Happily Ever After or Happy For Now?
Which do you prefer? Here comes the bride or later we'll decide? Marriage and a baby carriage, or let's just move in together? I find myself leaning more toward the traditional happy ending. I know. I'm corny. But I like it when the hero and heroine get married, start a family, and ride off into to the sunset. I understand that these are modern times and marriage isn't required for a couple to be happy, have a family, or ride off into the sunset. But I love the fantasy. Somet
NaNoWriMo 2016 Kicked My Ass
Okay. So I didn't win NaNoWriMo 2016. In other words, I didn't reach the 50K word count goal (it was closer to 15K). But you know what? That's okay because this was my first attempt at a pretty tough challenge. Now I have no doubt that there are those total rock stars out there that succeeded their first time out and do it every year because they have their shit together and because they're awesome. While I, on the other hand am your classic underachiever. Looking back maybe
My Vampire Romance
Back in April I participated in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge and it Kicked.My.Ass. I had to blog every day using the letters of the alphabet to generate a theme. In other words, day one my first blog post started with the letter A in the title, and then so on. Anyway, I decided to try my hand at flash fiction. Flash fiction is way shorter than a short story but still has to include a beginning, middle, and end. It's actually harder than it sounds. Oddly enough I stumble
Criticism vs. Shade
Full disclosure: I have not published my first novel yet (coming soon!). So the idea that I would presume to speak on this topic might offend some fellow writers. But I mean no offense. I know about criticism. Trust me. It's not just limited to writers. I recently received some feedback on something pertaining to my debut novel Her Protector and it got me to thinking. Not the actual criticism per se, but the motivation behind it. We all know that how we experience art is comp
Who is Haley Provost?
Meet Haley Provost, the heroine of my debut novel Her Protector due out November 2016. Although billionairess business woman and socialite Haley Provost shows up often on the blogs and in the news, she rarely does interviews. But recent events have caused her to be more accessible to the media than she has been willing to be in the past. The popular New York online magazine City News was fortunate enough to be granted an exclusive interview with the fiercely private heiress.
Books On Writing
Follow my blog on Bloglovin As a writer, I love books that talk about the craft of writing. There are thousands of books out there that are available as resource guides for writers like me. I've only read a handful. But there are a few that I use all the time. In fact, when I am working on my current manuscript, "Her Protector" I usually have them open because I refer to them so often. So I thought I would list those go-to books that I rely on to get me through the good times
Why I Write Interracial Romance
As I approach the completion of my first novel “Her Protector”, I am facing many business decisions. One of those decisions is the cover art. Heads up, this is NOT a cover reveal! While I do have the cover design already done, I’m not ready to roll it out just yet. However, I have shared the cover with a couple of non-writers to get their opinions, and their feedback was interesting. One opinion stood out to me in particular. The individual questioned why I chose to put a whi
Lucky Number 7
I was recently was tagged on FaceBook by fellow author Adrienne Ruvalcaba to post 7 lines from page 7 or page 77 of my current work in progress. "Her Protector" my current work in progress. Here's the blurb! In a few short months "billionairess" Haley Provost has lost the only family she's ever had and she finds herself completely alone for the first time in her life. But with a legacy to uphold she has no time to grieve let alone figure out the suspicious circumstances behin
Voices In My Head
The solitary and isolated process of writing can be a place filled with pitfalls. Some days it's my dearest friend, and on other days my worst enemy. Sometimes I am laser focused, while at other times I get so distracted not even a hit of Adderall would help. There are a chorus of voices in my head vying for my attention during any given writing session. The trick for me is trying to find a way to use those voices to my advantage. Because, as you know, they will not be ignore
New Indie Authors, You Are Not Alone
As I dive into the indie author ocean I try not to get overwhelmed by all the things that take up time beyond the writing. The business of putting together a book independently is a whole other animal and I am no expert (yet). Fortunately, there are tons of resources ( a lot of them free) out there to support and give guidance to new indie authors such as myself. But, I have stumbled upon a few helpful things in my wanderings on the internet as well as from my own personal ex