Books and such

I launched my first self-published book, Haunt My Heart, on January 5.

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I had a little launch party at Hebrew’s Coffee in Springfield simultaneously with my online Facebook party.

It was a blast! Hectic but fun.

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I even got to enjoy a delicious coffee treat.

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If you’d like to get your own copy of Haunt My Heart, you can find it on AMAZON here in ebook and print.

Haunt 3D small jpgA Civil War soldier dies to save his men. Can he find true love to live again?

Sarah Knight has a job she’s good at, a quirky BFF, and a boyfriend who’s bad for her. When Sarah unearths a Civil War artifact on a ghost hunt at Chatham Manor, she brings home more than a souvenir

Lieutenant James “Tanner” Dawson fought for the Union, working as a supernatural liaison for his Major General in a secret Masonic offset called the Brothers of Peril. When he’s hexed by a witch, he learns the only way to save his men is to die himself. But death is not the end. Awakening 150 years later, he knows if he wants to be corporeal again, he has to find true love to break the hex—a task no easier in 21st century than it was in the 19th.

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Front Page News


In May I made the front page of my hometown newspaper.

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You can read the entire thing here if you want bhfp_a1-1web and page two here bhfp_a2-2web .

There could be worse reasons to make the front page 😀

My Harlequin E Urban Fantasy Romance is PUBLISHED!

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Welcome to the world, Reap & Repent.

This was a big week for me. Three years after I wrote the first words, Reap & Repent is now out in the world, I thought I’d share some of the rules of my reaper world. If you’d like to read more, visit my author blog at . Reap & Repent released Monday in a Harlequin E Urban Fantasy & Paranormal Romance box set with three other authors at a great value. It will release as a single title in June. Enjoy!

Reaper Rules: The Basics

How will you know if you meet a reaper? Two ways. One you’re dead already and it will become obvious rather quickly or two…you’ll never know. Reapers blend into the background. You may have already crossed paths with one. If you did, and you’re reading this now (which means you are NOT dead), you’ll never remember him.

You’ve probably heard the stories of the “mysterious angel” who showed up at the scene of an accident and lifted the car off a child, pulled a driver to safety, saved a drowning person, _____________ (fill in the blank), and then disappeared. No one got a description. No one took a photo. No one remembers clearly what the helpful stranger actually looked like.

There’s a good chance they met a reaper on his way to or from collecting a soul.

There are two rules of survival as a reaper:

  1. Keep your energy.
  2. Keep your head.

Everything else is survivable, but it also means that even reapers aren’t immortal. They can live for a long time but usually flame out after a couple of centuries. Ferrying the dead is a soul-sucking job (pun intended).

Reaping is a full-time proposition with a human population over seven billion. And that doesn’t even count all of the other creatures with souls that need reapers. Yeah, there are reapers for every creature with a soul. And they all meet in one place. Purgatory.

While they might not all get along topside, Purgatory is supernatural Switzerland. Forced détente. Conflict will get you smited lickedy-split.

And no one enjoys a smiting.

Want to read more? Reap & Repent, from Harlequin E, now available at all e-book retailers.






Thank you for your support. I hope you enjoy my world and reapers.

Meanwhile, Back In The Writing Cave…

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Harlequin So You Think You Can Write Top 25!

I made the Top 25!

I still can’t believe it. It’s because of YOU, your persistent and frequent voting, and unwavering support.


I got the email today at 11:30 am and nearly fell out of my chair. I was screaming around the office at the blood center like a crazy woman before I’d even read more than the first paragraph. I saw “Congratulations” and flipped out.

I called Bryon, my mom, my aunt, my BFF then proceed to tell strangers and everyone on every social network I have ever been on. It was quite a day, and ten minutes ago I emailed my completed manuscript, synopsis and interview into Harlequin.

It’s out of my hands.

Editors will be reading all twenty-eight manuscripts (there were three wildcards, I could even have been one of them) over the next two weeks. They’ll announce the TOP THREE on Nov. 5. Then it’s up to public voting once again.

It’s possible you could be pressed back into service.

You’ve already proven your support. I’ve been very blessed.

I hope we get to do it again.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

It’s Time To Vote For My Contest Entry!

It’s time to VOTE!!!!

Voting is now open for the Harlequin So You Think You Can Write contest! Top 25 move forward. I’d really like to make the Top 25. There are more than 600 entries.

A vote for me will lower your taxes, give you free healthcare AND a permanent high-paying job. Wait…I can’t do any of those things for you, but I will appreciate you 🙂

One VOTE per person every day until Oct. 11. Share, retweet, post, read and repeat.

Let me know if you have trouble with the link. Voting is blind, so we won’t know the results until the end.
Many thanks.

Pick Me! Pick Me!

Subtle, huh? So, I entered a contest.

I know, I know.

Last year I wrote my first paranormal romance called Reap ‘Em & Weep. If you have no earthly idea what paranormal romance is, all you need to know is this: monsters in love.

My monsters are reapers. The grim kind.

I wrote it with Harlequin Nocturne in mind which is the paranormal romance imprint of Harlequin. As it happens, they have a contest called So You Think You Can Write each year and authors from all over the US and Canada can enter the first 5,000 words (first chapters) of their manuscripts.

The cool part is the PUBLIC VOTES on the top twenty-five submissions, then the Harlequin editors request full manuscripts and choose a winner. The winner receives a publishing contract. Now, while I’m not cocky enough to expect to win…I would like to make that top twenty-five.

If you would like to help me get there, you can help two ways. First you can read my first 5,000 word submission here at Reap ‘Em & Weep and click the LIKE button at the top by the TWEET. You can Tweet and share on Facebook as well if you are so inclined. The more support the merrier. But if you are only going to do ONE THING. I’d like you to VOTE.

VOTING starts next Tuesday, Oct. 2. I’ll send links and instructions then, but if you would like to get a head start and read my entry before then, please do.

Paranormal romance is not for everyone. I understand 🙂

Your vote could make a huge difference.
Thanks so much!