My Newest Obsession: Historical Fiction

My Newest Obsession: Historical Fiction

I have fallen in love with historical fiction! I usually read to be entertained and escape reality for a while. My preferences include thrillers and action-packed stories with a fast pace,  but I’ve been dabbling in different genres. At a recent SCBWI writing...

I got THE CALL !

I got THE CALL !

I got the call! (I’m sure you heard my screams from wherever you stood on the earth!) Michelle Hauck at Storm Literary Agency offered to represent me as my literary agent. She made an exciting announcement on Twitter/X. Many people have asked when my book will come...

My Writing Journey: A Story’s Complicated Path to the Bookshelf

My Writing Journey: A Story’s Complicated Path to the Bookshelf

The Many Faces of Publishing I'm often asked questions about the writing business, so I thought I'd walk through my experience (so far). It's not easy! I'm sure you know someone who had instant success and wedged their foot in the publishing world with little effort -...

The Drive to Work

The Drive to Work

If you're like me, your best thinking is done while driving. I crank the Lumineers channel on Pandora and think about the day. Today, I consciously tallied the many directions my brain traveled and thought I'd share. Before leaving the house, I had two cups of coffee,...

Creating Interesting Characters: With Louise Belcher as Our Guide

Creating Interesting Characters: With Louise Belcher as Our Guide

I’m back! I haven't blogged for a bit, but I’ve never stopped writing, working, creating, and moving. My 2024 goals include writing whenever possible, a new contracted book series from Mayo, and continuing my search for an agent who is equally passionate about...

Julieta and the Romeos – An Interview with Author Maria Andreu

Julieta and the Romeos – An Interview with Author Maria Andreu

Needing a fun summer read? Look no further! Julieta and the Romeos is a contemporary young adult novel that triggers warm fuzzies and personal reflection as we follow Jules on a journey to discover who she is and what she wants out of life. (It's so much more than...

Our Utah Vacation – Visiting the Big 5 National Parks

Our Utah Vacation – Visiting the Big 5 National Parks

I'm always planning the next trip... We're off to Antigua for Spring Break, lake time at the Ozarks this summer, and Canada fishing in the fall. Work hard to play hard! Our Utah vacation to the Big 5 National Parks ranks among our best trips. Prior to booking...

If I’d Only Known…

If I’d Only Known…

Do you ever wish you could go back and have a few words with your teenage self? Seriously, what was I thinking? We start sweet and innocent in our favorite Sesame Street shirt...  and then life gets real!  I gathered some thoughts and advice from fellow...

The Life of a Writer

The Life of a Writer

I wrote a blog post for The Storytellers Inkpot! I thought that I'd share it here to give an update on my life in the world of writing. I'm keeping busy and enjoying the change from family medicine to urgent care and teaching. Life is good, and thank you for all of...

Spooky Tales for Halloween

Spooky Tales for Halloween

Spooky Tales - A Review of Scary Books in Children's Literature (Books that are fun for adults, too!) Because I write children's literature, I only read middle-grade or young adult books. They allow me to be a perpetual child! I can honestly say - I don't miss adult...

Have I Learned Anything? Confessions of a 50 year old

Have I Learned Anything? Confessions of a 50 year old

It’s official!  I’m old. Middle-aged. I’m freaking 50 people! Ahhhhhhh. My feelings are mixed on the subject… I love my life and the person I’ve become, but I find myself thinking in a “glass half empty” way. Overwhelming feelings break through that I’m nearing death...

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