Reading: “Porch Steps”

Shelby is beginning to heal in this short passage from Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, recorded at a virtual reading I did recently. Click on the video to watch. I call this passage "Porch Steps" - I hope you enjoy it! https://youtu.be/uRaOeHduKlE If you don't know the story of Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, it might help … Continue reading Reading: “Porch Steps”

Video: Why I Wrote Horseshoes and Hand Grenades

I am often asked why I wrote Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, my novel that is both a coming-of-age story for two young women, and a probe into the minds of victims of sexual harassment and abuse. I had several goals in mind when developing and writing the story, as I explain in this 2-minute clip … Continue reading Video: Why I Wrote Horseshoes and Hand Grenades

Life of a Writer: Midnight Inspiration

I think a lot of writers suffer from midnight inspiration, for better or worse. I’m almost done with the first act of my new manuscript (about a group of Millennials grappling with life’s choices and social justice issues), and am happy to report I've found a way to work with these sometimes unwelcome thoughts. Typically, … Continue reading Life of a Writer: Midnight Inspiration

Interview: “The 3 Pillars” Podcast

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I had the distinct pleasure of being interviewed recently by the delightful Chriselda Barretto for her unique podcast, "The 3 Pillars." The episode was published on April 29, 2020. Listen to it here, and be prepared for 30 seconds of intense, awesome music in the introduction! We discussed the actions women are taking after reading … Continue reading Interview: “The 3 Pillars” Podcast

15 Free Books Left

We're halfway through the "30 Days of Free Books" COVID-19 program, and there are still many great books in many genres from many amazing authors up for grabs! https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=exJhzSvampU&feature=emb_logo Entry is free, other than answering 1 quick, multiple-choice question about how the coronavirus has affected your reading habits. The other authors and I thought it … Continue reading 15 Free Books Left