Posts Tagged ‘Writing Life’
I’m Still Here!
Friends! Hello from Birmingham! It’s been a minute since I’ve posted here on the blog, and I’m sorry for that. **I’m going to take a quick minute to suggest you follow me on either Instagram or Facebook—I update those much more regularly than this blog, although I do want to keep you updated here as…Read More
GLORY ROAD, a giveaway, and other odds and ends
Friends! Hello! It’s been tooooo long since I’ve updated this poor blog and I’m sorry! I have random bits of news, so I’ll start with the biggest (for me, anyway!)… My next novel, GLORY ROAD, is coming sooooon! It releases March 19, 2019, and I’m so very excited to get it in all of your…Read More
Return to Regular Programming
There’s well over a month left of summer, but for those of us with small kids, specifically in Homewood, Alabama, summer ends this week. Though it’s still steamy hot outside, the minute all our kids begin the trek to the little red brick building, the lazy, carefree days of summer are over. (That cacophony you…Read More
Hi friends! Lots of things are happening these days in my book/writing world, so I thought I’d give a little update. The Hideaway This continues to be the little book that could! Bookpage called it a “word-of-mouth surprise hit,” which means so much to me because it shows people are continuing to read it and…Read More
Happy Thanksgiving week!
Hi friends! It has been a while! What’s taking up my time these days, you ask? Here’s a quick visual. Sela and Kate on Hero day at school. Kate’s 8th birthday party! Sela at Christmas/Frozen/Cinderella madness at the mall. But what’s been taking up my free time the most? This friendly little chart is keeping…Read More
Back to School (aka the most bittersweet day of the year)
Hi friends! It’s been a while. First, a little housekeeping: It feels pretty self-serving to direct you to my Facebook page, but since you’re here to see what’s going on in my world, I guess it’s not too much of a stretch to think you might be interested to know I post more frequently (but…Read 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
3 months from today!!
What my life looks like these days (although imagine more cardboard boxes and dust. Lots of dust.) A few days ago I was cleaning out stacks and drawers of papers (writers have LOTS of random stacks of paper hanging around) and I found my very first draft of The Hideaway! It was like finding an…Read More
End of the Year Round-up
Here in Birmingham, we are sitting at about 50 degrees outside, but word is tonight an arctic front is blowing though, plunging us into the 20s. As a certifiable “cold person,” I’m already cold just thinking about those temps. In fact, I’m pretty darn cold here in the 50s, so there may be no hope…Read More
Odds and Ends
It’s morning and the house is momentarily calm. Granted, everyone in the house is looking at a screen–the girls are sharing a Launchpad (but they’re SHARING it!); Matt is catching up on a show on the computer downstairs, earbuds in place; and I’m upstairs in my cozy bed. I just started a cute new book…Read More