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 Celebration Countdown to Launch: Boogie Beach in 5…4…3..

I can't believe it's 5 days until the Boogie Beach launch on June 21st. The world slips from one season to the next it's time to celebrate summer with the ultimate beach read! (click here for ordering options) Today I uploaded Salt Shaken, Book 2 in this series for pre-order, and that cover reveal is… Continue reading Summer Celebration Countdown to Launch: Boogie Beach in 5…4…3..

Book releases, Musings, New authors to try

Morning Musings: Writing, Coffee, and Oddities

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

Book releases

I Did a Thing! Check out the All Books tab!

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!

Musings, Writing

Marketing is Hard, and Other Things to Wine About

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

Book Excerpt

Boogie Beach Preorder for Paperbacks is on the way!

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!

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Boogie Beach – new series almost ready to release!

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!

Book releases

The Forever Book: Salt Shaken

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