Posted in November 2012

Cover Reveal: CRUSHED

I love cover reveals – I just hate my own. They make me a nervous wreck because I worry no one else will love them the way I do. Thankfully, I had Rachel Marks as a cover designer and she did an amazing job of capturing the feel of the book. If you haven’t heard … Continue reading

CRUSHED playlist

The CRUSHED cover reveal is tomorrow, so obviously, I should be spending my time writing blog posts about playlists 😀 I rather love this playlist. It’s angsty and hopeful – just like the main character, Fletch. ~dawn CRUSHED PLAYLIST Soft Shock (acoustic) …………….Yeah Yeah Yeahs Malibu ………………………………….Hole Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa ……….Vampire Weekend Shadowcasting …………………….. … Continue reading


In the past two days, I’ve churned out major words on a new project AND found the energy to tackle all the last minute stuff that comes with a book release. Wait. What was that? A book release? Why, yes, my Young Adult Contemporary Romance, CRUSHED, will be available on December 11, 2012. For seventeen-year-old … Continue reading

My Son Loves Pink Butterflies

I’m ashamed of myself. As the mother of three boys, I’ve always prided myself on teaching them gender doesn’t matter. Girls can do what boys can do and boys can do what girls can do. Living in San Francisco, we were surrounded by like-minded parents and kids: boys wore pink, girls loved engineering. My boys … Continue reading

Not Feeling the Love

*Sigh* I’m not sure I love this new book. I’m trying, but it’s a lot like forcing a too tight sweater over my head – strangling. The problem is I LOVE the concept and I’ve sat on it since last January, silently – and at times impatiently – waiting for my schedule to clear so … Continue reading

Doing the NaNoWriMo Dance

I had great plans to draft my next book during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo or NaNo for short). But then, you see, there was this hurricane. And a cross country move. And then I didn’t have Internet for days. And then… There’s always a reason to not write, isn’t there? I have kids. I … Continue reading