Friday, July 23, 2010


It's almost that time--another birthday! (And, no, this is not a self-portrait!) Now that I've cleared that up, here's how I plan to celebrate another year of life. I want to give one of you a present.

Starting now and running through midnight on August 6, anyone who goes to my website and signs my guestbook with a brief message about any of my books will be entered into a drawing. The winner will receive your choice of any one of my books in either pdf electronic download or signed trade paperback.

Here is the website link: Near the bottom of the page is a link to sign the guestbook. I'll post an announcement on Aug. 7th for the winner to contact me via email to claim your prize. It's that simple. So---Three--Two--One--Go!


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Coming Early: Renting to Own

I received great news this week--Renting to Own, that had been scheduled for an August publication date, will now be released by Class Act Books on July 15. Here is a preview of the cover designed by Bev Haynes.

Here is a blurb:

Lily Champion's life has been anything but stable—until now. She has a good job, a house she is renting to own, and a soon-to-be-five year old daughter, Chelsea. But, true to her past, the ground soon begins to shift beneath Lily, threatening her foundation once again. It takes all of her determination and trust to make peace with the past and restore her hope for the future. Falling in love, however, was not a part of her plan.

If you enjoy a heart-warming women's fiction story with a strong element of romance, you'll enjoy Renting to Own.

Click on the cover to be taken to my Class Act Books page.


Friday, July 2, 2010

One Year Anniversary

Olivia (Binky)

Today is the one year anniversary of Binky (Olivia) becoming part of my household. I adopted her one year ago today and brought her home to live with me. Now she lets me live with her in her nice apartment.

How has Binky changed my life? I have to think beyond myself now. She relies on me for food, shelter, a clean litterbox, and general care. Binky's an independant sort of cat, but has gradually grown to be more affectionate. She constantly makes me laugh with her antics, too. Laughter has a lot of healing qualities, so I guess she's become my therapist, as well.

Sure, having a pet can be restricting. You can't just decide not to come home after work. She's waiting for her dinner. It's more of a challenge to plan a trip as you have to arrange for her care. I've learned the hard way that you can't sleep in too late on a day off because, if I feed her too late, she eats fast and upchucks. So she gets me out of bed at a reasonable time. I get much more writing done that way :)

Binky and I will toast our year later with two little glasses of milk. And, yes, I'll give her a special treat tonight for dinner. Afterall, she deserves it. While I'm at work all day, she's here holding down the furniture and guarding the place.

Binky is a truly sweet cat and has had a positive impact in my life. If you're considering getting a pet, please consider adoption. Shelters are overloaded with sweet, loving animals just waiting for a person to own.