Since I'm currently in between novels, I played around with creating a book trailer for YouTube. I'm a little rusty, so please forgive the amateur quality!
New Kaitlyn Review
4.0 out of 5 starsShort, contemporary tale of finding love and the value of good friends.
Sweet, quirky tale of gritting your teeth while navigating the vagaries of a modern career lifestyle, the immeasurable value of good friends, and taking a chance at love.
An Update Is In Order!
August 26, 2022
I just realized I haven't updated any news in five months (sorry!). Since then my second and third novellas were released ~ FIND MY WAY HOME and SECOND CHANCE.
Please check out my books page soon, because I'm in the mood to give some copies away!
March 23, 2022
I'd never written a novella before, and it happened rather organically, but I enjoyed it! NEW KAITLYN is a quick read and a really fun story that features some cringe-worthy humor. Click on the Amazon link on my Books page to buy.
The Apple On Sale Now!
August 18, 2021
THE APPLE is now available for purchase on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Walmart! I think you'll like it! Simply click the corresponding link on my Books page.
New Novel To Be Published Soon!
My latest tale, THE APPLE, will be published within the next month. I'm excited to share it with you. The whole COVID quarantine imbroglio set me back -- my manuscript was stored on my personal computer, which I had to mothball so I could perform my job on a company-issued PC.
When I finally returned to the story, however, I realized my unforeseen break was actually a boon for plot development.
Watch for an announcement soon!
My Latest Novel Is Well On Its Way
My novel is coming together swimmingly. As a "pantser" I begin a new novel with simply a protagonist, who has absolutely no idea how her story will unfold. I don't actually recommend this method, but it's the only way I know how to do it. Plus I like being surprised. Now after many stops and starts, the story has taken shape. In fact, I've already penned the ending. But I have miles to go - gaps to fill, meat to add to the bone. Nevertheless, the story is engaging, and I think you'll like it.
Circumstances Beyond My Control
wreaked havoc on my novel-in-progress. Suddenly on March 16 my company
sent everyone home to work remotely. That entailed disconnecting my
personal PC and connecting a company-issued computer to my modem. My
novel is on my PC! I was on a roll and suddenly everything stopped.
The good news is, I've got my computer back now. The bad news is, after
three months, I need to re-introduce myself to the story. Alas, novels
evolve slowly for me anyway, and perhaps that three-month break will
Procrastination or Inspiration?
writers, do you take long breaks from your in-progress manuscript? I'm a
notoriously slow writer. Part of that is due to the demands of my life.
I have a full-time job and all those little things that need to be done
once the workday is over. But I'm not telling you anything you don't
already know. Part of it may be procrastination. I don't outline, so I
have to figure out where the story is going and often I'm at a loss.
Then there is fear. The standards I demand of my writing are harsh and I
worry about not measuring up.
drawback to these long "breaks" is that I develop amnesia regarding
what I've already written. So tonight I'm just going to read -- refresh
myself on what I've penned so far. I hope I can simply read and quash
the urge to fastidiously edit.
It's a silly problem in the scheme of things, but I'd value your feedback. What am I doing wrong and how can I fix it?
I'm looking for a new writer's forum, one that is supportive. I feel
the need for a virtual hug. Hit me up if you can recommend one.
Working On My Latest
newest novel seems to be taking an inordinate amount of time to
complete. That doesn't make it bad ~ it makes it good! This so-far
untitled story features a murder, but I haven't yet decided who did it.
The main character has issues of her own, but the suspects are myriad.
Pretty much everyone has a reason to kill.
Taking place over a long holiday weekend, family secrets come unraveled.
I'm excited to find out who did it!
And you will be the first to know!
New in 2019
My novels are now available at Walmart's ebook store online. Click on the link on my "Books" page!
October 14, 2018
available at Barnes & Noble! Both Radio Crazy and Once In A Blue
Moon are available to download for Nook! See my "Books" page for
August 4, 2018
New book trailer for Once In A Blue Moon! I hope you like it.
July 22, 2018
am giving away three copies of Radio Crazy just for joining my mailing
list! Yes, the first three mailing list subscribers WIN!
Just go to my contact page and input your name and email address and your book is on its way!
June 8, 2018
continuing to think about my latest novel. Thinking is underrated. I'm
not an outliner, so my planning, such as it is, is haphazard. I know
what my denouement will be ~ it's just getting there that is the
challenge. That said, I'm bullish on "Aubrey" (working title). Stay
April 7, 2018
What novel doesn't need a good playlist! My Spotify playlist for Radio Crazy is HERE.
April 6, 2018
allowed myself a long sabbatical after months of hair-pulling,
self-doubt, and exhaustion finishing and editing Radio Crazy, The good
news is, I am now in the midst of writing my third novel, which has no
name. I will let it tell me what it wants to call itself once I delve a
bit deeper into the story. For too long, I was uninterested in writing,
but I think I needed that mental and emotional break before I could
regain passion for a new tale. While the discipline of writing is a
really valuable tool, forcing oneself to write is a sure guarantee of
resultant crap (well, it is for me). Never fear, I am constantly
writing, but writing in my blog is a liberating release. I don't have to
obsess over every misplaced comma (or is it a semi-colon??)
said, I'm rather excited about my new novel. I'm not an outliner, but I
always have a vague path I intend to follow. Sometimes that path wends
in directions that get me lost, but sometimes they lead me to amazing