Thursday, October 25, 2012

October Isn’t Just About Ghosts, Ghouls and Goblins, It’s Also Adopt A Shelter Dog Month

We didn’t know October was Adopt A Shelter Dog Month last year when we took in Sadie, our seventh homeless pet. We’d gone the purebred route when we were younger, but once we learned how many pets never find a home, we decided to adopt whenever we added a dog to our family.

Oddly enough, once we stopped buying dogs, we still ended up with purebreds. Our mixed to pure bred ratio is about even, with a Westie, Great Dane, Beagle and probable Rhodesian Ridgeback vying with a Cocker Spaniel mix, a German Shepherd mix, and a Louisiana Catahula Leopard hound mix in our adoptee line-up.

Adopting a stray or shelter dog is all about second chances for the dog, which marries up well with my writing. One day I realized I wrote about second chances in love. I think my fondness for this theme stems from personal experience. My husband and I met when we were nineteen, dated seriously, broke up, and went our separate ways. Four months after we reunited, we got married.

Our second chance worked out tremendously well and I guess it became the framework of my writing. I like giving story characters another chance at true love. My attachment to this theme shows up in my Tassanoxie series and I adopted the slogan, Small town...Second chances to highlight it for readers.

When you celebrate Halloween this year, remember there may be a shelter dog out there who’d like a second chance at love. 

Sunday, September 23, 2012

My Dear, I Don't Give A Damn: The Power of Dialogue

If you have a hankering to learn more about writing, don't miss the 2012 Muse Online Writers Conference.

Especially don't miss my workshop
October 8 - 14, 2012

Geared for the new and intermediate writer, My Dear, I Don’t Give A Damn: The Power of Dialogue will focus on ways to incorporate dialogue into scenes to make your story sparkle. Using examples from books and movies, we’ll explore the many purposes of dialogue in storytelling. Check it out at   Muse Online Writers Conference

There's only a week left of the Twilight Times Books contest. Lots of neat prizes are being offered. Get the details at

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Good news! The treasure hunt contest involving jewels and my book, Lady Runaway has begun! Don't miss out on the chance to win some neat prizes at the Twilight Times Books Treasure Hunt! (September 1 - 30, 2012)

For details visit:

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Isn't this a lovely diamond? Why is it here? Well, there's going to be great treasure hunt contest involving jewels and my book Lady Runaway at Twilight Times Books in the fall. There'll be lots of neat prizes so be sure and check back for more details to come as they are finalized!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Lady Runaway on sale for Ebook Week 2012

Grab the chance to get Lady Runaway in ebook format during 2012 Ebook Week (March 4 - 10, 2012)!

Lady Runaway is on sale until March 10, 2012 at the following eBookstores.

Barnes and Nobel

Monday, February 27, 2012

The Art of Balance

It's hard to believe March is right around the corner. February flew by with my Goddess Fish Virtual book blog tour the highlight of the month writing wise. But now it's nose to the grindstone as I get back to work on writing another story or two. I'm trying to learn how to balance promotion and writing, carving out time from a busy schedule to do both.

It's not an easy task. The Internet hovers nearby, happy to devour time, a most precious commodity. But also a wonderful connection to wonderful readers.

The art of balance...I shall continue working at balancing my writing life.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Lady Runaway Virtual Book Tour!

I’m excited to announce my first Blog tour! It runs all week: February 13th- 17th.
Stop by, post a comment and get the chance to win a $10.00 B & N gift card and a print copy of either my CW historical romance, Ransom’s Bride or the anthology, How I Wrote My First Book: The Story Behind the Story which includes my story about writing a historical novel, “Ten Lessons I Learned from Writing Quest for Vengeance"-

Lady Runaway Blog Tour Schedule:
February 13: Megan Johnson Invites  
February 14: Rachel Brimble
February 15: Rogue’s Angels
February 16: Reader Girls
February 17: It’s Raining Books