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
Tales of screw ups and fixes: Newsletter sign-ups edition. LE SIGH. Yesterday, while working on screw ups and fixes on this site, the fabulous Word Press support person let me know my newsletter sign-ups landed on a null page. First and most important, I apologize. If you visited and signed-up, I never received it. It's… Continue reading Screw Ups and Fixes: Newsletter Sign-ups
Coffee and I go way back. Spending an early morning musing over life's oddities is an integral part of accepting another crack, in the form of a sunrise, at life. In taking a pause before the day grows hectic, I get a smidge of time for myself and that micro centering sets me up to… Continue reading Morning Musings: Writing, Coffee, and Oddities
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!
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!
"To Walk in the World" is now available in paperback. If you're old school like me, holding a book and falling away to revel is one of life's great joys. This story took a while to sculpt. 2017 feels like ages ago; in a way, it is. When I lost my mother, the grief was… Continue reading To Walk in the World now available in paperback!
Excerpt from To Walk in the World The house was old, and she loved that part. Undiscovered charm hid under layers of paint, wallpaper, paint on wallpaper over plaster, yikes, plus various home improvement attempts arrayed on a scale of WTF to WOW, and a vibe. God, what a vibe! When she walked onto the… Continue reading Cha Cha (Excerpt from To Walk in the World)
To Walk in the World is getting wonderful reviews, and I'm dancing! Take a look: Few moments are as frustrating as writing, editing, agonizing and finally publishing a book just to have an immediate review that pans it. It hurts. Especially when you aren't certain they even read it. Trolls live under author's bridges, too.… Continue reading Wonderful Reviews