Memories of Prince

Four years ago, the world lost someone who could never be replaced. I was born some six months after Prince and although I grew up in the same Twin Cities as Prince, we were in completely different worlds and never crossed paths—at least until 1984. 1984 was a big year for Prince with the release […]

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Losing a loved one

We’ve lost Harvey. Our lovable, quirky, sweet as the first bite of Halloween candy (Halloween was Harvey’s birthday) cocker spaniel has died. It’s been several weeks now, but it’s still difficult to think about. Harvey was a force of nature, the loudest panter I’ve heard, a dog who oddly barked at his food everyday before […]

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My publisher: Immortal Works

I’m excited for my two novels to be published by Immortal Works! To recap: Abnormally Abbey: 14-year-old Abbey has always been able to see ghosts and when she’s stranded at camp in River Falls, Wisconsin, she needs to use her abilities to solve a mystery and save the lives of friends. Publishing in September 2020. […]

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Killer Blonde news

I have news! Immortal Works Press—who is publishing Abnormally Abbey—is also publishing my serial killer thriller. Set in Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Killer Blonde follows State Patrol investigator Cade Dawkins as he discovers a grizzly pattern in a series of one-car fatalities. A killer is terrorizing the Twin Cities’ highways and appears to have a thing for […]

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Fear and proofreading

“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” — Joseph Campbell My ABNORMALLY ABBEY manuscript has been through several rounds with my editor and was sent to proofreading. This is the last step before layout and design. For some reason, I was nervous about getting the marked up manuscript back. What if […]

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Book Update

New title First, we have a name change! Ghost Girl is now Abnormally Abbey. The name change was needed because of two similar titles in the Immortal Works library. I love this new title because: The inspiration for the main character is my daughter, Abbey. The title sets it apart from more generic titles. It […]

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Smile: It’s your author headshot!

One of the tasks that Immortal Works Press asks of its authors is to get a professional headshot. You don’t want an amateur looking picture gracing your novel even though it was taken by your uncle who’s “pretty good with a camera.” Lighting, composition, styling, are all important considerations as well as the resolution of […]

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A name changer

There was an interesting paragraph in the email that introduced me to my editor for Ghost Girl. “Throughout this process I’d like you both to be thinking about a different title for this book. We already have books with similar titles (Dead Girl and Grace’s Ghosts) and I’d like this one to stand out from […]

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A dog like no other

This is Harvey. I’ve known a lot of dogs, but I’ve never met one quite like Harvey. We first became acquainted with each other several years ago. I had contacted Good Karma Animal Rescue about a cocker spaniel they had on their website. Taking my kids along, we met Harvey and his foster mom at […]

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Writing gone wrong

There are moments in life when you’re presented an opportunity. I think some people may ignore these moments, but as a writer I find I cannot resist the temptation to use my writing gift in moments such as these. Case in point: I received an email from the UK (I’m in the Minneapolis area) that […]

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