Monday, September 23, 2019

Adoption Summit Day 1 line up

Welcome to Day 1 of Adoption Summit!

Welcome to Adoption Summit! These emails are the key to getting access to the presentations when they go live. You will receive an email the night before, and they will contain the links to each presentation. The presentation will only be live for a few hours, so make sure that you don't miss them.

Here are the links for Monday's Presentation:

Nathan Gwilliam

Opening Remarks

Starts at 7:00 AM PDT, 10:00 AM EDT

Michelle Madrid-Branch

Words Matter & the Power of Unconditional Love

Starts at 7:45 AM PDT, 10:45 AM EDT

Chrystal Smith

Adopting Through Foster Care

Starts at 8:30 AM PDT, 11:30 AM ED

Rebecca Gruenspan

Roadmap to a Quicker Domestic Adoption

Starts at 9:15 AM PDT, 12:15 PM EDT

Deanna Kahler

Beyond Biology: Why Love and Bonding Are Real in Adoption

Starts at 10:00 AM PDT, 1:00 PM EDT

Kanisha Tillman

The Culture of Black Hair Care

Starts at 10:45 AM PDT, 1:45 PM EDT

Tamra Hyde

Love No Matter What

Starts at 12:15 PM PDT, 3:15 PM EDT

Alison England

The Secrets of Passing the Home Study

Starts at 1:00 PM PDT, 4:00 PM EDT

Richard Hill

Finding Family with DNA Testing

Starts at 1:45 PM PDT, 4:45 PM EDT

Christine Bauer

Choice, Chance and Motherhood: A Birth Mother's Perspective

Starts at 2:30 PM PDT, 5:30 PM EDT

Sara Ward

The Impact of the Internet on Adoption

Starts at 3:15 PM PDT, 6:15 PM EDT

Samantha Morgan

Changing Gears from Infertility to Adoption

Starts at 4:00 PM PDT, 7:00 PM EDT

Kristopher Bennett

Social Media, Adoption and You

Starts at 4:45 PM PDT, 7:45 PM EDT

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Something new...

It's been a long time since I've wrote anything. It's time to start a new project - something that's been in my head for a long time now. It's pretty scary for me - very personal - but I think the words will be beautiful on paper. This may be the book I was meant to write.

Coming soon(ish)...

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Avie Baby...

Accepted is a young adult novel, and while young adult is often grouped into KidLit, I've never considered myself a children's author. Recently, while I was reading some Junie B. Jones to Avie, she asked me to write her a book, one she's allowed to read.

From young adult romance to early reader acceptable for a five year old. Hmmm...that could be a challenge.

The bad news...I never say no to Avie, especially when what she wants is good for her. The good news...that little monster has given plenty of children's book material.

So, as of now, all other projects are on hold (not that I was making a ton of progress on any of them). The goal is two books - some sort of intro to Avie Baby and a second book that's just a little slice of fun. No idea yet if I'm going to pursue publication. With a children's picture book, I don't even know the market.

Here goes nothing...

Friday, April 17, 2015

Exciting News!

Rowan University, the school I adjunct for, has invited me to do a reading/signing at the Barnes and Noble on campus. This will be my first official signing, and I am so excited! It will be on Thursday, April 30th at 7:00pm at the Barnes and Noble in Glassboro, NJ. Hope to see you there!!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Book Tour

I'm doing a virtual book tour this week, starting today. I've posted the schedule below. You can find Accepted on these blogs this week. As always, thank you so much for your support.

January 6th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading
January 6th: Book Excerpt @ Indy Book Fairy
January 7th: Book Excerpt @ Writer in Progress
January 8th: Author Interview @ Jooniel Obsesses over Books
January 9th: Book Excerpt @ 100 Pages A Day
January 10th: Book Excerpt @ Books Direct
January 12th: Promo Post @ Miss Little Book Addict YA House of Books
January 13th: Book Excerpt @ Undercover Book Reviews

Sunday, December 14, 2014


I've been reading and re-reading the reviews for Accepted, and I just cannot describe how amazing it feels. Most of the time, I can't believe that I wrote a book, let alone that it's been published. Reading the amazing reviews is just icing on the cake. I've always worried that people wouldn't like Accepted. To see that they do is just breathtaking. I can't imagine that I'll ever get over this feeling. I really hope that I don't.

Here's the link to Accepted on Amazon if you'd like to check out some of the awesome reviews: