Tag: #ridingwavesbook

What do you do for inspiration?

What do you do for inspiration?
I love writing. I could lose a whole day absorbed in the imaginary world creating and writing. I have written four and a half books so far. Only two are published as of today; however, that will change soon with the publication of my third book called Living Red. It is a young-adult fiction about... Read more »

"Write what you want to read"

"Write what you want to read"
I recently heard the author David Brooks repeat the common writer’s phrase, “Write the book you want to read.” Because I had never heard that before, I can’t stop thinking about it. I believe that it will influence my future books and blog posts, and it made me reflect on the three books I have... Read more »

“Dan and I went on a date at the carnival”

“Dan and I went on a date at the carnival”
The following chapter came from an actual experience of a first date I went on when I was younger. I love to use real life experiences that I have had or that I heard about, but then add a big dose of imagination to change details and to make it meaningful. I think often those... Read more »
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Writing, blogging and social media

Writing, blogging and social media
I have always had an interest in books and even began to write my first novel back in 1996, but I never finished it. Then in 2013, I finally finished and self-published my first book Fun4Babies. I had sent it to one publisher who gave me great feedback, but then I decided to self-publish. I checked out... Read more »

“My search for something different brought me here tonight”

“My search for something different brought me here tonight”
I will always love the first two books that I wrote. They definitely hold a special place in my heart, but my newest book was a gift. Fun4Babies just came from such a deep place of love for what I was doing, being an infant teacher. Then Riding Waves was a story that needed to come out... Read more »

Where is your favorite place in the world?

Where is your favorite place in the world?
July’s Blogapalooz challenge is to write about my favorite place in the world? Although my first thought was “anywhere that I am with my family,” I do have many favorite places that I enjoy going to with them and without. Although I do love being outside walking or hiking in nature, there is one place that I... Read more »
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I almost forgot about my date

I almost forgot about my date
Here is another excerpt from my book Riding Waves . I hope you enjoy reading it. I say hi to Ashley’s mom as we walk into her house. I am surprised that she is home. Both of Ashley’s parents spend so much time at their restaurant that most of the time no one is home. I wonder to... Read more »

I love telling a story

I love telling a story
Why be part of an author fair? This was the third author fair that I have participated in. At the first one, we were each given 3-5 minutes to speak to give our elevator speech, essentially our sales pitch of why someone should buy our book. In all, I have only sold maybe six total books... Read more »

Who wears cowboy boots anymore?

I wrote a fiction book called Riding Waves in 2014. Sometimes I like to read all or parts of it and try to imagine what I would think about it if it was written by someone else. Writing is an interesting concept because I am often too critical of the words I write, but other... Read more »
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"Did I say yes?"

The sun feels warm on my shoulder as Ashley and I play tennis on the street in front of my house. We have been best friends since the sixth grade, and we just graduated from high school this year. I see a car coming so we stop playing for a minute to see if it... Read more »