Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Annoucement!



 It is with great sadness that I am removing the books I have published with Ellora’s Cave from my website.  I love those books!  When the first was accepted back in 2006 I was so happy.  I was extremely proud to become part of the Ellora’s Cave family of authors.

In the past year however, there has been some, let’s call it, unpleasantness occurring with the company.  No, I will not go into details here.  You can find more information by doing an internet search if you are that interested.  From my standpoint, and I speak for no one but myself, I no longer have any confidence in the longevity of the company.

I have requested the rights back on all my books.  Even the ones that don’t currently qualify.  Why?  Because when all the badness comes to a head, I want it on record within the company that I have done so.  I am stating this here, publicly for the same reason.

Hopefully, Ellora’s Cave management will do the right thing and return my books to me in a timely manner.  As soon as they do so I will work on finding a new home for my art and go back to sharing it with you.  In the meantime, I apologize to anyone who is interested in reading my stories. 

I am truly sorry Ellora’s Cave has made it nearly impossible to locate any of my work on their site.  And, just so you know, they haven’t sent me any royalties in months so please, even if you do manage to find my books, please don’t buy them.  It no longer seems as if your hard-earned money will find its way to me, the author who poured my heart and soul into creating those stories.

I do have four other books available from different publishers.  Stop by the Books page of my website for more information.

Thank you.

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

So...

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
Invisible
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.



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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

Lookee

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