Book Signing At Copper Cat Books October 26

Join my HWA Las Vegas co-chair Tim Chizmar and I as we sign at Copper Cat Books! Come by, browse the book store, check out our works, and chat with us. What a fun way to spend the Saturday before Halloween! We’ll be there from 12:00 until 3:00. Stop by and see us at 1570 West Horizon Ridge Pkwy Suite 170 (West … Read More

Come to the Book Festival and Our Panel Tomorrow!

It’s going to be a big day! It will start off when a highly caffeinated Mercedes ‘N’ Friends have a panel discussing the adult Sci-fi and mystery genres. Authors Katie Salidas, Tim Chizmar, Mat Kaufman, and yours truly will be there. Come with any questions you might have. Also, it will be 9 am on a Saturday morning in Las … Read More

Recap of The Diamond Valley Writers Guild

Tim Chizmar and I had a great time doing a one-day road trip and speaking to the Diamond Valley Writers Guild last week! I l left my house at 3:00. I met up with Tim, and we began the 4 1/2 hour drive to Hemet, CA.   The Hemet library was gorgeous. The Diamond Valley Writers Guild was made up … Read More

Pimp A Friend Friday: Yarn Baby 2.0

I posted a while ago about my friend’s amazing business and the yarn I purchased from her. She spins and hand-dyes her amazing yarn, and makes the most gorgeous colors! It’s crack for creatives. I’m delighted that she named one of her colorways after me! Isn’t this a gorgeous, blood-red yarn with depth and layers to it? Here’s what she says. … Read More

The One Year Anniversary of the Las Vegas Shooting

I’ve been unsettled all week and I couldn’t put my finger on it. Then my Facebook memories showed me a picture of my husband, daughter, and I at the Imagine Dragons concert downtown. My body went cold, then hot. I started to panic. I couldn’t breathe. My heart was beating too hard, too fast, and irregularly. Two days before the … Read More

Read “Snowfall” in Siren’s Call!

Siren’s Call is a great online mag that features a plethora of different authors. I’m delighted that my flash fiction piece “Snowfall” was included in Issue #40. It’s a dark piece in the vein of my short story “Black Mary.” It’s funny that my mind keeps going back to that place. There’s more of a story here. “Snowfall” was inspired … Read More

A Realistic First Day of School

So if Pinterest has taught me anything, it’s that I majorly fail as a mother. And I’m okay with that. My children may not have picture perfect matching First Day of School outfits, but they know that they’re loved. And they know their mom is crazy happy for them to go back to school. Hooray! We didn’t have that elaborate … Read More

Preparing Your Child with Special Needs for School

This is an old blog post and Niko is now in high school, but it’s still relevant. As school time rolls around, there are always things we can do to help the transitions become easier. Happy school year!  I can’t tell you the tears, both his and mine, that have ensued because of new schools. This is my darling Niko. … Read More