Digital Book World Awards: Winner

As I write this, I’m a little blown away. Recently, I announced that I had been selected as a finalist in the Best Children’s Book category and the Best Use of Social Medial in Book Marketing category for 7th Grade Revolution for the 2018 Digital Book World Awards. I was so honored to have reached that stage and not only … Read More

My Signature Stamp

Today I’m going to take a break from shouting out about The Journal of Angela Ashby … not because I’m done telling you about the book, but because I got something in the mail today and wanted to share. This may make me a bit of a dork, but I am super excited to share the stamps I received this … Read More

Madame Vadoma

When Angela and Mallory noticed the dilapidated tent at the far end of the school carnival, I got excited … because I knew inside the tent was spooky, but also cool. As Angela summed it up, “Sometimes being scared was fun, like in a haunted house, because nothing bad would really happen. But this felt different.” There is nervous anticipation … Read More

Book Birthday for Angela

HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY to THE JOURNAL OF ANGELA ASHBY!!!! Release day marks a very special day in an author’s journey. It’s the day when we finally get to share our baby with the world. Writing a book is a labor of love. From the wondrous moment when inspiration strikes, through getting to know the characters, who they are, how they … Read More

The Advent of Angela Ashby

Tomorrow is the day … finally. The day when The Journal of Angela Ashby is released and I get to share her and her story with the world. Why do I say finally? Because this one has been a long time coming … and it’s the word Angela uses. The roots of this story go back to 2009 while I … Read More

The Journal of Angela Ashby Book Trailer

This will be a super short post because the video does ALL the talking that needs to be done … The Journal of Angela Ashby Book Trailer!!!! I am excited to share it with you because you’ll have a chance to see some of the fabulous illustrations by Mister Sam Shearon. If you like the illustrations, check out the Liana … Read More

The Journal of Angela Ashby Playing Cards

The Journal of Angela Ashby will be releasing in 15 days. I feel as if I should be running around in circles screaming my head off because I’m not ready yet. There is still SO MUCH left to do, even though the book itself has been done for months. One of the things I have been meaning to do is … Read More

Jar Full of Smiles: Friendship Therapy

Therapy is defined as: a treatment intended to relieve or heal a disorder. So … what does therapy have to do with friendship? We all hit points in life when we are feeling down or have a situation that is driving us crazy with worry, or even have a happiness that is so consuming us if we don’t share we … Read More

The Lernean Hydra

One question authors are frequently asked is, “Where do you get your ideas?” Truthfully, story ideas usually come to us in a variety of ways, whether it be from a news item, an article we read, the blinding lightning bolt where the idea simply occurs, dreams, life … anything really. No matter how I get the original idea, I usually … Read More

Be The Cat

I have changed the name of my blog. It really didn’t have a name before, it was simply my author blog. The place for me to talk about my books, issues my characters encounter between the pages, writing in general, etc. And that hasn’t changed. The reason for the change came about due to a few factors. First, the blog … Read More

A Boost from Fan Mail

The power of fan mail. Did you ever have one of those days??? Not a day where something catastrophic happens, but just the million and one little things that can derail your day. Like being on a conference call with your older-than-dirt, but still functioning so no need to replace, cell phone where you are the only person on the … Read More

2018 Silver Falchion Readers’ Choice Nomination

I NEED YOUR HELP The 2018 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion International Readers’ Choice Award has opened voting and 7th Grade Revolution is up for Best Fiction – Juvenile and I need your help to win.  From the Killer Nashville site: Every year Killer Nashville receives hundreds of submissions for our Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Awards for best books of the previous year. … Read More