Saturday, June 26, 2010

If you've been to my website as of today, I need to apologize for it. I'm still trying to make it what I want it to be--not an easy task. If you haven't been, visit at and sign in on my guest book.

I'm hoping to have my book uploaded as an ebook this week, and ready to sell in printed format within the next month. Don't give up, it's coming I promise. I've finally mastered the nightmare that is formatting, and completed the cover that I'm happy with (which you can see on my website and will hopefully be posted here soon as well).

Now we play the waiting game... (insert Final Jeopardy music here). :)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

"Geek Girl" is my first novel. It's actually the second book I've written, but the first I've published. The first book written, tentatively titled "Heart on a Chain" will be my second book published. Confused yet?

I began writing for my oldest daughter, Lindsay. She and I had an idea to write a story about a girl who lives nearby, who is always swinging on her swingset in her backyard. I mean, seriously swinging. Of course, the story was completely our imaginations, and not at all her real story. The result was "Heart on a Chain."

I wrote "Geek Girl" for my second daughter, who was 14 when I began writing it. The original version of this book was a short story, which I submitted to a writing contest, which won Honorable Mention in the Young Adult category. But Jen kept calling to me, begging for her story to be told in full. So I began writing and my daughter, Lexcie, who is my biggest fan wouldn't let me stop. If I went too long between writing chapters, she kept after me until I began again. And before I knew it, I had a novel.