I’m a Cool Girl

I’ve said it before, but one of my favorite things about writing a novel is coming up with the playlist. For my newest manuscript (a Women’s Fiction novel – oh la la), I’m currently listening to the following on repeat. The book is a juxtaposition of snarky, upbeat blog posts and real-life where depression and … Continue reading

My Secrets Lies Dirty Little Alibis Playlist

One of my favorite things about writing (after interacting with fans and actually writing) is creating the perfect playlist. Admittedly, I can’t listen to music while writing These Little Lives – it’s too heavy and requires my full concentration. But for Secrets Lies Dirty Little Alibis (Kiss Kill Love Him Still #3), I’ve been listening … Continue reading

Dear You

Dear You, It must be hell having to see me again. I know I wish you’d just go away. But you came back, and now I have to deal with you. A lot has changed this past year. I’m happier, found my footing, and feel comfortable in my skin again. You look tired and frazzled, … Continue reading

If I Was a Mistake

I hope I was your favorite.  I heard that yesterday, and it’s ingrained itself into my mind. Maybe fodder for a juicy book someday. Maybe a way to live life. Maybe just empty words meant to placate.  Perhaps I have a romance novel in me. It’s an awesome writing prompt, after all 😉 xoxo ~dawn

these little lives

That’s the working title of my new manuscript. It’s a lighthearted work (not really) about the Siege of Sarajevo and Srebrenica massacre in Bosnia, and how it impacted two teens. I’m not sure how it all fits together – the characters, the POV, the tense – but I’ll figure it out. What I do know … Continue reading

Croatia: the final verdict

We’ve been home for two days now and have had time to process our vacation. With a resounding ‘yes,’ we all agree that Croatia was one of our favorite vacations. The people, food, beaches, and history made for an excellent trip. But as with every trip, I like to break down what I would do … Continue reading