October 30, 2014

Happy Release Day to Suzy Duffy!

Happy release day to my favorite Irish author, Suzy Duffy! Keep reading to learn more about her new release, Lincoln Ladies, and be sure to enter the giveaway!

October 28, 2014

Happy Release Day: Chicken Soup for the Soul

It's finally here! I'm so honored to be featured along with 100 other authors in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Find Your Inner Strength. Available in both ebook and paperback, the buy links are below. Enjoy! xxoo


Barnes & Noble


Frequent Flyers Book Blitz: T.M. Franklin's Unscheduled Departure

Unscheduled DepartureToday in the Frequent Flyers Book Blitz, we get a preview of Unscheduled Departure by my friend, T.M. Franklin. Keep reading to learn more. Make sure to check out the awesome giveaway!

October 27, 2014

Music Monday: You + Me

You + Me is a new folk duo featuring Alecia Moore (better known as P!nk) and Dallas Green (of City and Colour). I admit that I had never heard of Dallas Green's before this, but I have been a fan of P!nk's for a long time. 

If you're a fan of the Civil Wars (who have since broken up), this new duo will probably fill that void for you. I previewed just two of the songs before buying the album on iTunes.

Here's the lyric video for one of my favorite songs on the album (yes, the song is called "You and Me."). I've also included a buy link so you can preview and purchase the album if you like what you hear.

 Enjoy! xxoo


October 20, 2014

Music Monday: Songs from Californication #MusicMonday

My name is Sydney, and I'm a Netflix Junkie.

Since the first season of Orange is the New Black, I've become a Netflix binge watcher. I've now watched all five seasons of Breaking Bad (three times), House of Cards (just the once), and now . . . I've just finished Californication.

There were a lot of things about Californication that drove me crazy (Hank's inability to learn from his mistakes was the biggest), but there was enough that I LOVED about the show that kept me watching. His relationship with his daughter brought me to tears many, many times. 

And then there was the music.

Thanks to a cover of "Rocket Man" by My Morning Jacket, "Wasted Years" by Ryan Adams, and about twenty more songs, my playlist is now full of music from the show. Here's my favorite. 

Thank you, Californication, for introducing me to Beth Hart.

October 18, 2014

October Book Sales to Benefit @PACERCenter #Bullying

October is Bullying Prevention Month, and I will be donating 10% of my October book sales to PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center. PACER offers free, creative activities and resources for K-12 students, educators, and parents. The goal is to raise awareness and increase understanding of how to respond to bullying. The resources are free, available online, and easy to implement in the school and community. Please click the banner below to learn more about PACER and their programs.


October 17, 2014

Happy Relaunch Day to Lessons Learned!

Today's the relaunch of Lessons Learned! If you don't already own a copy of my debut novel, today's your chance. The ebook is just $2.99 at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. If you prefer a paperback with the new cover, those can be purchased through those online booksellers, as well. 

If you'd like a signed copy of the new cover, those are available here!

Happy Reading!


October 13, 2014

Once Upon a December: Available for Preorder!

It's become a holiday tradition for me to publish a Christmas short story. This year, I decided to combine my new story, "What Child Is This?" with my two previously published stories, "Mistletoe Magic" and "The Little Drummer Boy," and offer them in one collection! It also gives me the chance to offer a paperback version (albeit a pretty thin one) for readers who prefer to hold a book in their hands. :)

 Release Date: November 28, 2014