Saturday, April 23, 2011


 Next weekend I will attend my first writer's retreat. Stephen King, in his book on writing, mentions that he believes retreats are a waste of time. I don't know if this will turn out to be true. We'll have to wait and see. I'm looking forward to writing time, critiques with fellow writers and hopefully a fair amount of laughing.

I've already learned a great deal from the other writers that comprise the Central Ohio Fiction Writers group. It's a chapter of the Romance Writer's of America, which is great since my young adult novel ideas are all are romantic. The Time Keeper's Daughter is a new twist on Romeo and Juliet.

I think the picture below, from a trip I took to Spain, is appropriate for "retreating..."

More to come after the retreat!

Monday, April 4, 2011

The Time Keeper's Daughter finals in Cleveland Rocks Romance Contest

I'm so excited to share that my young adult book The Time Keeper's Daughter is a finalist in the Cleveland Rocks Romance Contest in the young adult category.

It's a fast-paced, fun paranormal romance with a twist. Annie Allen is a psychic teenager whose life is beyond predictable. She’s never been in love and she’s never been surprised. That is, until Eddie Green walks into her High School but not into her future visions.

Unfortunately, Annie quickly discovers that Eddie is her family’s sworn enemy, a Time Bender. Annie and her Mother are Time Keepers. While Time Benders live to change the past, Time Keepers ensure that time moves forward as planned.

A forbidden favor leads to true love and is quickly followed by a race for their lives to crack an ancient mystery.

Want to know more? I'm still working on a publishing contract but I'll keep you posted!