Category Archives: Big in Japan

Cover Reveal: BIG IN JAPAN

BIG IN JAPAN just got a big makeover! I do love a good makeover, and I’m thrilled with the way this turned out. Kudos to John Wincek at Aerocraft for his beautiful design. And great news, BIG IN JAPAN went live this morning with its new cover in the Kindle store, and for the first […]

ASU Visit

Last week I had an amazing opportunity! An English Lit class taught at Arizona State University had read Big in Japan as part of their curriculum, and the professor, Lynette Austin, invited me to come and give a little writing workshop and talk to the students. HOW AMAZING! Honestly, as a writer of Cotton Candy […]


I love a good bargain. Don’t you? Here’s one. BIG IN JAPAN is only $1.99 right now for Kindle. That’s, what? Like 80% off? I LOVE 80% off. It’s the cheapest my publisher has ever listed it, I think. Just get it. It’s less than the $2 that demonic newspaper delivery kid fought for in […]


I’m so excited to announce the launch of PANDORA: Book 1 in the Goddesses and Geeks Series. (More books of this theme are fomenting in my brain and on my giant book-outlining pad of paper.) Here’s the blurb: Blake Wells seems to have it made: the wealthy bachelor life, Kennedy-esque good looks, rising political star. […]

New Cover for Big in Japan: Buck Cooper Revealed!

Okay! After 2 1/2 years of hiding behind the red and white cover, Buck Cooper is at last on view for all the world to see! Is this how you pictured him? I tell you what, this is so much more how I pictured the cover originally. It makes me snicker just thinking about it. […]

Four Cool Things That Happened in 2014

This morning I sat down with my list of goals called “Stuff I Want to Do in 2014.” When I wrote it a year ago, I didn’t realize what kinds of¬†opportunities and adventures would come my way this year. It made me reflect on some of the super cool unexpected things that happened this year […]

Three Reasons I Like Self-Publishing–But Other Routes Have Merit Too

A year ago¬†I dipped my proverbial toes in the self-publishing waters for the first time. I threw a novella I’d written in a mad dash onto the Kindle scene, quickly followed by one of my novels from my backlist. Since then, the learning curve has been a mountain, and I’ve been wearing those spiky-toed mountain […]

What Questions to Ask in the First Draft of a Novel

I love the first draft. It’s a world of discovery. Who are these people? What are their strengths, weaknesses, fears? What things should they face that will help them become who they were always meant to be, inside and out? What kind of a world should they encounter? What internal and external forces should be […]

Tales from The Con

So I went to the Salt Lake Comic Con FanX last week and this is what happened:                       As I walked around (or even as I sat at my booth) I kept thinking it was like I was living someone else’s life. But someone cool. […]

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 […]