Romance vs Love Story

I get asked what kind of books I write…Amazon has a broad Romance Fiction category, but a lot of authors really write in a subcategory that isn’t defined. It’s important to clarify my writing style so I attract readers that will most enjoy my books.

So really, what I write are Love Stories. I enjoy writing about couples and their emotional relationship, but the story surrounding them is the focus of my writing, more than the relationship itself.

I leave out strong cursing and sex scenes because it doesn’t fit with my style, and while the ‘clean’ or ‘sweet’ labels fit, I hesitate to use them because their meaning varies greatly.

 

“We took each day, each precious gift, with each new sunrise.  Another sunrise, another day, another opportunity to love each other with the depths of our souls because each moment was precious, each moment not guaranteed.”

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Another Sunrise is now available!

This book tells the story of Jenna Michaels and Ethan Reynolds – two childhood friends who loved one another from a young age.  Torn apart by domestic violence they eventually reunite amidst new hardships.

Will they be able to open up their hearts to one another again, or will the cruelties of life tear them apart once again ~ this time for good?

 

 

 

Another Sunrise – New novel coming soon!

“Childhood friends torn apart by domestic violence reunite amidst a personal battle.”

I started scratching out the notes for this story idea back in April of 2014. Over the next year, I wrote about a third of the book before it sat idle for another four years. Life gets busy, and priorities shift.

After finishing “Letting Go” I was mentally able to switch gears and finish this book as well. I’m so excited to be releasing it very soon and to be bringing Ethan and Jenna’s story to life!

 

Art Prompt Book

I’ve been working in the graphic design industry for over 25 years and have always been facinated by perspective drawing and sketching out spaces.  My original college major was architecture, until I realized the level of math involved… over time this interest moved into art and, graphic design specifically.

I hope this art prompt book sparks enough ideas that the artist is moved to express their own point-of-view of the space.  I’ve included some basic information on one, two and three-point perspective with various line art to encourage and prompt some ideas for sketching in perspective.

Novel Writing

 

I have been writing professionally since 2007 within the industry I work in.  These have been monthly articles for a few international magazines.  The experience I’ve garnered while working with editors, developing and organizing content, and helping other professionals within the industry has been invaluable.

Writing articles is a wonderful way to share knowledge, experiences and ideas.  Novel writing is a fun way to take it a step further by taking your imagination and building it upon the knowledge and experiences you’ve had.

While my stories are works of fiction, many of the character personalities, diverse settings and even some of the dialogue is based on everyday life experiences.

 

Finally Launched

Although I’ve been writing for years and years, it was just recently that I published my first book. It felt like I needed to do something with that first book before I could move on to the next one!

I finished writing “Letting Go” about four years ago but sat on the book, not quite sure what step to take next.

With multiple new book ideas running through my head I felt torn between finishing and launching the first book before devoting my time to the next one.

I like to finish what I started and it was a personal goal to publish the stories that run through my head.  Hopefully others along the way will pick up and enjoy these stories as much as I enjoy writing them!

Unfolding Story

Now that I’ve launched “Letting Go” I feel like I can switch gears a bit to pick up where I left off on the second novel I’m writing.

Of course updates will be coming, but this will be a second chance romance that explores many emotional topics, set in a small town full of characters you wish you could meet.

Don’t miss Ethan & Jenna’s story…