News from the Island 

January 5, 2017

I'm ashamed to say that the last time I posted on my blog was July. Where has the time gone? So much has happened in my life since then. My oldest son moved away from home to start university in British Columbia. We also put our house in Curacao on the market. What a n...

July 31, 2016

This summer I went to my first RWA National Conference. It was held in San Diego, and while I don’t know the exact number of attendees, it seemed like hundreds and hundreds – everyone from editors, agents, publishers, best-selling authors and beginning writers!  For th...

May 1, 2016


Three months ago today, my debut book released, and I became a published author. It was a life goal I’d worked toward for thirteen years. In the weeks since, there have been ups and downs and a lot of learning on my part. I thought I was pretty knowledgeable about wri...

April 25, 2016


It was recently brought to my attention by both a writing friend and my sister that I have a bad habit of starting books and not finishing them. I tend to give-up on my book babies. So, of course, I started thinking about this and figuring out how many books I’ve give...

March 28, 2016

So excited to be featuring the cover reveal for one of my Entangled Teen Publishing sisters, Lisa Brown Roberts. Can't wait to read it and best of luck to Lisa on her release!! 




March 8, 2016

Here it is – the last of my ‘behind the scenes’ posts. I meant to write and post this closer to my release day (Feb 1st), but it’s taken me a few weeks to gather my thoughts and emotions into this post.


First, in preparation for my release day and working with my publi...

January 14, 2016



So it's finally here! Nope, not release day yet, but the day I can finally share my cover. I know I'm biased, but I think its gorgeous. Most importantly, that's my name on the bottom. It feels pretty good, seeing it there! 


So what's my book about? 


One sum...

December 27, 2015


I’ve been waiting to write this post until I made it through all the stages of production. When last I wrote, I talked about the "dreaded editorial letter" and making revisions. This process lasted several months, with three or four iterations back and forth with my e...

December 13, 2015

Christmas is my favorite holiday, and it’s not because of the excitement of presents under the tree. It’s because Christmas will always be associated with the memories I have from growing up. My family traditions weren’t anything fancy, but over the years, I’ve learned...

October 27, 2015

I have one more post this month before my life is taken over by NaNoWriMo. As October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I am a breast cancer survivor, I wanted to mark this important month. I’ve read some amazing, brave and inspiring posts from other survivors talki...

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