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I love being a mom and a wife. I've married to a man I would do anything for, and we have three beautiful children. I see so much of myself in both of them that it sometimes brings me to tears (happy ones).

I also love writing. Romance to be specific. I love the happily ever after that I believe everyone deserves. My stories aren't 'stop and smell the roses' type romances. While I believe everyone deserves happiness and true love, I know that sometimes you have to walk a hard road to find it. Those are the types of stories I like to write. The happily ever after that wasn't found, but earned. I work to earn mine on a daily basis and so do my characters. 

I am also working on a children's picture book series. Inspired (of course) by my kiddos. :)

On the non-writing front, I play acoustic guitar, sing, read like I get paid for it, ride horses, hike, paint rocks, and support a rather obsessive addiction to Pinterest.

I love to cook, which combined with my pinning addiction, leads to many experiments foisted on my unsuspecting husband and kids, mostly with good results. But sometimes, the dogs gets what the family refuses to eat. And they never complain. 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

What I'm Working On - Thursdays with the Author

Question: What are you working on right now?

Answer: I'm one of those writers who writes what I feel. I don't work with a schedule, outline or plan. I write whatever is in my head at the time. I don't recommend this for my fellow writers but you have to find what works for you and use it. 

So as for not having a plan, I have a few different projects I'm working on right now. I am getting feedback from my beta readers and editing accordingly for Irish Strength - Irish Treasures - Book One and preparing it for the upcoming January release. I am editing and adding to Irish Heart - Irish Treasures - Book Two.  I continue to work on Irish Sight- Irish Treasures - Book Three. 
I've started working on a children's book Manda Panda's Tummy Ache, which I'll be writing under the pen name Miss Amanda. 
I have a few more projects in the work that I pick up and add to when inspiration strikes including a historical romance with horse racing inspiration and a contemporary fiction set in Nashville. 
My first Book Signing is next week. I am very excited to meet my readers in person and have a Q&A session with them!
I continue to improve my internet presence through blogging and social media. 
Outside of writing, my daughter'a sixth birthday is tomorrow and I'm planning her party for this weekend. Then there's Thanksgiving and Christmas fast approaching. 
Then there's my daycare kids, which for any if you that didn't know, is my day job. I run an I'm-home daycare during the week, which is what allowed me to stay at home with my children. 
So between my day job and my own children, finding time to sit down and write is not easy. I tend to keep a notepad or my phone app open to jot ideas down as they pop up. And of course, I take advantage of naps and bedtimes and weekend sleep-overs at Grandma's. ;)