“One Starry Knight” Grand Release!!

This morning at midnight (Dec 30, 2015) marked the grand release of One Starry Knight! The book will be available in paperback at online stores like Amazon and Barnes and Noble, though of course, I will eventually release an ebook version as well. I want to take a moment to share with you why this…

My Future Dream Cast

I am so totally supposed to be doing edits for one of my books right now. I so totally don’t feel like it and am gonna so totally keep stalling by trolling Facebook and posting this lovely blog post for y’all. I am sure many of you are aware of the recent hype that there…

Purposing the Plot: More Than Just a Love Story

I am finding that a lot of folks are amazed at the amount of books I produce, and at such a quick rate. People act like I’m a bit of an anomaly, and maybe I am. Or maybe I am just really good at planning. Or just anti-social enough to have nothing better to do than…

Not Like the Movies…and Maybe That’s Exactly How It Should Be

No, Katy Perry, it’s never like the movies. The movies are filled with drama and angst. The movies make you believe that drama and passion are the same thing. The movies also don’t show all the normal, everyday life moments in between the passion. And if they did, they would make us believe, falsely so, that…

Book-signings, Artwork, and Berries–Oh my!!

Wow. So a few hours ago, I finished participating in a book-signing associated with Trinity Service’s Strawberry Festival. I have been posting about this event for some time, but at last, the big day arrived, and let me just say what a fun and awesome experience!! I met some great people, sold and signed more…

Ode to Friends: A Birthday Blog

Well, today is my birthday and I wanted to blog something special. So I decided to do this piece about my friends, of which I have thankfully acquired quite a number of in the past year or so. In particular, I want to take this time to thank the friends who have made an especially…

Truly, all things happen for a reason. After all, “perhaps it was just as well that Ella’s step sisters were cruel for had she never run to the forest, she would never have met the prince.” In the end, Ella has the grace to forgive and yet the wisdom to walk away. And she and…

Life Through Quotes From “Cinderella”

I just got back from seeing the new 2015 version of Cinderella at the theatre. Let me just say I was completely enchanted and blown away by this film. It’s not often I find a film that I would watch every day over and over. When I do, it’s usually because something that has resonated…

“I’m a writer, it’s my job to tell the ‘essence of truth.’” ~ American Horror Story, S2E12

Literary Life Moment #2: Sula

I recently bought Toni Morrison’s Sula not only because I love Morrison’s imagery in her writing, but because I was hooked by the book’s description: “Two girls who grow up to become women. Two friends who become something worse than enemies… their friendship ends in an unforgivable betrayal—or does it end?” As I was reading the…

Artist(s) of the Week: The Artists of Tiadaghton House

Yesterday, my boyfriend and I had a lovely outing filled with good food and exquisite, whimsical art. We began at “Flamingo’s,” originally called “Maxwell’s” located off West Main Street in Belleville. You can see in the pics below why the restaurant ultimately changed its name. I was famished, so we ordered toasted ravioli, garlic cheese…

Artist of the Week: Ralph Vaughan Williams

I grew up listening to classical music and have to say it is my favorite genre to this day. From pieces by more traditional composers like Beethoven, Mozart, and my personal favorite, Tchaikovsky, to pieces from more modern composers, like Nicholas Hooper, Alexandre Desplat, John Williams, Howard Shore, and all those other amazing soundtrack composers,…