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But I'm hoping some of you might be interested in reading something I wrote. There's a website called Swoon Reads where authors can post their work and possibly be offered a publishing contract if there's enough interest in it.

I would very much appreciate it if any of you would like to read, rate, and review the manuscript I posted there called A Little Something Different.


Lea and Gabe are college students in the same creative writing class. Their professor is a born romantic and every semester she selects two students, unbeknownst to them, that she wants to see get together. This time it’s Lea and Gabe.

It turns out there are lots of people who want Lea and Gabe to get together- a bus driver, a librarian, a custodian, the waitress at the diner, a trio of baristas, a squirrel. Because somehow even when nothing is happening between them, something is *happening* between them. Lea and Gabe might not see it but the cashier at the store does, and the bartender, and the Chinese food delivery guy who gets their orders mixed up.

Eventually it will happen. It’s just a matter of when.

Here's the link!

Thank you!!!

Cadences (Epilogue)


Word Count: ~1000

Summary: Life doesn’t get much better than when you get to spend it with your favorite fella. Follow the boys as they navigate from young love to newlyweds to fatherhood and beyond.
Author’s Note: Thanks to the betas, Becca and Kerry.


I feel like I should write a really long note here, but nobody reads these things anyway. Mostly I want to say thanks for reading and for being awesome and for all of your kind messages and comments and fic recs and I'm getting all emotional, so just go read the darn thing. <3


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Cadences (35/35 + epilogue)


Word Count: ~2500

Summary: Life doesn’t get much better than when you get to spend it with your favorite fella. Follow the boys as they navigate from young love to newlyweds to fatherhood and beyond.

Author’s Note: Thanks to the betas, Becca and Kerry.

Almost done now, I'll be posting the epilogue tomorrow!

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Cadences (34/35 + epilogue)


Word Count: 2800 on the nose.

Summary: Life doesn’t get much better than when you get to spend it with your favorite fella. Follow the boys as they navigate from young love to newlyweds to fatherhood and beyond.

Author’s Note: Thanks to the betas, Becca and Kerry.


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Cadences (33/35 + epilogue)


Word Count: ~2400

Summary: Life doesn’t get much better than when you get to spend it with your favorite fella. Follow the boys as they navigate from young love to newlyweds to fatherhood and beyond.

Author’s Note: Thanks to the betas, Becca and Kerry.

This chapter takes place after the Delia Drabble.

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Cadences (32/35 + epilogue)


Word Count: ~2700

Summary: Life doesn’t get much better than when you get to spend it with your favorite fella. Follow the boys as they navigate from young love to newlyweds to fatherhood and beyond.

Author’s Note: Thanks to the betas, Becca and Kerry.

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Cadences (31/35 + epilogue)


Word Count: ~2300

Summary: Life doesn’t get much better than when you get to spend it with your favorite fella. Follow the boys as they navigate from young love to newlyweds to fatherhood and beyond.

Author’s Note: Thanks to the betas, Becca and Kerry.



WARNING: This chapter includes death of an OC. I’m sorry!

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Cadences (30/35 + epilogue)


Word Count: ~2400

Summary: Life doesn’t get much better than when you get to spend it with your favorite fella. Follow the boys as they navigate from young love to newlyweds to fatherhood and beyond.

Author’s Note: Thanks to the betas, Becca and Kerry.


She can't keep us from being warm!Collapse )

Cadences (29/35 + epilogue)


Word Count: ~2600

Summary: Life doesn’t get much better than when you get to spend it with your favorite fella. Follow the boys as they navigate from young love to newlyweds to fatherhood and beyond.

Author’s Note: Thanks to the betas, Becca and Kerry.

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Cadences (28/35 + epilogue)


Word Count: ~2200

Summary: Life doesn’t get much better than when you get to spend it with your favorite fella. Follow the boys as they navigate from young love to newlyweds to fatherhood and beyond.

Author’s Note: Thanks to the betas, Becca and Kerry.



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