Happy Valentine’s Day!

Brooklyn
Hello, everyone! I've been hunkered down with the flu for the past week, but I wanted to send you guys some Valentine's Day love from snowy Brooklyn. Here are some photos of my block from taken this morning after our all-night Franken-thunder-snow storm. Brooklyn's so pretty right now it almost makes up for how freezing cold it's been, how sniffling and sick everyone is, and how tired everyone in the general New York area everyone is of looking at the walls of their apartment. I'm bundling up today to make it to the post office to ship off some cards and candies for my two most special Valentines: my niece and nephew.
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The Emma book – finally here!

The Tycoon's Daughter, wellness, Young Adult Fiction
I've been waiting and waiting and waiting to make this announcement for ages, and have been holding off until the book's been made available on Amazon as well as iTunes. The Tycoon's Daughter, aka The Emma Book, is finally available! You may remember the first mention of Emma in The Rock Star's Daughter, when Taylor wanders into a mall and finds comfort in seeing the familiar face of her high school adversary in a window display at a Hunter Lodge store. To all of her classmates at The Treadwell Academy, Emma appears to have everything a girl could want. She's gorgeous and filthy rich, and if that weren't enough, her father made her the face of the campaign for his iconic clothing brand. She's on the cover of Hunter Lodge's…
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On celebrities and eating disorders

Treadwell Academy Series, Uncategorized, wellness, Young Adult Fiction
I'm now just *days* away from the release of The Tycoon's Daughter, the Treadwell book about Emma's struggle with an eating disorder in the modeling industry. The book is very close to my heart, maybe more than all of the other Treadwell books in the series, because I think body image is such a profoundly important issue for young girls. I'm sure this may be perceived as a bit of an inflammatory post because Little Monsters are quick to defend Lady Gaga, but knowing that, I'm going to post anyway. [caption id="attachment_1181" align="alignleft" width="200"] Ke$ha[/caption] Pop star Ke$ha, who landed her own record deal and became a star in her own right after singing backup for Britney Spears, just announced that she checked into Timberline Knolls, an eating disorder treatment…
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Farewell, 2013!

The Rock Star's Daughter, Treadwell Academy Series, Uncategorized, Young Adult Fiction
Finding words to describe this last year is proving to be quite a challenge! It feels like it flashed by in a matter of seconds, thankfully without any major personal tragedies! Some highlights of 2013: Jamaica, Jamaica Meeting Narciso Rodriguez (so nice)! Completing The Tycoon's Daughter (coming soon)! Contributing to The Rock Gods of Romance book bundle Powering through Seasons 1 - 3 of Damages Sticking with Insanity and not being a wuss (thank you, Shaun T)! Spending lots of time in my beloved Los Angeles I also can't express enough how very much all of the emails and reviews I've received on The Treadwell Academy series have meant to me this year. Writing is my passion, and while I don't always get to devote as much time as I'd…
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Rock Gods of Romance Book Bundle – 99-cents!

New Adult Fiction
Today's the day - The Rock Gods of Romance book bundle is available on Amazon for Kindle for a limited time for 99-cents! If you're into rock star romances, this is six novellas in one book by USA Today & NY Times best-selling romance authors: Liliana Rhodes - The Ballad of Jude Marian Tee - The Rockstar I've Loved for So Long Ava Lore - Record, Rewind Mina Esquerra - Playing Autumn K.T. Fisher - Heat and ME Since most of my readership is under the age of 18, the romance in my story is a bit tame... but if sexy is what you're after, the other authors do not hold back! It's a pretty scintillating holiday read.  
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Reasons to be thankful this year

Uncategorized
Today when I called home to wish my family a Happy Thanksgiving (work obligations have kept me in New York this weekend), my three-year-old nephew. Declan, proudly informed me that he is "wearing khakis" and for Christmas would like a "whacker." My sister explained that he is very enthusiastic about the sound of the word "khaki" and likes to announce his choice in clothing--even to strangers--if doing so offers him an opportunity to say it. A "whacker" is apparently his own term for a spatula, which he routinely uses to march around the house and thwack furniture.Recently, when I was out to lunch with my three-year-old niece, Maggie, I tried to teach her how to say the world "quesadilla." With an eye roll, she stated, "My mouth isn't big enough…
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Rock Gods of Romance – Contributing Writer!

New Adult Fiction, The Rock Star's Daughter
It feels like it's been ages since the last time I blogged, but the reason for my absence from this site is that I was asked to contribute a short romance story for a New Adult compilation of rock star romances, available December 2nd on Amazon. It's called the Rock Gods of Romance, and it features stories from authors including Ava Lore, Marian Tee, Mina V. Esguerra, K.T. Fisher and Liliana Rhodes.  I'm pretty excited since this is my first venture into New Adult writing, especially because I've resurrected one of my favorite characters, bad boy rock star Brice Norris, from The Rock Star's Daughter. Here's the official blurb and cover art! But please keep in mind - while my story contribution is PG13, the other stories in the book bundle…
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Halloween in Brooklyn!

Brooklyn
I am in some serious denial that it's the end of October! And yet, there are Caramel Apple Milkyway bars on the shelves at CVS, and my neighbors have outdone themselves this year with spooktastic decorations... it's definitely Halloween time! I've been insanely busy since the summer finishing the Emma book, finishing the Allison book, and jetting off to LA for work-related stuff. I love Los Angeles, and it's painful leaving every time I travel there, but lucky all of my time spent strolling around Beverly Hills is inspiring me to keep working on the sequel to The Rock Star's Daughter. You haven't heard the last of Taylor Beauforte just yet! I can't announce release dates just yet, but the Emma book and Allison book will be available on Amazon…
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Recipe for a perfect Brooklyn morning

Brooklyn
I feel so, so lucky that I've had the opportunity to spend more time in Brooklyn this summer instead of in my office! Here are just a quick few things that I adore about my borough, and my neighborhood, in particular.   1) I live close enough to the Brooklyn Heights promenade that it's within walking distance. Here's a snapshot on kind of a gloomy morning, but the New York City skyline always makes me nostalgic and reminds me why I love living here. 2. Squirrels are the real kings of Brooklyn. Their cousins, rats, rule the night. But these chubby acorn bandits are everywhere during daylight hours, and they aren't afraid of anything!   3. When the sun peeks through the clouds after a rainstorm in Brooklyn, it feels…
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