Exciting Book News!

Quick post to share the good news—

Before Goodbye is a 2017 RITA Award finalist!

*passes out flutes of champagne*

Special thanks to Romance Writers of America. Hugs and kisses all around!


PS Before Goodbye is available at your local bookstore or online: Amazon  IndieBound

“A book to set your heart aflutter.”
—The Toronto Star

“The perfect mix of love, life…The complex nature of the novel allows the reader to connect with the different sides of each dynamic character.”
—South Florida Arts Review

“Author Mimi Cross has crafted an engaging and important story that considers not only how adolescents, themselves, deal with tragedy but also how the adults around them aren’t always the supportive emotional rocks they’re expected to be. The complex, yet honest, nature of the novel allows readers to connect with the characters and builds a natural empathy for their tribulations. Highly recommended.”
—The Manitoba Library Association

“Desperate and real. Stunningly beautiful!”
—Night Owl Reviews Top Pick, 5 stars

Fell In Love With a Song


One of the reasons I started Sirenstories was to find new music, especially  music that would inspire the act of writing.

This week I fell in love with “I Gotta Man” featuring Xavier from Sxip Shirey’s fantastic record A Bottle of Whiskey and a Handful of Bees.

I don’t have time to write a long post about “I Gotta Man” the way I definitely would have in the past. But I had to share it. The song is just so delicious. In fact, if I had to say anything about this tune, if I had to pick one word, I’d say  yum. That was my very first reaction. Just—yum.