News, Press, and Appearances

October 16, 2016: I contributed an article to Women Writers, Women's Books:

February 1, 2015: Independently Wealthy was reviewed in The News Gazette (Illinois):
January 6, 2015: I was interviewed on The Lori & Julia Show 
at myTalk 107.1 -

Independently Wealthy was featured as one of People Magazine's “Best New Books” in 
“People Picks: A Dozen Cool Things to See, Hear, Read and Download this Week.”
 (December 8, 2014 issue):
December 9, 2014: Feature in Inside NKU: 

December 2014: Holiday Message to my readers:

December 2014: The Independently Wealthy blog tour will take place throughout the month:

October 23, 2014: Independently Wealthy received a positive endorsement from Kirkus Reviews:

September 17, 2014: Other Words for Love is now available in Russia! The Russian edition has been published by AST ( in Moscow. 

April 8, 2014: Outras Palavras Para O Amor (the Portuguese edition of Other Words for Love, published in Brazil by Galera Record) was reviewed by Pam Goncalves:

March 12, 2014: Cover Reveal for my third novel:

August 2013: New Money received a favorable review in Kirkus Reviews:

August/September/October 2013: New Money was featured in USA Today, Gulf Coast Times,, and Long Island Woman Magazine:

Additional Interviews, Reviews, and Other Features:

July 23, 2013:             GReads: 
August 6, 2013:          Rather Be Reading:
August 12, 2013:        Confessions of a Bookaholic:
August 12, 2013:
August 19, 2013:        I Read Banned Books:
August 26, 2013:        Addicted 2 Novels:
September 8, 2013:    The Hiding Spot:
September 9, 2013:    Harlequin Junkie:
September 10, 2013:  Author Brenda Janowitz
September 11, 2013:  Book Mama Blog:
September 11, 2013:  USA Today
September 16, 2013:  What's On the Bookshelf:
September 18, 2013:  Chick Lit is Not Dead:
September 20, 2013:'s New Releases for Sept. Reading:
September 23, 2013:  Bitten by Love Reviews:
September 27, 2013:  Gulf Coast Times (Florida)
October 9, 2013:        Night Owl Reviews:
October 30, 2013:      Northern Magazine:
November 13, 2013:   Interview with Jennifer Vido:

May 30, 2013: Northern Kentucky University issued a press release about New Money:

March/April/May 2013: New Money was featured as a “Waiting on Wednesday” choice 
by the following book blogs:

Addicted 2 Novels:   
YA Love:                   
A Blog About Nothing:
Fiction Folio:            

December 2012: My second novel, New Money (to be released in Fall 2013), has been optioned by Sony TV. The sequel to New Money (title forthcoming) will be published in 2014. Details here:

September 10, 2012: Other Words for Love was included in the Young Adult Library Services Association's post "Books that Cross the Generational Divide"

March 8, 2012: Other Words for Love was mentioned in NYC & DC's Woman Around Town:

March 7, 2012:  Other Words for Love was reviewed by Rather Be Reading:

February 28, 2012: My second novel, New Money, will be published by Macmillan/St. Martin’s Press (Thomas Dunne Books) in Fall 2013. 
Further information is here:

February 1, 2012: Other Words for Love was mentioned in The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "A Bulletin Dozen Booklist" for February 2012  titled "Down and Dumped - A Heartbroken Dozen." Read it here:

Other Words For Love was included in the following "Best of 2011" lists:

Throwing Books:

The Book Scoop:

Wicked Awesome Books:

Pure Imagination:

Ten Cent Notes:

I Read Banned Books:

Kate’s Tales of Books & Bands:

Jess Hearts Books:

Literary Explorations:

November 19, 2011: I was included in an IndieBound list of "Most Promising Authors": 

November 9, 2011: I was featured among Northern Kentucky University's “Amazing Alumni”:

October 22, 2011: I attended Books by the Banks - Cincinnati Book Festival.
Details here:

May 1, 2011: Other Words for Love was mentioned in the Sunday edition of the Toledo (Ohio) Blade newspaper:

April 15, 2011: Brazilian rights to Other Words for Love were sold to Galera/Grupo Editorial RecordPublisher's website

March 26, 2011: Russian rights to Other Words for Love were sold to AST Publishers. Publisher's website

February 20, 2011: I participated in Northern Kentucky University's "Celebration of Student and Alumni Publications." Further information can be found here:

January 24, 2011: Other Words for Love was featured in an article in The Cincinnati Enquirer:

January 17- 21, 2011: I was the featured author on Random Buzzers (Random House's teen book community) where I participated in a Q&A with readers:

May 18, 2010:  I had the pleasure of being the guest speaker at Northern Kentucky University's High School Creative Writing Awards ceremony. The contest, held annually, seeks to foster a greater interest in literary arts and to recognize area student achievements.

Interviews & Other Features

August 27, 2012 - Interview with Books and Iced Coffee:

December 23, 2011 - Holiday Guest Post - "25 Days of Jubliation":

October 16, 2011 - Interview with Up! Brasil:

October 1, 2011 - Guest Post for Confessions of a Bookaholic:

September 29, 2011 - Interview with Books for All Seasons:

August 27, 2011: Interview with Library Mosaic:

July 18, 2011 - Interview with Mostly Reading YA:

July 12, 2011 - Interview with A Buckeye Girl Reads:
May 25, 2011 - Interview with YA Booklover Blog:

April 6, 2011 - Interview with Figment:

April 1, 2011 - Interview with Jess Hearts Books:

March 29, 2011 - Interview with Candace's Book Blog:

March 14, 2011 - Interview with YA Reads:

March 7, 2011 - Guest Post for YA Reads:
February 17, 2011 - Interview with Confessions of a Bookaholic:

February 11, 2011 - Interview with The Reading Housewives of Indiana:

February 9, 2011 - Interview with Fragments of Life:

February 4, 2011 - Other Words for Love was chosen as "Book of the Month" by Jess Hearts Books (a YA book blog)

January 28, 2011 - Interview with YA Addict:

January 27, 2011 - Interview with Friendly Reader:

January 27, 2011 - Interview with The Wocka Spot for Writers:
January 26, 2011 - Interview with I'm a Reader, Not a Writer:

January 20, 2011 - "Before and After" feature with Missy's Reads & Reviews:

January 20, 2011 - Guest Post for Amaterasu Reads:

January 19, 2011 - Interview with Wicked Awesome Books:

January 17, 2011 - Interview with YA Bookshelf:

January 15-16, 2011 - Debut of the Month at Badass Bookie: (Day 1) (Day 2)

January 13, 2011 - Guest Post with La Femme Readers:

January 12, 2011 - Guest Post with Anna Reads:

January 12, 2011 - Guest Post with The Naughty Book Kitties:

January 12, 2011 - Interview with The Bookologist:

January 11, 2011 - Interview with The Story Siren:
January 10, 2011 - Interview with Y.A. Love:

January 10, 2011 - Interview with Adventures in Children's Publishing

January 10, 2011 - Interview with Long & Short Reviews

January 7, 2011 - Interview with A Blog About Nothing Except
a Lot of Book Reading:

January 6, 2011 - Interview with Book Noise:

January 4, 2011 - Interview with Daisy Chain Book Reviews:

December 27, 2010 - Interview with The Chapter Chicks:

December 22, 2010 - Interview with Hobbitsies:

December 20, 2010 - Interview with Books Obsession:

September 2010 - Interview with Soy Cazadora de Sombras y Libros (Spain):

August 2010:  - Interview with The Juniper Breeze book blog

Before its publication, Other Words For Love 
was featured on the following book blogs:

The Story Siren: Books to Pine For

Smart Girls Read: Waiting on Wednesday

La Femme Readers: Tantalizing Future YA Releases

Bloggers ♥ Books: Waiting On Wednesday

Erika Breathes Books: Waiting on Wednesday

The Collegiate Bookworm: Waiting on Wednesday

Angieville: Misty Pretties

An Addicted Book Reader: Waiting on Wednesday

Oh My Books: Waiting on Wednesday

YA Addict: Waiting on Wednesday

Eclectic Book Lover: Currently Coveting

Coffee Table Press

The Hiding Spot: Waiting on Wednesday

Michelle’s Bookshelf: Upcoming Releases

Besos de un Angel:

Red House Books: 2011 Debut Authors

The Bookologist: Upcoming Releases

Bookmarked: Waiting on Wednesday

Secret Dreamworld of a Bookaholic:

A Blog About Nothing...Except a Lot of Book Reading:  Waiting on Wednesday

Hobbitsies: A Review Site & Blog: Waiting on Wednesday

Lu’s Bloody Big Book Blog: Waiting on Wednesday

Jessica Lawlor, Cover-to-Cover: Waiting on Wednesday

A Bookful of Thoughts: Waiting on Wednesday

Amaterasu Reads: Waiting on Wednesday

Books Make Great Lovers: Must Monday

Booklopedia: Waiting on Wednesday

Book Noise: Hot New Titles for Spring 2011

Hobbitsies: Top Ten Anticipated Debuts for 2011

Chapter Chicks: January Books to Save For

Geeky Reads Blog: Waiting on Wednesday

Cicely Loves Books: Waiting on Wednesday

Frenetic Reader: Waiting on Wednesday

Fiction Folio: Waiting on Wednesday

Chick Loves Lit: Waiting on Wednesday

Friendly Reader: Waiting on Wednesday

Another Book Junkie: Waiting on Wednesday