumped against the brick wall and took a shaky breath. Then she checked her bag a third time. Lipstick. Hand sanitizer. Passport. No wallet. How? She distinctly remembered double-checking her bag after paying for breakfast, and her wallet had been there, nestled […]






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