Hardcover is in the House!

The hardcover edition of Beyond the Next Star and my FIRST hardcover edition EVER is officially in my hands!! #happydance … Delaney McCormick is not an animal, but after being abducted by aliens and witnessing the murder of her only friend, she pretends to be one. Must she continue the charade, acting like an animal to hide from the murderer waiting on her misstep? Or can she trust her new owner with her secrets… and her heart?

Recipes that are Out of This World

Want recipes that are “out of this world”? Literally for the dishes that Torek makes in Beyond the Next Star, LOL! His “rainol e lokks” is based on my Titi Hedy’s traditional Puerto Rican rice and beans, which my dad makes to perfection. Sign up for my newsletter to get recipe cards!

Hiking in Georgia

My husband and I hiking at Tallulah Gorge State Park last year! This was an AMAZING trip – highly recommend it! And it was during a similar hike in North Georgia on New Years Eve that inspired me to write Beyond the Next Star. Nothing like a 5-hour hike in negative degree weather on the wrong nature trail to make you day dream about being abducted by aliens LOL!

Finding Hidden Depths

I LOVE characters who reveal their hidden depths throughout a book. Torek is seven feet of battle-hardened muscle, and although he enjoys and is quite capable in his role as commander of the Onik guard, his caring concern and selfless pursuit of Delaney’s health, happiness and pleasure are depths that Delaney discovers at the risk of losing something far more precious than a bad first impression: her heart.

Nothing Worth Having is Easy to Attain

One of my favorite themes in Beyond the Next Star is Delaney’s emotional journey as she slowly discovers her self-worth in the most unlikely of circumstances. She felt fractured long before being abducted by aliens, but like coal under pressure, maybe she can create something precious and beautiful and indestructible, too. It’s not easy to see yourself with new eyes, but nothing worth having is ever easy to attain.

Join Me At Space Coast Book Lovers

COVID-19 may have stopped our in-person event, but it won’t spoil our fun! Come join Space Coast Book Lovers online… for FREE! This No Ticket Required virtual event will be held on Friday, June 26th & Saturday, June 27th!!! Join #SCBL2020: Going Virtual’s Facebook Group to get all the details. I’ll be presenting “Decide Your Fate: Alien Abduction Adventure” on Friday, June 26 at 10am. See you there!