Author . Coach . Speaker

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I am thrilled that you’re here! Whether you’re a reader, fellow writer or cancer survivor (or all three!), it is a honor to connect with you.

I am passionate about storytelling, which isn’t surprising since I grew up in a world surrounded by the incredible stories of my father, Louis L’Amour. My dad gave me the greatest gift; that of the love of language and storytelling, which opened up an entire universe of possibilities. I began spinning my own tales as soon as I could write.

Over the course of my writing career, I discovered a passion for passing along the many lessons learned, much like my father did for me. It’s an honor to connect with so many inspired people – and so many unforgettable, meaningful stories.

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Free Resource for Writers! The 25 Questions That Will Bring Your Characters To Life

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The Four questions to ask yourself before you become an empty nester
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I am on the edge of a new chapter in my life. The book is almost ready for submission–one or two more run throughs, a sendoff to my editor and I will begin to work on my query letter. At … Read More

Use your character’s senses
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My latest character question comes from Hobbes first visit to the beach. The Pacific Ocean is anything but pacific off the coast of Malibu. Often rough, usually freezing cold until late in the summer and even then it is still … Read More

Who would your character call for help?
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Remember the game show “So you want to be a millionaire?” Contestants were allowed to phone a friend  for help. I ran a game like that when when I taught 6th grade literature. We would discuss the reading and I … Read More