Category Archives: Reading

My (Not So) Secret Love Affair

I am in love. SO in love. Yes, with my husband (who is the very best man I could imagine and the prototype for pretty much every hero I’ve ever written into a book), but also with another. This other love is dangerous, and comforting, and helps me sleep better at night. I’m telling you, […]

Solution to Writer’s Block: Hitting the Books

Sometimes I feel like the well is just dry. Dessicated. A desert inside my soul. Such was the case at the beginning of February. I’d written almost 100K words over the past 9 months, and it was just–I was empty. Enter: the ANWA Conference bookstore. There I purchased about 10 books written by lovely and […]

The Tornado of Craziness Soon Will End. Alas.

This last month has been a total whirlwind of crazy tornado-ness. More than anything, it’s been sucked up by driving (I’m not kidding) 4,000+ miles in the car. Yes, the thought of even driving to WalMart at this point sort of makes my knees shake. But besides the car mania, here’s what I’ve been plowing […]

Summer Vacation? Seriously?

So, it’s summer vacation. And I guess at the Griffith household that means it’s time for a vocab review. Heh heh heh. Our oldest is going into his junior year this fall, and he’s taking the PSAT-NMSQT, the worst acronymed pre-college test ever. Besides a precursor to the SAT, it’s a qualifying test for the […]

Second Chances 101 by Donna K Weaver is Available at Last

Second Chances 101 is HERE! Time to get your clean romance fix of the day, ladies. For just the low, low price of $2.99, you can have a lovely, uplifting book for your midweek reading escape. Donna has been a good friend of mine for a few years, and I owe her a lot. She […]

200 People Who Have Looked Inside My Brain

So, a week ago I spent the whole day talking to Mr. Murphy and Mr. Osmond’s English classes at the local high school. About 200 kids are reading BIG IN JAPAN as part of their curriculum this year. Whoa, right? It was partway through the day when I realized: These people have all looked inside […]

New Clean Romance Series Kicks Off TODAY!

I’m just hopping up and down! (Well, actually I’m typing and sitting on my couch. But my spirit is hopping up and down.) It’s here! The launch date of this new series. I’ve LOVED reading through these books. They’re really lovely stories, just sweep-you-away stories of people I feel I actually knew when the books […]

Newly Available on Kindle: Hopeless Crush

This all started because of a dream I had. In 2006, I had a book published by Spring Creek Book Company. As all traditionally published authors know, the publisher gets the say in the cover and the title of the book. Mine was called A Little Sisterly Advice. It’s the story of Julia Cronquist, a […]

Raptures over My Current Read

Oh, rapture! I am so in love with the book I’m currently reading! I think one of the best things in the world is to find a book I love so much I can’t wait to get back to it. The language, the characters, the growth that comes to them one by one as they […]

Lucky You Live Hawaii

Hi, Folks! Ready for a fun guest post by my good friend and fellow author Lehua Parker? Well, she’s got a new book out, ONE SHARK, NO SWIM. It’s a sequel to her completely fun ONE BOY, NO WATER, which I reviewed here when it came out last year. She’s on a roll. And lucky […]