A Healing Heart goes audio!

A Healing Heart (paperback)

When A Healing Heart was in the writing process, I had a dream that it would one day be an audio book and then a movie. Well today the first part of that dream is coming true! The audio version goes into voice production today. Pinch me! (Well, don’t do that, but celebrate with me.) So who is voicing the audio adaptation?? I’m thrilled to tell you…

Did you get your copy? Click on the book to order or visit your local bookstore, Don’t have time to read while commuting, working out, cleaning house, etc? Coming on audio in the near future! Listen while you’re on the move!

I’m excited to share the actress voicing my book, A Healing Heart, is…
the talented Miss Elizabeth Diane Wells. She’s quite the accomplished actress and I can’t wait to hear the results. Go like her page and say I sent you 😉 

Elizabeth has been in movies like Selma, The Campaign, and Madea Goes to Jail. But you might have also enjoyed her performances on television on shows like Being Mary Jane or The Game. It’s going to be awesome to hear her bring A Healing Heart to life!

Elizabeth Diane Wells

Elizabeth Diane Wells


Inspiration Snowflake Tiara Costuming

Gal in pink, Calista's inspiration.

I love research and I love imagining wearing clothing like this while living back in time. That’s half the fun of writing historicals like The Debutante Queen 😉 Isn’t that why we read them too?

Some of the photos I found that inspired the costuming ideas for Calista in Snowflake Tiara: The Debutante Queen.

Researching online, museums, in Helena (MT), and in the Montana Room of the Missoula Public Library brought me such beautiful ideas. Calista is physically modeled after the 2nd photo with the Victorian gal seated in the pink evening gown. She popped off the page to me and said, “I’m Calista. I’m your heroine.” 😉 

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Look how we had the cover dress designed for her and see the era in it? Of course, it’s green for the season.

And here’s the walking suit idea I used for Calista when she met Albert in downtown Helena 🙂

Cocoa Statehood day outfit back_CP4 Cocoa winter coat Statehood day outfitfront MissLily-inspiration-for-Calista


An A-Muse-ing Theory

Muse pops bubble wrap

Writer: Ahh!! Quit!
Muse: What? Am I annoying you?

Muse pops bubble wrap

Muse: What? My bubble popping is annoying you?

Writer: Yes! I’m trying to rebuild my website. You keep popping bubble wrap and you’re driving me nuts!
Muse: Ah, I see. So my actions are causing your reactions.
Writer: Now you get it.
Muse: Absolutely. E=MC2.

Muse pops a roll of bubble wrap

Muse: I don’t have a bubble popping addiction…it’s just fun!

Writer: You’re not going to stop, are you?
Muse: Theoretically, no…

Muse claws bubble wrap

Muse: How many bubbles can the claws on one paw pop?

Writer: (Facepalm.)