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October 29, 2019

Have you carved a pumpkin before? My friend Chantal Mer and I hadn't... until THIS happened:

We had such a great time attempting this Halloween tradition. Come along on the adventure:

Chantal is one of my critique partners (and an amazing author) and she's become a very dear friend. We're both introverts, and as introverts, know that dealing with the outside world a...

October 4, 2019

Are you ready to shoot, score, and win the biggest prize of all? Love is on the line in this collection of bestselling contemporary hockey romances.

THE BRICK WALL by Stephanie Julian - He needs to get his head in the game, not find a woman to screw with it. But when a goaltender in a slump meets a sexy redhead who raises more than his blood pressure, the game is on.

JUST SAY YES by Samantha Lind...

July 15, 2019

Story inspiration is everywhere. Seriously. It can be sparked by something you see in real life, or on TV, or social media. Another word for a story idea is plot bunny. 

A plot bunny is a story idea that refuses to go away until it is written. I wasn’t sure where the term originated, but according to Google, the term is thought to be related to the John Steinbeck quote about ideas and ra...

June 22, 2019

SUGAR CRUSH brings together horror novelist Jack and bakery assistant Gabriel. Jack is a huge fan of the horror genre, so I had to add some horror movie soundtracks to my playlist. I'll be honest, I'm pretty much like Gabriel in that I shy away from anything with blood and gore, but researching horror soundtracks was really interesting, as were the discussions I had with my husband (he's a big fan...

June 11, 2019

I'm so excited to announce that Volume 2 of LOVE IS ALL is here!

Eight bestselling and award-winning authors bring you brand new stories celebrating love is love! All proceeds from the sale of the anthology will be donated to William Way, a non-profit LGBT community center serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population of the greater Philadelphia area.


Pinups and Puppies ...

April 4, 2019

The theme of this year's blog is childhood toys.

February 18, 2019

For me, family is tied in with almost every hockey memory I have.

I went to my first hockey game when I was thirteen. My uncle had season tickets to the Philadelphia Flyers, and I was lucky enough to occasionally get to go. There's nothing like seeing a game live: the smell of the ice, the brush of cold on your skin, the sound of skates carving a path across a frozen field of play, and the slap of...

January 22, 2019

I'm super excited for today! Hometown Hero is here!

When tight end Xavier Brennan is asked to participate in a charity baking competition with his teammates, the pro football player is torn. He doesn’t know the first thing about baking, and he doesn’t want to become a laughingstock on national TV. But he is a team player, and he can’t say no to helping a charity, especially one so close to his hear...

December 31, 2018

My 2019 Word of the Year is... Attack!!!

As in 'Attack each day with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind'.

In thinking about which word I would choose for the coming year, this quote from Jack Harbaugh (father of Superbowl-winning head coach John Harbaugh) kept coming to mind. 

Attack in that sense is fitting. You should be enthusiastic and excited about your life. Be present. Be an active participant....

December 5, 2018

🌟 Available Now 🌟

If you missed HOLDING ON TIGHT in the Hockey Holidays anthology, here it is!

🎄❤️ 🎄❤️ 🎄❤️ 🎄❤️🎄❤️ 🎄❤️

Joseph Parelli gave up everything familiar when he moved to Buffalo, New York to be with his boyfriend, Vince Forsberg. He isn’t settling in as well or as fast as he’d hoped, and there are still ties that pull him back to his former city. Ties that cause ar...

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