Author Life

Reconnecting by Disconnecting

For months I have been threatening my family with a digital detox. “No more screens!” I would yell and then promptly sit back down at my laptop and pick up my phone. I knew the person that most needed a detox was me but the idea of...

Today I Became a Published Author

Last night, my husband and I stayed up until midnight, watching the countdown on my Instagram Stories tick off the seconds until a lifelong dream came true. At 12:00:01 we both cheered (quietly as the kids were sleeping) and I refreshed the page on...

Tough Year To Be A Debut Author

Every writer dreams of the day their first book is published. Sure we hope to publish more than one, but that first one—that debut—well that one is special. This year, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many debut authors (including myself) are...

Home Office Overhaul

I’ve had my own home-based business (outside of writing) for more than 6 years now and for most of that time, my desk was located in the corner of a common area. Like the dining room or the kitchen. A fact that made the days when both my kids...

When a dream comes true

I’ve been writing my entire life. In the beginning, it wasn’t with the goal of publication in mind, but that’s probably only because I was still in elementary school. When I reached high school, I started submitting poetry and...