Showing posts from April, 2016

Y is for...Youtube

Y is for...Youtube!

While I am not a Youtuber, I do occasionally post videos on there and watch videos on there. If you do not know what a Youtuber is, here is the definition according to Oxford Dictionary online.

Youtuber: A frequent user of the video-sharing website YouTube, especially someone who produces and appears in videos on the site.

They even have "concerts" of Youtubers and they are quite popular with the youth of this day and age.'s a book trailer for my Between the Bleeding Willows (Book 1 of Demon Hunters series) created by Stolen Glances and uploa

X is for...Xanax

X is for...Xanax

Ok, there is a shortage of cool X words to choose from so I went with Xanax. I used to be a pharmacist so I know a bit about the med that is often prescribed for anxiety.
What you may NOT know is that many people have stayed on this med long term and developed a tolerance and addiction to it. When they take Xanax they "feel normal". When they don't take it, they feel anxious and everything feels harder. But soon they find 1 pill is not enough to get the same effect so they up the dose to 1 1/2 pills. And so on and so forth.

Xanax is a controlled substance with abuse potential. It is meant to be used for a short period of time, such as, for an airplane trip, or after a loved one has passed away. If you or someone you know has anxiety and has been on Xanax for longer than 2 weeks, they should speak with their doctor about beginning talk therapy with a counselor and switching to an antidepressant/anti-anxiety that is not controlled and can be used long-term…

W is for...Wishes!

W is for ...Wishes 
Congratulations! You have just inherited this gorgeous decanter, and inside this glass vessel is a genie waiting to grant you three wishes.
Here are the rules: 1. You may not wish for more wishes or endless amounts of money 2. You may not wish harm on another person, place, or thing 3. No wishing for anyone to fall in love with you

Here are my wishes: 1. Cure VEDS 2. Cure Cancer 3. Have enough money to enjoy life and not ever have to worry about finances

What 3 wishes do you wish for?

V is for...Vampire

V is for...Vampire

U is for...UTOPiACON

U is for ...UTOPiACON!!!

This June I will be joining many fellow authors, bloggers, and readers at a special conference in Nashville, TN called UTOPiACON. I've never attended a writer's conference before and I am excited for the new experience. I have been to several book signings at libraries but I feel this will be a completely different experience. I will be signing books and meeting avid readers both Thursday and Friday during the CON. Here is more information on the event for anyone interested in coming out to join the fun. (This info is from the website.

UTOPiA is not a place. It is a mindset. It is the trail you blaze, the risks you take, the friends you make, the stories you share, the victories you celebrate, the love you give, the dreams you lead. #FightForYourWrite There will be over 125 authors there signing as well as several workshops and speakers. Publishers Weekly dubbed Utopia Con “the conference with heart”, and as we continue to grow, we try and m…

T is for...Tardy

T is for ...Tardy
This piece of graffiti (or street art) is from Van Halen's Hot for Teacher song on their 1984 album. Great song. But honestly, the night got away from me and I fell asleep before posting. After getting kids to bed, husband and I settled in for a tv night (the first in a month...we both have been outrageously busy and needed some time together). So we put on the 3rd season of Hemlock Grove (Netflix series). It's a pretty good series. The first series was very well done, the second was a bit too far stretched, but the 3rd is getting good. It's a bit of a trippy paranormal story starring a werewolf gypsy and vampire (upir).  Happy Weekend everyone!

S is for...Secret.

S is for...Secret.

I'll share one of mine...

R is for...Rarity

R is for...Rarity.

Rarity is my first published novel with Limitless Publishing. It was originally self-published but was accepted by Limitless and received new edits and an awesome cover. My son was diagnosed with a rare and life threatening genetic disorder. But now that we know he has this condition, we can make good choices to keep him safe, have him monitored, and take meds to prevent some of the complications.

Is he cured? No.

But there is hope on the horizon with amazing treatments like CRISPR (genetic editing). So what about those that aren't diagnosed? Great question. There are so many patients with the same condition as my son that have not been properly diagnosed. So even if a cure exists, if they aren't does them no good.

So my goal was to use my talents (writing) to educate others about Vascular Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.  Rarity is a book about a teen diagnosed with this disorder and the emotional rollercoaster that all involved endure. I wrote it bas…

Q is for...Questions

Q is for...Question

Since becoming an author, I've been asked more questions. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions and their answers.
1. When is book 2 for the Demon Hunters series coming out?   I don't know for sure but probably by Fall 2016.
2. What are your favorite writing conditions?   Quiet music, sitting on the cloud couch with my laptop, & at least 2 uninterrupted hours to work.
3. Have you ever had writer's block and if so, how have you overcome it?    Yes, I backtracked in my plot line and tried a new path. I knew it worked because the story flowed out of me quickly once I made the change.
4. Have you had any strange people try to friend you or chat you?    Yes, I get a large amount of single military guys and middle eastern guys.
5. Where do you get inspiration for your stories?    Characters are often inspired by people I know or have met. Plot lines can come from anywhere, songs, emotions I experienced, suggestions from people I love...
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P is for...Procrastination

P is for...Procrastination

I've been spot on with all my posts in this A to Z blogging challenge...except this one. I have two family members that are master procrastinators so I know all about this topic.
Reasons why people procrastinate: -They desire to do it perfect - They wait for more time to accomplish the task - Fear of failing - Poor time management/organizational skills - Wanting to do something fun instead of the work needing to get done.
How to stop procrastinating: - Make to-do lists - If you need to take a break during your task, make it a brief break or avoid the break all together to keep the momentum going. - Reward yourself for completing your task - Make someone hold you accountable to help you stay on task - Avoid distractions (email, phone calls, etc)
Put it into practice... Recently my husband came home and said he had a horrible week at work. "I haven't had a chance to get anything done. People keep scheduling meetings or coming in to ask questions."…