March 31, 2020

I've been using a lot of my quarantine time for writing, obviously. But when I need to take breaks, I finally have time to try all of the cross-stitch projects I've been saving up for years. A lot of them are pop culture-based. Here are two Parks & Rec related patterns...

March 31, 2020

I’ve received a lot of emails about sequels. Here is a list of my series and whether there are future titles planned. 

THE MYSTIC BAYOU SERIES – The series has been renewed and I am planning two new novels and a novella. A new novel, ALWAYS BE MY BANSHEE, will be releas...

March 30, 2020

I’ve gotten a few questions about humorous dialogue and how I write it. I’ve taught a few workshops on the subject – generally about how my lifetime as a TV watcher has shaped how I write dialogue. But I haven’t taught the workshop in a few years and geez, my reference...

March 23, 2020

The real world is super stressful right now. If you’re looking for a temporary escape, the warm waters of Mystic Bayou welcome you. The latest novel in the series, ALWAYS BE MY BANSHEE, is now available for pre-order.

The pre-order for the ebook version will be ready so...

March 19, 2020

Hey all,

I hope you're all staying healthy and safe in this weird time. Since I was not able to attend Booklovers Con 2020 this week, I thought it would be nice to do a "virtual signing." (Thanks, Trudy Dowling, for the idea.)

Send me your mailing address and the persona...

March 16, 2020

Or "How To Take Care of Your Kids While Also Working From Home During the Quarantine"

I’m used to working in my pajama pants. When “Winter is Coming,” I prep for snow days to protect my work schedule and deadlines, while still creating some fun for my kids. Along with m...

March 14, 2020

Or "How to Succeed in Pajamas Without Really Trying."

Also, that is a stock photo and not my actual legs.

As someone who’s worked from for almost ten years, I feel pretty fortunate that my job is “pandemic friendly.” I know not everybody is used to working from home as m...

March 12, 2020

After much consideration, I have decided not to attend Booklovers Con 2020 in Nashville. Due to coronavirus, we've had some sweeping school cancellations and event closings here in Michigan just in the last 24 hours. With the health concerns within my family, it just f...

March 11, 2020

A lot of readers asked about my writing process, and since I just started a new project, I thought it would be a good time to blog about that. 

With all books, I start with a blank document. It’s the SCARIEST THING IN THE WORLD. There is nothing more terrifying to a wri...

March 2, 2020

Amanda and I talk about the author/actress life similarities and intentionally interacting with people in real life. 

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