Fact or Fiction

Do I actually believe in aliens? Did I really read my first romance novel in high school? Did I write Beyond the Next Star on my cellphone? Separate fact from fiction and learn a little bit more about me and my new sci-fi romance novel, Beyond the Next Star!

Persistence Pays Off

I’m so incredibly proud of my published books – it’s crazy how much of a double-edged sword they are. They’re a reminder that hard work and persistence pays off, but somehow they’re also a mocking challenge. Will my next book be as good as the previous? The problem with raising the bar is making it over a second time. But I’m working on it! #lovingbeyondthenextstar #lovebeyond #impostersyndrome #scifiauthor #alienabduction #alienromance #paranormalromance

From Hiking to Writing Beyond the Next Star

You think hot and humid when describing Georgia weather, but in the mountains of north Georgia in the dead of winter while lost on the Appalachian Trail for five hours – its a little bit freezing. This scene in Beyond the Next Star was inspired by that memorable hike with my husband…

Speaking Lori

I had so much fun world building in Beyond the Next Star. On the planet Lorien, the inhabitants speak the language Lori. Be sure to flip to the back of the book for a Lori dictionary – after you read the book, of course! Granted, we’re at the same disadvantage as Delaney in that our human vocal chords can’t growl at the correct depth to truly achieve a precise pronunciation…but we humans do our best.

Beyond the Next Star Soundtrack

During my forty-five minute commute to and from work, I listen to dozens of songs, and while I’m singing and thinking about my book—because if I’m not writing my book, I’m agonizing about what I’ll be writing next—the feelings that those songs evoke in me often transform into the soundtrack of my story. These songs are a few of my favorites, but more than that, they’ve influenced my writing, and hopefully, evoke the same feelings you’ll experience while reading my new sci-fi romance novel, Beyond the Next Star. Listen and enjoy on Spotify!