At Fault: The Real Work Begins

Last night, I completed the first draft of At Fault! I was riding in a truck and listening to “Freebird” at the time. I thought it was appropriate given the Southern setting of the book. Allow me to take a moment to celebrate. Okay, so I didn’t just save Christmas, but I thought the Snoopy […]

Writing for Yourself

One of the most difficult aspects of being a published author is remembering my audience and yet also writing to please myself. I always want to put out books that people enjoy reading, but if I think too much about that, then my brain seizes up and I can’t write a word. That can’t be […]

All’s Quiet on the Blog

I apologize for neglecting my blog for the past week and a half. My grandmother passed away last week, and honestly, I just haven’t felt much like posting. My grandmother was a spitfire, and everyone who has read Death Benefits has met her in Mrs. Twilley, who was inspired by her. I don’t want to […]

Looking Forward

Tis the season for New Year’s Resolutions, but I’m not much of a fan. I hate that everything this time of year seems to be about weight loss, healthy eating, and exercise promises that will likely be broken by February. Bor-ing! Not that I’m against weight loss or healthy eating, but for crying out loud, […]

At Fault

This weekend, my horse Darcy colicked. To non-horsepeople, that sounds like no big deal. She had a tummyache. But because horses cannot burp or vomit, colic can actually be a life-threatening condition. Darcy was clearly in a lot of pain. My vet had to come on two emergency farm calls, entubate her twice (which Darcy […]