Release Week Draw

This week, I held a draw for a signed hardcover copy of Chasing Fireflies to anyone who posted a review on Amazon between October 25th and November 1st. I am pleased to announce that Kayla Mckinley (@Kaylanoelle01_) won the draw! Congratulations Kayla! I will be sending you your book as soon as it arrives. HappyContinue reading “Release Week Draw”

Collins’s Family Recipes: Blueberry Crumble and Caramelized Onion Risotto

For those of you who have read Chasing Fireflies you will know that Maverick loves to bake. Baking and cooking is actually one of my own passions (to be honest, the passion stems from my love of eating rather than making, but that is neither here nor there), and several of the dishes I referenceContinue reading “Collins’s Family Recipes: Blueberry Crumble and Caramelized Onion Risotto”

Chasing Fireflies: The Inspiration Behind the Book

Many months ago, I mentioned that there were several elements in Chasing Fireflies that were inspired by my own experience in high school. This certainly isn’t an invitation to assume that every detail was based on reality (my life was not nearly so interesting or dramatic). I never had my clothes stolen from the girl’sContinue reading “Chasing Fireflies: The Inspiration Behind the Book”

Criticism and How to Respond to a Negative Review

This week, I wanted to talk a little about criticism. Let’s face it, criticism is unavoidable in almost any field of work, especially in the creative disciplines, and in the current age of the internet, it’s positively rampant thanks to the safety of anonymity. The reason creative disciplines are such common targets is because theyContinue reading “Criticism and How to Respond to a Negative Review”


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