Come See Me at the Bay Area Book Festival


Now that the world is reopening again, book festivals are back. Back in a big way. The LA Times Festival of Books kicks off next month. I'm definitely heading over to check it out.  I'll also be vending at the Bay Area Book Festival. I never attended this festival before, so super excited to go! I asked to be in the Family and Children's section - so look for me there if you're in the area. I'll be signing copies of Wishless. 

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How to Import Your Google Doc with Comments into Scrivener


Have you ever done something once successfully and then forgot how to do it? Me too! It’s such a time suck when you try to do it again and can’t.

I’ve been revising my manuscript, and I didn’t think I would use Google docs as much as I do… but it’s perfect when working in a critique group for getting feedback on your work. Once I had the comments, I wanted to import them to Scrivener so I could revise the pages on that platform. Cutting an...

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How to Revise Your Novel with Plottr


What is Plottr

So, you have a story. Better yet, you completed the first draft and happily typed ‘The End.’ You know it’s not really the end, though. Now comes the fun part, rather, the pulling out your hair and swearing as you wrangle that bad boy into something that sizzles on the page—a story with heart that keeps the reader reading. The process of revising your story from discombobulated, cliche riddled first draft to bestselling-I-can-retire fina...

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The Big Boo!


So happy to share my short children’s story, “The Big Boo,” is published on Short Editions. It’s a fun story that I originally wrote when I had a toddler, she’s a young adult now! Happy to see it find a place in the world and I’m super excited that it’s included in their story dispensers.


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Download Scrivener Template for the Virgin’s Promise


I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about writing, reading about writing and planning to write these past few weeks. No substantial writing has actually taken place. I’m holding out hope that at some point, the words will just pour out of me, like some third act montage with an energetic soundtrack- and I will finish my novel. These are unusual times, and I guess that’s as likely to happen as anything else these days. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I struggle to create a...

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Free Short Stories Dispensed at Oakland Airport


When my daughter came home over Thanksgiving break, she came home bearing gifts. She had stumbled upon a machine in the Oakland Airport that offered free short stories. My first thought was, how cool is that? My second thought was, how I can be down and (third thought) why isn’t LAX doing this?
Basically, you tell the machine how long of a story you want – one minute, three minutes or five minutes, and it prints it out for you. According to the press r...

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Get Help Publishing Your Book Reviews in Lit Mags


When I went to AWP this past March, I took part in a wonderful partnered reading event organized by Synchronized Chaos Magazine.   They paired emerging and established authors to read. They had the established author write a response to a piece of work written by the emerging author. It was a very engaging evening.

We all know how hard it can be to get our books reviewed, and on the flip side, if you write reviews, where you do submit them?

Welp, Sync...

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