Ripped Away is FREE Wednesday and Thursday!

I mentioned this last week, but since I was making website changes, and had some downtime, I thought I’d mention it again in case you missed it or forgot. I’m offering Ripped Away, my most recent release (which came out in April of this year) for free this Wednesday, August 14th, and Thursday, August 15th, 2013. In Ripped Away, Laurel […]

Stuck, but not like glue

I love being an author, but sometimes it can be more annoying than fun. The last couple of weeks fell into the annoying category. I had been hard at work on one book, making tons of progress. And then it just stopped. My characters sat around, staring at me. Anything I suggested they do, they just shook their heads, crossed […]

Why you should research first, work later

Choosing a title for a book is not an easy process. You might think it would be the easiest part, but it’s really a rather difficult thing to do. Generally speaking, I have a working title for my books until I’m quite far into them. Ripped Away, for example, was called “The Kidnapping Story” until I was probably at least […]

Caught up in the '40s

I briefly mentioned my latest story in my last post. You’ll also recall (I hope!) that I mentioned part of it is set in the 1940s. The idea itself was inspired by an article I read. The article was about a woman who, in 1949, disappeared. Her purse was found, along with a note to a man, but she herself […]