Hello, and welcome!

I’m so excited to introduce you to my new site and blog, geared towards my writing and author journey. Here, I’ll be sharing about my books, upcoming projects, writer-y tips and resources, as well as some slices of life behind the scenes.

I’ve been in the blogging world for decades, starting waaaay back when Blogger was the schniz. (Anyone else remember this?) My content for about the past 15 years has been mainly geared towards supporting military spouses and families, a world I was part of for 31 years during my husband’s Air Force career. You can still find that content over at milspousematters.com, including all 115 episodes of the Milspouse Matters podcast.

Why this change?

As the Milspouse Matters podcast was winding down to its inevitable close after producing it for 5+ years, I knew I wanted to focus on topics other than the military oriented content I’ve done for so long. Though I will always love and have a BIG piece of my heart reserved for that community, my life now as the spouse of a retired veteran, mom of grown kids, grandmother, working editor, and author is quite different than it was even a couple of years ago.

It’s time to embrace this next season of life! I hope that, even if you found me through my books for military spouses or other military content, you’ll join me for this next part of my journey, with all its bumps, peaks, and valleys that are sure to come.

Some of the topics I’m planning to cover here:

  • What I’m reading and book reviews
  • My favorite books, podcasts, and resources for writers
  • Authors I’ve loved and who’ve shaped my own writing journey
  • The process of moving from writing non-fiction for over two decades to some new fiction projects (this is both exciting and scary for me!)
  • Writing and publishing tips (I’ve also worked for 15 years as an editor) and any writing classes or programs I’m taking and recommend
  • The writing process, including inspiration, what a day looks like, the nitty gritty of getting butt in chair to write while also working another job, marketing, and all the other tasks that come with putting a book out
  • Behind the scenes of my normal life: thoughts about midlife, the changes that come along with your kids leaving the nest, grandparenting, and whatever else is going on

And here’s a bonus! If you subscribe to my newsletter below, you’ll be the first to get a sneak peek at new books, book promos and giveaways, and events.

Also, I have to mention the fabulous Tara from Olive Fox Design who is behind both of my gorgeous sites and this incredible site rebuild. If you’re in need of branding, strategy, or web design, run-don’t walk and get on her list. She’s amazing.

I’m glad you’re here. If there’s a question you have about writing or publishing or have a topic that you’d like me to cover, please message me on the socials or leave a comment below. I can’t wait to connect with you. Please be patient if you’re visiting here right when the site goes live in March 2024, as I’m still working on new blog posts. 

In the meantime, please come find me on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter (X), or TikTok and say hello!