Finding Ease When Things Get Difficult

Yet, again, I find myself taking a lesson from my yoga mat and applying it to the real world. In yoga, we refer to Sthira/Sukha. How strength and softness can exist simultaneously. You can feel both the hardness of a pose and you can melt into it's difficulty with breath. With softness. With ease. And,... Continue Reading →

Summer Reading List

My reading lists are not long because I have been forced to face reality: I am a working mother of two children who is also trying to publish her first book. I've tried extensive summer reading lists and have failed miserably at them. My kiddos and hubby are home all summer long. In the past,... Continue Reading →

#Reading The Merest Loss by Steven Neil

Excited to sit with my next read courtesy of #IndieApril. I realize it's May; however, I committed to reading and reviewing this book in April. I believe that still counts! A story of love and political intrigue, set against the backdrop of the English hunting shires and the streets of Victorian London and post-revolutionary Paris.... Continue Reading →

Suo Jure. Wait. What?

What does this mean? in his/her own right  —used especially following the title of a noblewoman to specify that she holds the title independently of her husbandMerriam-Webster Dictionary I love the idea of women having some kind of opportunity to be themselves in a world so defined by patriarchy. So, when I started toying with the... Continue Reading →

Confident or Brat? #AmWriting

There is a fine line between a man who knows what he wants and will not stop until he gets it, and the man who makes a lot of noise expecting others to get him what he wants. The first kind of man inspires confidence and admiration because those in his circle know he will... Continue Reading →

Avoiding Head Hopping – #Writing #Editing

I I thrive on knowing my characters deeply so I can better shape their story. Except, I end up writing the thoughts and reactions of almost all of my characters - simultaneously. This is a big NO, NO and is referred to as head hopping. Head hopping is when the narrative doesn't remain within one character's... Continue Reading →

The Art of Stillness #Writing

In a world full of distractions, each seductively pulling our attention away from the things that are important to us, it becomes tantamount to find the strength to keep focused on our goals and dreams. And, it is even more important to keep focused on the present moment. In the most purest of ways, it... Continue Reading →

Writing in Deep POV

Point of View is one of those features of writing that when done well, it flawlessly takes readers through a story and brings us into each character.  When not, it frustrates readers. Poorly edited POV is akin to being thrown into a story without the security of being safely steered through it. This is why I have... Continue Reading →

Review: The Duke’s Disaster

The Good: The novel began with a bang - a really great concept with lots of tension and promise for a wonderful novel Noah Winters is a great alpha Thea Collins is a believable heroine with an interesting backstory Noah's support of Thea near the end is touching (expected, but nicely written nonetheless) I wish I... Continue Reading →

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