Sunday, December 8, 2013

I'm Taking Over Panty Dropping Book Blog's Facebook Page Today!

Hey My Lovelies! I have the privilege of taking over Panty Dropping Book Blog's Facebook page today! I am so excited, because it is the first time I will actually take over someone's Facebook. AND....NO, I didn't have to tie them up or bribe them to do it. They were cool enough to invite me! So here are the deets! Go to this link >>>>>> at 4pm PST/ 7pm EST and hang out, answer some questions, ask some questions and maybe even win some prizes! I am hoping some of my writing buddies come hang out for a moment or two! Maybe even win some cool stuff they have out! Get ready with your best pictures, some really deep questions, and maybe even get ready to drop trou!

See you later today!


Monday, November 4, 2013

Grateful Journey...

I can say I would never change my life for all the money in the world or all the friends I could squeeze into an Amtrak train. I know that I am the fortunate one…I’m the person that skips across the crosswalk in rush hour traffic wearing a grin and dances down the sidewalk of my life in the pouring rain without an umbrella. 

Writing the Wilson Mooney Series was an amazing journey, but taking the series on the road to book signings has made the journey phenomenal. Where else could I meet some of the most supportive, dynamic, talented, people I know?

Where could I fulfill my dreams and aspirations but amongst the people that see me for who I truly am? To wake up to the true validation that what I do isn’t just a spoiled girl’s attempt to be something she wasn’t meant to be. 

I am an author…Validated by some pretty established, talented, and amazing writers. And as I make my mark on the hearts of my readers and fellow writers…one beat at a time, I attempt to stay authentic to who I truly am. 

I can’t find the difference between my life and how I’m supposed to act. As I drag my hands across the dark tweed curtains on center stage, I struggle just like anyone else for that opening where the edges meet and the lights beg to push them part. I squint as the spotlights penetrate the most private corners of my soul. I’m the person who still cries at moments of weakness and cheers at the smallest moments of strength.

I am grateful for everything that I’ve experienced, learned from choices I’ve made, and grew from watching the experiences of others. I get giddy at the moment I discover someone has fallen in love with my writing, and get overwhelmed at the support from other authors with my process.  I’ve gained trust and earned respect of my peers, not by asking them to do for me…but by sharing my heart openly with them. 

YES…I have days were I want to stop. Days where I’m tired of having my heart ripped out of my chest. Days where I just need someone to tell me that I am worthy.  But with each turn of events…with each breath that leads me back to my passion; I learn just that much more about my industry. I learn that what I put out…will be drawn back into my life. I know if I turn away from the sun I will cast a shadow in front of me, I know that as I close my ears to the discontented I won’t be able to hear, and I know as I speak…so shall my life mirror my words.
I’ve learned so much in the infancy of my career, and in learning…I’ve discovered there is still so much I have to learn. But it is in that space...of not knowing that the greatest growth takes place for me…and for all of that…I am truly grateful.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

New Covers for the Wilson Mooney Series!

I just wanted you to see the new covers for the Wilson Mooney Series. Thank you Sommer Stein from Perfect Pear Creative and Toski Covey for their patience and creativity. And Liza Aharonovich for the amazing photos! 

Find your copies at:

Barnes and Noble 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Beyond OUT to the World!

Beyond Eighteen is out to the world! Amazon is up and people are clicking….Barnes and Nobel is taking a little longer…keep checking back with their site. Smashwords is up but am still waiting on the approval for distribution to iTunes/iBooks.

So here are the links…

For all electronic platforms at here 

Nook at Barnes and Nobel…still waiting for link…

This has been one amazing journey. From the first time I starting writing Wilson’s story to the moment I wrote the last word on the screen. I’ve cried, laughed, became frustrated, loved it, hated it, and basically felt the entire gamut of emotions with this series. It has been a ride I only dreamed of. Thank you for making it a reality! Truly, without you, this couldn’t have taken place. Thank you for supporting my passion, thank you for cheering me on when it became difficult, thank you for letting Wilson and Max into your heart and most of all….thank you for letting me take you away from the realities of life so you could have some time with the characters that flooded my mind.

I love you all and honor you as a fan of the series.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Beyond Eighteen Blurb and Cover Reveal...10 More Days!

Can you believe that in 10 days Beyond Eighteen will be out to the world? In 10 days…the series you fell in love with, will finish its run with its third and final book.

There’s this part of me that is breaking inside. I ache because I know there is a moment where I will sit at the computer and tap out lives that have nothing to do with Wilson and Max. And yet, there is this excitement that boils inside of me for the new characters that are dancing around my head. I can’t wait to introduce you to them, and their stories. My heart rate speeds up when I think that you are going to meet people who have nothing to do with the Wilson Mooney Series. It’s like the first day you bring home a friend or lover to meet your parents.

Today I am going to give you…my subscribers the first look at the blurb for book 3 and the new covers. Yeah, you read right…I reissued new covers for book 1 and 2.

Before you start screaming or emailing me…I want you to know…I loved the butterfly covers…but I needed the books to become something different when people saw the covers. I needed them to reflect what the story was about…and the butterflies just weren’t enough. At first the covers were my attempt to be different, but just as caterpillars morph into butterflies; my books needed to evolve into something that let people know it was a contemporary new adult romance.
Soooo…without further ado….here is the blurb for Beyond Eighteen and the three new book covers. 

Beyond Eighteen Blurb
Max Goldstein has been confronted by death, betrayal, and unwanted expectations. He must work to find the delicate balance of a love that has been tested and a family that has been broken. Returning to the warmth of Wilson’s arms, he finds the only place he can be truly healed. Unfortunately, teetering on the edge of losing everything he’s ever wanted, Max must make decisions that pull at his sense of responsibility and push at his desire to protect the life he’s found with Wilson.

When Wilson Mooney is thrust into adulthood, she never expects her childhood demons to come knocking. Struggling to balance the delicate nature of her relationship with Max and the burning sting of betrayal; Wilson realizes she must dig deep within her soul to find forgiveness. Will she allow circumstances out of her control to shape her future? Or will she find the strength and maturity to go beyond eighteen and have the life she desires with the man she loves?

Will Wilson and Max ever get to have their happily ever after?

Watch for Beyond Eighteen October 2nd, 2013. 

With Gratitude and Love,

Sunday, August 11, 2013

My Interview with Christy from Tyhada Reads Book Blog

Hey Ladies! 

Check out my interview with Christy at Tyhada Reads. 

She asks some pretty detailed questions about my writing process and how I came up with the name for the series!

SAVE THE DATE! Beyond Eighteen release date is October 2nd, 2013! Also, make sure to check out the book tour for Beyond Eighteen from October 21st through the 25th. There will be interviews, reviews, and giveaways!

With Gratitude,

Thursday, August 8, 2013


I've had several people ask me...What’s going on with Beyond Eighteen (book 3 in the Wilson Mooney Series)?

First off, I know you feel like you’re floating in a blow-up raft in the middle of a shark infested body of water known as Wilson and Max. Bailing water from the sinking boat, and hoping that the little lifelines I seem to throw you will keep you from becoming shark bait. I get it. I truly understand the frustration, anticipation, and impatience y’all must be feeling, because I feel that way too! (thanks Shark Week)

With anything I feel impassioned about; I want to keep it safe. I want to make sure everything is in proper order before I let it go off on its journey. It’s so important to me that I give as much of myself that I can to the stories I write.

When the characters talk through me, or I feel that spark to write, it is as if everything else bows out. My family, friends, house, animals, events, everything becomes the background on which my writing is fueled. Life around me goes on going, while I disappear in the folds of my stories and the heartbeats of my characters.

The people, who know me and love me, try to understand. They continue to support me, but I can see and feel when they are reaching the saturation level of being ignored. Doors become heavier as they close with more force, calls and texts become a little longer, with words like, “I know you’re writing, but”, and my family gets tired of the excuse, let me just finish this chapter. As a matter of fact, I know my family and friends sometime feels my characters get more time with me then they do, and truthfully, sometimes they’re right.

Inspiration has a way of showing up at the most inopportune of times and so does its nemesis procrastination! There are days when I want to ignore the cat calls from the fictional characters in my head and the bellyaching from my boys in real life, and just take a day to myself. But, well, that just wouldn’t be fair to everyone.

So, here’s where I am with Beyond Eighteen...I hope it eases your mind. The first 3/4 of the book is written, and as of yesterday, is with my editor, Tiffany. I am at a pivotal point in the book and I feel like there is roughly another 3 or 4 chapters to go before Wilson and Max’s story will be done for this series. A couple of my beta-readers have been reading it all along, helping me catch inconsistencies. My graphic designer has finished the ebook cover and it is ready to go, the paperback is really close. I have been communicating with bloggers and other authors about promoting the series. And if all goes well, I will revise, re-read, and revise before back to editor and then off to the world. So the big question everyone is waiting for…When will book 3 be released?

DRUM ROLL PLEASE............

Beyond Eighteen will be released on a very special day…October 2nd, 2013, (Ed and my 19th wedding anniversary).

I'll be in Las Vegas on August, 17th at the Hard Rock Hotel from 2-6pm. 


On October 12th (10 days after book 3 is released), I’ll be at the Mark Spencer Hotel in Portland, Oregon from 12-4.

With Love and Gratitude,


Friday, June 14, 2013


Well everyone I am off to San Francisco today for my first HUGE signing on Saturday! There is going to be over 30 authors there. I have a half of a table I am sharing with Bethany Lopez (I can't wait to meet her!). I've got all my swag in order and my bags are almost packed, all I have to do is set up my boys for success while I'm gone for 30 hours! Not much time in the realm of taking off for the weekend.

I am so excited to meet my readers, amazing authors, dynamic book bloggers, and many different people in the book industry! This weekend is going to be FAN-tastic! If you are coming down to the Sheraton at Fisherman's Wharf, make sure you come by my table, pick up some swag and let's chat! If you aren't going to San Francisco, then make sure to make it to Orlando, FL. on June 29th for Book Bash!

Thank you for being the most amazing fans a girl could ever ask for! Here's a little treat in case you can't make it to SFINE! 

With Gratitude,

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

It's an East Coast,/West Coast Thang!

I am going to have 2 major signing events this summer! The first event is SFINE in San Francisco, California on June 15th and the other event is BOOK BASH in Orlando, Florida on June 29th! It's going to be a busy June!

I am so excited about this, I can hardly wait! Both signings are BIG...HUGE...MAJOR EVENTS!

**waving perfusly and jumping up and down**

OK, now I gotta let you in on a little secret...I haven't been on a plane since.......1998, shhhhh don't tell anyone, it's a little embarrassing. Yeah, I know, where have I been? Under a rock? No, just busy, raising kids and workin' for a livin'. It isn't because of fear, I'll tell you that! I just haven't really been flying anywhere....

Sooooo, now that I have a place to fly I am getting all these tips. One person told me to wear flip-flops to avoid having to take off my shoes (Well....anyone who knows me, knows I'm a tennis shoe girl through and through). Also, I had people tell me to travel with tiny shampoo/cream rinse bottles. Don't take liquid if you can help it. No toenail clippers, or sissors and avoid all powders. But on a good note, I heard they'll let you take a purse and a carry on with you (Well, again, anyone who knows me, knows I hate carrying a purse)! But I am willing to start carrying a purse if I can avoid the fees for checking-in bags. So many new rules to get from point A to point B.

Needless to say, I'll be in disguise with my flippy-floppies and huge purse! Maybe I'll need big pair of sunglasses too!

Alright, let me ask you, my Worldly Readers, What else should I know before I venture out of my little Northern California community into the huge world waiting for me...because, I sure don't want to get profiled as suspicious!

I look forward to meeting people, connecting with my readers, and chatting about The Wilson Mooney Series!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Birthday Giveaway ebook copy of Wilson Mooney Almost Eighteen!

So it was my birthday Tuesday (4/23)! And what better way to celebrate it than to give away the first book, Almost Eighteen, in the Wilson Mooney Series! 

Sooooo, for this weekend only (4/27-4/28) If you go to Smashwords and enter the promo code EH98M, you can download an eBook of Almost Eighteen for FREE!

Share this on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, your blog, and your website! Don't ya think it's about time the rest of the world found out just how swoon-worthy Max is!

And thank you for being the best fans in the Universe!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Sneak Peek Scene from Beyond Eighteen WM#3 & News

Hey My Loves

Head on over to Up All Night Book Blog and check out the exclusive scene sneak peek between Wilson and Max... Click HERE to read it!

Also, don't forget SFINE on June 15th, the San Francisco Signing~ the event is almost to you are in the San Francisco Bay Area, in the middle of June, come on down to the Sheraton at Fisherman's Wharf and say hi! I'll even sign your book (or whatever you have to be signed!) 
 Click HERE for details and register soon

With all of that...If I get 1K (1,000) LIKES on the Wilson Mooney Fan Page I will reveal Beyond Eighteen's cover!  
I gotta tell it a lot different than the other two books!  

Oh, yeah, and one more thing... You've heard it here first...I am re-issuing book 1 & 2 with totally new covers! More about that...later!  Shhhh......

Thank you for supporting me on this journey~ with the deepest gratitude and love,