Shell Shocked: The Life of a Mother with a Teenage Daughter


Yesterday (Thursday, May 29th) was my daughters 13th birthday. That’s right folks, I am now officially a mother to a teenage girl. God help me! We spent the day like we always do, having a Mother-Daughter date day at the mall. I unwisely thought that I could put off writing today’s blog post for whenContinue reading “Shell Shocked: The Life of a Mother with a Teenage Daughter”

Sex…Are you doing it right??


*Warning: This post is full of sex. If you are not 18 do NOT read any further. If you are easily offended turn back, you have come to the wrong blog *   I write romances with curvy women who have great sex. Why? Because I’m a curvy woman who has great sex and I’m tiredContinue reading “Sex…Are you doing it right??”

It’s Summertime!


It is officially summer time in our household! The kids last day of school was Wednesday of last week hence the lack of blog posts. We were running around like chickens with our heads cut off trying to attend all the field days, award ceremonies, class picnics, and turning everything back in that some how foundContinue reading “It’s Summertime!”

How To Print on Index Cards and Post-It Notes


  Did you know that you can print on your index cards?  I don’t know about you but I don’t have the neatest handwriting and I tend to have more to write then I can manually fit onto one index card. If you have this problem too then this just might be your answer. IContinue reading “How To Print on Index Cards and Post-It Notes”

35 Links To Help You Research Your Novel


For some writers, research is a nasty 8 letter word that should not be uttered in their presence. For others, research is one of the most exciting parts of writing a book. For most, whether you like to do research or not, it can drain hours of your writing time leaving you to wonder if you areContinue reading “35 Links To Help You Research Your Novel”

A Breakdown of What Makes Up a WordPress Theme


As most of you know,I’m in the process of revamping this website/blog, hence the somewhat blank pages. I promise you those pages will not be blank for much longer. In the meantime, I thought I would share an info-graphic I found on Pinterest that really helped me to understand how a WordPress Theme worked. The info-graphicContinue reading “A Breakdown of What Makes Up a WordPress Theme”

A Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn


Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn <Book Blurb> On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself anyContinue reading “A Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn”

Is it Happily ever After or not??


I’m stuck in revision process #1 because I have a story that I wanted to write but it isn’t quite following the guidelines of what a Contemporary Romance novel should be. Basically, I need to have a Happy Ending and, with this story and these characters, I don’t feel like they are at the point,Continue reading “Is it Happily ever After or not??”

22 Podcasts Every Writer Should Check Out


Hello, my name is Darla and I hoard podcast episodes. There, I admit it. I see a podcast that covers what I’m interested in and instead of listening to a preview of it or downloading just one episode I have to subscribe and download ALL episodes. As if that’s not bad enough, I then listenContinue reading “22 Podcasts Every Writer Should Check Out”

19 TED Talks That Will Inspire Writers


Unless you’ve been living under a rock you already know about the intellectual internet gem TED.com. In case you don’t know about this treasure trove of ideas and information here is some information: It’s a nonprofit, devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short , powerful talks. It began in 1984 as aContinue reading “19 TED Talks That Will Inspire Writers”