Thursday, October 10, 2013

A little about me plus a call for reviewers and bloggers

As I get closer to the release of Drama Free 2003, I am in the process of finding bloggers and reviewers that might be interested in an ARC copy. If you are interested, please send me a message via Facebook, Goodreads, Twitter, etc or leave a comment here or send me an email at

I can't wait for you to read the book. I've been working on it since January of this year and am finally happy with the story within the pages. I love Lucas and Brady and their story is not your typical romance book. Lucas "Lucy" Dunn is more of the stereotypical book hero than the heroine. That's not to say that Brady isn't the hero, though.

Lucas is one of the strongest characters I've ever had the privilege to write, so I hope you'll embrace her. As I've said before, this book is dedicated 100% to my husband and his undying support for me.

I'm releasing "Drama Free 2003" on October 29th, 2013 in tribute to Love, but Never- which was released on the same day a year prior. I cannot believe that I've been doing this for a year now. It seems like just yesterday I picked up my first novel in what felt like forever and read.

When I was kid and into my teen years, I was a HUGE bookworm. I always had my nose in a book and was up on my bedroom floor as close to the hall light as I could possibly be after my bed time, just trying to read one more chapter. However, when I started college and the need to keep up with my studies prevailed (I was a Chemistry major then a Nutrition major), my love of reading was squashed by dry text books and homework.

That started the downward spiral of life getting in the way- which I guess is usually the case. After graduation, I was studying to take my CDM exam, then I was busy with work and, of course, there was always television that needed to be watched...

In January 2010, I woke up with severe pain in my left shoulder blade and back, to the point where I could barely move. It took three months and numerous doctors to narrow it down to a severe vitamin deficiency exacerbated by my Crohn's disease. During those months, I got sick of television and the four walls of my bedroom. It was then, while on short term disability, that I re-discovered my love of reading. I picked up my oldest daughter's "Pandora Gets Jealous" book and blew through the four books that were available at the time quickly, and needed more. By the time Christmas of 2011 hit, I got my kindle and I haven't looked back since.

Now writing was different. I've always written, I've always NEEDED to write. During my studies, I took as many English/Writing electives as I could, and write often for my job. Generally, the writing is in the form of newspaper articles and grant proposals, but it's writing nonetheless. However, I didn't get back into writing for pleasure until I started reading again. I'm sure most authors will tell you that reading and writing go hand in hand, and it's absolutely true.

Writers have to write, it's who we are, it's what we do. We might have a "day" job or another career that we love, and we may not ever share what we write, but that doesn't stop us from writing. Sometimes it's a compulsion. It's so hard to explain.

Tell me if you've always been an avid reader or if you found that life got in the way of reading for awhile too! I love to hear from you.

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