Thursday, March 20, 2014

Blog Hop

So.... it's been a while.  A ton of life events have happened, but more on those in a different post.

I'm going to blog more frequently and my first post back is a Blog Hop that Claudia Shelton asked me to participate in. So check out her writing and soon to be released novel at

The next part of this Blog Hop is to answer 4 questions about my writing process. 

1) What am I working on? 

Currently editing the second Cece Cavanaugh cozy mystery. The first novel left Cece.... you'll have to read it to find out.  And the second one picks up... same deal, read the boo and you will find out.

2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?

It’s baby-boomer lit with an attitude. My characters have fun, but learn life lessons along the way. Plus they drink good wine. My main characters always learn a lesson and help others along the way.

3) Why do I write what I do? 

I am a "write what you read" kind of girl. the two main areas where I read are mystery and women's fiction.  I'll throw in a historical now and again. And the kid in me still enjoys a good YA novel. I have yet to write a YA, but who knows. Maybe one of these days. 

4) How does your writing process work? 

Good question. I work best after 7 p.m. Less distractions. When I start a novel, I begin with a pretty specific outline, though I use it as a guideline and don’t let myself become boxed in. If, during my writing, my character changes or something else needs to happen, then I go with the flow. If minor characters want a major role, I listen to my characters. After all, it’s their story.

I write a quick rough draft, then edit, edit, edit. Mostly I have a tendency to not edit deep enough, then spend additional time getting down to the nitty gritty and really tightening the story.

That's it about me, now go and check out these ladies who are amazing writers with great stories. They'll be posting to their blog next Monday,  March 24.

Jan Morrill’s historical fiction, The Red Kimono, (University of Arkansas Press, February 2013), as well as many of her short stories, reflect memories of growing up in a multicultural, multi-religious, multi-political environment. 


Tricia Grissom writes for herself, for the web, and for her cats - who need food. She's been on a fasting liquid diet, traveled to Europe, and raised 2 kids.  She wrote an ebook about her liquid dieting experience that is now available on Amazon.

 My book: My Liquid Diet
My blog: