Get to Know the Author Part 2

The second set of questions to get to know me as an author! Can you relate to my answers?

 

What’s your hardest thing about being an author?

Critics- Sometimes its hard being on the other end of that review – when people seem to forget that their is a human on the other end. Everyone does their best and I for one always try to give my readers the best.

If you could give any new up and becoming author any advice what would it be?

Write it, publish it, do it- There is no better time than the present to go for your goals and do the scary thing.

What novel of your own is your most favorite and why?

The book that is coming out this Christmas is my favorite so far…. SPOILER- Mistletoe Mountain – comes out November 2021. It is a feel good holiday book about a winery that is failing and the woman, Abby, finds a man who got lost in the mountains behind her winery. He’s lost his memory, but knows a lot about business and marketing. Their love story just gives me all the feels and the suspense twist is great lol I think!

If you had to choose one drink for the rest of your life what would it be?

Seltzer!

If you could write about any location what would it be?

Greece- Its on my travel list and then I’ll be sure writing a book about it!

What’s one thing you hate the most about writing?

Editing process and of course when I hit a block.

Do you collect anything?

Yes, I do. I collect Delft blue collectibles and smashed pennies from everywhere I go!

What age did you start writing/reading?

Seriously writing- college. I’ve always loved creative writing when I was younger.

If you have any questions you want answered by me, leave them in the comments!

Top Hiking Locations for the Spring!

Spring is in the air and is a perfect time to go outside and get some exercise while staying an acceptable distance apart! Here are 5 awesome hiking locations to check out!

The Maroon Lake Scenic Trail in Aspen, Colorado

If you like capturing your hike via pictures, the Maroon Lake Scenic Trail is one of the most photogenic hikes in in Aspen, Colorado. If you go during late spring, there’s a mile-long “out and back” path that takes you along the lake and streams to the best view of Colorado’s famous Maroon Bells!

Cascade Mountain in Keene, New York

Cascade Mountain’s hike in Keene, New York is a great place to introduce adventurous kids to mountain hike. The 4.8-mile hike round trip brings hikers through a fairly moderate terrain that takes an average of two hours to complete. At the 1.8-mile marker, there’s an opportunity to catch your breath and observe a hint of what’s to come via an open ledge overlooking Algonquin, Colden and Marcy Mountains.

Angels Landing, Zion National Park in Hurricane, Utah

Angels Landing is one of Zion National Park’s most famous hikes. Ascending 1,488 feet, the 5-mile trail welcomes hikers of all skill levels, though it is often categorized as strenuous and not recommended for those who are prone to experiencing vertigo. At the highest perch, you are able to catch your breath and bask in the canyon’s great grandeur.

The Franconia Ridge Trail in Franconia, New Hampshire

Immerse yourself in the green mountainsides with the well-plotted Franconia Ridge Traverse, an 8.9-mile summit loop trail that brings you to two mountain peaks, Mount Lincoln and Mount Lafayette, as well as the smaller, Little Haystack. The trail narrows at points providing a challenge best for intermediate hikers with a payoff worth the effort, as the White Mountain’s green panorama is unmatched in the region.

The Boulder River Hike in Arlington, Washington

Springtime’s arrival brings the Boulder River Hike back to life as the rivers and waterfalls rush with the newly melted snow and spring rains. The hike is considered a family trail as its low-grade terrain and wide paths cater well to children. The 8.6-mile round trip along the Boulder River features plenty of picture-perfect waterfall lookouts and a nice spot to take a breather and enjoy lunch along the river.


If you have any great additions to add to this list, put them in the comments below!

2020 Top Romance Novels

The romance holiday has come and gone once more! But that doesn’t mean that we have to halt all romance talk. Here are some of the top romance novels (not including my own Bottle of Uncertainty) of last year!

Always Only You by Chloe Liese

Chloe Liese delivered one of the freshest, most heartfelt romances of the year. Frankie Zeferino has spent her life building emotional walls, thanks to her autism and her rheumatoid arthritis. But when she strikes up a secret workplace romance with hunky hockey player Ren, she has to learn the value of letting someone in.

Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall

Messy, broken Luc needs to prove himself capable of holding down a healthy relationship to rehab his image (and save his job). When prim and proper Oliver Blackwood enters the picture, they agree to fake a relationship for their mutual benefit. In the process, they fall in love in dizzyingly chaotic fashion, rife with the emotion’s true and glorious complexities.

Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

This is a deeply felt story of academic Dani Brown and anxiety-plagued security guard Zaf. When Zaf rescues Dani from a fire drill gone wrong, the two embark on a fake relationship to help boost Zaf’s business. But the two exercise such care with each other, they immediately become the other’s soft place to land. Talia Hibbert is an expert at plumbing life’s greatest obstacles – grief, mental illness, feelings of inadequacy — and how to navigate romantic relationships with, not in spite of them.

The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon

Alongside her two new friends, Samiah Brooks vows to spend six months working on herself. No romantic distractions. But that gets tested with the arrival of new coworker, the hunky Daniel Collins, himself an undercover agent. Samiah struggles with the pressure to be perfect, but The Boyfriend Project is a firm reminder of the value of allowing others to help us carry the weight of our own expectations.

The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa

Wedding planner Carolina Santos faced her worst nightmare when her fiancé dumped her at the altar, but when a new project forces her to partner with his brother/best man, Max (whom she blames for the jilting), it’s a career opportunity she can’t pass up. As Lina and Max work to prove themselves, they can’t help falling for each other.


Did you find any wonderful romance novels you want to share? Comment below!

Favorite TV Shows

I love immersing myself into the arts, whether that be my obvious passion (writing) or other mediums such as music, movies, and tv shows. Here are a few of my favorite tv shows and why I love them!


TV Shows for when I need a good laugh:

The Big Bang Theory is a comedy about physicists Leonard and Sheldon who have brilliant minds that understand how the universe works. However no amount of book smarts helps them interact with people. They must learn the day to day interactions on their own.


How I Met Your Mother follows the story a father tells to his children about how he met their mother and the life leading up to and around it. It’s a great show that follows the lives of 5 best friends and the lessons they experience and learn from.

TV Shows for when I’m in the mood for action:

NCIS LA follows the exploits of the Los Angeles-based Office of Special Projects, an elite division of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service that specializes in undercover assignment. It’s a great action show that has plenty of stand alone episodes with a flowing side story as well.


Jack Ryan is a series based on characters from the fictional “Ryanverse” created by Tom Clancy. This show follows a CIA analyst who is pulled into the field with a past that is more than meets the eye.


TV Shows for when I’m in the mood for romance and drama:

Sweet Magnolias is a tv show based on the novels written by Sherryl Woods. It follows three women from South Carolina who have been best friends since childhood. They explore the complexities of romance, career, and family.


What are your favorite TV shows and why? Comment below!
My second book in the Vineyard Collection, A Willow Tree Solace is almost ready to be released! Have you read Bottle of Uncertainty yet?