Author Life

My First Rejection

You never forget your first. I know that saying is more often used in reference to something else (wink, wink, nudge, nudge) but the same sentiment can also be applied to rejection letters. Recently, while sorting through boxes of papers in my home...

Hope.

There have been many times over the past six months where I have had to convince myself that things would, eventually, get better. Times where I had to talk myself into pasting a smile on my face and adopting a positivity I didn’t feel. Times...

Reconnecting by Disconnecting

For months I have been threatening my family with a digital detox. “No more screens!” I would yell and then promptly sit back down at my laptop and pick up my phone. I knew the person that most needed a detox was me but the idea of...

Today I Became a Published Author

Last night, my husband and I stayed up until midnight, watching the countdown on my Instagram Stories tick off the seconds until a lifelong dream came true. At 12:00:01 we both cheered (quietly as the kids were sleeping) and I refreshed the page on...

Tough Year To Be A Debut Author

Every writer dreams of the day their first book is published. Sure we hope to publish more than one, but that first one—that debut—well that one is special. This year, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many debut authors (including myself) are...

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