Cheers to 2017!

“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.” – Neil Gaiman 

Happy New Year’s Eve, friends! Thank you all so much for spending your time with me during this wild debut year. I can’t believe I get to go on another journey with you for book two. (Title reveal coming soon!) I’m grateful for everything, especially the friendships I’ve made with my fellow debut authors, seasoned vets, and each and every reader, librarian, bookstagrammer, and blogger. You have all been shining stars and I’m so humbled to have shared this adventure with you. 

2017 is a new chapter, a new opportunity to shine our lights. A way for us to rage against darkness by promoting goodness, light and love. Let’s all make some wonderful art next year. And the year after, and forever more. Stay tuned for some pretty fun announcements in the coming weeks and months!  #2016bestnine #stalkingjacktheripper


Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

January 1st is the start of a new chapter, a new year, a new beginning. What will your story be about?

Photo credit: Kerri Maniscalco

Five quotes every writer can relate to

To start 2011 off with a little fun, here are 5 quotes every writer can relate to. In fact, this whole week will feature different ‘top 5’ themes. Your regularly scheduled snark will return next week at it’s usual time. xo

  1. “Every writer I know has trouble writing.” – Joseph Heller
  2. “All my best thoughts were stolen by the ancients.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  3. “If I’m trying to sleep, the ideas won’t stop. If I’m trying to write, there appears a barren nothingness.” – Carrie Latet
  4. “I’m not a very good writer, but I’m an excellent rewriter.” – James Michener
  5. “Easy reading is damn hard writing.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne

Happy first Monday of 2011!