Category Archives: writer

Age

I’ve been waiting for this age for over four decades! I never knew when it would come, or if I’d even appreciate it when it did, but it’s finally here, and I’m excited to say I’m smart enough to take … Continue reading

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Worth…less

Is there a cure for low self-esteem? More carrots? A smoothie? Sunlight? Chocolate cake? For too many years, I pursued a career designed to make me feel worth… less. Not worthless, but worth less than others in the same job … Continue reading

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Proud Daughter

Happy Mother’s Day! I’ve said it before, and I’ll keep saying it until I die… I’m so proud of my mom! This time it’s because she did something even she wasn’t sure she’d do. She wrote a book! All. By. … Continue reading

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Minimalism and Some Glitter

Chapter 2017, page 1. Ready?  Five and a half years ago, when my dream of being a published author seemed slim, even after the lovely agent (Mary Sue Seymour, founder of The Seymour Agency) offered to represent me, I applied … Continue reading

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Saying Yes to Vicki Tracy

I read the email from Vicki Tracy four times before I understood the significance of it. She was asking me if I wanted to be a judge for her latest benefit, Naples’ Dancing with the Stars, where a cast of … Continue reading

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We Wrote a Book

My mom and I wrote a book! It’s a middle grade fantasy novel, and it’s for all readers ages 10 and up. I’m so super excited about this project, because it’s something we did together. This book was something we … Continue reading

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Erase the Line

“We didn’t cross the line. We erased it.” ~ Simon Cleveland, Ph.D. All the best moments in my life happen because of my husband. He’s my anchor in my storm. When we were in college, people said we were crossing the … Continue reading

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Get Wicked

Hi All! Welcome to the Get Wicked with Entangled blog hop! We love goodies and giveaways, and in celebration of the release of BLURRING THE LINES next month, I’m giving away a prize pack. Click HERE to enter the giveaway! … Continue reading

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Blurring the Lines

“Writing is easy. You just open a vein and bleed.” ~Red Smith variation After one blood transfusion, I’m so super excited to present Blurring the Lines: a Men of the Zodiac series novel releasing on November 16th! Here’s the cover! … Continue reading

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Time and other thoughts before I turn forty

2010 Half a decade ago, when I was halfway to seventy, I “retired” from teaching to pursue a dream… I took one year to start this blog and to write full-time. 2011 But after the year, when I didn’t have … Continue reading

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This. Happened.

The act of writing is such a solitary journey, but publishing an anthology with 16 other authors was a remarkable adventure. On June 2, 2015, my debut young adult novel, Accidental Butterfly, released as part of a boxed set called … Continue reading

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My Debut Young Adult Novel

Alphas, Billionaires, Bikers, Bad Boys, Stepbrothers, and Jocks I’m so super excited to announce that Accidental Butterfly, my debut young adult novel, is part of this summer’s hottest new adult/young adult boxed set, including a total of 16 full-length novels! … Continue reading

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Yes, let’s do this

“Yes, let’s do this.” That’s how it started. Three people reuniting for dinner after a summer spent apart, and in the midst of sharing experiences, an idea germinated into action. Collier County Commissioner Donna Fiala Joins New Global Heart Imprint … Continue reading

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Jeff Lytle and Naples Depot

Jeff Lytle retired and the Naples Press Club hosted a retirement party for him at the Naples Depot Museum. Cleverly titled Just a “Lytle” Celebration, the event drew quite the crowd. Super thanks to NPC VP Randall Kenneth Jones for organizing … Continue reading

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New Orleans, Books, and Bars

Still recovering from my first Romantic Times Booklovers Convention, and I’m already so super excited for next year! To view more pics from RT, visit my Facebook RT 2014 album. Here are some highlights: “America has only three cities: New … Continue reading

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#IWSG ~ Post 2

  Dear Insecure Me, You love to write. But you didn’t realize the change that would happen once you earned your first, second, third, and fourth writing goals. You didn’t realize you’d lose your late nights, early mornings, and weekends … Continue reading

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Path to Publication: Sonya Weiss

I became a writer when I was very young. Even before I began school, I would tell stories to my dolls, to my sisters and to anyone who would listen. As soon as I learned how to write, I would … Continue reading

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Simple Pleasures

Sarasota, Florida. Der Dutchman. Shuffleboard. Ice cream. When life gets too hectic and negative stress presses on all sides of your life, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and shut down. Well, it’s easy for me to shut down. But this time, instead … Continue reading

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#IWSG ~ #297

I did it. I signed up. I’m number 297.  It only took me one and half years to sort through all my sticky notes of To Do items and find the one that reminded me I wanted to sign up. “July … Continue reading

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My new novella

My new novella released and it’s on tour with Bewitching Book Tours! Please stop by and comment at the tour stops! I’ll be gifting prizes all day during the blitz and throughout the tour. Annette Gisby http://agisby.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/release-day-blitz-giveaway-pushed-by.html Laurie’s Paranormal Thoughts and … Continue reading

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