An inside look at the new Lakeview Novel covers

An inside look at the new Lakeview Novel covers

Have you seen the new covers for Scream and Whisper? They are incredible! I love that my publisher includes me in the process of creating covers for the books I write. We even rewrote several passages in both books taking out most of the swearing and cleaning up a couple of copy edits that went unnoticed in the first editions. Here are a couple of images from the photo shoot I thought I’d share.      The models are sisters from...

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Well this was cool!

Well this was cool!

When I picked up my mail last week I received a large envelope. Inside was a copy of the Kirkus Reviews magazine, The Best Books of 2015 and The Best 100 Indie Books of the Year, Special Issue. With anticipation, I turned the pages reading what they had to say about the year’s most promising reads. When I reached page 194 I smiled.  Sock Monster had made the cut. I still haven’t received the coveted star review from Kirkus, but someday I...

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New Book Swag

New Book Swag

I love book swag. Creating things to give  readers based on the current book I’m about to release is a lot of fun. Giving it away at events  is even better. I love seeing the smiles on peoples faces when they ask if they can have a button or book mark and I say,”Please, take one.” Plus, I finally get to use my studio art minor. Here’s a sneak peak of what I created for my newest book, Sock Monster. I hope to see you at...

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Sock Monster’s First Big 5 Star Review

Sock Monster’s First Big 5 Star Review

I am counting down the weeks to the release of my very first picture book, Sock Monster. The process of writing a picture book has been humbling to say the least. Every one of the 272 words needed to count. Picture books are traditionally only allowed 300 words. Let’s just say I found writing a full 50,000 plus word novel far easier. That being said, when I received this review last week I nearly wept. I love Readers’ Favorite...

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