The Research Continues: #Burlesque, #Bookbinding, and #Badassery

With my epic European research trip well over, it was time to turn my attention to other research that needed doing. In my quest for a new, interesting vocation for one of my characters, I found myself at the Oregon Burlesque Festival of an evening. While there I met up with the super awesome Lacy … More The Research Continues: #Burlesque, #Bookbinding, and #Badassery

My First TV Interview! #Fox12Oregon #MoreGoodDayOregon #RomanceNovels

Wow! Such exciting news! I was asked by the awesome AJ Harmon (contemporary romance author and USA Today Bestseller!) to be part of an interview with Fox 12 Oregon for their new show More Good Day Oregon. For a cool press release on the interview, click HERE. It was a lot of fun! We got … More My First TV Interview! #Fox12Oregon #MoreGoodDayOregon #RomanceNovels

Epic #ParanormalRomance Research Trip: Paris (Pt 2) – Okay, Technically Versailles

Although I’ve been to Paris a few times, this was my first trip to Versailles. And let me say, WOW! I don’t know which was more astonishing: the palace or the hordes of tourists.     Every room in the palace is pretty epic, but the throne room is particularly breathtaking. I swear it reminded … More Epic #ParanormalRomance Research Trip: Paris (Pt 2) – Okay, Technically Versailles

Epic Research Trip: #Paris Pt. 1 – Tasty Beverages, the #EiffelTower, #LoveLocks

After a brief sojourn back to London, my next stop on my Epic Research Trip was Paris. I’ve been there before. Twice. But neither trip was specifically with writing in mind (although I included quite a bit of the city in Kissed by Moonlight). It was good to be back. Although the quirky little hotel in the … More Epic Research Trip: #Paris Pt. 1 – Tasty Beverages, the #EiffelTower, #LoveLocks

Shéa & Sheena’s Excellent #Atlantis Adventure (#paranormalromance #urbanfantasy)

Those of you who have read Spellwalker might remember that Noah and Emory had their first date at a place called Cartlandia. Imagine a certain reader’s surprise when she found out Cartlandia is a real place! Check out this video where my sister Sheena and I show you around and talk deep fried ribs, sweet potato … More Shéa & Sheena’s Excellent #Atlantis Adventure (#paranormalromance #urbanfantasy)

Mega #Research Trip: Day 4 – Rambles in #HydePark, #Mayfair, and #NottingHill

I totally lucked out on this Mega Research Trip of 2015. My friend and fellow author, Emma Jameson, was also in London doing some research of her own (She’s got two AMAZING cozy mystery series. I can’t recommend them enough). We were able to hang out and combine our research adventures. First stop: Hyde Park. One … More Mega #Research Trip: Day 4 – Rambles in #HydePark, #Mayfair, and #NottingHill

Mega #Research Trip: Day 3 – Of #Architecture, #Mermen, and the #Beatles

I’ve fallen totally behind on posting pics of my European Adventure. Where were we? Oh, yes. Liverpool! (You can find pics of my first day in Liverpool HERE.) The architecture is amazeballs. That’s all I can say. A lot of Victorian era buildings. Lots of fun wrought iron work and bas relief work and whatnot. … More Mega #Research Trip: Day 3 – Of #Architecture, #Mermen, and the #Beatles

Of #ComicConPortland

I would have never thought ComicCon would be the sort of place where a geeky author like myself could hang out and talk books with geeky readers. What was I thinking? (Apparently, I wasn’t.) But my friend and fellow author, Miranda Mayer, convinced me it was perfect. She was right! I had a blast. Met … More Of #ComicConPortland