My Writing Playlist

Want a peek at the playlist that psychs me up to get my write on? Well, here you go!  I’m a spontaneous kind of girl who shuffles ’em up, so instead of putting them in order, they’re in categories that explain why they made my list.


Fired Up to Sit Down and Write Right Now
“Back in the Saddle” by Aerosmith
“Get The Party Started” by P!nk
“Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield
“I’m Ready” by Aerosmith
“Come With Me Now” by Kongos

Love & Lust for Romance
“Love Is Your Name” by Steven Tyler
“Sexy and I Know It” by LMFAO
“Turn Me On” by David Guetta Featuring Nicki Minaj
“Slow Ride” by Foghat

“Trouble” by P!nk
“F*#k You (I’m Famous)” by Shooter Jennings & Hierophant
“Under And Over It” by Five Finger Death Punch
“Rumor Has It” by Adele

Kickass Female Characters
“Respect” by Aretha Franklin
“Run the World (Girls)” by Beyoncé

Rave Reviews
“Applause” by Lady GaGa
“Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars

There you have it, the tunes that inspire me to write. They amp up my morning workouts too.

What’s on your list?

I’m Back!!

Some of you may have noticed that I’ve been away from the Blogosphere for the past two months. Well, my absence here was for the best reason ever…

Hands 8 weeks old

My husband and I adopted a beautiful newborn baby girl! Her name is “Sophie” (short for Sophia Monet Violet Hayes). She was born 8 weeks ago today and I’ve been with her since she was about 20 hours old. Can you picture the silly grin that still hasn’t left my face? And don’t worry, I’ll share a few pictures of her cute little smile very soon.

Adoption is a miracle! We are so lucky to have Sophie in our family.

She was born a few weeks early but she’s happy, healthy, and up to a whopping eight pounds now. We love her so much! She’s fitting in perfectly with her older brother and sisters as well as the pups. I haven’t accomplished much lately other than holding her and staring into her pretty little eyes, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Even though I haven’t put many words on paper in the past two months, that doesn’t mean my crazy characters and plot lines haven’t been running full speed through my imagination during my ‘maternity leave’. I’m bubbling over with story ideas, and I’ve put in a few hours of writing time this week. I actually did some work this afternoon with Sophie in the crook of my elbow and my Yorkie on my lap. Okay, typing goes a bit slower that way, but that’s just fine by us.

We gave the website a pretty cool makeover and started a Facebook Author page, if you’d like to check it out. There’s a good possibility we might post about a giveaway this weekend on that page, so be sure to like us on Facebook if you don’t want to miss the details.