New Release!

So, I was in the middle of writing The Glare Ends when I had a sudden, desperate desire to finish something RIGHT NOW. “Hey, I know what I’ll do,” I thought to myself. “I’ll dust off one of my ‘old’ manuscripts, clean it up, and publish it.”

I know, I know, what was I thinking? There’s nothing like reading some of your old work to show you how much you’ve grown as a writer, even if you DO still have plenty more growing to do! That’s why “dusting off” this book meant a dozen more revisions than I was expecting, and then a few to tweak some things I just couldn’t live with–like the fact that the book went off on a tangent after the first 20 pages. What the heck? And why did it take me so long to notice it? Sigh. But now, finally, it’s D-O-N-E.

Before I give you a description of the book, I have one small confession to make: I want a Virtual Office of my own! I want one so bad! =)


My Virtual Life: Young, smart, and ambitious, Andie Duke is lucky to be chosen as the spokesperson for the Virtual Office, the world’s most advanced virtual reality system. Or is she? Because being the VO girl is a lot more complicated than she thought it would be, especially when an old enemy resurfaces and Andie finds herself falling for her new coworker, Ben.

“The Virtual Office is the greatest technological achievement since the personal computer or the tablet.” –Technology Today Magazine

“I walked into that Virtual Office a sceptic, and before I’d been inside for three minutes, I knew I was experiencing the greatest technological advance of the decade, and quite possibly the century.”  –Andrew Franklin, CEO of MicroGene, Inc.

My Virtual Life is a New Adult novel, and it contains some adult subject matter. You can purchase the book at the CreateSpace store or through

Okay, now it’s time to roll up my sleeves and get back to The Glare Continues!


New Cover for The Glare…and a New Release!

Okay, so The Glare Continues isn’t exactly a NEW release…I just forgot to ever mention that it WAS released! So you can consider this your official notification–and I expect to put out a REAL new release in the next few weeks. No, it’s not the third book in The Glare series–that’s something I’m still working on. I expect to release My Virtual Life by the end of the year (maybe even by the end of the week). In the meantime, here’s a peek at the old cover for The Glare, and the new cover, which I love, love, love! The background image is the same for all books in The Glare series now…hope it makes it a little easier to identify them! Of course, all books can be purchased through






Thanks, Ironwood!

It’s kinda cool when you get a little plug you weren’t expecting! I was asked to speak at  Ironwood Library’s 25th Annual Celebration on Saturday, and it was a lot of fun–just like the Parchment and Prose writing group that calls Ironwood its home!

Miranda, C. D. (2016, October 26). Ironwood library marks 25 years of serving Ahwatukee readers. Ahwatukee Foothills News. Retrieved from (and Haley Dzuik at rock!

have a happy fourth of july!

I’ve been having the BEST time playing with to make awesome pieces for use on social media.  Thanks so much, Haley Dzuik ( for your amazing presentation at the Parchment and Prose writing group last month.  I may not have figure out how to add a Pinterest pin to my blog yet (yeah, I’m THAT technologically challenged sometimes) but Canva?  It’s SO easy!  =)  I can’t wait to post some of the fun and silly things I’ve created for The Glare!  SO FUN!!

Scrapbooking Games and More is O-U-T!

Scrapbooking Games and More Cover

I’ve been going back and forth about what book to put out next. I have a couple of finished novels that *just* needed editing before they’re ready to be published…but I’ve also been working on sequels to The Glare and Blood of an Elf: Quinn’s Story. The problem is that sometimes a girl just doesn’t feel like writing fiction.  I was hemming and hawing to myself about what project to work on one day when–EUREKA–it hit me!  I wrote a book of scrapbooking games back when I used to hold crop parties for some of my friends, and I knew that somewhere–SOMEWHERE–I had a copy of the games on DVD.  It took a while to dig them up, and then even longer to reformat everything so it was CreateSpace and Kindle friendly (the Kindle part wasn’t so fun…I had to completely change the structure to make it even sort of compatible with all the e-readers out there).  But I did it–the book is officially O-U-T!  You can pick it up through CreateSpace store or Amazon. Thanks for supporting me by buying (or downloading) a copy today!

About the book: This easy-to-use guide is full of scrapbooking games and ice-breakers that are perfect for any setting. Whether you’re hosting a crop party for a few friends or a scrapbooking event for hundreds, this is a must-have book!