The Brontes’ Bookcase

Note: This post was originally published March 31, 2017 as part of a Women in History blog series for OH, for the HOOK of a Book. There seems to be some unwritten law of the universe that ensures the brightest, most creative minds are snuffed out at a young age. The Brontë sisters, authors of … More The Brontes’ Bookcase

Blog Tour Begins!

April 19-26 my debut novel, The Mourning Ring, will be making its way across the blog-o-sphere. Check out the schedule (below) for special excerpts, reader reviews, and exclusive author interviews. Blog Tour Schedule Wednesday, April 19 Review at 100 Pages a Day Thursday, April 20 Excerpt at What Is That Book About Review, Excerpt & Interview … More Blog Tour Begins!

Fighting With My Writing: Reservations and Resolutions

Every so often, when my creative well has run dry, I get discouraged about my writing. I understand (from my community of writing friends and my shelf of craft books) that this is fairly common among the creative. Even if you’ve experienced writing/publishing success in the past, its not unusual to feel like a fraud wondering … More Fighting With My Writing: Reservations and Resolutions

What I learned from Charlotte Brontë’s independent will

This past week I had the opportunity to visit The Morgan Library and Museum in NYC and view the Brontë exhibit titled “Charlotte Brontë: An Independent Will” (after the famous line from Jane Eyre). It’s taken me a few days to process what it meant to me to be in the same room as some of … More What I learned from Charlotte Brontë’s independent will

Publication Peak

This time of year many people take stock of their lives and recognize the people and things which they are grateful for. I’m grateful for my loving and supportive husband, my family, and my friends. I’m grateful to have a job that allows me to help other adults learn to read. And as an author … More Publication Peak