Category Archives: Writing

My Friend Walt

I have a lot of river friends, and someday I’ll probably tell you about them, but today I want to focus on just one. Last summer, I met an elderly man named Walt and his Chesapeake Retriever, Salem, who was … Continue reading

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A New Beginning

Some of you know that the last six years have been intensely stressful for me. I’ve always been a busy person, but for a long time I did my writing in the winter and my landscaping in the summer, so … Continue reading

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What’s in Store

A few months ago, I confessed that I wasn’t going to be able to write a fifth Full Throttle book that would be of the quality you’ve come to expect. Many of you were incredibly gracious and supportive. Some expressed … Continue reading

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An Unfortunate Reality

I have some unfortunate news for Full Throttle fans. After months spent re-reading the first four books, making changes to my outline, and writing 85 pages of Never Surrender, I’ve come to the conclusion that this last book is fatally … Continue reading

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The McCall Initiative Episode 1.1: Deception

Almost a year ago, while my husband and I were driving to a friend’s house, he told me about a story he’d read in the Portland Mercury. According to the article, fifty years from now much of the United States … Continue reading

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Some Updates

It’s been nearly three months since I wrote a blog post. I’ve thought about it a few times, and even went so far as to take voice notes on my walks, but ultimately, cleaning up and posting those ideas seemed … Continue reading

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DEAD HEAT is now available

A man who longs for a son and a boy who can’t escape his father’s violence. Even death can’t break their bond.   Alex is a machine whisperer. He can tell what’s wrong with a broken-down car with a touch. … Continue reading

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Staycation Update and DEAD HEAT Cover Reveal

My staycation is over, and it didn’t work out the way I’d hoped. That’s probably because instead of relaxing or getting out of town, I spent the entire time working on Dead Heat. The good news is, I got halfway … Continue reading

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Publishing and Promotional Updates

As you’ve probably noticed, I’ve been mostly absent from the blogging scene lately, other than to feature books by some of my fellow YA authors. There’s a good reason for that. My friend McKenzie McCann blogged about something she calls … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal: Getting Sideways

It’s been a while since I posted anything personal. Things were crazy for me in October. For one thing, I had a five-stop author tour. It was a lot of fun, and I’ve had a great time hanging with the … Continue reading

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