Tuesday, July 8, 2014


Paula Mowery graciously invited me to be a part of the World Blog Tour.
She is a fellow author, and an acquisitions editor at Prism Book Group.  
You can find her here at her blog

I'm supposed to tell you a little about me, but first, if you haven't seen the movie 
Authors Anonymous and you're a writer run, leap, dash over to the closest Redbox and pay the buck. It shows and pokes fun at all the trials and tribulations of being a writer today.

Okay, a little about me. . .

I  traded my “eh” (being Canadian) for “y’all" (moved to the South) and by day I'm a wife and mother to two, almost grown children, and underling to three dogs. By night, I'm a blogger, and published author of fiction for both adults and children.  I'm a huge football fan but won’t declare a favorite team, vowing it’s safer for my health being that I live surrounded by Alabama, Auburn, Seminole and Gator Fans.  I love the beach in winter. My favorite holiday is April Fool’s Day, and serendipitously my son was born on April 1st. I'm adding yoga to my life, and probably another dog or two. And I still love to hang out at the library, sitting on the floor with a stack of books, often in the children’s section. 

As part of the tour, I’ve been asked to answer four questions on my writing.
Okay, here goes. . .

      What am I working on? Revisions, revisions, revisions. I am the Revision Queen.

Right now I’m revising a contemporary middle grade novel that I wrote during NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in November 2012. 

And I usually have some flash fiction or short stories in various stages of disarray on my big screen desktop too.

How does my work differ from others of its genre?

I’m not sure it does, other than it has my own unique writer’s voice, which I hope shines through and which tends to have some laugh-out-loud humor attached, I hope. 

                                                          Why do I write what I do?

To be honest, I love a shorter form of fiction. I’ve been published in flash fiction, short stories, and novellas. I’m currently working shorter children’s novels. I’m very much a see-the-big-picture type of person. I need to hold the whole piece in my head, and longer novels --80,000 words plus--strain my poor, puny brain.

How does my writing process work?

Not very well at times. But at other times I surprise myself. :)
I’ve been all over the map with my process, experimenting, learning as I go. 
With my current project and others, I’ve fast drafted. Which means I sit down and vomit, spew, hurl words on the page, thus necessitating the need for revision, revision, revision. 
But I’m also a life-long learner and I take oodles of online classes, gleaning sparks of inspiration, creativity, and knowledge from each one. Then I get to apply these to my vomit-on-the-page (thank goodness). 

Thanks, Paula for inviting me to share in this World Blog Tour and as part of the tour be sure to hop over to these three fabulous writer's on July 15th (or before) and find out more, and be sure to follow their blogs.

Connie Peck at http://mrspiddles.weebly.com/blog

Sia Marion at  Open Window Blog

Karen Cogan at  http://kecogan.wordpress.com/

As always, feel free to comment.