There I was in the middle of the night, working on my latest Stephanie Marks title, when this amazing song came on. I was roughly 30 seconds into this song before I decided to feature it on Writer Radio. Oh. My. God. 

 I honestly didn’t even care what this song was about. The moment he opened his mouth I was hooked. Sam Smith has the sexiest voice I’ve heard in ages.

Thankfully as the song went on I discovered that it was actually quite good as well, so that was a pleasant bonus. 

 So hear you are, for your daily eargasm…

 Sam Smith – I’m Not The Only One



I feel like I haven’t had one of these posts in a while.

I’ve been spending a lot of time in Ireland over the past few weeks. No, not physically (I wish!), but in my stories. So to get me in the writing mood I’ve been listening to a lot of Irish rock on Spotify.

This was a fun one that came on and so I thought I would share it.

Dropkick Murphys – ┬áThe Dirty Glass


Today I sold my first book in Italy.

Every time a copy of something I write is sold in a brand new country, I get this renewed sense of wonder that this is all actually happening.

USA, UK, Canada, Germany, Australia, Italy. My books are making their way around the world and I’m so grateful. I’m grateful that somehow after all of these years I have the opportunity to start to live my dream.

The day I started this website with only a vague plan for my blog. The day I finished the first draft of my novel. The day my first short story was published. The day my first short story was SOLD. I want to capture these moments and hold them close to my heart. To look back on them in fondness and amazement years from now at how far I’ve come. 

These are the first steps down what I hope will be a very long writing path. And I’m so excited for the adventures I’ll have along the way.