Book Excerpt, Musings

Hello October, you Big Sexy Pie Man

I grew up in the MidWest, and fall is food. Just ridiculous amounts of wonderful stuff, like apples, homemade cinnamon donuts, hearty stews, savory soups, and the beginnings of pie season. Pie is simple-looking complexity. Pie season? Damn Skippy. Fall is fruit, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, and hints of nutmeg, cinnamon, clove and ginger. And making… Continue reading Hello October, you Big Sexy Pie Man

Free reads, Writing

Writings and Deadlines, Oh My!

Writing is my job. In my beefy little 2022 planner, four books lurk. I'm deciding, amongst the dozens of other plates I'm juggling, how 2022 will look. Where are the months when my hair is on fire? Which ones have a getaway tucked into their folds? I think I can If confessing, I'm not the… Continue reading Writings and Deadlines, Oh My!

Musings

Milestones and Highway Divides

Weddings are a time to reflect and grow, holding the past and embracing what's next. I am both surprised at the speed of this change in my daughter's life, and transported back to my own twenties. One thing I'm certain of, is that I am an observer, a privileged one, witnessing the beginning of her… Continue reading Milestones and Highway Divides

Book releases, Writing

Romer’s Candle – New November Release

I'm working on a new paranormal romance called Romer's Candle, which is Book 3 of the Broke in Magic series. I's been a long time in the hopper, mostly because I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with Romer. He's complicated. Broke in Magic is a trilogy about three besties, Jasper, Wellie and Romer,… Continue reading Romer’s Candle – New November Release

Free reads, Reviews

Reviews are Basically Crack for Authors

Creatives thrive on feedback and for authors that means reviews. No point in sugarcoating it, a good review makes an author glow. A reader loved the book, finished the book, and wants more. It's the trifecta of months (or years) of effort. Recently, a reader posted this review of Salt Shaken on Amazon, and yeah,… Continue reading Reviews are Basically Crack for Authors

Musings

September Ramblings

It's time to plan for 2022. How many books to write? Conferences to attend? What long term goals fill the upcoming year? Which short term ones occupy the quarters?Taking stock keeps focus on the front burner. August, with its conferences and a book launch, wore me out. I sat with my goals and my brain,… Continue reading September Ramblings

Conferences, Musings

Peopling post-Covid and a free book opportunity!

As an elite author at the Orlando Reads Books conference, I sat panels, events, and a big signing. My first large scale event since 2019, and I felt rusty. Hell, I was rusty. I'd sat in my safe places and wrote five books, waiting for this virus to stop sickening and killing people I liked.… Continue reading Peopling post-Covid and a free book opportunity!

Book Excerpt, Book releases

Live at a beach near you, Speedo Down!

My new release, Speedo Down, is live on Apple, Amazon, and all other major retailers! Book 3 of the record is a super snarky fast paced romp, just what the sticky days of August need. Speedo Down: The Record, Book 3 I had a handle on things, then the dragons showed up. On the average… Continue reading Live at a beach near you, Speedo Down!

Book releases, Writing

Summer Insanity and other Melty Things

Good grief, it's not even August, four books published, and my brain is mush. You'd think, after three decades in Florida, I'd schedule publishing for the cool days of February, but nope. If you want a snarky beach read, you want one when you're actually on.the.beach. So, Boogie Beach, Salt Shaken, and the upcoming Speedo… Continue reading Summer Insanity and other Melty Things

Musings

On the Road and in the World

Last Saturday we hit the road to eat good southern BBQ. explore, and check a few work related boxes. First stop was Alabama, to visit with striking mine workers; it was an eye opening experience. Their strike is based around how, when the mining company faced bankruptcy, the miners and other mine workers stepped up,… Continue reading On the Road and in the World