• Exciting News: Book Birthday for Taming Wild Hearts by Betty J. Slade!!

    Happy Book Birthday to my dear friend Betty J. Slade for her story TAMING WILD HEARTS: Book 1 of the Disappointment Valley series!!

    Getting to beta read was a treat :) And seeing this in print - and now celebrating a birthday is the cherry on top!

    Below are the back cover blurb, a link to Amazon, and an author bio. Definitely a story worth reading and an author worth following!


    NOVA BREE STEELE is on the run after witnessing a murder in San Francisco. She hitchhikes to a ranch in the heart...

  • Exciting News: Cover Reveal coming April 15th for Hearts of Stone and Steel!

    Guess what I'm part of? If you guessed part of the team revealing the cover for Book 3: Hearts of Stone and Steel of the Turrim Archive series by Jenelle Leanne Schmidt - you're right!

    Cover Reveal Day for Hearts of Stone and Steel is April 15th. So excited!

    The talented Savannah Jezowski of Dragonpen Designs (she's also the author Everly Haywood!) is the cover designer. I can hardly wait to see it!

    Side note: This is a series best read in order. What I'm posting won't give away anything - only ...

  • Exciting News: Cover Reveal and Kickstarter for Falling Through the Black is Today!

    Last year, I participated in the Kickstarter for Book 1 of the Xerus Galaxy Saga: SUSPENDED IN THE STARS (SITS) by E. A. Hendryx. I had so much fun!

    And when the book and goodies arrived - you know the ones that become available thanks to so many folks helping that stretch goals are obliviated - I felt like I was in bookish heaven!! Gotta say, SITS - fantastic read :) Definitely lived up to the hype!

    So when I had the chance to participate in the cover reveal and spreading the news for the ...

  • Writing Tips: Why Do People Read? Or Not Read?

    I read for the adventure, to relax, to escape, and many other reasons. Why do you read? The same reasons? Others?

    I tripped over an interesting quote this month from the infamous Mark Twain: "The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read." Why do you suppose some people who have been gifted the knowledge to read don't use it much? Are they simply too busy? Are their eyes giving them fits? Something else?

    What do you think would encourage those people to read? Perhaps ...

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