When I Finish A Book

Writing and then publishing a book is a totally exhaustive effort each and every time. Yesterday I uploaded the final copy of Never Ever Satisfied to all the sales channels. Book 4 of The Perfect Date series is “officially” ready for its release next week.  

Time for a break, right? Wrong.

I spent the morning updating my website and trying to decide on the next book getting done. 

And you know what? I wouldn’t change a thing. Writing is still the best job I’ve ever had.  

But I do think it’s time for a nap… or maybe a bath. Hmm… I might even wash my hair. That would be nice.

Top 3 Business Changes I’m Making In 2017

Happy New Year! I hope yours is getting off to a good start.

I’m making some changes and decided it was time to get the word out to readers so these changes don’t come as too much of a shock. Here are the top three. I put the bad news first, just like I used to teach my students to do in business writing class.


Author Confessions – My Latest Reading Binge

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What Readers Think I Look Like Reading

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What I Think I Look Like Reading










I am a writer who reads. Not all writers do. Some think it clutters their imagination with the stories of others. But I like to feed my soul with the thoughts, the joys, and the words of other like-minded creative souls. So I read—and let’s just say a lot of books—mostly on ereaders because I have to travel light these days. I recently was so desperate to read a book that I read several chapters of it on my phone after my tablet ran out of internet juice as my friend likes to say. Since that hadn’t happened in a great while to me, I felt compelled to share the books.

And it wasn’t even romance—LOL.


Author Confessions – I Don’t Own A Dog

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That’s right. I don’t own a dog.

Yes, you read that statement correctly, but don’t look at me like I kicked your puppy. I have owned and cared for several dogs in my lifetime. I just don’t have one right now.

Dogs are great and I am definitely a dog person. However, there are many good reasons… okay maybe good is a stretch… but there are many reasons I don’t have a dog.


Author Confessions – Return Of The Invisible Woman

I’ve been invisible a lot this year. I just wish it was because I had developed a superpower. Unfortunately, I’ve just been completely taken under by personal life events.

I moved an entire household twice in July. Once was to vacate my apartment. The other was because my house sold six days after I spoke to the most amazing realtor I’ve ever met–lol. We didn’t even get the house officially listed in the normal sense. Do you know how hard it is to schedule an army of contractors in only three weeks?

IMG_0892Anyway… as if that wasn’t enough to keep me hopping daily, my fifth grandchild decided to make his entrance into the world earlier than expected. Luckily, he at least waited until I was between moves. His earlier than scheduled entrance led to Bruce and I sleeping in my car in the hospital parking garage all night while waiting for him. I didn’t want to miss his arrival. So far, I’ve managed to be present for the births of all of my grandchildren.

My invisibility on all social media and my blog are because I’ve been putting in long days and falling asleep exhausted at the end of them. Yes, I’ve been wishing over and over that I was thirty again but that’s obviously not going to come true. Thankfully my house closing is now behind me and my new grandson is home with his parents. Did I mention I found out my daughter will be having grandchild number six next Spring? Yes, she’s not been feeling all that well lately.