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On Being An Introvert: Fake It Till You Make It, aka, Surviving the 4th of July Party

I have finally come to a point in my life when I accept my introverted self, even celebrate it, and certainly no longer apologize for it. If I don’t want to go to a social function, I don’t. If I … Continue reading

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IPPY Gold Medal Award-Winner

Hi folks, and a very happy Wednesday to ya. I just returned from two days in the famed New York City… where I picked up some new hardware… My YA thriller, The Reformation of Marli Meade, won gold in the … Continue reading

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On Being An Introvert-Acquiring the Elusive Quiet Mind

I am the victim of the times–surrounded by constant stimulation, whether it be text alerts, social media, murmuring television or radio in the background, people talking to me, at me…the absolute dreaded phone call. As someone who leans so far … Continue reading

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Gold Medal Winner

I’m thrilled to announce that The Reformation of Marli Meade won the gold medal in the IPPY Awards, Mid-Atlantic Best Regional Fiction category. On May 29, I’ll head to NYC to accept the gold medal. How cool is that? In … Continue reading

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Contest Finalist!

Happy New Year!! I’m thrilled to announce my YA thriller, The Reformation of Marli Meade, was a finalist in the 2017 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence contest, in the teen category. Go, Marli! Many thanks to Birmingham’s Southern Magic Romance … Continue reading

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New Release: On the Edge of Tomorrow

I’m thrilled to be part of this YA anthology, filled-to-the-brim with edgy YA fiction. This collection of short stories will make a fantastic present for teenage and adult readers alike. Interested? Here’s the cover: Yours truly not only helped edit … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event:

Hi folks! Long time, no blog-writing, that’s for sure. But I’m excited to announce a new event in my little future: a book signing at the Loudon County Library Eat Local, Read Local Festival and Book Sale. When? Why, this … Continue reading

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The Reformation of Marli Meade Excerpt

Hi folks. I hope everyone had a peaceful, relaxing (as much as possible) holiday. I returned to my home state of West Virginia to visit my family and to drink in the beautiful, haunting and stunning landscape. Needless to say, … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal and New Release Alert

Hi folks. I am thrilled to reveal the cover art for my new Young Adult thriller, The Reformation of Marli Meade: Many thanks to the fab team at Blue Harvest Creative for creating another stunning cover. The Reformation of Marli … Continue reading

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On Being an Introvert and NOT Suitable for…

…human companionship… When I first thought of this title, I thought it would be: On Being an Introvert and NOT Suitable for Human Consumption. But we’re not cannibals, so I decided that wasn’t the right word and I changed it … Continue reading

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