It’s Tuesday.

Awards, schmards. I'm not into them. But what I am into is weird questions I wouldn't normally be asked on a Tuesday.  So thank you to the lovely and talented Matthew Estes for nominating me for the Normal Happenings Super Specific Sunshine Award. To win, I'm supposed answer the questions below. I don't really care about … Continue reading It’s Tuesday.


HOW MUCH LONGER was this going to last? Rosalyn bent her knees and winced at the loud pop they made. One of the ladies-in-waiting shot her a dirty look. Rosalyn glared back. Ladies-in-waiting always think they're better than. Whatever.  "And lo, we bestow unto you, the title Regent of the Forest, Keeper of All That … Continue reading Bestow


I'M GOING THROUGH a phase. I have a need to write ghost stories.  I have no idea why. At heart, I'm a romantic suspense writer. I like a good HEA. (That's happily ever after for non-romance writers). The thing is, I don't particularly like ghost stories. Why? Lots of reasons. I have a tendency to … Continue reading Haunted


MY FAVORITE STEPHEN King book used to be The Talisman.  When I would tell people that, I would always get this skeptical look often followed by a bit of a sneer. Something like that, but somehow worse. Them: "You know that's not his best work, right?"Me: "Uh huh."Them: (Stifling a Scornful Laugh) "If you know that, … Continue reading Talisman


Here's a story about Haywood Hall. Haywood Hall is a historical site in downtown Raleigh. Built somewhere between 1799 to 1801, it has the distinction of being the oldest house within the original city limits remaining on its original foundation.  It houses period furnishings and is open for tours on certain days of the week. … Continue reading Story


The alarm goes off at 5:45 am. I lie still in the dark, pretending I don't hear it. My S.O. is better at pretending, so it's always up to me to roll over and turn it off. I sit up. Plant two feet on the floor. Walk downstairs. Turn on the coffee. Stand and wait … Continue reading Typical