Hamlet is coming!

book-cup-of-coffee.jpgHi everyone,

I haven’t been posting for awhile because Fall is always a very busy time for me and my family. Also, I’ve been editing TO HAMLET, WITH LOVE. I don’t have a publication date set yet, but when I do, I will let you know.

The next thing on deck is the first in a four-book series. It’s an amazing story that was inspired by one of the most courageous students I’ve had the pleasure of teaching.

Take care!

End of Summer Giveaway

Hi everyone,Hands Heart

This Labor Day weekend, my three novels, CHANGING HANDS, TURNING POINT, and THE SACRIFICE will all be FREE for Kindle! The promotion starts Saturday, August 31st and runs through Monday, September 2nd!

And while your downloading my books for FREE, check out my latest release, ONE WISH!

Happy reading!

Somewhere in Between

celtic-cross-t11017Hi everyone,

My writer’s block is over! Thank goodness! My latest “work in progress” is titled SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN. The title comes from one of my favorite Irish quotes that really sums up the spirit of the story: “Some people say there is a God. Others say there is no God. The truth probably lies somewhere in between.”

The story centers around two childhood best friends torn apart by the most tragic of circumstances. Years later, the two young women are brought back together–one still suffering from survivor’s guilt while the other is simply trying to abide by the sacred vow she made to save her friend.

I’m very excited about this novel–lucky #9!

I will keep you posted on my progress.

My Last Supper List

LSLHi everyone,

The other day while we were watching “Castle” (one of my FAVORITE television shows), they brought up the idea of a Last Supper List. Essentially, if you were to have a last supper, what twelve people (living or dead, famous or not) would you want to have there with you?

I’ve heard of other lists–such as the list of five celebrities you’d sleep with given the chance. Of course both lists are just fantasy but I think that this one is much more interesting (albeit a little bit morbid). As such, I’ve decided to share with you my Last Supper List.

Keep in mind, as I wrote this, it was a given that my husband and children were there with me. 🙂 These are in no particular order.

1. My Grandma and Grandpa Lee. (I realize this is two people but quite literally, you can’t have my grandpa without my grandma and vice versa…besides, my grandma usually was sitting on my grandpa’s lap so they’d only take up one chair.)

2. William Shakespeare. I LOVE him–enough said.

3. Pocahontas. As many of you saw my Tweet a few weeks back, I am her direct descendant and I think it would be fascinating to sit down with her and find out how it all really happened. (Not that I don’t trust the Disney version of the story–wink wink.)

4. Baby #1. Of course I would want to meet him.

5. Glenn Busby. I would love to sit with my husband’s father and thank him for setting such an excellent example for Tom–on how to be an amazing husband and wonderful father.

6. Tim Allen. With this eclectic group of folks, we might need a good laugh. Also, I think Tim Allen and I have many of the same political and life views.

7. Jennifer Weiner. Jen is one of my favorite authors. She makes me cry, she makes me laugh, and then she makes me laugh until I cry. I’d like to opportunity to tell her how much I adore and admire her.

8. Thomas Jefferson. As an educator, I would love to sit and talk with President Jefferson. He had innovative ideas regarding education and it would be fascinating to have a conversation with him.

9. Ghandi. Who wouldn’t want to meditate and get counsel from Ghandi?

10. Reba McEntire. Who doesn’t need a little music at dinner? Besides, Reba is one of the coolest people in the world.

11. Garth Brooks. (See #10–maybe they could sing a duet?)

12. Gertrude Stein. I wrote my Master’s Capstone on Stein and I have been fascinated with her since. She was a genius before her time and paved the way for women writers.

Okay. So there is my list. Were there any surprises? Why don’t you create your own list–I’d love to hear your #lsl. 🙂

Northern Arizona Book Festival

nabf_savethedate2013Hi everyone,

I will be at the Northern Arizona Book Festival on May 18th.

I love book festivals because they give me the chance to talk with readers, sign books, and meet other authors. Lots of great authors attend this event–so it’s a big deal! 🙂

I’m really looking forward to it and I hope to see you there!