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Peach Bellini Tea and Other Stuff That Induces Creativity

Ok, not really, but it’s fun to think that all I have to do is sip on something tasty and the creative juices will flow. Anyway, I’ve just finalized the edits and revisions on book 1.5 Kael’s Obsession, and sent it off to be published. It’s only going to be released as an ebook for now, but I’m thinking that when the series is complete it might be cool to package books 1.5 and 2.5 together into a single paperback. What do you think? I really liked focussing on Kael’s POV. He’s a fun character to write. He’s what I call a navel-gazer. Always looking at himself, introspectively, while thinking he can fix the broken world around him. A real self-professed hero, I’d say. So, when he crashes, he crashes hard. Reality hits this guy in the kisser when he finally understands his role in Shai’s life in The Outerlands. You’ll just...

I have a surprise for you…

Surprise! I’m super thrilled to bring my readers a fresh perspective in the Coalition trilogy. Coming soon! (In digital format only)   KAEL’S OBSESSION is book 1.5 (novella) told from Kael’s point of view.   Here’s a quick look. It’s no ordinary book. It knows things. And the secrets I’ve read in it are making me crazy. I have to destroy the Book before my obsession with it destroys me. Kael is an anti-social teen on the outside, but conflicted by intense emotions on the inside. Especially when a mysterious book of secrets is given to him with the command to protect it. His obsessive behavior threatens to drive him over the edge of sanity until the night his community is nearly burnt to the ground. That night he meets a girl named Shai and is inexplicably drawn to her. When he realizes his strange reaction to her is because of the Book he...

A Day In The Life Of…

My life is extremely organized. It has to be. What started out as a discipline (in my late teens) became second nature. Here’s an average day in a nutshell: I wake up and after my youngest is on the school bus (he will be driving next year… yikes! Jk. He’s a great driver. Cuz I’m teaching him. Haha) I have my breakfast (almost always Cheerios. I don’t like sugar) and my coffee. I sit in my favorite chair in the corner of the living room by the window to reflect for a minute or two. Then I begin going through my social media. Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest Google + I post something on each and briefly check the feed on each (liking a few & commenting as I go). This takes about 45 minutes. Then I put on my work out clothes, grab my water bottle and iPad and head downstairs to my workout room. Depending on what day it is I jump on the elliptical for...

Festive Lights and… Sadness

Someone, somewhere has lost someone they love. Someone, somewhere hates Christmas because it marks a tragedy in their life. Someone, somewhere is at the wrong place at the wrong time and is being yelled at, abused and beaten. These are terrible thoughts… Yes. They are. Thank you, Captain Obvious 😉 I’m reminded that as I’m out holiday shopping and gathering my supplies for a week of baking that not everyone is feeling as festive as I am. That maybe, just maybe, that grumpy checkout person is having a rough time right now because last year her mom passed away right before Christmas. Or maybe that guy who flipped me the bird because I was travelling extra careful on the icy roads (and yeah, I was going slower than everyone else…) is dealing with heartache because he won’t get to see his kids this Christmas. I’m reminded, that even if there’s no...