I Forgot to Love the Stillness

I Forgot to Love the Stillness

All my life, I have wanted to be a writer. Lately, I have been very fortunate to see my writing career begin to take off. I have my first paying commissioned work as a ghostwriter. I’ve written two well-received novels. I’ve started a side business helping...
Stop Telling Me To Wear Makeup

Stop Telling Me To Wear Makeup

  I was at the mall on a blustery day in January purchasing some hair products from one of those little booths placed strategically in the middle of the walkway. While I waited for the seller to process my order, I chatted with the woman at the booth next to his....
I Am Not A Licked Cupcake

I Am Not A Licked Cupcake

I am going to take a turn from my usual topics about writing and publishing to talk about something really personal.  I want to tell you of a very personal struggle that nearly consumed my life. This is a story about a cupcake, abuse, and years of hurt and turmoil....
Cover Reveal! Follow the Music

Cover Reveal! Follow the Music

I am so excited to finally be able to reveal the cover of my second novel, Follow the Music. I absolutely adore this cover, designed by me and illustrated by the incredibly talented Fariza Dzatalin. She took my vision and made it pop! I have been dying to share it...
5 Reasons Why You Should Self-Publish Your Book

5 Reasons Why You Should Self-Publish Your Book

Being an indie author is exciting and scary. When you become your own publisher, you have all of the control. You can read that last sentence with enthusiasm or dismay. It’s true both ways. While it’s great to have so much control and freedom to make your...
Shooting Your Darlings

Shooting Your Darlings

I had a fantastic Creative Writing professor in college. Taking his class was by far one of the most helpful things I could have done to improve my writing. But one lesson that he taught me was a hard lesson to swallow. Sometimes you have to shoot your darlings....