Thursday, December 6, 2018

My last anniversary post for this year

This was one of the tougher books I wrote because of the subject matter. The heroine was kidnapped, but she escaped her tormenter. She's a wounded soul, though, and this book chronicles what she went through when she came back from that experience. She's the only victim to ever escape this predator, and she's used as bait to catch him.

When he takes the bait, she has a chance to get her revenge. I think the tagline says it all: Can you imagine how good revenge feels if no one will hold you accountable?

This is also my favorite cover of all time (seriously). I really think it captured the feeling of the story.

This is the last anniversary post for this year. It's been fun to go back and look at all the books I've written. I'll have two more coming out next year and (hopefully) many more after that. I have a few books that I need to re-edit and re-publish, so I'll be working on those in between writing all the new ones.

Fingers, don't fail me now ....

Sunday, October 21, 2018

The game's afoot!

This is the anniversary of another book -- Dogged came about for a couple of reasons: 1 - I wanted a Sherlock Holmes story, but not having Holmes as the main character. The more I read about him, I thought Conan Doyle was far more interesting. 2 -- I wanted a story about an animal sanctuary. There are volunteers out there who do so much for wildlife and they are unsung heroes, as far as I'm concerned.

I combined my two interests and Dogged came into being. It's about a woman who is working with others to set up a sanctuary on land that's been donated. But the person donating the land is murdered and then one of his heirs is murdered and before you know it, there's a mystery afoot!

Remember: not all predators are the four-legged variety ...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

New book alert!

My Robin Hood book is out today!

This is the story of Tucker Frye, a transplanted Southerner who owns a pub with Alan Dale. John Smalley makes an appearance, Guy Gibson is one of the bad guys (or is he?), Marian runs the newspaper, and Richard owns an agribusiness egg factory. Tucker's nephew has gone undercover at the chicken farm to expose the inhumane conditions, and when he turns up dead, Tucker gets involved.

Oh, and did I mention Rob Huntington is in the book, too?

The whole crew you remember from your childhood stories and TV shows are there, but with a bit of twist ... here's the question:

What if Robin really was a hood?

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

I now have time to write!

Yes, you read that right.

I am retired. Or, very close to it. My last working day is tomorrow (September 28) and after that, I'll actually have time to devote to what I've been wedging in here and there -- my fiction writing.

I have the Endless American Dream series, almost finished (9 of 11 books are written). I have the Celestial Service series started (not published yet). I have 4 more Remembered Classics to submit to my editor. And I plan to re-issue my reincarnation stories.

Yep. I think I'll be busy!

Monday, September 17, 2018

Learning to live with the past

This one is my ghost story. Everybody loves a good ghost story, right?

The heroine is haunted by her late husband, a firefighter who died in a fire after they had a huge argument. As she tries to understand what happened to him, she meets someone else who's trying to understand his late wife.

This book is a story of second chances, of learning to put the past behind us, and learning to step forward. It's hard to move on, hard to make changes. Those kinds of things make us take a look at ourselves and evaluate who we are. It's also about aging and dying with dignity because one of the main characters is an old woman who's trying to do her best to preserve her farm.

This book also allowed me to bring closure to another character from Twistered. Jack found his true love in this story, and I was able to give him a happy ending.

So think about guilt and ... 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Release day is coming up

My Robin Hood book, Woulds, will be releasing in a few weeks. The heroine, Tucker Frye, co-owns a pub with Alan Dale. I'll post information about the book when it releases, but for now, let me share the cover. Note the bloody fingerprint on the beer mug.

My kind of cover ...