Book signing this Saturday, Nov. 4!

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Hey everyone!

I hope you all had a fun Halloween. My kids (ages 3 and 1) had an absolute blast dressing up as Link and Baby Princess Zelda and parading the neighborhood with their friends. The baby partied so hard that she slept 14 hours last night, finally catching up on all the Z’s she lost due to short naps and late nights. We had so much fun!

I’m starting November with a book signing at Story on the Square in McDonough. This bookstore is going to bring even more life and character to our already amazing town square. They’re not open yet, but they’ve been doing pop-up shops as they work toward the big day, and I’m thrilled to say that I get to be a part of one this Saturday, November 4th!

If you’re in the area, come by the Chafin Building at 15 Griffin Street, McDonough. Say hi, find out the exciting plans for this truly one-of-a-kind shop, and get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping! I will be there from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. signing¬†While Cerberus Sleeps.

I’d love to meet you there!





Thank you, truly, to all of you for your support while my book was on Kindle Scout! So many of you not only read the excerpt and nominated, but shared (multiple times, even). It meant so much to me!

My Kindle Scout campaign ended on October 24, and by October 26, I was informed that my book wasn’t selected for publication. That’s okay, though: The important thing was that it was a great learning experience and helped me gear up to self-publish… which I have.


Yesterday, I published While Cerberus Sleeps and it is currently available as an ebook for just 99 cents! A paperback edition is also available. I hope that you will check it out and let me know what you think by leaving a review. You can buy it here.

It’s funny how, these days, you can run down to your favorite coffee shop, click a few buttons, and–bam–publish a novel. That’s what I did yesterday morning, after dropping my son off at mother’s morning out and leaving the baby girl to have some quality Dada time.


Four years of work, and now it’s out there. I don’t know if it feel real, because in some ways it felt like publishing a blog post. Click–there it is. Maybe it will crystalize when people actually begin to read it and tell me what they think… I hope they do! I can’t wait to learn from what my readers have to say.


Well, here we go!¬†While Cerberus Sleeps (yes, that’s the title) is on Kindle Scout until October 24th, and I’d love your support!

Kindle Scout has been described as “an American Idol for books.” Readers nominate their favorite books (limited to three per selection cycle, I think) for a publishing contract through Kindle Press. Nominations aren’t the deciding factor, but they’re a big part of it. Each book has a 30-day campaign, and then Amazon makes the final decision. Win or lose, I think it’s a great experience.

I realize I’ve really shared no concrete info about my book online yet — mainly because I really didn’t think I’d be publishing so soon. But what do you know? Both kids started waking up at random hours all throughout the night, and I got too paranoid to sleep for fear that I’d be awakened by screaming (not from the baby, but from the toddler), so I worked on my book instead. And now it’s done!

So, to my sweet babies who wouldn’t sleep… thank you!

And to you out there who stumble upon my little website, please visit Kindle Scout and consider nominating my book — and others! Once you start browsing, it’s hard to stop!

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