Hitting The Flow & Emerging Patterns

Finding the flow state in any creative endeavor feels like hitting the jackpot. You can’t really plan on it, you can just keep striving toward it, putting in the time and effort hoping that it’ll pay off. And then WHAM–FLOW STATE. Time ceases. Things hang in the mix, clouds emerge, floating happens, stars twinkle, a distant cow moos. And then…

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Revising Resolutions

I used to be a pretty bad resolution-maker. Really, it was because I almost never made them. I don’t tend to make resolutions at the beginning of the year, because I’ll set and achieve goals continuously, throughout the year, throughout my life. But while I was living abroad in Chile with one of my best…

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Hop On the Carousel… A Blog Tour Blitz!

I’ve been a little MIA, folks–I’m the first to admit it. Between settling into my first bonafide lovenest (stateside, that is) with my new husband (does saying “new husband” imply “old husband”? Because he’s the first, and hopefully the last!), finishing up the next Erotic Destinations installment, and pumping out this whirlwind blog tour, things have been…

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Romance Author Marries, Totally Neglects Publishing Schedule

We’ve been chugging along with the Erotic Destination series; and according to my personal plan and Overarching Publication Timetable, the next installment (Book #3, Turkish Delight) is due out in approximately five days. But you know what? I underestimated what August would be like. I am, once more, a victim of my own overachieving.  I’ve…

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The Perfect Travel Companion

Ever heard of companion planting? It’s where you place certain plants alongside specific other plants so that they grow better or discourage pests. Like, for instance, planting tomato alongside basil helps improve growth and flavor. Beets are helped by lettuce and onion, while broccoli companions are bush beans, cucumber, radish, and a ton more. How…

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A Re-Released Gift!

Today’s guest post is courtesy of Ishabelle Torry, one of my beloved beta readers and a fellow author I met through Breathless Press. She’s here today to talk about her adventures with self-publishing for the first time, in the wake of Breathless Press closing. There’s no surprise in this world when businesses come and go…

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Back to Square One

Now that my first publisher, Breathless Press, has officially closed, there’s a sad sense of finality there. No longer are my or my fellow author’s books available on their website, or on Amazon. It’s all gone, torn down, packed away, returned to sender. I can’t help but feel like, as an author, I’ve gone back…

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