Start A New Path

Growing up on the side of a busy interstate, surrounded by Joshua trees and an extended family, my entertainment was the travelers passing through. I heard stories of faraway places — turquoise seas, snow-capped mountains,
and buildings so tall they scraped the clouds above.

I inhaled the information I gathered and exhaled it on anyone who would listen. Kids my age labeled me odd, but I didn’t know how to be any other way.

When Jesse Cruise and his mom passed through Covers Bend, they turned my entire path in life on end. A busted transmission changed the lives of a lonely girl with a mind full of random facts and a sad, angry boy carrying a world of grief on his shoulders.

I was the sun, and Jesse was the moon. Our hearts balanced each other, and together, we formed a whole. Over one summer, our teenage hearts latched onto one another. Over the years to come, we shared our lives through letters.

But what happens to a friendship tainted by a lie? And what happens when the person who acted as the sunshine in the friendship is now living in the shadows?

Expect a love story when you read my books.  They’ll be heavy on character development and storyline with no sex or cursing.  I want the story to carry you through and keep you so engrossed that you can’t help but to keep flipping the pages!


I recently read an article that talked about how important it is for authors to clarify their brand.  As a graphic designer, I deal with branding every day and know how important it is, but didn’t always consider how this applies to authors too.

Branding basically is how a business, or author, creates a name or symbol that sets them apart from other products.  It’s the colors, logo, style, and overall feel of the business.  In this case, the ‘business’ is the books an author writes.

This thought has stuck with me as I think it’s important to clarify the types of books I write.  I’ve researched the romance heading, which is very broad, vs a love story and I’ve posted about that before. 

My books fall under the love story heading because often something besides love is at stake and the plot doesn’t revolve around the romance, but the characters (and their flaws).

I like to write about a couple’s journey, which means my books will always be heavy on the storyline as the characters move through whatever trials are set in their path.  The journey is usually not easy, and there isn’t a guarantee that everything will be hunky-dory along the way, but my hope is that you’ll cheer for and cry with the characters as they grow and hope for their own happily-ever-after.




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.