I love it when anyone reads my book. Hopefully they enjoy it and maybe get something from it. But even better is when I get to know my readers in more personal ways. You’re witty, creative, caring, and insightful, and I really think we could be best friends. This blog is to honor you and […]
How Bad Can She Be?
Do you like heroines who have a checkered past? Do you like a heroine who has a checkered present? How much are you willing to overlook in the heroine’s journey to redemption? As you can see from the blurb above, Annie Payton has a past she is trying to live down. So her bad-girl […]
How Readers Help Combat Author Burnout
Do you ever feel burnt out and in need of pulling back from something for a bit? This is a hypothetical question, of course, as burnout seems to be a universal symptom of humanity—at least for most of us in modern day. It is for sure true for authors, and you may be surprised to […]
Mixed Emotions of Reading (& Writing) a Series + Pre-Order!
Last week, I revealed the cover of the fourth and final novel in my Laurel Cove Romance (LCR) Series. I’ll tell you more about that in a bit, but I’m as my series draws to a close, I’m dealing with a mixed bag of emotions. Since 2014, when I began to write Someplace Familiar, my […]
10 Types of Readers
I love you all, of course. You each have your own individual ways of blessing me, challenging me, and making me smile. Here are the ten reading styles I’ve found among my audience: Breathless—You see the wonder in every word. Each book you read takes your breath away. I’m totally flattered by your raving reviews […]
Readers’ Challenge: Pick 2 authors in 2015 and have some fun!
It’s the end of 2014 — and you know what that means when it comes to books, right? Reviewers and readers are making their lists and checking them twice, a la Jolly ol’ Saint Nick, who is now resting up for next December. Only these lists have nothing to do with who’s been naughty or […]