Hard at work on Guardians of Salt Creek #3!

DSC00196 (1)Woo hoo look at me I’m typing!  Yes, dear fans, I am hard at work on the third book in the Guardians of Salt Creek series, and ehrmagosh, is it gonna keep you on the edge of your seat. Or your pillow, or… heck, the edge of wherever you read your books.

Want to know what happens? Yeah. I bet you do. And I’ll tell you. I’m going all George R.R. Martin all up in Salt Creek. Yep. People are dying. People you care about. People I care about. Sniff. But hey. Things have to get real bad for Jess, right? I mean, she can’t be pretty, and have infinite super powers, and a hot boyfriend and get to live happily ever after without a few (deadly) bumps in the road, or else we’d all totes hate her guts!

So yeah. I was thinking of you guys knowing you were totally dying for an update. And since this book needs to be all pretty and perfect and in your hands by February, I better get back to work now. So here I go, type…type..type..type…typing up plenty of Sexy. Kick Ass. Magic just for y’all!

It’s launch day!

Ehrmagosh. My eyes are all streaky and my cheeks hurt from cry smiling. After six years of writing, revising, contest entries, and agents, Salt Creek Rising is officially for sale!


It’s been a long and fulfilling road, and yes, there will be many more books to come. Unless my fingers go on strike and refuse to type all the zillions of words stewing in my brain jambalaya. Or they decide to run off to a sunny Pacific island and live the rest of their pink fleshy digit lives getting tan and drinking fruity cocktails out of a hollowed-out pineapple. Wait. That doesn’t sound so bad. Maybe I’ll follow them.

In the meantime, head over to Amazon or Barnes & Noble and pick up a copy of my brain baby. If you like teenagers, super powers, romance, suspense, or maybe just two or three of those things, this is the book for you! The paperback is on sale now. The ebook will be available May 1.


The lucky winner!

I am honored to say my novel Salt Creek Rising (aka Girl with the Sun on her Heart) won the Joyce Henderson contest sponsored by the Southwest Florida Romance Writers of America. First place in the young adult category!

Thank you to all the judges and volunteers who put a lot of work into making that contest go off without a hitch. I was honored to be a finalist, and I’m certainly honored now.

Also, a shout out to Christine Gunderson. Her novel Covenant Park was a finalist in the Joyce Henderson contest as well. She and I will also be going head to head as finalists in the young adult category for the Emily Award! Christine, if you’re out there, I’d love to read your book!


We’ve been nominated! Woot!

I’m super duper flattered and excited to announce that Salt Creek Rising is a finalist in the Young Adult category for the 2017 Emily Award and the 2016 Joyce Henderson Award, sponsored by the West Houston and Southwest Florida chapters of the Romance Writers of America. (It’s listed under its original working title, The Girl with the Sun on her Heart, so don’t get confused. Titles change!)

The winners will be announced by the end of February. Even if I’m not the big winner, I’m honored to have made it this far. The worst I can do is third place and that’s still pretty awesome. But still. Fingers crossed, y’all!