A gorgeous office, a cute coffee shop, a fancy computer program, a literary agent… or permission from anyone. I wrote my first two unpublished books with a pencil on notebooks like these, and then retyped the chapters onto a Word doc on my ancient desktop computer. I wrote all three of my published (or soon-to-be… Continue reading Things You Do Not Need to Write a Book
There are some days when I feel more like an author than others. Today was one of those days! To celebrate World Read Aloud Day, I spent the day Skyping with middle school students throughout the country. We talked books and writing, I read the first chapter of Spin the Golden Light Bulb, I recommended… Continue reading Happy World Read Aloud Day!
“Grandma Kitty always says that worrying is just imagining the worst possible outcome, and I never want to imagine the worst possible outcome. I want to imagine the best.” Pop the Bronze Balloon (The Crimson Five: Book 3) releases 6 months from today, guys! Six. So, obviously I had to use a quote from it… Continue reading Get Your Mind Straight. Imagine the Best!
“They say if you dream a thing more than once, it’s sure to come true.” Aurora sure was a smart girl. You guys know I love my Disney quotes and this one from Sleeping Beauty is in my top five. Besides, I’m a testament to the fact that if you dream every single day, with… Continue reading Take the Leap. You Know You Can!
“Every person has the power to change their fate if they are brave enough to fight for what they desire more than anything.” I’ve made it no secret how much I love CARAVEL by Stephanie Garber, and quotes from the book like this one are one of the million reasons why. Do you believe in… Continue reading Let’s Be a Little Brave
No one knows you better than you know yourself. Because you only show the side of yourself that you want people to see. We all do. Right now, my house is a wreck with suitcases and clothes because we’re moving our kids down to Orlando for the semester next week. It has us all crazy… Continue reading Focusing on the Gems
I’m curious. What did you love DOING when you were little? Dream of BEING when you grew up? I loved writing plays and acting them out. It was one of my favorite things to do. So for years, I dreamed of being a soap opera actress! I was never a theater kid though. Although I… Continue reading Has Your Dream Found You?
It’s January 9th... and my first book, Spin the Golden Light Bulb, is 2 years old already! How have 24 months gone by so fast? My head is truly spinning at the thought! I have so many great memories of 2018, the year Spin the Golden Light Bulb debuted, and one of them is pictured… Continue reading Two Years Already?
Why do we all think we have to achieve certain milestones by a certain age? Graduate college by 22, get married and have an amazing career by 25, have babies by 30, find your life’s passion by 40, retire at 60...like what? Does it really matter if and when we hit certain milestones? On the… Continue reading You’re Never Too Old to Set another Goal
How great is this quote? Storybooks are filled with great messages and this one from “Oh the Places You’ll Go” is perfect for the start of the new year. I love it in the literal and not so literal sense. So where are you going in 2020? I’m determined to be more fearless and intentional… Continue reading Going Places in the New Year