Excelerate

Yes, I know…before you correct my spelling, I had a reason for messing up the word accelerate. I’m pleased to announce I’ve finished the Excel spreadsheet from hell, otherwise known as Timeline Points by Character, and I’m ready to move forward speedily with completing Book III (and IV & IV) at long last. I’m still…

Ninny Rhino Achieved! Camp NaNo Challenge Accepted!

In the month of March I took up D. Wallace Peach’s Ninny Rhino challenge – mostly because I wanted the awesome Rhino Badge, but also because I needed to get back on track with disciplined writing sessions and immerse myself in Miss Livingstone’s twisty time travel plot until I solved the remaining plot knots. It…

Tangled Knots are Fabulous Plots

…AT LAST! I would hate to admit how many hours it’s taken to untangle the web woven my Miss Livingstone’s books I & II. So many lovely mysteries were threaded and I was determined to bring them to a most incredible and rewarding tapestry at the end. I believe I’ve done it. I’ve plotted and…

Honored to be Featured Author!

I’m honored to be January Featured Author on Northwest Independent Writers Association (NIWA) home page. Here’s a snippet of the interview. Just click on the photo to see more, or CLICK HERE. Be sure to scroll down the page to find the article. Enjoy!  

Images from the Launch Party!

I had SO much fun at the Miss LiV Book II: Memory Key Launch Party! Thanks to everyone who came and who sent good wishes and encouraging congratulations. It really felt like a celebration. I was pleased to have several other authors read (I didn’t catch photos of them all) and enjoyed the two readings…

Party’s Over…Book IV Begins!

The Launch Party for Book II was a blast! I’ll have photos posted soon, but today I start the draft of Book IV and I’m participating in Camp Nanowrimo for fun and motivation. My goal is the full 50,000 words in 30 days! I’ve got my Squatch shirt on and I’m ready to roll…Here we…

Miss Livingstone’s Fine Tea

Miss Livingstone’s fine tea can finally be yours! I procured some Mariage Freres tea for the Book II: Memory Key Launch Party on June 28th. I found only one place in Seattle where this excellent French tea, that our Miss Livingstone is always sipping, is sold. I made a special pilgrimage to Watson Kennedy to get some to share with…

Woooot! Book II: Memory Key is Here -Cover Reveal & New Release!

Yes! It’s up and ready to read on Amazon! Paperback is HERE and Kindle is HERE. Get your copy Today! And here’s a snippet to start your journey: “Riding perched on the seat behind Jaimeson, I recalled how deceiving the gentle passage of time could be. I fingered my mother’s locket where it hung faithfully around my…

Miss LiV Book II: Memory Key – Released!

So excited! The final formatting, edits and cover tweaks have been completed, and the final buttons pushed. Just waiting on the gears at Amazon and Kindle to crank into production on May 31st. Just ONE DAY AWAY! That’s right…Mark your calendar, Pick up Book I Now, and get set on May 31st to snap up this long-awaited sequel! I’ll…

Final Pages of the Final Edit

I always get a good laugh at the Final, Very Final, Very Very Final edit files of authors. I know the feeling. But over the years I’ve developed a method, and I can tell you, I’m on the Final edit of the ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) of Book II: Memory Key. That means I’m less…

As Fast as I Can

For those of you who are anxiously awaiting the release of Miss Livingstone’s Book II…Here’s my NaNoWriMo site Goal Tracker from March 18th. I actually met my goal on the 16th, and today I’m up to 160.5 before my work sessions. It’s showing only my work on editing the manuscript since January 1st. Considering I have another full time…

Book III – I Can See the Light

Quite often finishing the draft of a book feels like coming out of a tunnel for me. The spectacular sunset on the mountain out my window yesterday evening came through my former story fog with crisp clarity. I haven’t fully seen the beauty outside of Miss Livingstone’s world for over a month.  I write my drafts…