July 6, 2021
Potato Gnocchi

What cooking on author blog? I know that I don't normally share recipes, but this one was so good I had to share with everyone. Ingredients ·  2 medium potatoes (any type) ·  2 1/2 cups of flour (roughly) ·  2 teaspoons of salt + additional 1 teaspoon of salt for cooking water Instructions Preheat […]

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June 13, 2021
Life's Merry-Go-Round

Not only is it my birthday, but it is my book's birthday. You heard me, I've leveled up and my book was birthed ten long years ago. I equate its birth to when I hit print on the first full draft of A Single Girl's Guide to Wedding Survival. That of course was not its […]

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May 10, 2021
Story Structure Breakdown: Zone 1

On the hunt to understand why my stories kept breaking down, I stumbled onto the idea that stories can be broken down into roughly equal Four Zones. See my previous post Story Structure Breakdown for a high-level look at Four Zone Story Structure as presented by one of my favorite teachers Lisa W Miller in […]

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April 22, 2021
A Year of Lock Down

On March 12, 2020, I was at an off-site meeting when we received an email from the office to go home immediately and that the whole company was going to work virtually. I remember looking across the table at my boss and asking do I go to the office first and then go home. She […]

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April 12, 2021
I Love the Smell of Books in the Morning

I believe that if you are reading a physical book, you have just given me an invitation to talk to you. I love finding new books and getting new book recommendations for these instant new friends. Otherwise, I'm left to wondering the book stacks at the library or click rabbit-holes of the internet to find […]

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March 11, 2021
Story Structure Breakdown: Three-Act and Four-Zone

When I started writing the only thing I knew about story structure came from English classes and theater training. Needless to say, I knew vague terms and hazy definitions and as a result, my manuscripts were weak. Beat readers told me that I was missing something. When I asked them to explain what "missing something" […]

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February 25, 2021
A Bookworm at Heart

There is nothing better than finding a story to get wrapped up in keeping you up late at night. The last few years I haven't read voraciously as I had in the past. I read all types of stories though my mainstays are fantasy, mystery, and business books. I'll read romance, if I like the […]

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February 4, 2021
Book Published Oddity

A Single Girl's Guide to Wedding Survival has been out in the world for a little over two months. Yeah! Yet the oddest thing is that other people can read the book whenever they'd like. Sounds like an inane statement, right? But for the last nine years, the only way people would read the book […]

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January 21, 2021
Fear of Creating

Last year and this year I decided to do a word of the year and paint the word so I can see it all the time. This year I started with a 4x6 canvas, which was waaaay to small for this idea. I scanned the room I was working in and saw that there was […]

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January 7, 2021
2021 Plans

With how insane last year was, I'm nervous to even make plans for this upcoming year. Yet I know that if I don't add an inked plan to my schedule, nothing will get accomplished. I had a good friend of mine reach out to me last week and ask if I'd be interested in being […]

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