With Gratitude…

I'm not sure how it got here so fast, but it's Thanksgiving week here in the US. I swear we just celebrated ringing in 2017, and now 2018 is around the corner. Halloween through New Year's Day always blows by in a whirlwind for me, and this year is no different. I won't be online … Continue reading With Gratitude…

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Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

What a week! I'm not doing NaNoWriMo, but I was desperate to finish my WIP, and I busted out some big daily word count numbers to do it. Happy to announce that the first draft is DONE and is with my critique partner. Next will be revisions, and then editing. Then it enters the publishing … Continue reading Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

A Month of Gratitude

Happy November! Yes, I'm a smidge late with the greeting. By the time this posts, I'll be close to a week late. What can I say? It's been a rough year. Better late than never. I just wanted to take a quick second and fill you all in on what's going on. November is NaNoWriMo … Continue reading A Month of Gratitude

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

It's been one heck of a week. Body Armor finally released. The Story Empire blog was nominated for Best Writing Blog at Positive Writer. My word count on my WIP is at an all-time high. Word count is the inspiration behind this week's inspirational quote. I have a story in me. I have several, actually. … Continue reading Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Are You Ready for Body Armor, Because It’s Finally Here!

Well, I think it's about six months late, give or take a week or so, but at long last I can happily announce the release of Body Armor, book 3 of the Medici Protectorate series. Many of you have asked when it was coming, and I've been vague in my answers because a litany of … Continue reading Are You Ready for Body Armor, Because It’s Finally Here!

A Halloween Blast from the Past

When my kids were young, we went all-out on Halloween. Elaborate costumes, several intricately-carved pumpkins for the porch, every room decorated. Because we lived on a seldom-used road, we didn't get many trick-or-treaters. Instead of buying bags of fun-sized candies, we'd buy one box of large candy bars. Never even gave them all out, but … Continue reading A Halloween Blast from the Past

Not One, Not Two or Three, But Four New Covers

Typing a drumroll sound feels tedious, so I'll just ask you to pretend you hear it. Introducing the new look for the Medici Protectorate series. (Drumroll...)                           That's right; there's a new and edgy look to this romantic suspense series, and I'm delighted … Continue reading Not One, Not Two or Three, But Four New Covers

I’m Baa-aack! (Catching Up After Medical Leave)

So, this isn't my usual Friday post. No author quote; no links for other posts. Well, that's not entirely true. But I'm not there yet. I'm recovering from surgery and just getting back into the swing of things. As such, there are a few things to catch you all up on. First of all, isn't … Continue reading I’m Baa-aack! (Catching Up After Medical Leave)

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Happy Friday, friends! It's time for this week's inspirational quote and then the links of the week. Today's quote is by Frank Lloyd Wright. I am a fan of architecture in general and of him specifically, but I think this quote transcends design and applies to all vocations. It also spoke to me because I … Continue reading Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Book Excerpt: Body Armor

I've done a few character interviews and excerpts leading into the upcoming release of Medici Protectorate Book 3,┬áBody Armor. To this point, pretty much every promotional piece I've shared has been about Nico or Donni. That's about to change. Today, I've decided to share an excerpt with you that's from a different perspective---from that of … Continue reading Book Excerpt: Body Armor