Release Week! And a Facebook Live Chat!
Hi friends, today is the day-before-the-big-one! Although it’s funny to even say that–tomorrow won’t necessarily feel like a big day because not much is happening (other than people finding my book (my book!) on their doorstep). I’ll take the kids to school, probably go for a walk, and swing by a bookstore to check out…Read More
Contest ends Tuesday March 6!
Hi friends, I just wanted to remind you the drawing to win the advance copy of HURRICANE SEASON ends Tuesday evening at 7pm CST! If you haven’t entered, all you have to do is sign up to receive my newsletter! (By doing this, you’ll also get a notice when I update this blog, which I…Read More
Few updates and a GIVEAWAY!
Hi friends! I’m so glad it’s the weekend. We had a doozy of a week and we’re supposed to have sunshine on Saturday, and that’s a good thing. We have no plans, which is a relief. I foresee maybe pulling some weeds out of our front flower bed (a never-ending process), maybe a trip to…Read More
HURRICANE SEASON GIVEAWAY
Hi friends, just chiming in quickly to let you know my publisher is giving away ten copies of HURRICANE SEASON over on Goodreads! Contest runs through February 12. Use the link below and good luck! https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/271816-hurricane-seasonRead More
I don’t know what I expected this day to feel like. Way back when, when I first started writing and dreaming of publishing books, I imagined the life of a writer to have a touch of glamour. I guess I was hanging onto images of writers as sitting in cafes, congregating together to talk about…Read More
The Friday 5: book news, difficult middles, and waiting for summer
1. In The Hideaway news: I finally turned in the manuscript to my editor! It has been sitting on a flashdrive untouched since last summer when I began talks with HarperCollins/Thomas Nelson, and I’ve been dying to send it off to get the process started. Unfortunately, it’ll still be a couple of months before I get…Read More
The Hideaway comes out in just a little over a year!!
Seriously. I’ve been throwing around “a year and a half” but really, it’s only about a year and two months. That’s crazy. So I need to stop saying a year and a half. Closer to one year sounds much closer. In the interest of full disclosure about how this whole publishing process works, I’ll tell…Read More
How It All Went Down
Everyone knows the process of publishing a book is a long slog. Even I know that and I’m still at the bottom of the hill. Maybe a few steps up from the bottom, but significantly closer to the bottom than I am to the top. I always like to read about how a person goes…Read More
Tempering my Excitement (aka Good Things are in the Works!)
When I was pregnant with my first daughter Kate, I refused to register for baby things until I absolutely had to. I waited until I had a baby shower coming up, when I knew friends and family would want to buy us things we needed. I’m not sure I ever said it out loud to…Read More