Showing posts from 2013

Before the holidays

As 2013 enters it's final, but most exciting weeks, I find myself busier than ever.  Creating Christmas lists, shopping for gifts, crafting presents for loved one, and enjoying a good novel when I can.  I am putting both books on promo free this weekend (Sunday and Monday) for any who want to read over the holiday weekend.  Third book is at the editors being worked on now!!! Thanks for the love and support.  2013 had many ups and downs, and of course plenty of interesting events for a whole nother book (maybe for next year) :)  Happy Thanksgiving! (photo courtesy of

Strangers no more

When people hear the story of Trusting Strangers they ask "Do you still keep in contact with those people?"

The answer is "yes".  My mom speaks monthly to one of the main characters, and we travel to see her every year.  Some of the characters have passed on, but we kept in touch till their end.  Here are pictures from long ago, and current pictures.

Free ebooks Tuesday September 24!

Tethered (Book one of J+P series) 
ASIN: B00CSUXBOW's an 18 year old girl who is navigating her first year at college. She is finding it to be both liberating and challenging. She also has just met some incredible friends and a gorgeous guy who sends such mixed messages that she is unsure if he likes her or wishes she didn't exist.Can she break the ties that tether her to her parents, get the amazing grades she needs to stay at school, and win the heart of Jared? Follow Perry in her first college year in Book One of the P + J series.
Trusting Strangers
ASIN: B00AQB2S6W is just an average 7 year old growing up in the suburbs of Chicago. But she is noticing her parents arguing more and is not 100%…

A snippet from my new book Inconsequential

I have been hard at work on Inconsequential!  I hope to have it out before Christmas.  Here is a snippet for you to enjoy:
I returned to my room freshly showered.  I hated sharing a bathroom with 40 other girls, but it felt refreshing to wash the day away.  Molly was already in her pj’s and was flipping through tv stations.  “Hey Perry, your mom called.  I told her you were in the shower.”
“Thanks, I’ll call her tomorrow.  I am pooped and need to get up early.  You going to bed soon?”
“Yep, in a few minutes.  Goodnight Perry.”
“Goodnight.”  I climbed into my side of the loft and pulled the blankets around me.  Before I knew it I was off in dreamland.
“Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Perry...Happy Birthday to you.”  I make a wish and blow out the candles on the most beautiful birthday cake ever.  
I look across the room and see Jared smiling at me amongst the room full of friends and family.  Something about his smile feels like a warm embrace.  I’ve missed…

Labor Day weekend promos and NEW BOOK BEGINS!

Hello readers,This upcoming weekend I will have both my books on a free promo.  Trusting Strangers will be free on on 8/31/2013 Trusting Strangers  and Tethered will be available on 8/31-9/1/2013 Tethered .  I am also sailing through the writing of the second book in the J+P series.  Perry is trying her best to stay at college and focus on her studies, but will it be enough for her extremely controlling family?  Will she fall head over heels for another college hunk, or will she find her way to Jared...will it end her college career?  Stay tuned.  I am working hard on it and have high hopes to have it available for sale late 2013!!!

Successful promo

Trusting Strangers just finished a successful promo.  It was free for 2 days on and was downloaded over 3300 times.  And it jump started sales of the book post-promo.  Thank you all for reading it.  If you have a moment. please leave a review on or goodreads.  Reviews are so important for us new authors.  Please be honest.  And if you didn't like the book, please be sure to be specific about what you didn't like.  Thanks!Tethered (book 1 of J+P series) will be free on promo July 19.  And I am actively writing book 2.

Pen to paper

Life has had me beyond busy and distracted.  I worried when I sat to begin Inconsequential that the words would not flow...but they did.  Off I go!


Hey avid readers, I am beginning to get organized for my next book.  I hope to have it out to the masses this fall.  It is book 2 in the J + P series and is titled Inconsequential.  Here is the cover photo for it.

There will be more drama, more shocking things that happen to Perry, and more Jared.  Stay tuned!