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
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
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
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
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
Wondering where I was? If you don't follow my Instagram or Facebook or simply want more details on where I've been the last several months I've spelled it all out for you. With 2018 over I have plans to start fresh.
My life right now is a work in progress. My husband and I are in the midst of a divorce that came as a surprise to both of us. I came to a point in my life where I realized that we both wanted different things and no matter what we did it wasn't going … Continue reading Work in Progress
Writing the perfect villain can be a challenging to some authors. Its all about what kind of tone you want to create with the character. Do you want an absolute overlord that your readers abhor or more of anti-villain that they can sympathise with. In my next blog post in my tips on writing series … Continue reading creating villians
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Sometimes we pick our friends and sometimes they pick us, but there is always a reason we call them a friend. I thought I would share the reason for my dedication in my newest set of books Dragons of the North.