Nutcracker Sweet Playlist

I absolutely loved loved writing my holiday short, Nutcracker Sweet. One of the fun things about it was listening to my playlist while writing. I always enjoy selecting songs that resonate with the story I’m writing at the moment, and I especially loved this one because Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite is very lush and evocative. But…

Loss, Love, and Christmas

Nutcracker Sweet, a short contemporary holiday romance, takes its inspiration from those who face the holiday season with loss in the forefront of their life. I’ve been there. It’s not an easy thing to find a merry place inside when a loved one is no longer at our side. But there is always hope. Here’s…

40 Reasons Why I Write

Thanks for stopping by to learn why I enjoy writing. What writer hasn’t asked the question, Why do I write? Sometimes we ask ourselves while rolling our eyes, sometimes with tears, sometimes while flinging a bunch of papers across the room. I’ve been writing nonfiction and fiction for many years, and this question has been…