Sugar Plum Surprises

*This post is part of The 3 Seas Literary Agency Holiday Recipe Contest! You can find a link back to their Facebook Page at the bottom of the post.*   What could be better than a mere cookie? Not much…Except for a cookie with a surprise in the middle! Sugar Plum Surprises! I asked...

Streusel Topped Pumpkin Pie! Oh, My!

What could be more awesome than pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving? Streusel Topped Pumpkin Pie! It’s a subtle twist on the normal. And so easy to make! Make your pumpkin pie like normal. Put it in a hot 425 degree oven and bake for fifteen minutes. Meanwhile, here’s how to create some magic…   Streusel...

Breaking Up With NaNoWriMo

Dear NaNoWriMo, It’s not you… It’s me. From the moment I discovered you, I’ve loved you. The idea of writing a novel in a month—I nearly swoon thinking about you. You are a wish, a dream, a goal to achieve, but I will never be good enough for you. I’ve tried to make our...

Editing: From Plain Jane to the Runway

Words are powerful. When I’m editing I comb through each sentence of my manuscript, checking to see if I could use more powerful words. Sometimes there just isn’t any better way to say it than plain Jane sayin’ it. But most of the time, I can find beautiful words to transform my plain Jane...