Monthly Archives: May 2012

How was your long (for you U.S. readers) weekend? Mine was relaxing and a little surreal. You see, I got a big taste of empty nest syndrome. The two college boys (yes, there are two now, ugh) were out of town all last week, making me realize that The Herd (what was once a group of teens always coming and going) is now just The Boy (my youngest, who will be a junior in high school next year). Then said Boy left on Saturday to go to Key West for 10 days with his girlfriend. From Saturday morning to Sunday … Continue reading


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Today we welcome indie author Heather McCorkle to the blog as part of her To Ride a Puca Tour! Heather has an excerpt to share as well as details on how you can enter the giveaway she’s offering. Take it away, Heather! I brought chocolate cake to celebrate the birth of my new book, To Ride A Puca. Sorry it’s only a picture, but it has less calories that way. πŸ˜‰ Never fear though, I’ve brought more. But first to tell you a bit about the newborn. It is a young adult historical fantasy about the last of the druids … Continue reading


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The Soul Savers gang and I are on tour for the next 10 days – a blog tour, so you don’t even have to get up or get dressed. Tristan, Alexis, Owen, the rest of the cast and I are talking about loyalty and betrayal. You won’t want to miss a stop, especially because you can enter to win an ebook of Devotion at each blog and also be entered to win some fabulous prizes at the end of the tour! Prizes!!! Grand Prize – Nook Simple Touch (US only)1st Prize β€” Paperbacks of all 4 of my books signed … Continue reading


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As I’ve begun the first round of revisions on Book 4 of the Soul Savers Series, I’ve realized I’ve never teased you with shared even the first paragraph. I know why – the part of my books that change the most are the beginnings. So this may not last, but I’ll tease you with it anyway. πŸ˜‰ The very rough but current opening of Book 4: The spring breeze whipped at the hem of my skirt and filled my nose and throat with salty sea air as we stood on the edge of the cliff, saying our farewells. My hair … Continue reading


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As much as I love to cook, I’ve fallen in a rut again, sticking to our pretty regular cycle of old standbys. I’ve come to realize that’s how it is when I’m under deadline, which is pretty much all the time these days. Now that Book 4 is drafted, I’m once again itching to do some “real” cooking. I have tons of cookbooks and a stack of magazines with recipes I’ll never get through in a lifetime. And then I discovered Pinterest. I already have 6 boards just for recipes and most of those pins lead to websites and blogs … Continue reading


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