July 7, 2014

STATUS UPDATE: I’m in the home stretch!  Only TWO chapters left to write for my next novel, The Space Between, the sequel to When Love Isn’t Enough. Almost there!!!

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The 7-Year Hitch

January 23, 2014

Last December, James and I celebrated our seven-year anniversary by getting married. After deciding in late-October that it was finally time to tie the knot, we threw together a very small, last-minute ceremony here in Santa Cruz. While I don’t recommend trying to throw together a “wedding” in under two months, it ended up being […]

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Europe 2012 ~ First Leg ~ Amsterdam

September 14, 2012

As many of you know, I have been hard at work on my next novel, THE SPACE BETWEEN. The next installment in the SOUL MATES trilogy tells Samantha and Damion’s story, and a significant portion of the book takes place in Europe. I was excited to take my characters abroad, but after I started working […]

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Europe 2012 ~ Second Leg ~ Menaggio/Lugano

September 13, 2012

One thing I really loved about Amsterdam’s Schipol Airport was that they had hotels IN the airport. I spent my fourth night in a very comfortable room at the Mercure Hotel inside the terminal and caught an early morning flight the next day from Amsterdam to Milan, Italy. Oh Italia, how I love you… The […]

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Europe 2012 ~ Third Leg ~ Switzerland

September 12, 2012

So it’s been established that I love Amsterdam. I also love Italy. You are probably not surprised to read that I also love Switzerland, lol. What’s not to love? This land-locked country in the center of Europe is a land of rolling green hillsides and pristine mountain lakes framed by the towering, snow-capped Swiss Alps. […]

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Update on the SOUL MATES… Trilogy?!

May 11, 2012

Any artist will tell you that true inspiration seldom takes a linear or predictable path. We have no control over when the muse strikes us, or where she may take us once we engage the creative process. Sometimes you end up in surprising places. My experience writing my first two (and soon to be three) […]

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Another Year Begins…

March 6, 2012

Happy 2012 people! I know I’m about two months late for new years salutations, but I’m pretty much two months late on everything these days, so better late than never, right? I don’t know about you, but 2011 was one of those ‘blink and you missed it’ kinda years for me. It passed in a […]

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Love Letter to My Fans

February 14, 2012

Dear Fans, My foray into the publishing world (in dual roles as an author and publisher) has been quite the whirlwind.  I wear many hats (on top of holding down a very demanding day job), and the past year has been quite challenging as I struggled to keep all those balls in the air. But […]

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Entrepreneurial Fatigue

December 15, 2011

I came across an article recently on Entrepreneurial Fatigue. I’d never heard the term before, but it is as familiar to me as my last name. It is the result of wearing too many hats, having too much to do, and not getting nearly enough sleep. Any entrepreneur can tell you that it takes a […]

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My very first Book Club meeting

November 7, 2011

One of the coolest experiences I’ve had as a published author so far was my very first book club meeting. Last month, I invited up to Sacramento to meet with the lovely ladies of Stella Book Club. What a great afternoon! This was the first time I’ve been able to sit in a room with […]

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