It’s the morning after. You know what I mean, don’t you? You wake up and realize that Christmas was yesterday, or the person you’ve always imagined lying in bed next to is there, your best dream ever is interrupted, you’ve finished reading the life-changing book, or in my case…writing it. It’s the morning after. There are no regrets. But it ended so quickly. The building anticipation consumed me. I was a vessel for the people I created and they created me. There is an emptine
Hello Readers, I'm currently writing book III in the Love Test series. Love Test & Times Two are already available for your reading pleasure. I thought I'd share a little snippet from a recent scene in which Louise Pascal, the main love interest, meets with her new literary agent, Mila Wayne, and learns that there is a bidding war between two publishing houses that want the rights to her work. These are her thoughts after she's been told the news... My lifetime of tragedy and
As she entered the gallery she saw her assistant clicking away on his laptop. Until she’d arrived he was the lone inhabitant of the space. “Good morning, Lanie,” announced Jay as he jumped to his feet. “How’s the little bride-to-be today?” He walked toward the barista-caliber coffee machine, a beautiful and useful fixture at the back of the gallery. After tapping a couple of buttons on the console, the aroma of freshly brewed espresso filled the air. “Good morning, Jay. I'm
As I stood beside our formidable CEO Mr. X, my feet throbbed beyond comprehension. It was the last day and the final few hours of a week-long conference in Philadelphia. Being from the West Coast, the three hour time difference and sixteen hour work days had worn me down. The conference floor traffic was dwindling and some of the vendors were already starting to pack up. I couldn't stifle my yawn quickly enough, "I apologize," I said. " I haven't had much sleep on this trip a
"I’m Writing Fiction." What exactly does that mean? There are a lot of interpretations of fiction and legal definitions as well. Still, fiction writers are often asked if their work is autobiographical. I put together a cheeky little reply and I hope you'll get a laugh as you read my fantasy "Fiction Disclaimer." I can hear the wheels turning and people wondering, is this character based on me? The tune, “You’re So Vain,” is playing in my head, a silent and unstoppable loop.
Until last month I had no idea if I could combine inspiration and respite. Here's what I learned... “As with most things in life, getting what you want doesn't mean it will be easy.” In late January I decided to take a road trip. I'd been wanting to do if for longer than I could remember and this particular spot was important for me to visit for two reasons. I adore the California coast and it makes me feel at home to see it. As well, there is a special hotel in this little t