I wanted to let you know about a very important decision I have made. I have decided to transition out of writing novels. It wasn’t an easy choice to make and quite frankly, it has been on my mind for almost a year.
I have always loved writing. When I was a young girl, I would write stories and poems and on and on. When I became an adult, I kept on writing. I’ve often heard the saying, “Find something you love to do and you’ll never work a day in your life.” I love writing and it has never felt like work or a job. However, recently I have found my focus and my heart changing.
Some people may say that I was never really successful at novel writing and so I am giving up. This isn’t true. A year ago, I was introduced to a screenwriting program and almost immediately I was hooked. In the past year, I have adapted three of my novels for film, outlined another brand new story, and written a TV pilot with my sister. Every time I sit down to write…I end up writing screenplays.
And so…I’m embarking on an even more competitive venture where my chances of success are even lower than in novel writing. With novels, when my publisher went out of business and I parted ways with my agent, I had the option to publish my books independently. In the world of screenwriting, I can’t just go out and produce my own movie if I can’t find a production company or a manager. It won’t be an easy road but I am very excited about the possibilities.
I have one novel ready to publish. It is called “Somewhere in Between.” There is another that is over half finished that I plan on publishing in the near future. Right now I’m calling it, “Roswell,” but it’s just a working title at this point. I will keep you updated when these books are released and can be purchased through Amazon.
I want to thank you all for your support and patronage over the years. I’m so honored that you allowed me into your lives and loved my books as much as I did.
Hopefully someday soon, you’ll be able to go to a movie theater or turn on your television and watch one of my stories on the screen.
Regret is one of the most devastating emotions a person is forced to live with…and it usually begins with the question: What if?
Since the moment her ex-husband Jakob uttered the words, “Alek is alive,” Adrianna’s life has been turned upside down. Every day her world is filled with the question: What if? What if Jakob had never told her that horrible lie? What if Adrianna had never married him? What if she finds Alek? What if he hates her?
It is this endless sea of questions and her own regret that keeps her frozen in place and unable to make a move. If she can’t forgive herself for what has happened, how can she ever expect Alek to forgive her?
Unbeknownst to Adrianna, Katarina has also discovered that her biological father is alive. A headstrong young woman, she is determined to track Alek down and reunite him with Adrianna. It will be their happily ever after…what could possibly go wrong?
And when Alek and Adrianna finally come face to face after almost two decades apart…will their enduring love be able to save them?
Deepest Regret of the Heart is the long-awaited third book in a four-part series. It explores the opportunities of second chances, the long-lasting effects of heartbreak and regret, and how to find forgiveness even in the darkest of times.
I just wanted to let you know that I’ve been working really hard this summer on some pretty cool projects. First and foremost, “Deepest Regret of the Heart” Book 3 in the Hartstrings Quartet will be out in just a few short weeks. I’m sending the final draft off to my editor later this week! Yay.
Also, I’ve been pursuing another passion of mine: screenwriting. I have adapted both “One Wish” and “Turning Point” into screenplays and I have been doing pitches about every week or so to movie producers. Fingers crossed.
This week, I am going to start on an entirely new script. I can’t decide between “Our Unfinished Business” and “Her Second Act” – if you all have an opinion, please let me know.
I wanted to let you know that I’m still writing but I am taking a break from publishing any new books. I have decided instead to work on acquiring representation for my writing and hopefully getting my novels published. My dream has always been to see my books on bookstore shelves. I am very excited and equally nervous to venture back out into the land of agents and publishers but I think that it is time. Don’t worry, I can handle the rejection that will inevitably come but I know that the right agent is out there…somewhere. I just have to find him or her.
I have a very strong manuscript I just finished that I believe is going to attract the attention of that perfect agent. I am looking for a collaborative and long-term relationship with an agent and a publisher.
I hope you all will wish me the best of luck and please know that behind the scenes, I am still writing feverishly and working on several projects that I hope will be published very soon.
Would you raise your sister’s child? What about the child of the person you hate most in the world? When those two people are one in the same, then what?
When Sophie Blackwood gets a call in the middle of night that her sister, Jasmine, and brother-in-law, Alex, are dead, she finds she is utterly indifferent. The sisters had been on the outs for well over twenty years.
In a cruel twist, Sophie learns at the reading of her sister’s will that she has been named her niece Madeline’s guardian. Her sister’s request leaves Sophie reeling. Why on earth would Jasmine leave Madeline in her care? It makes no sense…or does it?
Jackson Price is a successful songwriter who paid his fair share of dues. A decade ago, while rambling through the Pacific Northwest, he had a fling with the vibrant Jasmine Blackwood. As fun as Jasmine was, it was her little sister Sophie who captured Jackson’s thoughts—and became the inspiration for his first hit song.
He attends Jasmine’s funeral, praying it might be a chance to see Sophie again. But even as he reconnects with Sophie, he also meets Madeline and is drawn to the fantasy of an instant family—the wife and daughter he’s always dreamed of having. Even so, he can’t ignore how familiar it all is to him.
OUR UNFINISHED BUSINESS explores the questions: How do you define the word family? What if the right thing to do isn’t the right thing for you to do? And how do you allow yourself to love again when all you’ve ever experienced is betrayal?
I hope you are having a fantastic summer. My summer break is winding down. In fact, this is the final day before I start back to teaching. I took two months off from teaching to focus on some writing and I am happy to report, I got a lot done!
There were a few hiccups this summer: my husband had major surgery (he is on the mend now) and we had to move (try moving in July in Phoenix, AZ–HOT)–but all in all, it was a productive summer.
I am almost finished with OUR UNFINISHED BUSINESS. The final edits are happening and I’m hoping to have it out by the end of August or early September.
I also have three new drafts finished (or almost finished). My next book will be Book 2 of the Hartstrings Quartet: DEEPEST DESIRE OF THE HEART. The story has come into the future twelve years. Katarina is almost sixteen and filled with teenage angst and wondering why her parents chose her out of all the other children in the orphanage and why her biological parents could not keep her. Is it time for Laura and Adrianna to tell the girls their story?
After OUR UNFINISHED BUSINESS and DEEPEST DESIRE OF THE HEART, I have three other books that are in varying stages of completion and will be out in the next year or so. I’m excited to share these new characters and stories with you.
In public, Belle is heralded as the devoted daughter who gave up her own dreams to keep her mother’s alive, but in private she hides a dark secret from the world–until she hires Landon, a young man who refuses to let her hide anything, and Belle’s public and private lives collide with catastrophic consequences. Just when life left her with nothing, he gave her everything to live for.
Sadie gave her son up for adoption to give him his best chance—even though it broke her heart. Hayden is now all grown up and needing answers. Armed with only a postmark and an old letter, he sets out on a journey to find his birthmother. From beginning to end, you are drawn to the reunion of mother and child. The events that take place keep you turning pages. Just how do you find your mother? Should you attempt to seek out your child? And do you really want to know?
If you could go back in time and change one decision, what would it be? This is the opportunity Claire is given with after saving the life of an old woman. A chance that some of us only dream of: the opportunity to go back in time and change her life.
In a split second, Drew made a decision that changed her life. She turned away from the man she loved into the arms of the wrong person. Now she has a chance to go back and change it all. Will she have the strength to face her mistakes and fix them? Or will it be her undoing?