Category: BLOG

Part II

I posted this to my social media accounts on April 20th of this year and wanted to update my site as well. ******************************* Once you’ve safely made it down a long and arduous path, it’s incredibly difficult to imagine making the journey a second time. Paralyzing almost, the concept. It’s National Infertility Awareness Week and… Read more »

The Line Between Reality and Fiction: My Story

  As women, we don’t often talk about the struggles we face. Maybe it’s just part of the role we’re taught to play in society: strong, in control, and totally okay…even when we aren’t. I’m starting to rethink that philosophy. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I love my job. The ability… Read more »

The Strawberry Summer Tie In Explained

If you’ve read a handful of my books, you’ve likely noticed that I like to tie the worlds together, and show a connection from one book to another. The Soho girls enjoy MollyDollys every chance they get. Emory and Sarah attend a theatrical performance starring none other than Adrienne Kenyon. Jenna McGovern and Jessica Lennox… Read more »

Remember That One Time When I Was a Ballerina?

I have an unfortunate confession to make. I don’t often pursue things I know I’m not good at. There. I’ve said it. Call it an overt fear of failure. It’s a character flaw and probably keeps me from learning new and exciting things. I could have been a fantastic skydiver, if I weren’t dreadfully terrified… Read more »

Audiobooks are FUN (And Other Ways to Bond with Your Family)

I hope everyone is enjoying our new month of May and frolicking nonstop on sidewalks and country lanes alike. For me, it has started off quite promising indeed. I’m in the final stretches of editing on First Position as it goes to the printer in June, and am just getting started writing my new book,… Read more »

Guest Blogger: Welcome, Jove Belle!

(As I’m sure you must be tired of this blog being constantly filled with me, me, me, I thought what better way to spice things up then with a guest blogger in the form of  illustrious author,  Jove Belle. Enjoy! – Melissa ) This weird thing happens after a book is written. An author takes… Read more »

She’s Got a Way…

(A repost of a blog I wrote recently for Read a Romance Month): We all know her. She’s sweet, unassuming, sometimes funny, and once in a while a klutz. She’s endearing for days, and maybe a little quirky in a fun way. She’s easily attractive, but even more so once you get to know her…. Read more »

The End of Summer: England, the GCLS Conference, and New Books

Today marks my last official day of summer. I head back on Monday for what will be my last year of graduate school and feel I would be remiss if I didn’t take a moment to glance back at the very-unique-summer-of-many-things. I learned, I frolicked, I had fun with friends, worked on some books, and… Read more »

International Woman of Whimsy

 In just a few days, I fly across the great big pond and begin my summer studies in the merry old land of England. Can you believe it? I can’t. Especially as I have yet to figure out how to pack for a month long journey, and really haven’t done much of anything in the… Read more »

Little Miss Nervous at Your Service

When I was a kid, I loved the Mr. Books. Do you remember those? “Mr.” (insert adjective here) would set out on an adventure that would draw attention to his particular attribute. There was Mr. Happy, Mr. Clever, Mr. Busy, Mr. Chatterbox (I loved him!), and many more. (Don’t worry. They came out with a… Read more »