Monthly Archives: June 2012

Reblog: When Inspiration Has Fled the House–Writer’s Pause

Today, I thought I’d reblog something from 2010 back when I was fumbling with The Six Train to Wisconsin first draft. Working on the end of my third book this week, I swore this was the only book where I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Deadline by Chris Crutcher

What if you only had one year to live…and you knew it? That logline alone caught my attention. But I had the amazing opportunity to hear Chris Crutcher read an excerpt from this book, Deadline, at the Winter SCBWI Conference … Continue reading

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I’m Obsessed: TNT’s Dallas

  Dallas has returned to TV on TNT. You may not know this, but I grew up watching the original show. Now, I have every season on dvd. It was classic delicious American drama. Or melodrama. Either works. And it … Continue reading

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Being Thankful For Dreams: Reblog of Beth Revis’s Post

Once again, the fabulous Kat Bender,  has provided me with another blog post topic.  We were talking about some of the frustrations of the writing life and she sent me a link to one of the best blog posts ever … Continue reading

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Bloodrose: Book Review

Bloodrose is Andrea Cremer’s final book in the Nightshade Trilogy. This book is super fast-paced, soaked in action, and I loved  almost every second of it. Andrea Cremer is a terrific writer. She’s mastered setting the scene without getting bogged … Continue reading

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Finding The Right Web Designer

My website,,  was recently redesigned by the amazing Jian Chan.  I was lucky enough to have my cousin James  refer me to Jian.  James spoke so highly of Jian,  I was 95% certain he was the web designer for … Continue reading

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The Giving Up Moments

Last summer in Nai Harn, I had a giving up moment. You know one of those moments where you just admit it isn’t working and give up. I sat in a lounge chair, watching the ocean slip away from the … Continue reading

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Wolfsbane: Book Review

Andrea Cremer is one of those writers that truly inspires me. I devoured this book in 3 days. Her pacing sets my pulse racing. Her action sequences are to-die-for crisp and clear. Her characters are all three-dimensional. She had created … Continue reading

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