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Latest release and current WIP(s)

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Chasing Polaris has been out for about two months now! I'm not sure how that happened but time never seems to slow down!
If you haven't picked it up yet I hope you will because I love Imogen and Seth! Their story is so fun! I guarantee you will laugh out loud!

I'm currently on Spring Break so I'm looking forward to getting a lot of writing done. So naturally the need to spring clean came over me. I cleaned out the dog room, painted said dog room and reorganized my closet and dresser as well as my husband's.

Hopefully all that cleaning nonsense is out of my system and I can focus now! I was able to write this afternoon and I'm planning on staying up late tonight since I have NO plans tomorrow which means I can sleep in. :) It's the little things!

I have two WIP at the moment but I've already noticed myself focusing more on one than the other so even though I had planned on finishing THESE BROKEN DREAMS first, it looks like PAPER FLOWERS will be my next re…
Hello! Long time no posts, am I right?
I think we have established by now that I am not the most consistent blogger. I try I swear!

Okay, so CHASING POLARIS releases NEXT WEEK! In 6 days to be exact and I'm super pumped!

I figured I'd give you a little background on it before you dived in Tuesday.

1) YES, the main character Seth Cavanaugh should be familiar to any of you who have read The Bright Effect!
2) YES you will get to (briefly) see Amelia and Bash.
3) Imogen is a sassy ballerina from Gainesville Florida.
4) The entire book takes place Friday-Sunday.
5) The premise of the book is two strangers who team up in a photo scavenger hunt contest to win backstage passes and concert tickets.

Chasing Polaris is now available to preorder (click here)!

Late night ramblings from a sleep deprived writer

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I always have good intentions.
I always plan on blogging more and sending out my newsletter once a month and then life happens and I forget. But I'm still here! Working and writing and now COACHING too!
Yep, in addition to being the new Learn Lab Director, I'm also the head cheerleading coach so I've been busy!
And I'm not going to lie, it's been a challenge to try to balance everything (there's my word of the year!). I went from being able to take my time waking up in the mornings, catching up on emails while drinking my coffee and get some writing in sporadically throughout the day as inspiration hit, but now I'm chugging my morning coffee as I get dressed for work and lucky to squeeze in 30 minutes of writing time a day.

After work is cheer practice, then dinner, then finally some writing time, then cleaning/tidying up and if I'm lucky I'll squeeze in some reading before bed. It's been exhausting. I keep waiting to get accustomed to this new …

New Job

In February I was offered a position at the local high school working with Seniors who are at risk for not graduating on time. It's only a part time job which I thought was perfect because I'd still have time to write during the day.

Well, it's true, I still have had time to write but it's been at a much slower pace. Which is fine. I had decided this year to focus on balancing things in my life better, and well, not staying up until 3 in the morning writing every night seemed like a pretty good place to start.

And it's been GREAT!

I love working with the students. I was kind of surprised that I love it as much as I do. I always figured I'd be more of an early childhood or elementary kind of person but nope, this is the population I was meant to work with.

Which I guess sort of makes sense--I do WRITE Young Adult stories after all. :)

Here's the thing, most of these students haven't had the best support systems in their lives. Not all of them, but I'd…

BALANCE and other things

December is coming to an end--I know I'm surprised how quickly that happened too. :) We had an amazing Christmas despite the fact my children seemed to have missed the memo that you're supposed to get along with each other on Christmas. They argued and bickered just like any other day. At least they are consistent, right?
Last month was CrAzY! Autumn and I released THE BRIGHT EFFECT and we are so thrilled with the feedback we've received so far!
I took a little break from writing due to the holidays but even my breaks are never true breaks because even when I'm not writing, I'm thinking about writing and my characters and everything that I WANT to write. In fact, Autumn and I have already planned at least 3 more books in set in the world of The Bright Effect. Don't worry, I AM still working on Nightingale. It's just a slow process because I want to get it right! I'm still planning on releasing it in 2016.

Speaking of 2016....I saw a post on Facebook earli…

Sneak Peek: The Bright Effect

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN! My kids are sooooo looking forward to trick or treating tonight. Even I'm dressing up (Pictures to follow). Here's a "treat" for you from THE BRIGHT EFFECT (coming November 17th!) “Well, what about--ohmigod, I have an idea!” She drops the canary yellow bathrobe and insane cat slippers she’s carrying and dashes from the fitting room. “Daphne?” I’d chase after her, but I’m still wearing the nightie and I am not about to show the other shoppers what my bra looks like. Crap.       Daphne lets out a loud and gleeful whoop when she resurfaces from the racks of junk and musty coats. “Check it out!” She’s holding up some old hunk of black metal that upon closer inspection I realize is a Polaroid camera. An ancient one. “Is that for my costume?” “No, it’s for me. This is for you,” she says, handing me an ugly black and white patterned dress. “Are those cats?” I ask, eyeing the dress with suspicion. “Yes! I spotted it earlier but I couldn’t think of how to use…

The Bright Effect coming soon!

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We officially wrote THE END on The Bright Effect on October 15th and we are currently editing and formatting because November 17th is bound to sneak up on us. How does that work? As a kid the days seemed so long and now they never seem long enough. October literally flew by and I know the rest of the year will follow suit.

November is my favorite month! So many fun things! Thanksgiving! My anniversary! Thanksgiving! My birthday! Did I mention Thanksgiving?! We always host my family's Thanksgiving at our house and this year we are hosting Zach's family's Christmas here too. I can't tell you how excited I am to decorate our new home for the holidays. I've been Pinteresting up a storm! (Pinteresting is totally a word. Sorta like Googling.)

But enough about that....THE BRIGHT EFFECT....eek! Ohmygosh guys I am equal parts excited and nervous per usual but can I tell you something? I LOVE this story. I mean, I love ALL my stories but this one....man, this one takes the c…