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New Year, New You?

January 28, 2020

The New Year brings the excitement of starting over, the promise of a fresh start, a chance to do things differently, to improve yourself and make the world a better place. But I’ve got bad news...

Fresh Fiction Guest Post - How to Raise a Reader

January 20, 2020

As a writer, you'd think I would have instilled a love of reading in my own daughter. Believe me, I tried!

Heart of Denver Romance Writers' Aspen Gold Readers' Choice Awards

October 28, 2018

Burn is a Runner-up for Best Romantic Suspense in the 2018 Heart of Denver Romance Writers' Aspen Gold Readers' Choice Awards!

BURN is a finalist for Best First Book!

August 22, 2017

I'm thrilled to announce that BURN is a finalist for Best First Book in the New Jersey Romance Writers' Golden Leaf Contest. Winners will be announced at the Put Your Heart in a Book Conference on October 14, 2017. Stay tuned!

August 21, 2017

Great Romantic suspense reads

The romantic suspense genre encompasses many different types of stories including mystery, crime, action/adventure, military and government intrigue, and anything else with the potential to keep you on the edge of your seat. Here are some of my favorite recent reads. 

June 07, 2017

What's Cooking Wednesday

In my novel Burn, firefighter Ryan Monroe and the rest of the crew at the Ridgeport Fire Department love their Five Alarm Chili! 

May 10, 2017

My Top 5 Anti-heroes

There’s something about an anti-hero, isn’t there? The protagonist with the dark past and the cynical attitude who hides a good heart underneath a tough exterior. The person who doesn’t always do the right thing, but does what he does for the right reasons. 

May 03, 2017

Actions can earn a person the title of 'hero'

Lots of actions can earn a person the title of "hero." In my novel, Burn, one heroic Firefighter Ryan Monroe action Ryan performs—aside from running into a burning building to save the love of his life, Chloe Addison—is adopting his Dalmatian sidekick Max from the city animal shelter.

May 03, 2017

fifteen fun facts

BURN is my first novel. Unless you count that baby kidnapper story I started writing in junior high and never finished. Or that rock-star girlfriend tale I wove in high school. Or the one I never finished writing during college, about the mom haunted by the infant daughter she lost. 

May 01, 2017

Character inspiration

It's human nature to want to put a face to a character, whether a real one or an imagined one, and so one of the questions I get asked most often is, "Who did you imagine when you created your characters?"

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