The Luckland Ladies are on the way!

"Devon Marks, the excruciatingly annoying, intensely good-looking bane of my existence, had just announced he’s staying at my place. For a few days. All this while I’m being terrorized by a Vegas stalker with atrocious penmanship, and my mom’s relatives are scattered all over Luckland." Pippa O'Leary is having a very bad week. In a matter of days her life has gone from unremarkable to unbelievable. All thanks to the Ladies of Luckland, and their secrets and lies.
Coming June, 2020. 
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Then get ready for a rollicking good time.

Finding Moments of Joy

Fellow word enthusiasts, times are tough. We are all learning a new way to coexist on this planet. I'm isolating, writing and waiting for the dust to clear. But I realize it's up to all of us to create our own moments of joy now. In between the frustration, sadness, and anger is a deep need to break out of the funk. Because all of us need to find those moments of joy right now. It's hard, yes. But perhaps more important than ever before to look beyond the headlines and the fear.

Click here for a brief reminder that Moments of Joy still exist. If you know where to look.

#StaySafe #StayHome #ReadBooks

Ebooks. Hoard away...

Wondering how to survive being at home for extended periods of time? Read. Read. Read. Particularly ebooks. Why? Because there is an infinite supply. Let me explain.

We've all now seen what panic can do. It drives people to hoarding. Fear and anxiety over being cooped up for up to a month or more has Americans hoarding a year's supply of toilet paper. I hesitate to ask why. We all have been wondering. I heard through the rumor mill that someone posted online that you coud transform toilet paper into a face mask. Well, okay then. Not true. NOT true.

In some cases, individuals have been hoarding beer, wine, vodka, whisky not to drink but in some misguided notion that any kind of alcohol will protect them. Can't find sanitizer? While it's true isopropyl alcohol and aloe vera is a home remedy concoction, I've yet to see the recipe that features aloe and tequila.

The woman spotted filling her cart with disposable diapers? I get it. Though picking up a supply of cloth di…

A new home for my books!

If you're reading this, I do hope you're enjoying my posts. I think it's a great way to connect! But now with 3 titles published and a new series on the way, I felt it was time to give my books a home.
Ta da! has arrived.
You can stop in, see what's new, sign up for my newsletter and explore my books.
It's also where I'll be introducing you to my newest series, The Luckland Ladies Mysteries. I'll be sharing tidbits, including recipes from the Blue Sky Cafe, and hints as to where the figurative bodies might be buried.
So come stop by for a visit. The door's always open.

Who doesn't like a free book?

Tomorrow is February 29th. It's a special day. Only happens once every 1460 days or so. 
For this reason, you are in for a treat. The Christoph Curse will be FREE all day long on Amazon.Just CLICK HERE and enjoy a fabulous romantic suspense novel. 

Here's a preview of what you'll find:

And if you do enjoy it, I'd love to see your review up on Goodreads or Amazon!
Happy Reading.

On Captivating Covers

You'd think people would read books because they are well written, interesting, topical, historical, romantic... and so on. But no, it's all about the cover. Do I want to read it? I don't know, let me see the cover. OK. I get it. I redesigned the cover of my first book and boom! Suddenly it's uber popular.

So I've redesigned another cover. It's a cover-eat-cover world apparently.

So what do you think, oh loyal readers?

Let me know! Your opinion matters.

Judging a book by it cover

From the time we are small, we are told never judge a book by its cover. You don't know what you'll find inside. You might miss out on all kinds of opportunity. Be it a book, literally, or a person or situation or experience, metaphorically.

So here I am now, faced with a momentous decision. The cover for the first in my upcoming new series... drum roll... Luckland Ladies Mysteries. I so want to share my ideas with you, and am considering it, believe me. I have a whole bunch of ideas for the cover but none have quite hit the mark yet.

Do I choose a plot element? The shoebox urns? The scrapbook of secrets? The gold?

Do I highlight the characters? The rabble-rousing ladies? The heroine? The love interest? (He's pretty hot!)

Do I go abstract? Maybe a scenic shot from Luckland itself?

Such a dilemma! I'm certain eventually it will happen. Like on Say Yes to the Dress... MJ? Are you saying yes to the Cover? But first I have to go through the agonizing process of creating it.…