August 9, 2017

A year since Brazil?

I can't believe it's almost been a full year since Tarryn Fisher and I were in Brazil. And while being in Brazil and getting to meet all of our readers there was an unbelievable experience that I'll treasure forever, the trip was about so much more for me personally.

That trip was life changing in ways I can't even begin to put into words for you here. It was the start of an intense personal transformation for me- one I never saw coming and could have never predicted. So much happened....

I fell in love.
I got dumped.
My heart got broken.
I was beyond devastated.

It was a very dark December last year- one I wasn't sure that I'd come out of intact. So I started writing. It was the only thing that helped ease the pain.. it forced me to release it all from my head and my heart so I could try to work through it and eventually, hopefully, let it go. The darkness craved the words; needing me to feed it and feed it I did. Until I didn't "need" to anymore. Because in that darkness, I found a light. Or actually I should say that a light found me. A light I never expected- from a source I should have seen coming from a mile away, but didn't.

It all makes so much sense now when I look back at it through different eyes and the blessing of passed time. Of course the light would have come from him. It's so painfully obvious. It makes so much sense that only he could have been the one to save me. It could have never been anyone else. I just didn't think it was possible at the time. I would have never thought it was possible. Yet there he was. And here we are. I don't know what the future holds. None of us do. We can have hopes and wants and dreams, but we never really know. Life changes in an instant. One moment in time and the world as you once knew it completely shifts and altars course.

And it's fucking beautiful. All that uncontrolled chaos.

So, yeah, Brazil. The trip that changed everything in my life, from the deepest parts inside of me to the everyday mundane. The start of a journey I know I'm very much still on. And I'm so thankful for every moment. Every single second has brought me here.

I still can't believe it's been a year.

July 25, 2017

Countdown to Denver is on!

I'll be in Denver for my first ever signing in Colorado on Saturday, August 5th!  Are you coming??? I'll be bringing a *very* small number of books, so if you want me to sign something your best bet is to bring it with you! I'm super bad at planning and getting all that kind of stuff organized and with 12 books out, I just can't bring them all. Like physically- I can't do it.  lol

Anyway, I hope you're coming!  I'd love to see you.  :)

AUGUST 5, 2017
Bookish Denver

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sheraton Denver Downtown

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June 21, 2017

The post where I encourage stalking

I want you to follow me.
I want to be friends.
I want to see you EVERYWHERE I am!
Creepy?  Good.  lol  Get your stalk on. Do it. All the cool kids are.  :)

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Follow me on Amazon and you'll get a notification when a new book goes live:

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June 1, 2017

Writing update

A lot of you have been emailing me to ask about certain books and when they'll be out. I want you to know that I'm working on Frank Fisher's story right now (Guy Hater) and that will be my next release. Followed by Ryan Fisher's story (Adios Pantalones). I can't WAIT for you to get to know the Fisher Brothers even more. I might have a little bit of a crush. :)  

I know I still owe you Losing Stars (the last stand alone story in the Celebrity Series) and I promise that it's coming- it's very emotional and it's a little hard to write, but I'll power through it and get it to you soon(ish)!
There is so much more coming down the line too that I can't wait to share with you. But first, my son's college baseball team just got back from the State Championships where they came in 2nd place! That makes them #2 in the entire state of California- which is pretty awesome if you ask me.  :) 
Until then, I hope you have a great weekend and thank you for all your support.  Don't forget if you're a Kindle Unlimited Member on Amazon, 10 of my books are *FREE* for you to read right now! You can also try out KU free for 30 days. Don't miss out on all this epic freeness (totally not a real word)- just click the link below. 
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May 23, 2017

You can win SO MANY THINGS!

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May 3, 2017

Finding my joy

Someone asked me today when the last time I felt "pure joy" was and I had to sit there and think about it.


The answer didn't come screaming at me like a bright shooting star in the dark nights sky.
The answer didn't present itself with a beautiful bow atop sparkly paper.
The answer eluded me.
It fucking ELUDED me.

And I had to tell him that I wasn't sure. I wasn't sure when the last time that I felt pure joy was. I couldn't remember the last time when I felt truly happy, without other thoughts or fears muddying it all up. And it pissed me right off because there's no reason on God's green earth why I shouldn't be ridiculously happy every moment of every day. There's no reason at all for my inability to pinpoint the last time I felt joy....

...I am a good person, with a good heart, who runs a successful business, has a dope son, who is a great baseball player, and I have the cutest dog in the history of dogs. I love what I do. I mean, I really, really, love what I do. I love my car (don't laugh, my car is important to me lol). I am super blessed and I am super grateful.

But apparently those two things don't equal joy.

So what the hell is my problem?

Is it the lack of love in my life? The one thing that I always said I didn't need or want? Is the lack of true love robbing me of my joy?  No, it can't be that. It can't be. I mean, I suppose it could be a part of it, but it can't be the whole thing. There has to be something else going on inside of me, but I can't seem to figure out WHAT it is exactly.

Listen, I'm not depressed or walking around all solemn, so please don't worry about me or take this blog post the wrong way. It was a just that a simple question was asked of me and it paved the way to something bigger in my mind.
And I want to fix it.
I do not want to be joy-less. I have no desire to live an unhappy life. That's not me at all.
I am all about the happy. I am all about finding your truth, following your heart and living a life that makes you truly fulfilled.

I want to live in JOY.
I want to find my JOY.
I always want to be truly happy.

So tell me...  what brings you joy? Have you found it? Where did you find it? Or do you feel like yours is missing too?  Maybe we can find our joy together. Opinions and suggestions welcome... unless you're going to call me crazy, cause tell me something I don't already know. lol :)