Make it Merry: Memories and Milestones

There’s nothing like the holidays to send you down memory lane. I feel like it was only yesterday that our two grown sons were babies. People told me that those years of diapers and bottles and teething and uncertainty would be over before we knew it, but I didn’t...

Can’t judge a book by its cover? Oh, yes you can!

You know how you’re always being told not to judge a book by its cover? I get that this is a reminder not to make snap decisions about others solely on their appearance. I’m on board with that. But when it comes to books, readers (myself included) do it all the time....

An Author’s Baggage

Ever wonder how much personal history (not to mention baggage) an author puts into a novel? Ask ten authors and you’ll no doubt get ten very different answers. And of course it varies from book to book. I have to admit that of all the books I’ve written the Ten Beach...

The Beach I Grew Up On

I was one of those lucky people who grew up on a beach. In my case it was St. Petersburg Beach, that comma of land that curves into the Gulf of Mexico on the west central coast of Florida. It was beautiful all year round, but the summers were especially wonderful. We...

Best Readers Ever!

Just a quick note to say thank you to all of you who’ve been following me and my books through the years. I can hardly wait for the release of Best Beach Ever on May 22nd! Price drops on my earlier novels as well as chances to win the entire Ten Beach Road series and...

Share your #OneGoodThing & win!

Please help me celebrate my latest novel, ONE GOOD THING by sharing #OneGoodThing of your own. It can be a special person, an event, or something good that happened to you that day. I promise not to judge. As character Madeline Singer often points out, “I’m not the...