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the countdown to the cover reveal is on (just five days left!!!), so i thought it would be fun share something KINGDOM related to hold you over. before i started writing novels, i wrote music reviews online. singer-songwriters, blues, live bands, big bands, oldies, punk; i adore it all. which means i am SO excited… Continue reading KINGDOM OF THE WICKED playlist

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Two New Year’s Releases I Adore

Two amazing things are happening on January 1st that I cannot WAIT to share with you guys. First, Justin Levinson is releasing an EP that’s crazy good. His previous album (with The Valcours) was in constant rotation while I was writing and revising my last book so you know it’s good good good. Justin is… Continue reading Two New Year’s Releases I Adore

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Query Letter Critique (YA Contemporary)

Original Query: Almost fainting onstage should be a foolproof way to lose a battle of the bands. But seventeen-year-old singer Charlie’s sabotage backfires, and her all-girl band the Wretched Gretchens takes first place anyway. Cue the sappy “Hallelujah” music. It’s not that Charlie wants her band to break up—she’s just sick of her stage persona… Continue reading Query Letter Critique (YA Contemporary)

Inspiration, Music

Float On Friday Good News is on the way…

It's FRIDAY!!!! I hope your weekend is wrapped up in a summertime dream. Go out and have some fun, or stay inside and curl up with a great book. Either way, let your imagination run free. See you back here on Monday. Until then, let's interwebs dance. XO Artist: Modest Mouse Song: Float On Video Credit:… Continue reading Float On Friday Good News is on the way…

Inspiration, Music

Quotes about hope and a song to go along. See what I did there?

1.) When the world says, "Give up," Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."~Author Unknown 2.) Once you choose hope, anything's possible.  ~Christopher Reeve 3.) All it takes is one bloom of hope to make a spiritual garden.  ~Terri Guillemets 4.) Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark.  ~George Iles 5.) The… Continue reading Quotes about hope and a song to go along. See what I did there?


Heard it on the radio

It's all summertime-y so this post is going to be SHAMEFULLY short. Like it's over already. No, seriously it is. 😉 Have a great weekend! Here's a nice cover of a great summery song. XO Artist: The Bird and The Bee Song: Heard it on the radio (Hall & Oates cover) Video credit: UndacovaSooperSpy's Youtube Channel


Worst NYC Heatwave…Ever

It's kind of like being slapped in the face* with a warm sponge outside today. Not. Cool. Literally. So here's a song to pay tribute to the heat wave attacking NY. Hope wherever you are, it's a little cooler out there. Have a great weekend, and drink lots of water! XO Artist: Martha & the… Continue reading Worst NYC Heatwave…Ever


Road to Joy

My latest novel is almost through with final edits and is just pending one last critique. *SQUEEEE* It's always great finishing a book, until that nagging urge to write another pops up (almost IMMEDIATELY). But, I promise I'll enjoy the feeling of triumph. Today at least. 🙂 Here's a song for anyone else experiencing their… Continue reading Road to Joy


America’s Got (lots of) Talent with musician Rachel Zamstein

One of the kindest/sweetest/most amazing/ [insert tons more awesome descriptions] people (and musical talents) I've ever met, is heading to Vegas thanks to America's Got Talent. Rachel Zamstein is the kind of person that shines her little light wherever she goes, so please watch the video, support her and cheer her on from your television… Continue reading America’s Got (lots of) Talent with musician Rachel Zamstein