The Ten Fantastic Fails of Rory O’Leary is out now!

Just in time for Advent and the Christmas season, my first middle grade novel, The Ten Fantastic Fails of Rory O'Leary, is out now! At just $7.99 for the paperback (and $3.99 for Kindle), it's a certifiable steal. Will Taylor (Maggie & Abby's Neverending Pillow Fort) called it "Are You There, God? It's me Margaret meets The Best Christmas … Continue reading The Ten Fantastic Fails of Rory O’Leary is out now!

Release day for TOURISM FOR BROKEN HEARTS!

I've mentioned before how much I love short stories. Long before I was a novelist, I wrote flash fiction and short stories. Fun fact: I wrote my first short story in Kindergarten (and illustrated it). Through the years I've been fortunate to find homes for many of my short stories. It's long been a dream … Continue reading Release day for TOURISM FOR BROKEN HEARTS!

New short story on sale!

Howdy, strangers! I know the posts have been sparse, but that's because I've been gearing up for a busy fall that will include a book of short stories (September), an updated Secret Heart (October) with a bonus Scott and Avery story and the first chapter of a new romantic comedy, The Ten Fantastic Fails of Rory … Continue reading New short story on sale!

New flash fiction!

It's been many moons since I popped by with any news. It's been a busy few months- Dayjob projects, flu and then stomach flu in my house, lots of travel and of course a small musical you may have heard of. But I'm not here to brag about Hamilton, but rather, I finally got my contributor copy … Continue reading New flash fiction!

Secret heart is on sale for .99!

Believe it or not, Secret Heart will be turning 1 year old on October 11th! I'm planning a much longer post about what I learned my first year as a published author, but in meantime, I'm popping by to say that Secret Heart is on sale at Amazon for only .99! I'm not sure when … Continue reading Secret heart is on sale for .99!

New flash fiction, interviews, and more!

I've fallen into the time suck that is summer in the Pacific Northwest. We're blessed with days that stretch until nearly 10 p.m. (and dawn well before 5 a.m., yikes!) and when I haven't been eating blueberries off the bushes in my backyard while pretending to do yard work, reading romance novels in the hammock, … Continue reading New flash fiction, interviews, and more!

Giveaways!

June is Pride Month and to celebrate it I am donating all sales of SECRET HEART to GLSEN because I am passionate about teens finding a safe space in schools. After June I'll continue to donate part my sales to GLSEN as I have been since it was published last October. Over twenty years ago … Continue reading Giveaways!

Writing workouts (with a reading list)

It's no secret that flash fiction is my first love. I stumbled on crafting short stories as a child and then later in college in two separate short story seminars, but it was always just a flirtation. It wasn't until I was in my early 20's and living alone in Boston (working two jobs and … Continue reading Writing workouts (with a reading list)

New shorts!

This month I have two new short stories up. You can read "Bulletproof Breasts" in University of Memphis's Pinch Journal. I wrote this in a flash fiction class I took in 2005. It sat untouched on a floppy drive for ten years before I rediscovered it. I reworked it and worked at finding it a home. 43 … Continue reading New shorts!

Flash sale: Secret Heart is only $.99!

I've been sick with the plague for a month now, but I'm crawling out of my sick bed to alert you the fantastic news that today only, Secret Heart is $.99! (Or free with Kindle Unlimited), so if you were waiting for it to go on sale, now is the time to snag it. Tomorrow … Continue reading Flash sale: Secret Heart is only $.99!