Monday, May 7, 2018

Turning a Corner



Hellllllloooooooo out there! I’ve missed you so much! The big update: The snot monsters have been slayed! I finally surpassed that ‘restricted activity’ recovery mark and am feeling much more like myself…yet not, but in a good way. I can actually breathe better and my sense of smell is as keen as a werewolf’s now. Crazy how the little things can make such a remarkable difference to your quality of life.

Ironically, since my sinuses have cleared, so too has my head. And, Dear Lord, have the characters been impatiently waiting for me to finish their stories…particularly one very naughty, sarcastic, Aussie sorta-angel. I’m working hard to get books ready to go. I have no idea which one will be first—I’m relying on the characters to guide me there. I’m literally at their mercy…and gladly so.

So…time to wave off the stress of this past year and a half, dust off the cobwebs, and get geauxing! (LSU/Louisiana reference there. Totally proper spelling.)





Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Houston, We Have a Newsletter Sign Up Form!


Cross all fingers and toes because I have what might be the last procedure to tackle all the snot & infection monsters this Friday. This has been an ongoing thing for over a year now. Just a giant pain in the buttocks. This one is a pretty gnarly procedure. I'm a little nervous, but more than ready to get this crap done. 

Now, let's get to some fun stuff...

Some small corner of hell must have frozen over. Why? Because I have a sign up form for a newsletter. 

<I sense the blank expressions and confused blinks coming from you>

But this is a huge, epic level achievement for me. 

<Hmm...I'm now sensing the expressions are no longer blank and the blinks may have turned to arched, are-you-kidding-me brows >

Okay, yeah, I admit, this is technically easy stuff...unless you're me. Apparently, my brain accepts stuff like calculus, but rejects nearly all things technology. The last time my noggin attempted to add a newsletter sign up form, I ended up with a botched blog sidebar, a non-working form, and a whole lotta foul words. 

So, now that I've unveiled some of my stupid... 

If you'd like to receive a newsletter featuring information on upcoming book releases, sign on up! There is a form located at the top of the right sidebar and one at the bottom of the blog. 

Don't worry about me inundating your inbox with pointless e-mails or crazy LSU fan outbursts. Y'all know I tend to hibernate a lot (as evidenced by my pathetically minimal Facebook and blog posting).  Whenever I send a newsletter, there'll be a darn good book-related reason.

And for the absolute sweethearts who have been asking for a newsletter: thank you so much for your infinite patience. At least I figured it out eventually! :/




Saturday, December 23, 2017

Happy Holidays!!!

I just wanted to wish anyone who pops by my quiet little piece of the blogging universe a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Magical New Year! 

Lots to come in the New Year, starting with a little surprise some readers have been asking for... 

Lots of Love, Tons of Joy, and Mounds of Merry to you and yours, 



Thursday, August 31, 2017

Back Now

First and foremost, much love, many thoughts, and countless prayers to the brave people of Houston and surrounding areas devastated by Hurricane Harvey. You will get through this and be stronger than ever before, that much I know. <3

Well, it was a long winter. And spring. And summer. The bottom line: The sinusitis that ultimately led me to some not-so-fun procedures between January and July is still an ongoing thing. Yeah, the infection was really, really bad. Snot monsters. Who knew? Then, from December through March and some of April, my dad could barely walk (and sometimes just plain couldn’t) due to gout and the return of a medical condition that nearly took his life. During the same time frame, my poor mom struggled and is only just now feeling better after going back and forth to the doctor since February.

On the bright side, Dad is pretty much back to form and Mom is doing much, much better. As for me, I’m praying there are two more procedures before everything is back to normal again. I feel horrible for my absence and more so that my writing has been slow going since all of this started. I’m trying like all heck to get back on track, but it is a slower process than I would like.

At the very least, I plan on keeping the blog & FB updated more regularly, even if it’s with a bunch of nonsense (kinda like most of this post, right?). Twitter, however, will be where I release my annual crazy. Yes, it’s that time of year again: LSU FOOTBALL. All sense of reason (what little remains, that is) quite literally flies out the ears when LSU takes the field. Apologies in advance to anyone who may witness my wackiness—you may conclude I need professional help. To those cheering for teams who may take the field against LSU: Nothing but good sportsmanship here & may the best team win…so long as it’s LSU (just kidding…kind of).

Now for the big news: In December, before the chaos unleashed, I became a mama to a precious little angel. Please meet my fur-baby, Crosby St. Nick (yep, he was totally named after my favorite crooner, Bing Crosby, and the one and only Santa Claus). I realize my holiday addiction comes through in his name. Well, I've never hidden my crazy, so...yeah. 


Baby Crosby


And, yes, he's fast becoming a big LSU Tigers fan! 


Okay, I will see y’all soon with new puppy pics and new updates…including one that has been requested a few times from readers. ;) In the meantime, I hope to see you on Twitter for some serious fun on game day & Geaux Tigers.


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Final Wave Has Landed! BACKRUSH is Here!

Now Available on Amazon


The Mer-Nor Gang's final adventure has finally arrived! It's the conclusion I've been waiting to write for, oh, over a decade, now, I reckon. Writing BACKRUSH was probably the most emotionally exhausting, yet gratifying journey of the series. So much has happened over the course of ten years--I'm not sure what I would've done without The Merworld Water Wars. This world has been my home and the characters have always been, and will always be, my family.

The Mer-Nor Gang and I hope you will love its conclusion. 


Ride the Final Wave on Kindle (paperback coming soon): 






Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Cover Reveal for BACKRUSH, The Final Wave










A long time in the making, the cover of BACKRUSH is very special to me. From the sheer beauty of Marina, the sea, and the sky to the hidden fin and aged, battle-worn typography, I could not have asked for more to close the series. I hope you love it as much as I do. 

From the Mer-Nor Gang, here is the blurb for their final adventure: 


One Final, Crazy Wave


The stakes have never been greater for the Mer-Nor Gang, and for Marina Valentine, a single decision could destroy the Merworld or cost her the life of her soul mate.

With time running dangerously low, Marina and her friends must find a way to defeat Riparian, save Troy, dethrone King and Queen Zale…and take down Zale’s mysterious, powerful ally—an ally whose identity will not only stun the Siren Savior, but will expose one enormous secret she never saw coming.

With twists and turns abound, only friendship, hope, and love will give Marina and her friends a fighting chance against the vicious King and Queen Zale. It will take every ounce of faith and trust to forge ahead, for not everything—or everyone—is what it seems.

There is only one certainty for the Mer-Nor Gang as they prepare to go head-to-head with King Zarius Zale:  the final wave brings the biggest surprises yet.

Coming this December.

Stay tuned for teasers and release details...



Wednesday, November 23, 2016

There's A Wave Coming...




In one week, the Mer-Nor Gang and I will reveal the cover and blurb for the Final Wave of the Merworld Water Wars series. 

After over a decade with my family of characters and living in their world, it's almost surreal that the last chapter in this series is complete. The characters and I have had some rather intense reactions: Polly's eyes went black, Meikle stirred the contents of her bag, Airi rocked back and forth on the edge of the couch, Jex flexed his wings, Ophelia went into cleaning mode, Camille baked, and Marina and I gagged. Good times.