The rise of the side character – the people you want to steal the narrative scene

I love side characters. I love them so much, I have side characters who’ve made an appearance in more than one of my books. It’ not hard, since I tend to write about families or groups of friends, each person getting their own story. For me, side characters are integral to the story. It’s like … Continue reading The rise of the side character – the people you want to steal the narrative scene

You’ve gotta admit, these K-pop bromances are a little suspicious

Saints and Sinnas CoverIt feels weird to be working on a book pre-George Floyd. It’s not like the #blacklivesmatter movement wasn’t a thing before I started this story, but Floyd’s unintentional martyrdom has kicked the world into a different kind of angst. It’s crazy right now. The ‘rona is still out there, and race in America is like a powder keg. Continue reading “You’ve gotta admit, these K-pop bromances are a little suspicious”

Sometimes even a fabulous new lover can’t offer as much comfort as a good old girlfriend

Saints and Sinnas CoverThey say you only need a few good friends, and I agree. Actually the old saying says you only need two, and that’s just in case one dies, but that’s a bit much…lol Friends are wonderful! Especially old friends. They know you better because you have shared history and experience. The caring can be deeper, and a good friend, old or new, will protect you like no other. Continue reading “Sometimes even a fabulous new lover can’t offer as much comfort as a good old girlfriend”

Sex is great, but the characters, man… Wait. That doesn’t sound right LOL

Saints and Sinnas CoverThe past few years I’ve started to skip over the pages and pages of sex I typically get from my favorite authors. I’ve been veering away from the pages and pages of sex I used to write too. I know, I know, not what you want to read in a romance writer’s blog, right? But it’s true. I still absolutely love a good love story, and sex is part of that. But the story is more important to me these days than the sex. Continue reading “Sex is great, but the characters, man… Wait. That doesn’t sound right LOL”

Who else is lazy af during the #coronavirus #stayhome situation?

Saints and Sinnas CoverWe’re shut in at home. Like, it’s literally for the good of the world. I should be writing my ass off. I should be cleaning my house, working, decluttering, grooming, exercising, trust me. There’s plenty to do. But what am I doing? I’m watching stuff on my phone, letting my imagination run away with me, and eating. I’m not eating as much as usual — thank God — but fat kid definitely ain’t missing no meals. Sigh. Continue reading “Who else is lazy af during the #coronavirus #stayhome situation?”

Sadly, when a savvy career woman falls in love, the whole business often requires extra careful handling

I hope you’re not going too stir crazy during this coronavirus home lockdown we’re currently dealing with. It’s not too bad for bookworms. We like to lay around at the crib and read anyway, so this is heaven. But being forced to, and knowing all of the suffering and drama that’s happening outside your door … Continue reading Sadly, when a savvy career woman falls in love, the whole business often requires extra careful handling

Can people actually tell when you’re having sex?

Saints and Sinnas CoverI’m a bum. I still haven’t been able to release this book yet. I’m either crazy, or something worse because I can’t seem to take my fingers off this sucker. Could it be fear? But I don’t feel scared. Uggg! I do feel bad though, ‘cuz I keep lying saying it’s coming out, it’s coming out. I’m sorry, y’all… *Looks shamefaced* Continue reading “Can people actually tell when you’re having sex?”

Pillow talk is an excellent time to share new and potentially shocking confidences…

Saints and Sinnas CoverWho’s watching Itaewon Class on Netflix??? The latest episode legit almost killed me. I just finished it. I’m starting to be anti episodes coming out every week. Just release it all at once so I can be sleepless for a day and feel satisfied at the end. Waiting to see what happens next is torture. Joonie (my nickname for Park Seo Joon) is playing one of the most subtle roles I’ve ever seen him in, but he’s still making a meal out of things. And now our favorite sociopath is about to confess? Continue reading “Pillow talk is an excellent time to share new and potentially shocking confidences…”