October 1, 2019

It’s October, my absolute favorite month of the year because there’s a lot to celebrate. My birthday would be one. I will turn 47 on October 3rd and then, on the 14th, my husband and I will celebrate 24 years of marriage! But I also love this month because it’s when we...

March 1, 2018

February is over and March is here!

Which means it's time to take stock of what got done, what didn't, and areas I need to keep improving upon. 

Here's where I'm at:


I am keeping to the schedules I set forth for myself for my current project and for the one I hop...

February 20, 2018

I have had the very great pleasure of meeting R.L. Stine a few times, but most recently--as in this past weekend--I spent some time with him at an event I helped organize for the International Thriller Writers Organization (I have taken on the position of Young Adult a...

February 13, 2018

I've been having epiphanies all over the place of late, but maybe the biggest one deals with how I separate my book outlines into parts. Up until recently, I was following the idea that a book can be divided into three parts: the beginning, middle, and end. And while t...

February 8, 2018

In need of some page turners to get you through the rest of the winter? Then this is the giveaway for you! On February 18, 2018, six amazing thriller authors will descend on Palm Beach, Florida to do a panel event together. And because I'm the one organizing it as the...

February 5, 2018

One month gone already! I can't believe it's February. It's gone crazy fast, maybe because I'm hustling extra hard. But here we are. That time again. So what do I have on the agenda for February?

Here is my To Read pile (not pictured is my NYT bestseller study book--All...

January 31, 2018

It's the end of January already, can you believe it? I can...and not. The days are slow, but in retrospect everything seems to move fast, doesn't it? Anyway, I've just completed my first month working through my customized Writer's Apprenticeship and I have to say, so...

January 25, 2018

As promised, here is my very first book study for my writer’s apprenticeship! A little late as I'd hoped to post on Monday, but it took a bit more time than I thought to complete it. 

For those who haven't read my previous posts about the Writer's Apprenticeship, I’m ba...

January 8, 2018

Welcome to the first craft lesson post for my new venture, The Writer's Apprenticeship! The second week of every month I'll be posting something I'm learning about craft that I hope will help you too. I'll be starting from the ground up as I feel like I want to relearn...

January 7, 2018

The first week of 2018 is officially behind us! I'm one week in to my Writer's Apprenticeship. Here's what my week looked like:

This Week's Goals and Results:

1. Write 1k per day

Words written: 6,510 (both of my kids have still been home all week which has made my schedul...

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