Jaded: Zane and Honor Released today!

on July 9, 2018

Good morning and happy Monday. If you’re like me you are back to work this morning. I call it #ButtInSeat and it’s the best work in the whole world. When I was a little girl I was that kid with her nose in a book, as I’m sure a lot of you were. I lived… Read More

Passages of time…

on June 16, 2018

Happy weekend to all! I’ve been in #reflect mode this week as my Bonus Son #1 finished his first quarter of college, Bonus Son #2 graduated from high school, and the school year wrapped up for my daughters, Princess 1 and Princess 2. My kids are ages: 19, 18, 15, 12. I’ve been thinking about… Read More

Deleted: Jackson and Maggie Releases May 7th

on May 6, 2018

My latest novel releases tomorrow! This is the book I wasn’t sure I could pull off, but decided to try anyway. The premise is odd to say the least, as evidenced by the opening sentence: “Maggie Keene turned thirty the day she learned she’d been dead for twelve years.” For me, 2018 is about courage,… Read More

No one likes a critic…

on February 27, 2018

Or do they? ​I confess, I do. Sometimes…Any artist will tell you how important feedback is to the improvement of their craft. I went to drama school at USC right out of high school and feedback smacked me hard in the face from day one. I like to think it made me tough, but also flexible… Read More

Cover Reveal Contest!

on January 26, 2018

I’ve been sitting on the cover of TRADED: BRODY AND KARA  for a month now, just dying to share it with the world. Fortunately, my PA and my publicist saved me from myself so that we could do a fun contest and offer up a bunch of prizes. Starting January 26 and running through February 2,… Read More

How Bolinas became Cliffside Bay

on January 19, 2018

Several years ago, a friend sent me an article about Bolinas, California: “The Town That Didn’t Want Company”. That article sparked the idea for a new small town series, “Cliffside Bay Series”. What about a town where the locals don’t want visitors or newcomers? There’s so much material there, right? Characters running from something, or… Read More

Family. Traditions. Legacy.

on November 23, 2017

One of our holiday traditions is making homemade rolls from my mom’s recipe. Years ago, when I hosted my first Thanksgiving as a young woman, she made a copy of the recipe and sent it to me. I pull it out every year on both Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. Her scrawled notes in the margins,… Read More

Your Story

on October 19, 2017

I’ve been thinking a lot about my brand and my intention. Why do I write fiction? Why do I feel this urge to share my soul on the page? Years ago I heard Oprah speak about intention. She said she sets her intention clearly in her mind before any action, meeting, whatever. Simply put, what… Read More

What about the good men?

on October 17, 2017

​Let me start out with this. #Metoo When I was young and more attractive, I had my share of creeps. A half-dozen instances come immediately to mind. I’ll share a few, just for context. One time, at a work party, a coworker trapped me in an embrace and pressed his erection against me, declaring his affection for… Read More