The Red Umbrella Society - Spring 2018 Release

Current WiP: The Red Umbrella Society

The Red Umbrella Society Just weeks before The Red Umbrella Society celebrates another centennial, a plot is discovered that has the potential to destroy the sisterhood if it isn’t stopped. But finding the culprit may be just as devastating, and prove they have done a better job protecting their clients than they have themselves.  This



#StrongWomenWrite is for women who want to write better fight scenes and create the ‘write life’ they truly want. We promote Strong Female Characters in Fiction and the women who write them, and host on- and offline events that connect, challenge, and engage. Visit the website to learn more, view photos from previous events, and join the email

The Powers that Lie by Brian & Khrys Vaughan

The Powers that Lie

EXCERPT: THE POWERS THAT LIE by Brian and Khrys Vaughan Chapter One A federal agent’s family gets caught in the crossfire of his hunt for an infamous criminal. During the course of the pursuit, he discovers power is not enough, justice lies, and myths are real. Release Date: TBD —————————————————- The setting sun shines upon Peter’s sunglasses. With

Getting ready to shoot

Book Trailer – Done!

A little over a week ago, I filmed the trailer for my first book, The Red Umbrella Society! Although I’m a new author, I see how easy it is for authors to be consumed with writing to the exclusion of all else. Perhaps my background as a Consultant is why as I began to write TRUS, I always

My planner and notebooks

Full Brain Creativity

I only discovered I was creative several years ago after taking what was to be a brief hiatus. Until that time, I worked in very linear, analytical left brain fields with clear hierarchies, metrics, goals, and performance requirements. It’s only in hindsight that I’m able to identify times my right brain showed up, its appearance followed by comments

Book Marketing Tools Workshop - How to Build an Audience, Grow Your List, Sell More Books!

Build an Audience, Grow Your List, Sell More eBooks

This past weekend, I attended the ‘How to Build an Audience, Grow Your List, Sell More Books!‘ workshop by Shawn Manaher, founder of and host of The Author Hangout, a weekly podcast where he interviews successful authors and provides actionable tips listeners can implement immediately.  The event was sponsored by the St. Louis Publishers Association (SLPA), held at

#PitMad 2016 Experience and Developing Pitch


With September 8th being the next #PitMad, thought this would be a good topic to revisit & hopefully provide insight. —————————————————————————– Last Thursday, I visited Twitter and saw #PitMad was trending – literally a massive party on Twitter where writers pitch their completed, polished, unpublished manuscripts in 140 characters or less. I first saw mention of PitMad several