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February 28, 2017

Twelve humorous mystery writers are giving away books in their popular series. Click the image or link to go to InstaFreebie and discover your next favorite read.

January 13, 2017

A business colleague from my retail buying days says that ideas are in their most fragile and vulnerable while we are still working on them.  She's right. When we tell people about an idea that we're still playing with--plot points, or new ideas, or concepts for n...

January 4, 2017

It's that time of year: goal setting time. And truth: I love goals! I love the feeling of setting challenges, tasks, mapping a road plan for getting somewhere that I am not. I love thinking "what else could I do?" and stretching to see if it's achieveable. 


I don't...

December 31, 2016

Pearls Gone Wild started out as book 3 in the series, but for several reasons, I published the books out of order. When it came time to revisit this one, the story required such an overhaul that I basically wrote a whole new book. Characters remained, as did the settin...

November 3, 2016

I received an email in late March  that asked if I was interested in participating in an upcoming episode of a show on Investigation Discovery called "Nightmare Next Door." The email set off all of the emotions you'd expect: adrenaline, fear, excitement, self-criticism...

October 26, 2016

Lately I've been thinking about what it means to be a strong woman. I like to think that I am one, but I don't think it's the first thing people think when they meet me. It could be the exclamation point use on social media or the bright color palette I wear or the ton...

October 24, 2016

I've joined up with 31 other authors to offer a giant promo: 32  free ebooks. Find mystery (my giveaway is DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRY), suspense, and thriller among them. Click here to be taken to the promo and here's hoping you find your next great read!

October 21, 2016

When I started blogging again, I did so for the main reason of holding myself accountable for personal growth in a public forum. This wasn't because I thought my life was all that interesting, but because a) that way I can't be lazy or lie, and b) maybe my efforts will...

October 18, 2016

I have a fear of flying. When I was a retail buyer I traveled regularly, and I wrote my first book during flights to and from market week. The distraction help

October 11, 2016

I love hearing about people who actively try to improve themselves. I  think about personal growth a lot, and  while there are times when I'm relatively happy with who I am and where I am, there are also times when I realize how much opportunity there is for me to impr...

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