Top of the morning to ya!

Sorry I couldn’t resist…I am like a 1/3 Irish so I had to represent. I just got back from the Writers at the Beach Conference in Rehoboth Delaware. I don’t think I can even find words that can express how energizing, wonderful, educational, inspiring and rejuvenating this whole trip was…oh hey look, I just found some words! Read On

Radio, TV and American Idol

Happy Friday Everyone! I totally missed American Idol last night and am so bummed to hear that Alexandrea got kicked off! I loved her!!! So unfair. I was in the WITF-TV studio doing the Smart Talk program instead, which was great. I had to laugh when I realized they had the first half hour dedicated to the electric company and then had me on talking about the book… Read On

Review in Curve Magazine

Hello everyone! I hope this post finds you well on this holiday Monday-at least for most of us this is a holiday! I wanted to share a recent review with you all that just hit news stands in the March edition of Curve Magazine! to learn more about this female positive magazine! Here is the actual review! Read On

Thank you Penn State University!

Thank you to all those who came out to Pattee Library on a very cold, wet and icy night. I was so impressed with how many of you came in the horrible weather! It was a wonderful night and a great start to my book tour. Here is the article that ran in the Daily Collegian today! Read On

The Bilerico Project & PSU!

Hello! Exciting news! The book is officially out! Your little package should have arrived or will anyday now! I do hope you enjoy your glipse into my world. I was a guest blogger over at The Bilerico Project. Go check it out! If you are near State College tomorrow night please come check out my first lecture and book reading… Read On

There is no such thing as an accidental overdose

Ike Turner, Brad Refeno and now Heath Ledger…sad…tragic….unthinkable… To call any one of these deaths an accidental overdose flies directly in the face of the reality of addiction. As a recovering addict for more than ten years, I can tell you there is nothing accidental about an addict’s choice to overmedicate. It is in fact the inherent nature of the disease… Read On

Books should arrive on your doorstep in the upcoming weeks!

I apologize for my lapse in posting a new blog here!I have been engulfed in holiday activities and travels.I am happy to report that my book has hit the warehouse and will begin arriving in your local book stores all over the country in the upcoming weeks.If you ordered on Amazon they will ship soon as well… Read On

Virtual Shout-Out!

I realize I am about a week or so behind on this whole giving thanks thing but I need to give a huge thank you to some incredible people and companies who have really helped me and been so supportive through this whole book ordeal. The book goes to print this Friday and it has been one hellava process… Read On

Ten Years!

Today I have ten years clean and sober. Ten years of shifting, screaming, cleaning, laughing, crying, changing, dealing, unveiling, processing, living…ten years of it all the good and the bad. Ten years without the reliance on a mind or mood altering substance to deal with life on life’s terms. Ten years of brutal honesty and rebuilding of self… Read On

Pre-sales, Book tour and Anxiety!

First and foremost, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for going online to Amazon and pre-ordering your copy of Blackout Girl! You have no idea how much it means to me that you support what I am doing. The pre-sales thus far have blown my publisher away! In fact, they said they have never seen a book sell so well in pre-sales… Read On

The book is on Amazon!

Wow things just keep happening and it is all so incredibly exciting. I finished copy editing and just signed off on the first copy of the layout and page design–which I have to say look AMAZING. I think you are going to love what the pages look like! So next week we will start sending out review copies…that will be a little nerve racking… Read On

Welcome to my new webpage and blog!

The webpage is finally live. Please bare with us while we work out a couple common glitches! Otherwise, every page should work fine and please feel free to share the page with your friends! I will be blogging on here frequently to update you on the book progress and eventually to take you on tour with me as I hope to travel to various locations upon the launch of the book… Read On