Go To The Beach For Only .99 Cents!

Hello everyone! Has winter left you feeling cold? Want to be transported to a tropical paradise? The Taro Wish, set in a lush Hawaiian backdrop, is now being featured on YA Book Central. You can grab it for a discount on Amazon today and tomorrow only! If you read it and love it, please leave a review!…

Grab a Discount this Thanksgiving

I recently wrote a new article for America Adopts which talks about the dreams I had for my daughter, whom I placed for adoption when I was 16. For anyone who is curious to learn more about my story, I’ve made my e-book available for just 99 cents on Amazon Kindle. The deal is available through…

READ THIS!

I recently published my young adult novel, THE TARO WISH. If you like myths and fantasy, this book is for you! Honolulu’s streets are rife with secrets and sorcery, and Reis and Dex are runners in its underground network of thieves and charmers. Incited by a forgotten myth, they water-taxi to Maui to steal an…

Finding Your Roots

You guys. I’ve got a cool story. This Easter was different for our family because in the last few months we’ve acquired some new members. Through adoption. I had no idea that my aunt had a daughter whom she gave up for adoption in her early twenties. This was well before I was born. It was…

It’s time to Celebrate!

My daughter’s birthday was this week and as a way to celebrate her and how amazing she is, I want to give away my book for free. It will be available on Kindle starting tomorrow, Thursday, and again on Friday. Placing Bets is available here for those in the US.  If you’re in the UK click here. She…

Writing

There is nothing better than finding a good book that completely captures you and immerses you in a make-believe world. Which is why I spent the better part of 2016 writing a young adult book, attempting to create a world that one could get lost in. However, a year is a long time to commit…

Placing Bets

It’s Here!! Placing Bets Placing Bets is now available for those in the US!  If you’re in the UK click here: About the book: Amanda is a spirited, all-American teenage girl . . . with a secret. In a desperate attempt to put things right, she makes a promise to God—one that she cannot break. Doing what is best…

Building Bonds

You guys. It’s been ages since my last post. Things have been pretty hectic. However, I’ve managed to finish two books! Yay. (Apparently, I have to give my undivided attention in order to complete a project!) Because I’ve been such a terrible blogger recently, I’ve asked my Aussie friend, Annie, to step up and make a guest appearance. She’s an…

Is Your Soul Asleep?

Hello! It’s been a while. Things have been busy…really, really busy. I recently started a new job, and that fills a lot of my time. I’m working for a charity that tackles poverty – it’s an amazing job, an amazing cause, and the people I work with are great. The commuting, however; not so great. I…

Birthmother Journal: The Perfect Gift for Birth Mothers

Huffington Post recently published an article discussing tips for expectant parents considering adoption. One of these tips suggested that potential birthparents could use writing as a way to process emotions and thoughts experienced throughout the process: Writing also allows you the space and time to think about your choices, and better yet, it is something you…

Bird Seed Recipe

I once worked at a landscaping company that required me to mix birdseed. My job was to make up a special recipe to sell to customers. We had large vats of different kinds of seed – each one with a particular taste that attracted a specific variety of bird. Life was simple. Life has become…

Q&A – All about Adoption

Cosmopolitan magazine is doing an article on adoption and the following is a Q&A they asked me to do. If you’ve ever wondered about the birth mother’s experience, read on! How old are you now? 28   How old were you when you placed your child for adoption? 16   How old was your child at…