New #shortstory: A GIFT TO REMEMBER @vocal_creators

Ciao, amici! We’re on week three of the eight-week challenge. I’ve had my story ready to go since Friday, but I had technical issues with my Vocal account. FINALLY, at the last minute, they got resolved, and I got my story submitted in time. I’m three for three. Once again, a quick reminder: The entriesContinue reading “New #shortstory: A GIFT TO REMEMBER @vocal_creators”

A #BookReview of Kevin O’Brien’s THE NIGHT SHE DISAPPEARED #NetGalley #thriller

Ciao, amici! I’ve got a book review for you today. Another thriller, because I seem to be addicted to the genre. Sure, I’ll read or write something else on occasion, but I always go back. Today, I have Kevin O’Brien’s The Night She Disappeared courtesy of NetGalley. A Shocking Cast of Characters I read aContinue reading “A #BookReview of Kevin O’Brien’s THE NIGHT SHE DISAPPEARED #NetGalley #thriller”

Jacqui Murray’s LAWS OF NATURE #bookrelease #prehistoricfiction

Ciao, amici! It’s been a long time since I had this guest here to talk about her work, but I’m delighted to have her back again. She’s such a talented author and an extremely supportive blogger who champions indie authors. (If you aren’t following her website, you should. I’ll have all her links at theContinue reading “Jacqui Murray’s LAWS OF NATURE #bookrelease #prehistoricfiction”

New #shortstory: WHY ALWAYS CHOCOLATE, MOM? @vocal_creators

Ciao, amici! Las time, I told you Vocal is running an eight-stories-in-eight-weeks challenge and I hoped to do all eight. Well, I’m two for two so far. Once again, a quick reminder: The entries are judged by a qualified panel, but if there’s a tie, votes are the tie-breaker, so if you click the [♡]Continue reading “New #shortstory: WHY ALWAYS CHOCOLATE, MOM? @vocal_creators”

New #shortstory: FAMILY LEGACY @vocal_creators

Ciao, amici! Not long ago, I told you I (belatedly) discovered Vocal Media. So far, I’ve published four short stories on my page, some of which are part of challenges they offer (in which I might possibly win money and bragging rights). Other stories are just because I had something to say and wanted aContinue reading “New #shortstory: FAMILY LEGACY @vocal_creators”

Two #BookReviews: TELL ME by @Anne_Frasier #TellMe #NetGalley and VOODOO OR DESTINY by @JanSikes3 #mystery #thriller

Ciao, amici! Welcome to July. I hope those of you who celebrated America’s Independence Day had a wonderful holiday. I attended a couple of family picnics and watched some fireworks. I missed my kids and my dogs (and my pool), but I’m choosing to count my blessings rather than dwell on the things I missed.Continue reading “Two #BookReviews: TELL ME by @Anne_Frasier #TellMe #NetGalley and VOODOO OR DESTINY by @JanSikes3 #mystery #thriller”

New Look for Cathedral Lake Series

Ciao, amici! I’ve been trying to write this post for a while, but every time I start to write it, something intervenes. So, before I get derailed again, I’m taking a few minutes and scheduling this post because I have news I’ve been excited to share for what feels like an eternity. My Cathedral LakeContinue reading “New Look for Cathedral Lake Series”

VOCAL just got a little more GOLDEN #shortstory

Ciao, amici! I’m embarrassed to admit that, once again, I’m slow to discover something wonderful. Have you heard of Vocal.media? It’s an online platform for content creators (like writers and poets) to highlight their work and possibly get paid for it. What I like about it is not only the exposure to new audiences butContinue reading “VOCAL just got a little more GOLDEN #shortstory”

Two #BookReviews: LUNAR BOOGIE and THE FERRYMAN AND THE SEA WITCH #fantasy #paranormal

Ciao, amici! I’ve got two book reviews for you today. Sorry if I’m a bit long-winded, but I really enjoyed both of them. Bear with me while I share my thoughts. Without further ado… My Review: Things Just Got Real In the latest installment of this must-read series, Boyack upped the stakes. The creature onContinue reading “Two #BookReviews: LUNAR BOOGIE and THE FERRYMAN AND THE SEA WITCH #fantasy #paranormal”

Joan Hall’s #newrelease COLD DARK NIGHT #suspense

Ciao, amici! I’m happy to welcome back to my corner of the blogosphere one of my first online writer buddies. We “met” oh-so-many years ago and connected over our love of fiction. Since then, we’ve bonded over so much more. She’s a talented writer, a Story Empire collaborator, and a dear, dear friend. Let’s giveContinue reading “Joan Hall’s #newrelease COLD DARK NIGHT #suspense”