Aug 31, 2012


I am To-The-Moon excited!!! We set a big goal and reached it!!! We surpassed 150 'likes' on facebook this month and upped our review count on Amazon. It was such a good month for I Wish... fans and tomorrow you will all receive your reward.


Because, today, I needed to hear Bruno Mars tell me that I am Amazing... just the way I am.

Aug 30, 2012


I've got a thick tongue, brimming with the words that go unsung...

Aug 29, 2012

A prod in the right direction...

I had a VERY weird dream last night wherein Sean Astin popped by to make a movie with me. He was so supportive and fun... and yet he pinpointed all of the goals in my life that I have let slip and slide out of my grasp.

I woke from my dream feeling like I had just been given a prod in the right direction. It was amazing to wake up and feel like I can accomplish these hard goals that I have set for myself.

Thanks Sean, for the push I needed right now...


Maybe I'll work out a way to make it back someday...

Aug 26, 2012

Sunday Ponderings

In memory of Neil Armstrong...

The important achievement of Apollo was demonstrating that humanity is not forever chained to this planet, and our visions go rather further than that and our opportunities are unlimited.

Neil Armstrong

Aug 23, 2012

Aug 22, 2012

Awesome New Feature!

This is a handy new feature for the I Wish... blog. It's called a QR code, and most of the smartphones out there can scan them. Why? Well, mostly for fun, but it is also an easy way to link to our website. If you have a smart phone... try it! And then share it!


I'll be giving it my bestest...

Aug 15, 2012


An important part of falling in love is learning about the quirky, little things that make us who we are.

A New Review!!!

This book has great imagination, character development, romance, and just the perfect amount of humor! I was quickly sucked in as it is a real page-turner! It is an engaging and well-written story with memorable moments and characters. It is not necessary to be a teen to enjoy it (I'm 35 and looking forward to the next book). For those who enjoy romance with a bit of fantasy woven in, this book is for you!

By Tyler Scott "Dream Builder"

If you would like to add your review click HERE. Thanks!

Aug 14, 2012

Aug 13, 2012

Did you know...

Kindle has made it easy for you to read e-books on your kindles, smartphones, computers and tablets?

I had 2 brothers pull me aside this weekend and ask for tech support on downloading my book to their devices (both brothers have tween daughters). So, I am posting Amazon's step-by-step to reading I Wish...

Click HERE and start reading I Wish... in 5 minutes =D

Home again, home again jiggity jig...

Well, I just pulled into town a few hours ago and am happy to find a lot of activity with I Wish...

Only 33 more 'likes' to go this month and several more reviews on Amazon.

The good news is that I have the first 8 chapters pretty fine-tuned and ready for a sneak peek. Who's in? Let's find those 'likes' and reviews =D

Aug 7, 2012

Headed Out of Town.

I am headed out of town to go and have fun with my sisters this week. Watch out Washington! What this means for you?.. I won't be able to spearhead the August challenge for about a week. Sooo, it would be awesome if some of you could take on the challenge. We only need 34 more likes to get the first 4 chapters of I Dream... On the other hand, we still need 25 more reviews to open up another 4 chapters to you.

Who's in?


I see sparks fly...

Aug 6, 2012

30K Reward!!!

Alright everybody, I promised that even though I didn't quite reach my 3rd goal by the end of last month, when I did get to 30,000 more words I would give you a romantic scene. I reached my goal, so here it is.

Just a warning, this scene probably came more from my past of reading historical fiction (romance novels) than it did from YA novels... you can practically feel the steam rising between these two.


I Dream... Romantic Scene

The rain came as all summer rains tended to in Oregon, torrentially. One second Kira and Jack were serious and concentrating on practicing their powers, lifting large boulders and snapping downed trees in half, and the next moment they were soaked through from tip to toe.

Kira tipped her head back in shock and then lifted her arms to the sky and let out a squeal of laughter. She loved the rain! It made her feel alive and free. Like the child inside her had been let loose. She spun in a full circle before she paused, remembering that she wasn’t alone.

Jack. He stood just steps away with an intense look radiating from his eyes. In that moment Kira could literally see his thoughts. He was reliving the last rain storm they had gone through together. The memory was so vivid that Kira felt heat rise to her face as she saw herself grab Jack’s hand and run through the field together. She knew what was coming next. The feelings as Jack swung her up into his arms… the longing.

Kira turned herself away from Jack. Away from the memory that held so much of her feelings and desires. She didn’t know where she was going, but she knew that she had to leave now before she broke down in front of Jack. She took two steps before Jack grabbed her arm. The emotions pouring off of him were tangible. She could feel his pain and anger and… longing.

Kira turned her head further away from Jack as the first hot tear slipped out to mingle with the rain streaming down her face. She didn’t even have the strength of will to try to pull free. He needed her as much as she needed him, but to give in wasn’t an option any more. Kira closed the door on her heart before she turned back to face Jack. She felt stronger. She could do this. After all, she had told him, “No” once before. All she had to do was to remind him that the memories were in the past and that they were over.

Kira turned and looked directly into Jack’s chest. She opened her mouth and said firmly, “Jack, I don’t think…” Kira’s mind lost some of its direction as she noticed Jack’s chest rising and falling under his rain soaked shirt. She shook her head and raised her eyes to Jack’s stubborn chin. She tried again. “Look, our past has nothing…” He clenched his jaw and she found herself focusing on the firm line of Jack’s lips. She knew the touch of those lips. She… Dear heavens! Kira felt her mouth go dry.

She closed her eyes and tried one last time. “We can’t live in the past, Jack. It’s over.” There! She had said it.

Jack added just a little more pressure to Kira’s arm until she opened her eyes and looked up into his. He stared at her with his intense blue eyes for just a moment before saying, “It is far from over!” And with that, Jack pulled Kira to him and kissed her with an intensity that rocked her to her very core. She closed her eyes and gave herself up to his kiss… and then he was gone.

Kira swayed slightly and felt the rain cool her heated lips. When she opened her eyes it was to see Jack’s back walking in the direction of the cottage.


I hope you enjoyed this little preview of what is to come. Now let's accomplish some more goals so we can get some more previews out :D


Get up and fall into my arms instead...

Aug 5, 2012

Sunday Ponderings

I chose to share this picture because Oscar Pistorius, the Blade Runner from South Africa, has inspired more than just me... he has stepped up and inspired a world.

“Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.”

Orison Swett Marden

Aug 4, 2012


Coming home from a date with my hubby tonight this song came on; he turned the song up and turned to me with a smile on my face. Each of was lost in our own memories of our first date. I can't help but think that this is how Jack and Kira would feel.


As I sat in my English class in high-school I couldn't help but wonder why Shakespeare was so popular when he wrote so many tragedies. I knew what good romance stories were about, and they all ended with happily-ever-afters... right? Well, now I don't know. I almost hate the books that skip along merrily with no conflict. Don't get me wrong, I L-O-V-E a good HEA, but it has to be earned...

Aug 3, 2012


I may not ever be a superhero... but I will always be there for you.

Aug 2, 2012

Olympics Inspiration!

I really wanted to share this quote because it really is how I feel... I wouldn't be here today without all of the people who have pushed me up. Thank you!

“You Olympians, however, know you didn’t get here solely on your own power,” said Romney, who on Friday will attend the Opening Ceremonies of this year’s Summer Olympics. “For most of you, loving parents, sisters or brothers, encouraged your hopes, coaches guided, communities built venues in order to organize competitions. All Olympians stand on the shoulders of those who lifted them. We’ve already cheered the Olympians, let’s also cheer the parents, coaches, and communities. All right! [pumps fist].”


Usually I insert bits and pieces of music or pictures as inspiration, but today is all about a story that deeply inspires me. The story of Rowlings. I love how she talks about her life experiences, and you can actually see the story of Harry Potter unfolding... people that inspired the good characters and the bad... scenery that was magical just outside her back door... the closet under the stairs and bad haircuts.

All of it came to life because it was real to her.

Aug 1, 2012

!!! August Challenge !!!

Like my parents always say, "It's not a challenge unless it's hard."

So, I would like to kick it up a notch. I Wish... made some big goals at the beginning of the year, and I would like to take a large step forward in accomplishing some of those goals this month.

The first goal I would like to work on is getting 200 'likes' for I Wish... on Facebook. Unfortunately I can only do so much about this... mostly it will all depend on you, the fans. So, we are starting out with the month with 111 'likes' (which is fabulous!!!), and that means that we only have 89 more to go to reach our goal for the year.

If: We can get the 'likes' up to 150 this month... Then: I will give you the first 4 chapters of I Dream...

The second goal I want to work on is obtaining 100 reviews for I Wish... on Amazon. Again, it would look hinky if I was to leave reviews on my own book, so... it is, again, up to you. We are starting with 25 reviews, and that leaves us with 75 to go. I know this looks daunting, but I also know that there are a bunch of you out there that have already read I Wish...

If: We can get up to 50 reviews on Amazon... Then: I will double the prize to 8 chapters of I Dream...

Gulp!!! Now this is a challenge. Who's in?


Don't want to fly if you are on the ground... This song really conveys a perfect young love.