If you’re one of the many readers who follows my Facebook page, you probably already know that I have a new novella coming out on Tuesday, October 10, called City of Yes. (It’s already available for pre-order in some formats – just $1.99 – follow the link to grab yours!) What is a Novella? Novellas  […]

Any other early risers out there? Can I get a shout out? (Or maybe a whisper so we don’t wake everyone else)? Last year, when I had a full-time day job, I got up every morning around 4:30 a.m. to start my writing day (okay, sometimes it was more like 4:38 after the snooze button).  […]

Or, Why the Neighbors are Questioning My Mental Health When we bought our current home four years ago, I loved so much about it: the roomy floor plan, open spaces… The “happy medium” hardwood floors (meaning: in good enough shape that we didn’t have to fix them upon moving in, but scratched and worn enough that  […]

Just a quick note to say thank you to everyone who joined me on Facebook last night to wrap up the Summer Beach Read giveaways! Thank you for all your sweet comments and for sharing part of your evening with me. If you missed out but would like to see the video (in which I  […]

Congratulations to Xandra B., who also happens to be my childhood neighbor (yay randomness!!).  Xandra is on my newsletter list, and she won an autographed copy of THE WEIGHT OF LIES by the extraordinary Emily Carpenter as part of my Summer Beach Reads giveaway. The Weight of Lies is a gripping Southern suspense/family drama with a  […]

About a week ago, some dude named Stephen Hunter (okay, he’s actually a Pulitzer-prize winning critic and multi-published thriller author) started an Internet kerfuffle among writers by publishing an article in The Daily Beast called, “If You Want to Write a Book, Write Every Day or Quit Now.” I’ve written on my mixed feelings about  […]

5 Things Making my Summer Manageable School has been out for almost a week here in Georgia. I know my friends in the Northeast are thinking, “What? Already?” But we go back in early August, or in some cases late July (!?!?!), so we’re out before Memorial Day. I’m sure there’s a reason. Anyhoo, now  […]

Helloooo, Summer! Here in Georgia, the kids are out of school and our family has hit the ground running with visits to the Georgia Renaissance Festival, SunTrust Park (the new home of the Atlanta Braves), and an Atlanta United soccer game. Only as I type this do I realize the grave mistake I’ve made leading the  […]

It’s time for my bi-annual Jazzercise blog! I took a break from my favorite exercise addiction for a couple of years due to a combination of injury and my work schedule, but I’ve been back since February and wondering (the way you always do when you’re on the exercise wagon) how I ever lived without  […]