The end of a decade. As we prepare to ring in the new year and the new decade, I find myself looking back over the past ten years. So much has happened in such a short time. After winning the Ann Peach Award in 2009 and joining Romance Writers of America, I started truly thinking about being a published writer ending the last decade on … Continue reading What a Decade!
Tirza Schaefer, it is great to have you at my Creekside Café, this is my virtual café where I meet the most interesting people from all over the world. If I ever win the lottery it would be my dream job, a place to write, drink coffee and talk to other writers and readers. Tirza: That sounds absolutely beautiful! I’ll be a regular guest there! … Continue reading Coffee on the Porch with Author, Tirza Schaefer
Breathless by Beverly Jenkins My friend and mentor shared this book with me. Portia doesn’t wish to risk the freedom she has by marrying a man who treats her like a belonging. Although her aunt and uncle have an amazing relationship, the men her mother entertained where brutes. Portia has no desire to give up the work she enjoys as bookkeeper and manager for one … Continue reading Review: Breathless
Dead of Winter by Wendy Corsi Staub, read by Melanie Ewbank Bella Jordan never planned to be an amateur sleuth. She was just a widow trying to survive being a single parent. Raising her seven-year old son, Max and trying to do whatever she can to see he gets a happy Christmas, Bella doesn’t have time for the dead body that has washed up from … Continue reading Dead of Winter
by Sarah MacLean Narrated by Rosalyn Landor Cast from society with nothing but his title, the Marquess of Bourne has become partner in the most exclusive gaming hell in London. Cold and ruthless, he’ll stop at nothing to reclaim his inheritance, even compromise his childhood friend, Penelope Marbury, forcing her to marry him. A wager lost him everything, another might win him more than he … Continue reading A Rogue by Any Other Name
by Charlain Harris Narrated by Eva Kaminsky Gunnie Rose is the lone survivor after her team is ambushed. Alone, she manages to fulfill her duties and return home only to find one more task waiting for her. In a world where the US collapsed following the assignation of FDR in 1930 and divided up between warring factions. Lizbeth Rose becomes a hired gun in the … Continue reading An Easy Death
Running at Sunset A possible scene for Titanium Blue The setting sun bathed the land in shades of rose. Jenna loved this time of day. She’d forgotten how peaceful it felt to stretch her legs and push her body, breathing in the cool, crisp autumn air. The holidays would soon be upon them and she might not have another chance to run like this. She … Continue reading Pamlico Writers’ 1K Challenge
Today I represented the Pamlico Writers’ at the Arts of the Pamlico High School Career Fair. I hope I gave them relevant information and inspiration. They gave me a renewed spirit and hope for the future. I enjoyed talking about books and writing. I found myself excited about my books in a way I hadn’t felt in a while. Getting comfortable talking about my books … Continue reading Career Fair at AOP