Saturday, July 11, 2015

Ever Wonder?

All of life is research. I'm not sure if I consciously intend it to be or if that's just how it works out. Some of the most bizarre snippets in my books are absolute truths but I suspect no one would ever believe it.  "Which ones?" you ask.  I'll never tell!  Only the individuals directly involved will ever know what is truth and what is fiction with me.

Monday, June 29, 2015


3:08 last Friday morning, I rolled over and the piece of wood the slats rest on self-destructed. Completely! My grandparents bought that bed when they got married in 1928. I guess 87 years isn't too shabby.

Yes, many bad words were said while I dismantled the rest of the bed and stashed it in another room. Once I got the hammer the cats decided attempting to "help" was not a good idea.

Only took 20 minutes to have everything rearranged but as you might guess there wasn't any more sleep to be had. And I discovered the most interesting bruises when I hopped in the shower. I'm not sure exactly how I managed it but the one on the inside of my leg has a line through it.  I guess that's where it hit although it really doesn't make much sense. As I said, the inside of my leg.

Three days later I've decided I really don't much like sleeping on the mattress on the floor even if it means my neighbor's dusk to dawn spotlight isn't shining directly in my face.  I know a carpenter.  I'll have to consult him about repairing the bed.  Perhaps he can fix it so it lasts another 87 years.

It's always something.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Take Heed

I hold worlds within my head
And all the happiness and sorrow of the universe within my heart
I am the purest love
The deepest rage
The keeper of essential knowledge
The scripter of histories
The creator of pleasures
Magick flows from my soul
Through my fingertips
Out to the masses
Weaving its way under your skin
Into your minds
Wrapping steadily around you
Through you until we become one
I am silent
But I am a Goddess as old as the ages
My beauty is unseen yet unsurpassed
I walk among you
Touching you
Shaping you
Changing you ever so slightly with each pass
I am energy from before time began
Elemental power
I am a storyteller
And I am eternal

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Available Today - Strings of My Heart

After spending most of her life being a nothing but a buddy, his best friend’s kid sister, Lauryn decides it’s long past time to show Dan that she’s pure woman. She thinks she’s found the perfect way—until absolutely everything goes wrong. Risking it all, she opens her heart and lets the music Dan inspires sing out. But is it enough to overcome the barriers that have always stood between them?

Click here for details.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

I'm in a BuzzFeed!

Two of them actually.  Jarry Lee was roaming BEA last Friday and stopped by the Ellora's Cave booth with some questions.

Go here to see 26 Reasons Why You Need to Read More

And here for 9 Pieces of Advice for Writers

Friday, May 29, 2015

I Did It!

Book Expo America, signing for Ellora's Cave.  Ha!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


Who I'll be hanging out with on Friday at BEA!  Booth 2526 from 12:00-1:30.  Stop by and say hi!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Book Expo America

Anybody going next week?  I'll be at the Ellora's Cave booth (#2526) on Friday from 12:00-1:30.  I've never done a book signing before so please stop by and say hi!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Latest Project

A stroller blanket

Friday, May 15, 2015

Do You Remember...

Neeley?  The oldest of the little girls I've borrowed over the years?  She's been grown up for years.  Guess what she did today.  Come on, guess.  Give up?  I'll give you a hint.  Look at the ticket.

Yep, you got it.  Today, my sweet little Neeley Girl graduated from med school!  How awesome is that!  She's going to be an anesthesiologist.  Heading of

f for internship and residency at UPMC next week where she will live in her very own first home with her husband.  Definitely all grown up now!

I can't begin to express how proud I am of her.  She was a cool kid, a great young woman and now one of the most amazing individuals I know.  I always knew she would turn out spectacularly but I am still awed.  Dr. Neeley!  There is a huge grin on my face every time I think about that!

I am eternally grateful to her momma for sharing her babies with me.  I am honored to be included in there family.  One of these days I'll update you on what my other girls are doing, but today, it is Neeley's turn in the spotlight.