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’tContinue reading “I’m Baa-aack! (Catching Up After Medical Leave)”

Oktoberfic

I’m part German. I know that probably surprises you, given I constantly blather on and on about my Italian roots. (As an aside, I did write a novella about Irish-Americans, given I’m part Irish, too—on my dad’s side. I’m a veritable melting pot because of him.) So, other than October 12 when we go hardcoreContinue reading “Oktoberfic”

#RRBC Back-To-School Book and Blog Block Party!

Hi! Welcome to Rave Reviews Book Club’s Back-To-School Book & Blog Block Party. (For all the stops and oodles of chances to win a myriad of prizes, check out all the posts. The list can be found here.) This stop? Staci Troilo’s site in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA.  Here’s What I’m Giving Away Today to OneContinue reading “#RRBC Back-To-School Book and Blog Block Party!”

Guesting at WritersHelpingWriters.Net

I am honored to be a guest at WritersHelpingWriters.net today. Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi (formerly known as The Bookshelf Muse, and authors of the well known and invaluable work The Emotion Thesaurus as well as the newly released The Positive Trait Thesaurus and The Negative Trait Thesaurus) recently hosted a week long Amazing RaceContinue reading “Guesting at WritersHelpingWriters.Net”

Wow… Two Days in a Row!

Despite having a background in marketing, I’m unaccustomed to promoting myself. A company or product? Sure. But me? I can’t really wrap my head around selling me and my own work. You can imagine my surprise when, as a new novelist, someone asked to interview me. Me! I’ve had some really good reviews for myContinue reading “Wow… Two Days in a Row!”

What an Honor…

A big thank you goes out to Tammy Snyder at ArkansasBookReviewer.com. She recently reviewed my novel, Mystery, Ink.: Mystery Heir, and featured me and my book on her website. You can read all about it here. I hope you check out her site. It’s a wonderful collection of book reviews, contests, and author spotlights. ThankContinue reading “What an Honor…”

Do You See the Magic in the Small Things?

Did you ever see something that took your breath away? Something new to you, beautiful beyond compare? We were out shopping at a home improvement store, something that makes everyone in our family grumpy. The kids were arguing, my husband and I had grown short-tempered, and we all really just wanted to go home. ThenContinue reading “Do You See the Magic in the Small Things?”