Fabulous Fall Giveaway – Books, Coffee, Mug, T-Shirt, & More

Hi Friends, I am in deep in the middle of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), working on my next book, but hit the pause button today to visit the blog of Karen Pokras Toz! Jump on over to Karen’s site for all of the details on my new Lauren Clark novel, The World Breaks Everyone. On …

Six Writing Lessons Learned from Watching ‘Stranger Things’

My 13-year-old son loves Stranger Things. He sits on the sofa, rapt, as the music starts and the action begins. He can’t wait for season 3. And, not long ago, he invited me to watch it with him. I figure it’s either because I’m the coolest mom on the block or he’s expecting the fright …

Five Reasons Why Taking a (Temporary) Writing Break is Okay! (And What to Do in the Meantime)

Nearly two years ago, I had reached writer-burnout. I’d released two suspense novels back to back, done large, multi-state book tours, and was about to enter my second year of graduate school. I had moved for a new full-time job (with two growing boys) and was trying to wrap up the final pages of my …