Snapshot Reviews: Following Chelsea by Shari Green

I was totally drawn into this story from the beginning. Green created a likeable unlikeable protagonist in Anna. Glorious cynicism, paired with a fragile inner strength, made her a compelling character. As she navigated what she hoped would be a shiny new life, I found myself rooting for her and hoping that she too would recognize that the grass is rarely greener on the other side and that she was perfect the way she was.

Author Life Month 2018: Character Inspiration

No character is based on a single person. Each person is a compilation of the many teens I've been fortunate enough to spend time with as an educator.

Author Life Month 2018: Research

My "Stuff" box is always nearby, filled with whatever relates to what I'm currently writing. Can you tell I'm not working on contemporary at the moment? Oh, and reseach is always accompanied by lots of coffee!

Author Life Month 2018: A Self-Reward

I reward myself with time outdoors. Whether it be reading on the deck, taking the girls for a long walk, hiking...or merely contemplating the ocean...there is nothing more re-energizing than fresh air.

Author Life Month 2018: Greatest Weakness

I'm a "I want it done yesterday" kinda girl...and that's not always possible. I continue to struggle with slowing down and accepting the pace of writing and publishing. 

Author Life Month 2018: Greatest Strength

Not just in writing and publishing but throughout all aspects of my life. No matter what, I'm determined to get up again.

Author Life Month 2018: Biggest Fan

My neighbours are crazy supportive and get super excited about my writing. They buy my novels hot off the press and read them immediately. We've only lived here two and half years. I'm so lucky! 

Author Life Month 2018: Writing Music

As a singer, I tune into lyrics too much. I listen to instrumental only when writing.