Scout's Honor was named as a Finalist in the 2017 Eric Hoffer Book Awards. Anyone who follows soccer knows that when you're named Finalist, you came in second. In the book world, "Finalist" is good! Great, actually. I am humbled and honored that my beloved debut novel, the only tangible thing that kept me present, … Continue reading First Loser?
Chasing Eveline tells a story of a 16 year old girl named Ivy, abandoned by her mother, now being raised by her father - himself, dealing with his own loss and abandonment. But when you're the parent, you don't get to quit just because life sucks. She maintains a connection to the love she holds … Continue reading Book Review – Chasing Eveline by Leslie Hauser
Debut author Lorna Hollifield crafted a thoughtful and challenging southern tale with both the beauty and darkness residing within the North Carolina tobacco fields and the deep complexities hiding within the unbreakable bond of sisters. It is 1947, and Jimi-Lyn find herself as the ugly older sister left behind by her beautiful, younger, pin-up model … Continue reading Book Review – Tobacco Sun by Lorna Hollifield
JM Sullivan's debut, Alice: The Wanderland Chronicles, is a retelling of an obvious classic but with a modern, smart, witty spin. As a reader, I don't normally read YA dystopian leaning series like this. So I am actually surprised how entertaining and engaging the entire book is, even to an old, decrepit teenager like me. … Continue reading Book Review – Alice: The Wanderland Chronicles by JM Sullivan
When I sold my family home, I purchased a small condo in the city in order to eliminate a lot of my expenses as well as my 45 minute to and from daily commute. My husband had always liked things that were new, upscale, and luxury, and he brought with him tastes that were waaaaaaay … Continue reading Embracing All of the Ugly
I had the privilege of talking to #AuthorConfession Host, JM Sullivan. She hosts #AuthorConfession on Twitter and YouTube, a fun platform for authors and writers to share about their work, their quirks and habits, their characters, their struggles. It is fun to interact with other creatives out there from time to time...too easy to get … Continue reading #AuthorConfession Appearance
My book, Scout’s Honor, is One year old today. This was my Launch Day post from last year. Thanks for your support of my book this year.
This blog post on Finding Dori was written on April 15th, 2016.
Yesterday was my first book’s launch day. I only get one of those. Kind of like a first Steelers game at Heinz Field. I only get one of those. So if the memory isn’t a good one – or one you’d prefer to forget -then you’re kind of screwed.
Back in June 2015, when I signed with Pen Name Publishing, the date of April 14th, 2016 seemed so far out there. And then slowly, week by week, edit by edit, building block by block, this new author experience and first book process came into a full blown photo. April 14th looked nice – a Spring day in North Carolina, a top-of-the-mountain feeling, a Rocky-at-the-Philadelphia-Art-Museum moment just a little while away….
But no. That was not my launch day.
My first book’s launch day was spent on the 3rd…
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My latest blog is now available with the Hope for Widows Foundation on what would have been my husband's 50th birthday.
My latest blog post with the Hope for Widows Foundation is now live.
My latest blog post with the Hope for Widows Foundation is now available. Check it out!
Here is my latest post with the Hope for Widows Foundation - Just Another Day.
My latest podcast interview is now available on Sound Cloud with Kelcey and Read. Write. Repeat.