My Sweet Man's grandson's are here, and we're afloat in the seas of family time and finding balance. Book launches, specifically Boogie Beach for me, and heavy lifting at work for him means this stolen weekend with these young men is a gratifying and needed break. Balance isn't about measures, it's not a fifty percent… Continue reading Family Time and Finding Balance
Like anything else, over time what seemed like a great idea doesn't age well... which is how my new All Books tab came to be. I wanted a place to showcase all my books, and while readers who are drawn to specific genres like the ability to narrow down what they seek, some visitors want… Continue reading I Did a Thing! Check out the All Books tab!
Self publishing, then marketing, is hard. The learning curve, in my case, requires wine, grousing, and an occasional frustrated stomp to the kitchen for nibbles. Mastering new skills, especially learning marketing on platforms that constantly change, is definitely on my list of things to wine about. That said, the best thing about wine... is friends!… Continue reading Marketing is Hard, and Other Things to Wine About
Boogie Beach, Book 1 in a new Funny Fantasy series is available for preorder in paperback. Jennie of jenniereads.com says, "A humorous fresh read taking fantasy to the next level. Greek god in a speedo, witches with snark, pelican shapeshifters and at the center is Patra just trying to manage two bars and stay alive… Continue reading Boogie Beach Preorder for Paperbacks is on the way!
Boogie Beach, a funny fantasy is a blast to read; fast paced, well written, and snarky... and this new series release brings the laughs! For my readers here on wwinkle.com, check out this sneak peek at the new cover! Two bars, one magical and one human, lie in the exact same space. That should work.… Continue reading New Funny Fantasy book release and cover reveal!
A while back, I mentioned that writing in different genres gave me a way to stretch and find my voice. This past year, I've written a new series, and it's a hoot! Set on a Florida beach, a bar on the intersection of the human and magical worlds is the scene for Cleopatra O'Keefe to… Continue reading Boogie Beach – new series almost ready to release!
Many authors I'm privileged to call friends write beautiful stories within a single genre. Words flow and tales spin depicting sci-fi romance, fantasy, suspense or crime, or sizzling paranormal romance full of dragons and shifters. I wrote five of the latter, and it's a fun genre. One, Two, Three, Four, Five! But it's not my… Continue reading Sea Changes: Author craft, stories and genre
I started writing the second book in the Boogie Beach series, Salt Shaken with the intention to release in July 2020, but I hit a wall. The lockdown, the unfolding pandemic, and the stress of trying to be safe while living in a country that couldn't seem to put on a mask left me too… Continue reading The Forever Book: Salt Shaken
I'm a sunrise person, I always have been. Sunsets are wonderful, and I've wound many a day down watching the sun slip away, alone or with loved ones, and the moments resonate, but there is an intangible sense that accompanies the rise, the seduction of potential, of possibility, that calls my spirit. When I decided… Continue reading Looking to the Rise and New Releases
Author note: These humorous fantasy books begin releasing in June, 2021! I owned and managed the Sun Dance Pier. Locals called it “The Boogie” but on the license it’s ‘Boogie Beach Crab Shack.’ At sixteen, I started waiting tables, then moved to the bar. Now, I was way past that, but I looked hot and… Continue reading Snippet from Boogie Beach: The Record, Book 1