News & Events
A New Year and new projects. The beginning of the year was slow, but I plan to release some projects and I'm involved in some very exciting boxed sets and anthologies.
Hailing in the New Year with plans to have many stories in boxed sets, anthologies, and single titles. GUARDIAN, the boxed set will be published in April. Subscribe to my newsletter to find out about my upcoming releases.
MAY: I'm a finalist for the Scott Meyer Award which is given annually at the Millbrook Literary Festival. This year's theme was Picture Books and my entry was entitled The Christmas Coqui. The event will be on May 18th.
**UPDATE: I won First Place!!!**
A new year brings new projects and I will be busy! I'm going to be participating in two boxed sets in the spring-both romance, a vampire anthology, a Fae/Seelie anthology in August, a charity romance anthology in October, and other surprises. Sign-up for my newsletter to hear the news first.
AUGUST: Romance boxed set & Fae/Seelie anthology
APRIL: Short story included in Vampire Anthology
MARCH: Boxed Set
I will have another sweet New Adult contemporary romance novella included in a boxed set.
My New Adult contemporary romance novella, Somewhere Between Falling, was included in the ONE SNOWY NIGHT anthology, published by Roane Publishing.
OCTOBER 2017: Boxed Set News
My New Adult novella, Wayward Souls, is included in Moonlight Magic: A Limited Edition Collection of Supernatural Tales available now exclusively to Amazon/Kindle Unlimited.
NOVEMBER 2016: Honorable Mention
My Young Adult paranormal short story, The Haunting Season, received an "Honorable Mention" from the Hudson Valley Writer's Guild in their 2016 Writing Contest for Fiction. I thank them.
SEPTEMBER 2016: A finalist once more!
In early September I was notified that I was a 2016 Pages From the Heart Finalist in the YA category (Unpublished Author Division) for my novel, The Haunting Season. What began as a short story for an anthology call which didn't make it and then entered on a whim to another contest in which it finaled, has become the little story that could. These characters and their situations remained with me for weeks until I knew I had to lengthen it. I have.) Winners will be announced on November 2nd. This contest is sponsored by From the Heart Romance Writers RWA Chapter 177. Once again, I am honored.
UPDATE: I received an "Honorable Mention" in November. Thank you.
JUNE 2016: A finalist in another contest!
This year has been a good one so far. In June I received word that my New Adult paranormal novel, Much Like Falling, was a finalist in the Futuristic, Fantasy and Paranormal RWA chapter's On the Far Side contest (for unpublished works). The announcement was made here.
UPDATE: The winners were announced in early August here. I placed third and I feel quite honored to have achieved such an accomplishment. FF&P is a chapter of the Romance Writers of America and this is my first year as a member of this particular chapter.
MAY 2016 Finalist in contest!
In May I learned that my Young Adult paranormal short story, The Haunting Season, was one of three finalists for the inaugural Scott Meyer Award. This honor will be awarded yearly during the Millbrook Literary Festival.
UPDATE: I attended the festival as I usually do and was thrilled to receive such recognition. Read more about the award here. The winner was announced here. I also wrote a blog post about my experience here.
I can be found at the East Fishkill Community Library every Wednesday at my critique group meeting.
Shop Talk meetings
Every last Saturday of the month I try to attend the local SCBWI Shop Talk meeting up at the Poughkeepsie Barnes & Noble store.
Local book events
I try to attend as many as possible. I frequent Barnes & Noble in Poughkeepsie, Oblong Books in Rhinebeck (their HVYA Society has the BEST events) and Merritt Books in Millerton, plus others.
Conferences, workshops and classes
I really like attending various conferences, workshops, and classes. I hope to attend the SCBWI NYC conference soon.