posts from category: Writing Teen Romance

This thing is giving me fits

The thing I’m referring to is my latest manuscript.  (Yes it’s a teen romance – because that’s all I write.)  I’ve been so excited about working on it, but the sizzle is staring to fizzle.  It’s like a puzzle.  I … Keep Reading…

A Different Kind of Debut

Well, it’s offiicial.  This former half-miler who never ran over a six-mile long run in college or an eight-miler post-collegiately is running a half-marathon.  The Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Half to be exact.  Can you believe it?  Neither can I.  … Keep Reading…

First Date Friday: Chocolate in the Garden

I’m going to let you in on a secret.  Well, it’s actually not really a secret because if you check my bio (and practically any author of the female persuasion it would seem) you’ll see that I love all things … Keep Reading…

I Want Crazy

Hunter Hayes’ video for I Want Crazy is what I try to capture in the young adult novels that I write.  That whirlwind kind of love that consumes you so the other person is all you can think about.  It … Keep Reading…

Teen Book Review–Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor

I’m going to make two confessions.  First, I have a thing for audiobooks.  I can listen while I’m driving, which is a good and bad thing.  Bad only that I still have to pay attention to the driving and sometimes … Keep Reading…

What I Learned at RWA – The PRO Retreat

Pardon the delay in this post…my favorite saying of late is: Life Happens. I won’t bore you with the details other than to say, I’m deep in edits for one of my young adult manuscripts.  My day job is insanely … Keep Reading…

What I learned this year at RWA–Day One

Every summer, RWA – Romance Writer’s of America – has a huge conference.  This year, the conference was held here in Atlanta and that’s where I spent a good portion of last week.  It was tons of fun getting to … Keep Reading…

Calling Teen Writers – Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

I just love contests.  Who doesn’t like to win stuff?  Especially M-O-N-E-Y.  When I was a teen growing up in Fairport, NY the local radio station had the Song-of-the-Day contests.  I’d listen all day, waiting for that one song to … Keep Reading…

Asheville was Calling, so I had to Answer

I can’t believe it’s been over a month since I blogged.  I’ve been spending some long overdue quality time with the family, getting my young adult novel ready for the freelance editor I’ve hired, taking a family vacation, managing a … Keep Reading…

A Bloomin’ Tree

Don’t you just love spring?  We’ve had an unseasonably cool spring down here in Atlanta.  However, I won’t complain because before I know it, I’ll be cursing a summer heat wave.   Aside from my writing, I love to take photographs.   … Keep Reading…