Thursday, May 24, 2012


This was in my mail today!!!!!

Mesmerized has been released in print. You can order it from Amazon for $10.99. Why so much? Because if it was any lower, we'd owe Amazon money for publishing it.

If you or someone you know doesn't have a Kindle, Nook, or Apple product, you can now order the book. Happy reading!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Writer Wednesday - Stories That Take On Their Own Lives

What do you do when you have a story that goes in a different direction than you planned?

I have a story about a girl, her best friend, and a boy. I envisioned the girl and the boy being together...but the story pulled me in another direction--in fact I stopped writing because I didn't want to write it the way it was heading.

It's not my normal teen book. I guess this would be called emerging adult? It's a story of friendship and love and of course a medical crisis. But, the characters are in their early twenties instead of teens. I have no idea if there's an audience for this or not. It's half written and I think I'd like to try and finish it, but I need to drop my plan for it and let the story take on a life of its own and I feel bad for my characters. LOL!

It would also be my first solo book that would be in third person. Mesmerized is written in third person, but I cowrote that with another author. I like writing in first person. It feels more natural to me.

Anyway...what do you do when your story goes another way? Follow it? Or guide it back to where you want it?

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Writer Wednesday - I Want To Know...

What makes you decide to buy a book?

Is it...

  • the cover
  • the blurb
  • a review
  • the author's reputation
  • a few pages you read inside
  • something else entirely

Please leave a comment and let me know why you buy the books you do.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Love at First Sight

Does it exist?

Occasionally, I get comments on my books. Some people complain that the love is too fast. That my main characters fall in love too quickly. That real life isn't like that.

So, I ask you, do you believe in love at first sight? Why or why not?

I do. I've lived it.

My husband does. He's lived it.

He will tell you how he fell in love with me the moment he laid eyes on me. He will tell you how he knew that day that I was "the one"! He will tell you that his love for me only grew from then on.

And I would tell you that I felt that connection on our first date. I held back my feelings. I wouldn't believe that he was the one because I had been hurt before. It didn't take long for him to break through the wall around my heart. I loved him from the the first day, but admitting it took a little longer.

When people said that we wouldn't last because we fell in love too fast...well, we showed them! We're still going strong over a decade later.

Why don't some people believe in love at first sight? Have they just never experienced it? Have they never had that connection?

Just because it didn't happen to you doesn't mean it never happens.

On another note, I write YA. Teens fall hard and fast when they like someone.