A Word about My New Novel

As an author, two things have always mattered most to me: writing what I’m passionate about, and tackling somewhat controversial subjects. Often, these things blend together – my Helping Hands series dives into the hardships of addiction and child abuse; The Silent Sounds of Chaos and The Never touch upon the fringes of mental illness; Fragile Creatures focuses on animal … Read More

All It Takes Is Courage

Feet aching after a long day of walking, I stood nonetheless as I watched fireworks burst in colorful arcs atop Cinderella’s castle.  I’ve been to Disney many times, seen the parade and fireworks, but this time was different. This time, I did more than just watch and marvel. This time, I listened. Magic Kingdom has a beautiful show at the … Read More

“Watch me.”

Two simple words, one powerful message. I recently discovered these two words are what got me my current job, a seemingly simple statement that gave me the edge over another final applicant and, ultimately, a career I love. The statement was in response to my boss’s only hesitation in hiring me over the other person: “I worry you might be … Read More

Starting New Chapters

2015 has been a growing year for me. A year of risk, you might say. While last year was dedicated to networking (hence all my crazy travels in 2014!), I wanted to focus this year on reaching outside of my comfort zone on both a career and personal front in order to push myself farther along the path to success. … Read More

The Gatekeeper’s Trilogy & Rafflecopter Giveaway from Eva Pohler!

Readers are calling this series, “Amazing,” “Addicting,” and “One of the best modern retelling of ancient myth.” Kirkus Reviews wrote that it’s “sure to thrill Hunger Games fans,” and Midwest Book Reviews calls it “a powerful young adult fantasy.” A teen becomes entangled with the gods of Mount Olympus when one of them, Thanatos, the god of death, wants his … Read More

Cover Reveal for Unbroken Beings!

The cover for my new novel, Unbroken Beings, was revealed on Monday! I know, I’m a little late. But I’m proud to share it with the blog world now :). Check it out! Cover by Michelle Monique Unbroken Beings is the sequel to Fragile Creatures, but can be read as a standalone. It is set to release mid to late-2015. … Read More

Losing It – Your Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift!

Confession: I was never a big romance reader. I preferred stories of fantasy and adventure and was skeptical when it came to stories of love. Always the cynic when it came to relationships!But I would always wonder just what was in those books my mom would never let me touch on her bookshelf – an entire bookshelf of Nora Roberts, Danielle … Read More

Looking Ahead to 2015

It’s been forever since I’ve posted on this blog. Actually, an entire year if you don’t count the posts for other authors. Clearly, I’ve been slacking. Well, with the blog. Not so much in other areas. Let’s recap 2014 and see how I’ve done with those 2013 resolutions! Books Published 2014 saw the publication of two new books: A Single … Read More

New Release by Denise Grover Swank!

Thirty-Three and a Half Shenanigans, the sixth book in the USA Today bestselling Rose Gardner Mystery series will release on November 4, 2014. Rose is called into action when Neely Kate’s cousin goes missing and the police refuse to take it seriously. But while the authorities—Rose’s ex-boyfriend, included—are certain the missing woman has run away, mounting evidence points to foul play. … Read More

Sometimes all it takes is one person to believe in you.

I’m feeling a bit reflective tonight, perhaps because of A Single Swim coming out and the stories it entails, so I wanted to take a moment to think back on my own dreams and journey. And I just feel like writing something that isn’t a novel. From the time I was a kid I dreamed of being a writer and … Read More