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Still Growing Up To Be Who I Want To Be.

Once upon a time, I was a little girl just like you... well maybe you're not a little girl. But I know there are some out there somewhere. 
I have a little boy of my own now and as we've started looking at options for schooling him (we are looking at home-school) it has prompted me to reflect on how I have gotten to where I am today. Back when I was a tiny tot, I was filled with this notion that I could grow up to be whatever I wanted to be. Fast-forward thirty years, and I am what I want to be: a writer, business owner and mother.
But how did I get here? In a lot of ways, it contradicts everything I was told as a kid about becoming a big success, although it's a story that is probably more common than advertised. In general, the way we are told to find success goes something like this: Get good grades in school.Go to college & get a degree in something that interests you.Get a the exact job you've always wanted.Success! Well, that is not exactly the path I took. Su…

Adaline... Book 2?

Well, it's happened. Things with Adaline have been going so swimmingly that I have officially started writing the second book in the series. Sometimes, you just have to go where and when the Muse takes you.

If you're a writer, how do you know when its time to write? For me, I start to get flashes of thought about where I think the story is headed. Sometimes I get whole streams of dialogue that might work for a scene not yet written. These bursts of thought come more and more frequently until I just have to put it down on paper.

So now, I have created a situation that I don't normally like to have - 2 Works in Progress. I started on Ctrl/Alt/Del, the romance sequel to Age/Sex/Location, over a year ago. It is taking me some time to write, and I keep debating whether or not to keep writing it. One of the characters is based on one of my closest friends who died in a horrific car crash last year. Every time I get to her character in the novel I end up having to set the manusc…

Release Day

Well, it's finally happened. Adaline has officially been released into the wild. There is a lot of amazing stuff going on, and I am so excited to see where it all leads. I've been trying to keep things cool and not be TOTALLY overboard in sharing every single update as it comes. But it's been hard so I think I'll do a quick recap here so you all can see how this is going.

I've started getting reviews in from those special folks who got advanced copies. I won't go into the long talks that we've had about the book, but here are a few quotes from them while they're fresh in my mind:

"An imaginative otherworldly story, this was an amazing and a bit disturbing read." - I. Garland

"I didn't see a way out [for the main character], and I was only halfway through the book! The story was thrilling and I can't wait for Volume 2. This is the next Harry Potter." - C. Duncan

"I've read a thousand Science Fiction books. This is a good

Adaline is LIVE on Amazon!

Adaline is LIVE on! You can still pre-order a signed copy from, but if you just can't wait then you can order from Amazon and get the novel delivered to your door before its official release!

The Adaline Pre-Order is open!

I m so excited to announce that as of today, the pre-order for my newest novel is open! This is by far the best book I have written to date and I am really looking forward to getting it out there to readers. Adaline is a great sci-fi story for readers 10 and up, and is the first in what will be a series of books.

Adaline follows the story of a young boy who is raised in an environment completely controlled by machines. Somewhere between Harry Potter and the Matrix, Adaline is a world where individuality is sacrificed for the good of the community. When Boy 1124562 begins to discover hidden talents such as drawing, dreaming and problem solving, a mad doctor tries to erase his abilities and prevent the anomalies from spreading.

Read the book's description and pre-order your copy here.

The best part of the Adaline release? The party of course! Pick up your signed, pre-ordered from Baskin Robbins (Longview, Washington), hear me do my first public reading from Adaline, AND get a free sc…