Monday, May 18, 2020

It's ready!

Look for my newest book in the coming days! Finally, The Pointe is ready. It's been a long journey but we have made it. I hope you enjoy! PS, if you haven't found me on Facebook, please do!   I share all my updates there now.

Sunday, October 20, 2019


It's almost ready. Where is my newest book? In the hands of my trusty Beta readers getting scanned and rescanned and then it is off to my editor. I am thrilled with this new book and hope you will be too. Get ready to roll with Kate and Seth on their newest adventure.

Monday, June 10, 2019

update on writing and all things plus a surprise

I know. It's been awhile. But I've been really busy working hard on my next book: the Sequel to THE BEND!
I'm excited about this book but worried too. Readers have asked me over and over what happened to Seth and Kate after they left the Bend. 
I wanted to know too.
It's not often you get characters that stay with you and even though I created them, I found myself wondering. Does Kate still have her power? Will Seth ever tell her how he feels? Will they ever return to the Bend to see what Doc and David and all the others left behind are up to?
I'm going to select my cover very soon so hang tight--
I'll share here! 
In the meantime, if you haven't read the Bend, pick up a copy now and catch up with Seth and Kate.

Monday, January 28, 2019


Today my second romance, Sunshine, releases. I enjoyed writing this book more than others as I probably broke romance rules here and there to make it my own. But it moves quickly and takes the reader across the globe with a little mystery thrown in.

And now I can get back to writing the sequel to The BEND. Yes, I've finally decided it needs to be done, many readers have said I left them hanging. I'm 20,000 words into it already. Kate and Seth return to the town that Brother Earl once ruled. But he's not there now.

It's a fun story to write with many, many twists and turns already!

I'm hoping it will be ready to go by this time next year if not sooner.

In the meantime, enjoy some light reading with Sunshine. :)

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Saturday, January 05, 2019

Thinking about what I've been doing

Every time I release a new book, the same old doubts resurface. Why am I writing? The marketing is getting harder and harder and if you don't push your book, no one finds it. I think this past fall, I over did it. I was writing many words a day and had this big plan to rapid release a few romance books while my next suspense simmers in my mind.

What happened? I shut it all down. My first romance didn't garner that many reviews which I need, and I am so over begging readers to leave a comment--good or bad. But I'd written my newest book, Sunshine, and really found I liked it more than Mandy.

So I committed to releasing it.

It's up for pre-order but my heart wonders if I have what it takes anymore to get it in the hands of people who might enjoy it.

Gone are the days when a writer could write, give the book to a publisher and agent and they do all the work. I've been with a publishing house and self-published and today the writer must wear all the hats.

Maybe I'm due for a long rest.

Maybe my next book should be it.

I hate giving away my books or reducing the price to some ridiculous amount anymore. I work hard on my books and like any profession, we are due a decent wage. But to use many of the advertising platforms out there, you must do that. Do they work? Sometimes yes. Sometimes no.

Every writer knows they can't stop writing. I certainly do. I love the art of creating something from nothing. But I also need to look at the bigger picture. Is selling a thousand or so books worth the aggravation anymore?

Most people would say yes it is. Getting your book into that one reader's hands is worth it.

Then how does one stop the self-doubt? The insecurities and the burnout?

This post is an honest review of where I'm at right now. Good or bad, I need prayer to figure out my next step with my writing.

It's been a long run and maybe, maybe God has something else planned for me.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

When finally you discover your genre--or I'm a slow learner

This is going to be one of those posts that I write more for myself than the world. You see, I've been self-publishing for over a year and a half. My first book, The Bend, had a slow start but now sells more than any others I've written.

 I joined this group that pushed to write faster and find a selling genre. The theory sounded great so I released a women's fiction, and then another suspense and then a romance.

What I've learned?

I really can't write romance or women's fiction the way I want to write them. I love twists and turns and short sentences and lots of what ifs. I love weird, I love taking that extra step.

I wrote my books and sent them out there and honestly, I'm not sure whether or not they will ever do as well as The Bend. When I wrote The Bend, I had this crazy idea about a town and a girl. I knew I had to give her something special, so I did--her gift to see death before it happens. It seemed to work. Another story has been spinning around in my head for years but instead of writing it, I veered off and took the easy route, writing and releasing stories that would get out there faster.

Not smart.

I've actually stripped my joy of writing, and when that happens, writing for money means nothing. I would rather not write.

I think sometimes I'm a slow learner and get caught up in pushing myself not always in the right direction.

Pressing the pause button today.

I can actually breathe again.

So this post is a letter to myself to remind me never to lose sight at what you love to do. If you love something, no matter what happens with it, you are going to be okay.

I am a suspense writer. (I'll tell myself that over and over until I get it.)
That's what I'm going to write .
I hope you'll let me prove that in my next book.

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

My first Romance

Back in 2012, a woman shared with me her story about a man she should have married, but everything went wrong. I fell in love with the romance of that story and felt compelled to write it. Finally, years later, the series Chances of the Heart Romances, was born.
Mandy is the first book in this series of clean, romance. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it.

Friday, August 10, 2018

My newest book!

ESCAPE, my newest thriller, is now available for pre-order on Amazon!

He loves her smile—too much.

Eliza Green has never ridden in an airplane. What could it hurt to take up Drake Carter’s offer of a short ride? He’s a great employee, friendly, but when he shows up at the grocery store, her sitter’s house, and buzzes her home—she’s in big trouble.
Unfortunately, stalker laws in Pennsylvania don’t exist in 1985. She has to wait for Drake to hurt her before the system can help.
Has she been too friendly? She wanted more excitement in her life, but now she must escape from Drake’s obsession.

Friday, July 27, 2018


It's been forever since I've posted here. My life has been crazy. We moved home in September and still are under construction. We hope and pray our bedroom suite will be finished in August, I can unpack and finally feel normal.
In the middle of all of this upheaval, I've prepared two more books for release this year and we got a DOG! Yes, a dog. I still can't believe I did it at my age. A puppy--Goldendoodle. We've had her two weeks and this house training adventure isn't that much fun but we are doing it.
And we are in love with her already despite the 5 am wake-up calls.
As to my books, I can't wait to share with you ESCAPE--the book I've written based on my own personal stalking experience. And after that book comes out--Chances of the Heart will follow. A romance based upon a woman's experience where love gets a second chance twenty years later.
Now back to dog walks, tiling, and painting. 

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Winterheart Release

My third novel releases on Valentine's Day! I'm excited about WINTERHEART because the story is close to my heart--I was a Penny years ago--struggling to survive and wondering how to make my life richer and more fulfilled. It's my first romance/women's fiction but still contains a little suspense. Can't get away from that. We all enjoy a little what ifs in a book. I hope you will enjoy this new release and leave me a short line or two on Amazon after you read it sharing your feelings.