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Reader Favorites Playlist

For my giveaway this month, I asked readers to share their favorite orchestral or Broadway pieces, since Connor shares some of his in Social Skills. Going through their suggestions reminded me of old favorites, and introduced me to some new works as well. I compiled a Reader’s Favorites list on Grooveshark, if anyone else is interested in giving these pieces a listen. Beethoven’s 7th Symphony (Tim)- I’ve played it before, and loved it. It’s also pretty popular in movies, so even if Read more [...]

NOH8

This past weekend I attended a NOH8 photo shoot in San Diego. Being in a hot, crowded conference room with people I don’t know would usually be far outside my comfort zone, and something I’d avoid. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous, or that I suddenly became the world’s most outgoing person and formed lifelong friendships in the hour I waited for my photo. But I did meet individuals, couples, and families whose smiles made my day a little brighter. And even with those I didn’t Read more [...]

Giveaway

Giveaway
When I was writing Social Skills, I spent hours and hours sifting through songs to find just the right piece for each musical reference. Some pieces came to me quickly; others changed several times before I was satisfied. Why did I spend so much time thinking of music no one would be able to hear? Especially when most of it got little more than a passing mention as it bounced through Connor’s head? Um. I’ll get back to you on that. Anyhow, there are two pieces that hold more significance Read more [...]

A Thank You

Fourteen days ago, I drank a big glass of Sorel (because I’m not sophisticated enough to like wine) and released Social Skills. I didn’t know what to expect then, and I still don’t know exactly where the journey will take me, but I am so grateful to be on this road of author. Sorry for the sap, but I have to thank all the readers who encouraged me in my early days, and those who took a chance on an unknown in the last two weeks. I am floored by your support and can only say that I hope Read more [...]

The Virgin Post: Covers

The Virgin Post: Covers
I am not a sharer by nature. I shied away from Facebook for many years, content to stay in my bubble of unconnected bliss. Sure, I occasionally checked the appropriate internet channels to see what other people were up to, but I never felt like my musings needed to be seen by the public eye. Well, I guess it’s time to take a step into the twenty-first century. My dear friend and the amazing author Dani Alexander has set up this blog for me AND created fabulous covers for my novels. Seriously, Read more [...]