Quotes · Writing

Friday Writing Inspiration from Neil Gaiman

I’m finally back to doing my regular Friday afternoon writing inspiration. And boy, do I need inspiration, because between The Romantics coming out and getting married, I am way behind on all my deadlines. Anyway, this one comes from fellow children’s book author and storyteller extraordinaire, Neil Gaiman: “Stories may well be lies, but they are good… Continue reading Friday Writing Inspiration from Neil Gaiman

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Love Personality Type #6: The Dreamer [EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK]

Love Personality Type #6 is The Dreamer. Dreamers want the most out of every relationship–and aren’t happy when they don’t get it. But they have a lot to offer, too. Love, our narrator in The Romantics, adores how they add depth and purpose to every relationship they’re in. Dreamer: One who views romance as the ultimate act… Continue reading Love Personality Type #6: The Dreamer [EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK]

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Love Personality Type #5: The Loyalist [EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK]

Love Personality Type #5 is The Loyalist. Faithful, sometimes even to a fault, Loyalists love long and deeply when they do love. Love, our narrator in The Romantics, loves Loyalists–they keep many a relationship alive. Loyalist: (n) One whose greatest strength when it comes to love is his or her devotion; one who may not fall as fast… Continue reading Love Personality Type #5: The Loyalist [EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK]

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Love Personality Type #4: The Cynic [EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK]

Love Personality Type #4 is The Cynic. I hardly have to explain this one to you as we’ve all been there one time or another. Love, our narrator in The Romantics, is a pro at convincing Cynics that real love does exist. P.S. I, myself, am a cynic. Or at least I was before I met… Continue reading Love Personality Type #4: The Cynic [EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK]

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Love Personality Type #3: The Drifter [EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK]

Love Personality Type #3 is The Drifter. Again, a quick read might make you think that this is negative, but Love, our narrator in The Romantics, knows that there’s a place for each kind of love personality type. And so there is for the Drifter, as well. Drifter: One who primarily seeks solitude and freedom from “being… Continue reading Love Personality Type #3: The Drifter [EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK]

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Love Personality Type #2: The Serial Monogamist [EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK]

Love Personality Type #2 is one we all have known (or been) at one point or another: The Serial Monogamist. Serial Monogamists normally get a bad reputation, but Love, our narrator in The Romantics, isn’t one to judge, and she points out some of their benefits, as well, including helping less commitment-leaning types towards commiting… Continue reading Love Personality Type #2: The Serial Monogamist [EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK]

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Love Personality Type #1: The Adventurer [EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK]

As promised yesterday, today kicks off a week of sharing Love’s trade-marked (not really) Personality Types. A little bit of background: The Romantics, which comes out November 1, is narrated by Love. Yes, the entity. Love is the one pulling the strings for our main character, trying to get him to find the right girl.… Continue reading Love Personality Type #1: The Adventurer [EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK]

Quotes · The Last Time We Were Us

How one music lyric served as the jumping-off point for The Last Time We Were Us

I love listening to pretty much all kinds of music, go to lots of shows, and refuse to believe that 31 makes you too old to camp out at festivals (hello, Bonnaroo!), and so it’s no surprise that for me, music and writing would influence each other.  I may not have made any music myself… Continue reading How one music lyric served as the jumping-off point for The Last Time We Were Us

Quotes · Reading · Writing

Friday Writing Inspiration: Stephen King

It’s Friday, and I’m hard at work on kicking off new ideas and getting ready to promote the hell out of old ones 😀 It’s a good problem to have: Over the next 2-3 years, I’ll have 4 books coming out. It’s an absolute dream, and I am so thankful every day to get to… Continue reading Friday Writing Inspiration: Stephen King