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Fun on the Natchez Trace – recreating scenes from a novel in real life!


Yesterday a friend and I drove from Nashville, out past the famous Loveless Cafe (where we stopped to pick up some Peach Preserve) and onto the Natchez Trace, which is basically 444 miles of the most gorgeous greenery you’ll ever see! We took Bella the dog, and made our way to Jackson Falls. This was […]

Read and review ‘Before He Was Gone’ and get a FREE copy!

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The New Adult Book Club on Goodreads are reading Before He Was Gone to review. Sign up if you want your free copy to review! “Sometimes, you have to get lost to find yourself… When her rock star boyfriend breaks things off out of the blue, Alyssa applies to hit reality TV show Deserted and […]

RIP Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran (an excerpt featuring their great work, from Balilicious)

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How fuggin AWFUL to hear about the executions of these two men, and the others who were wiped out needlessly today in Indonesia. Don’t people go to jail in order to think about what they’ve done? And hadn’t these guys thought enough? Ugh. “The killings were carried out at 12.30am, local time, on the prison […]

Boxing Day Tsunami book trailer (The Day of the Wave)


I made this today! One day I will give up trying to be a filmmaker (maybe), but it’s SO satisfying when it uploads and I’m all “OMG I MADE SOMETHING!!!” ‪I’ll be starting a blog tour for The Day Of The Wave on May 4th, which you can follow here. 

The Day of the Wave – Playlist


This is probably the most fun I’ve ever had putting a playlist together for a book. There were just so many great artists who inspired me and so many songs that seemed to fit perfectly with parts of The Day of the Wave. Here are my top picks, and you can play them, as well […]

Aliens in the White House…


Just got a newsflash on my phone: ‘Small one-person helicopter lands at White House West Lawn. Pilot in custody.’ I know I should click on it for the full story but I prefer what my imagination is telling me, and that is that a child-size helicopter from the future has been thrust upon this earth, […]

Boxing Day Tsunami romance excerpt: (The Day of The Wave)


This is an excerpt from my latest new adult romance, coming May 2015. In brief… “Isla and Ben were just sixteen when the Boxing Day tsunami tore through their beach resort in Thailand. Just days after forming a life-changing bond, both were missing and presumed dead. Unbeknown to each other and haunted by one of […]

Uber in Nashville is interesting…

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Me: ‘So, what’s the craziest thing that’s happened to you since you started driving for Uber?’ Him: ‘Are you a shy girl?’ Me: ‘Er, I don’t think so.’ Him: ‘Then maybe I’ll tell you about the girls who asked me to take them to a swinger’s club. There were four of them. I didn’t think […]

FREE TODAY!!! Before He Was Gone – sexy summer beach fun meets reality TV…


NOW FREE ON AMAZON FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD! When her rock star boyfriend breaks things off out of the blue, Alyssa applies to hit reality TV show Deserted and to her shock she gets through. Abandoned on a remote island with a bunch of strangers and none of the luxuries she’s […]

Have I mentioned the Family Dollar Store yet?


Have I mentioned the Family Dollar store yet? It’s my new favorite place here in Nashville. Contrary to the name, not everything inside costs a dollar, which is disappointing, but nonetheless it’s the kind of bargain-basement neon playground that has you dancing down the aisles in a Julie Andrews kind of joy parade. You feel high […]