November 20, 2017
Today is the
October 23, 2017
Today is the day when the song for A Daughter's Curse comes out. It's called 'I AM NOT NOTHING' by Beth Crowley. I'm still in Vancouver, Canada on a book signing and conference. The funny thing is that I'll be thirty thousand feet up in air on a plane when the song releases. A link will be posted here as soon as I get home. I can't wait to see how many people this song will touch!
October 21, 2017
This day marks a milestone for me: It is my first book signing outside of the United States. Canada is a very beautiful country and the people here are awesome! I noticed the word 'Aye' is used often to agree with someone when having a conversation. I've been in Canada since the 19th and I'm already finding myself saying 'Aye.' LoL.
In this picture, you can see that I'm the only crazy one wearing flip flops here in Vancouver (it's 38℉ by the way.) I was in a local store and a lady shopping in the books section asked about my sweater. Of course I had to tell her ALL about THE BOOKWORM BOX. If you don't know about it, seriously, check it out. It is run by a best selling author, Colleen Hoover, and 100% of all profits are donated to charity!
***I will provide a link for more pictures of this signing, Aye.***
September 29, 2017
Just wanted to share a couple of pictures from my trip to Seattle, Washington. On the left, I'm with NYT & USA Today bestselling author S.L. Jennings. On the right, I'm between NYT & USA Today bestselling author Tarryn Fisher and NYT & International best selling author Colleen Hoover.
I have a funny story about an encounter with Colleen that happened on this trip. During lunch, she was moving from table to table, offering guacamole. I was on the other end of the room when I thought she asked, "Who's from Texas?"
Tell me why I, like an idiot, chest out and all, ran over to the table where Colleen was and said, "I'm from Texas!" LOL!!
I remember her confused facial expression and I wondered if I'd said anything wrong. Come to find out she had asked, "Who wants guacamole?" LOL!
Bless me. Why do these things happen to me? I'm the queen of misunderstandings, I swear! LOL.
June 23, 2017
Today is my first book signing ever! I'm beyond excited. I don't know what to expect. Emotions are in overdrive: I'm nervous, scared, and happy at the same time.
Nashville, Tennessee is beautiful and the people are welcoming. I don't look it, but I was tired at the time of this picture. I left Texas at around seven in the evening and drove to Nashville. It was a nine hour drive and I arrived at the hotel at four in the morning. I slept for like three hours and my table was set up by eleven in the morning.
I will never drive that long again, especially at night. I tell you...Don't do it.
***I will provide a link for more pictures of this signing***
April 6, 2017
This was my first appearance in the newspaper. I marched into the office confident and cheerful for my interview. When I was asked about the reasons for publishing A Daughter's Curse: The Queen of Water's Forbidden Love, my confidence flew out the window and my eyes brimmed with tears. I spoke about my childhood life and how I related to Brisnay Caplin, the protagonist in A Daughter's Curse.
The skin of my forehead became clammy because I was trying not to break down in front of the interviewer. My picture was taken at the end and my throat still had knot in it. I forced a smile on my face, determined not to show any signs of pain. Then I had an epiphany.
I learned one thing from this experience: Sometimes we have to give in to the pain we're feeling in order to move on. We all go through some very tough times at one point in our lives and we all ask ourselves, why me? Some of us are too busy trying not show any signs of pain. We don't even flinch.
Giving in to pain is a sign of weakness, I always heard.
Well, I broke the rule. Sue me. I gave in to pain. As soon as I shut the door of my vehicle after me, I pressed my forehead against the steering wheel and sobbed. I cried so hard that I started hyperventilating. After about five minutes, I wiped away the tears and was determined more than ever to inspire others who had gone through an abusive situation.
March 27, 2017
Today is the day that A Daughter's Curse went live. I look forward to answering any questions.