You can now read Motocross Me on Wattpad

After not really knowing what it is for a few years, I’m finally diving into the fun of Wattpad! If you’re not aware, Wattpad is a website where people share their original stories chapter by chapter. People can read them and vote on the chapters and leave comments for the author. It’s a fun social way to read books and since my daughter is addicted to it, I’ve recently checked it out myself. (As if I needed more books to read than my already HUGE stack of TBR books? *sigh*) The best part about Wattpad is that it’s all FREE!…

Using Instagram as a Writer

If you’ve been following me for more than five minutes, you’ll know I’m a huge believer in being a person online. I absolutely can’t stand the mindset of an author marketing themselves in the form of spam on every social media outlet. If someone wants to buy your book, they will. Asking them 10 times a day in the form of a Tweet or post will not make them buy your book. The best way to connect with readers and other writers is simple: be a person. Just a living, breathing, book loving, book writing, person. The old adage to…

Inspiration Collages and Writing

Collage of inspiration photos for The Breakup Support Group As the days are slowly passing until the release of my next book, The Breakup Support Group, I thought I’d share my inspiration collage for it. I used to make inspiration boards after I’d written a book, as a way for the reader to see some images that relate to the book as I imagined it in my head. When I was plotting The Breakup Support Group, I made an inspiration board before I started writing. It ended up being really fun to look back on the pictures while I worked on…

My favorite books of the summer

Summer is nearly over! Of course, here in Texas, it’s hot all the time so summer is a relative term. I’ve been reading a lot of contemporary YA lately, and I’d like to share some of my favorites with you. I’ll keep this post short and sweet because I have a pizza in the oven and nothing comes between me and my pizza. First up on the rec list: Resisting the Rebel by Lisa Brown Roberts. This book was cute, well-written, and had me smiling the whole time. Plus, it had a broody bad boy and who can say no…

Announcing my new book deal with Swoon Romance

I am VERY excited to share my exciting news with you all! My newest YA book, BREAKUP SUPPORT GROUP, was sold to Georgia McBride at Swoon Romance! (An imprint of Month9books) I may or may not have been refreshing Publisher’s Marketplace to find my first official PM announcement this morning: Isn’t it pretty? BREAKUP SUPPORT GROUP is a fun, heartwarming, heartbreaking, swoony, romance that I absolutely loved writing. More info will come later, but for now, you should check out the Pinterest inspiration board. I’m still adding stuff daily so check back!                Follow…

Throwback Thursday – Motocross Me Playlist

I have two playlists for you today. The first was my personal writing playlist while I wrote Motocross Me. You’ll notice that it’s short and that’s because I don’t write well with music. I usually prefer silence, so I listened to most of these songs before I wrote, so they could get me in the mood for the story. We Will Rock You by Queen – The perfect racing song. We used to listen to this while driving to the motocross track every Sunday Let it Rock by Kevin Rudolf – A great pump-up song before the races.  The Distance…