A Virtual Reader Community

I’m so excited to be part of a new Facebook group with ten fabulous authors, all of whom write emotional stories of love, family, and friendship. Fiction From The Heart is a vibrant and supportive community for readers who want to discuss books, life, and love....

5 Tips to Renew the Spirit

I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that, at this point in my life, I’m rather depleted–of energy, optimism, and creativity. Why? For the same reasons you are. Too many commitments. Too many horror stories on the news. Too many things I can’t control that,...

Read-A-Romance Month

It’s back, and once again, I’m thrilled to contribute to the month-long celebration of romance literature. Read-A-Romance Month is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the authors who write in this genre and the motivation behind their work. This...

My Tribe!

I just returned home from a five-day long Romance Writers of America conference in Orlando. It’s quite shocking, frankly, as I was convinced I would melt in that heat. The trip confirmed, once again, that I could never retire to the Deep South! As always, I...

Inspiration and Creative Expression

People often ask me where I get my story ideas. Some assume they are ripped from the lives of my family and friends, to which I reply, “Of course!” I say this because, in some form, my experiences certainly influence my work. However, I also find inspiration in a good...