Up & Running

Up & Running

Wow, I cant believe it is time to start blogging again. As you may have guessed, due to my lack of communication, I have taken some much needed time off. We moved, had a couple of kids come back home then leave again and basically started a whole new life adventure in the far off distant land called “The City.” Sounds silly. I know. But when you’ve been living in a small town for the last twenty plus years, as we have, being...

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Change

Change

Halle has come home! (Think Scream, a Lakeview Novel, book 3) Some parents cheer when their children finally head off to school. We did not. Our daughters left home too soon. Living in a small town we could not compete with what boarding school could give them, the opportunities, the education, the travel. So off they went, black flats and knee high socks in hand, at the tender age of 13. The school they attended inspired my first book...

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Sock Monster Hits the Classroom

Sock Monster Hits the Classroom

If you are an author, there is nothing better than visiting and working with the children that you write for. Their energy is contagious, a better “pick-me-up” than coffee. Even with my broken shoulder. Although, I think the sling made me look kind of cool. And isn’t that one of the rules of engaging students? Look like you have a story to tell. The answers I received to the questions I asked were truly inspiring. There is no end to the...

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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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