Your Friendly Neighborhood Pharmacist Part 1

I am not your...My day job is a pharmacist, because let's face it, I can't pay the bills selling 3 or 4 books a month. I've been a pharmacist for 10 years now (nooo not 10 years, I silently scream) and working in a pharmacy for 16 years. Currently, I work for a major retailer … Continue reading Your Friendly Neighborhood Pharmacist Part 1

Adventures of a single mom: Cleaning Up

After clawing my way out of the depression that I fell into it was time to really focus on my girls. They needed a routine, which is hard when you work retail, and more structure. Discipline had always been wishy washy as well because my ex and either disagreed or felt guilty because of the … Continue reading Adventures of a single mom: Cleaning Up

Blogging Together

https://youtu.be/Z5_wAg50RSc In the fall of 2017 I joined a small group of independent authors who had a goal in mind. They wanted to have a joint blog to share their message and promote their books. When I joined the site was nearing 100,000 views now they are approaching 250,000 and reach the top of Google's … Continue reading Blogging Together

Adventures of a Single Mom: Beginnings

For those who don't know I am recently divorced. You can read that post here. Until this fall I have my two girls 95% of the time because of my ex's work schedule. That's great by me. I love my girls and it's been a blast getting close to them. I have had my trials … Continue reading Adventures of a Single Mom: Beginnings

Building Believable Worlds

Image by Comfreak on Pixabay Creating a believable world in your book can be more challenging for some authors than others. Genre, setting, and time period have the largest influence on the world you are building. Typically, books set in the real world in modern times are the easiest to write. However, research is key … Continue reading Building Believable Worlds

There are no bad dogs

I know in my last post I stated I was going to talk about world building next and I will. This topic though is personal and dear to my heart. A few weeks ago my family adopted Penny, a Pitbull, from Stray Rescue of St. Louis. She was found emaciated and running the streets in … Continue reading There are no bad dogs

Creating Believable Characters

Many authors love to tease their friends saying "be careful, or you'll end up in my novel" while true this isn't always a bad thing. I have friends begging to be warriors, mages, or even a villain in my books. They want to know what kind of character I'd make them. I have an ex-roommate … Continue reading Creating Believable Characters

Out of Steam

When I started writing over 20 years ago I never thought writing would be a struggle for me. At least not when it came to knowing what to write about. Writing for me was a stress relief. It was my escape from reality where no one could bother me and I was completely in control. … Continue reading Out of Steam