My 2020 diet plan

This post is late, but I hope it reaches you all the same. Since some of you are on my friends’ list on Facebook, you’ve probably heard I started a new diet plan in January. I know many of you wonder about it and why I chose it. When I decided I had to do something to lose weight, I … Read More

My Research Methods

The thing I despise most about writing is researching. I am awful at it. I’m the person who enters a question on Google and gets nothing in relation to my topic. Yet, my mom can do the same thing and find plenty of useful information. With that said, I still use Google for most things. That is after I’ve asked … Read More

My Job In The Military

While I was in the Air Force, I worked on the Operations side of a radar unit. During those twelve years, I qualified for several positions before I went to school for the final one. I say qualified because, for the jobs I worked, you had to complete a written test and an on-the-job evaluation before you earned that position. … Read More

Where do I find my book ideas?

Ideas… Ideas… Ideas, where do they come from? I’m asked this question frequently. They come from everywhere, but I’ve tied it down to three areas. One of the biggest batches of ideas comes from television and books. No, I don’t copy them. It’s that an idea occurs when I watch or read and know I wouldn’t have written the story … Read More

My Favorite Author And The Road To Find Her

Once upon a time, I read straight-up suspense novels. I loved how it always kept me on the edge. One day I read about this book and just had to read it. It upset me when I went to Barnes & Noble and couldn’t find it. With it being top on the charts, I just knew they’d have it in … Read More

Why I write

“Why do you write?” This is one of the most asked questions from readers. At times, I’ve had to think of the answer. I once thought it should be profound and insightful, something others would quote in times gone by. Those words never came to mind. Simply, I began writing because the stories swirled strongly in my mind, and the … Read More

Introducing My Three Furbabies

It’s another week and another post. If you haven’t caught on yet, it’s one week author and one week personal. This week it’s personal. And, it’s about my favorite subject: my cats. Many of you are familiar with my three cats through Facebook. For those not, let me tell you about the three rescues I live with. Puddles is the … Read More

Typical day in the life of this author

One thing I’m commonly asked is “What is your day like?” Well, I’m here to answer that question. First off, I have a structured schedule for weekdays. Second, I rarely follow it. Sad, but true. Let me show you the schedule I hope to follow. 8:30 – Social media / Check email / Check specific sites housing books 9:15 – … Read More

How I introduced myself to my grandnieces and nephews who live far away

Did you want to get to know something about me? Well, here’s your chance. As with many families, at least one person lives far away – not a short car ride. One of my sisters lives in Florida and I’m in Mississippi. That’s nearly twelve hours. Not a short car ride. As her family has grown, I’ve only met my … Read More

How I choose character names

Choosing character names can become a fine art to some, but my process is less challenging. Besides what I think of, I create character names from two primary sources. First and foremost, I steal from television. I watch the news a lot and there are plenty of guest experts whose first or last names I write down to use. No, … Read More