Celebrating Book #6 Release
Last week I released my 6th published book. ACT OF BETRAYAL, is Book 3 in The Second Chances Series, which covers the lives of four women in their mid-40s who’ve been friends since they met at summer camp when they were kids.
The first book signing I’ll have for this book is Saturday, Oct. 30 in the Decatur Public Library. I’ll get to do a book reading, and speak about the publishing business, as well as sell books. Decatur is a small town about an hour north west of Fort Worth. I’m hoping a few friends from the northwest side of the metroplex will come up, but this gives me an opportunity to meet with a whole different bunch of folks. Love it.
So here’s the blurb:
A cosmetics company owner in Dallas, Devon Moore, wants to save her company from bankruptcy, but…
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Collecting quotations has been one of my lifelong hobbies. In the pre-computer days, I would jot down quotations on slips of paper and toss them in a desk drawer. Once a month, I would type them up and place them in a special file folder. I’ve kept the folder but now use Pinterest and Goodreads to store my quotations.
Here are ten inspiring quotations from my favorite mystery authors:
Approach your lives as if they were novels, with their own heroes, villains, red herrings, and triumphs. Mary Higgins Clark
Crime is terribly revealing. Try and vary your methods as you will, your tastes, your habits, your attitude of mind, and your soul is revealed by your actions. Agatha Christie
Do no harm and leave the world a better place than you found it. Patricia Cornwell
Somewhere along the line, I realized that I liked telling stories, and I decided that…
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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines with the theme LAUGH, CHUCKLE, OR GIGGLE for a fun start to the week. Enjoy!
“Yeah,” I said, cringing away from the citrusy cloud of alcoholic fumes drifting my way. “Maybe we should.”
Emerging from the shadowy mountain trail to the wide fields blanketed in sunshine, they urged the horses into an easy gallop, and with every stride, hooves shot glistening snow high into the air, and laughter gently tickled the sky.
“Looks like we can chalk up this up to part of our training.” She laughed, hoping to lighten…
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I don’t know about you, but those of us in the northwestern part of Canada are celebrating. Every year it gets hotter and drier and the earth is aging seemingly before our eyes.
It was always a dream for DH and I to move to Vancouver Island. We came here on our honeymoon and every year after that we could afford the trip. I craved the beautiful cedars, rhododendrons, ivy, and ferns. The lush greenness of the rainforest, the scent of the ocean on the air, the slap of the waves upon the shore… I could go on and on, lol.
Thirty years later we made the move and it was just as amazing as we remembered!
Photo curtesy of Tofino Photography
I’ve made new friends, explored this magical place I’m blessed to call home, and learned to feel the pulse of the land.
And it worries me.
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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines with the theme CHOKE for a great start to the week. Enjoy!
I invited her out to dinner and put the ring in a glass of champagne. Problem is, she choked on the damn thing and they had to call the paramedics.
Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair
Elise came awake choking on gasoline fumes, disoriented by the sweet maple syrup scent of antifreeze.
A Twisted Fate (work in progress)
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Wow! What’s Mother Nature so angry about? The last post I wrote on Aug. 30 was about Hurricane Harvey hitting the Gulf Coast of Texas. Now here we are not quite two weeks later and Hurricane Irma has torn up the Caribbean and the entire state of Florida, followed close on its heels by Jose and then Katia. That doesn’t even mention the category 8 earthquake in Mexico, or the never ending horrific fires engulfing our friends in Western Canada and the US. Whew! 2017 will be in the record books for sure, but not in a good way.
Can we just go back to watching Disaster Movies instead of experiencing them?
I do realize this is hurricane season, and it’s common to have a number of them hurling themselves around, but WOW! This is bizarre and scary.
(And yesterday was September 11 and the 16th anniversary of…
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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines about a SNORT for a great start to the week. Enjoy!
Matt grinned. “What do you take me for? I’m not that type of guy.” She snorted. “You’re all that type of guy.”
The deputy was clearly intimidated by the angry firefighter. With a snort, he opened the door and she slipped through.
Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair
Every Deep Desire
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Looking for more inspiration? Click on writinginyourjammies.com
By Kathryn Jane
Here most of us sit in front of our monitors and televisions, watching disasters unfold, and what I’m seeing time after time, in spite of the horrible click-bait type of headlines, is Kindness!
People of all races, ethnic backgrounds, and stages of financial security helping each other.
Posts of gratitude by those reasonably well off, who have been hit by Hurricane Harvey just the same way the poor were hit
People regardless of socio-economic background gobsmacked by the kindness offered them by fellow human beings.
Video footage of men and women reaching out to each other in a time of need.
Groups, whole groups of people hooking up their expensive hauling rigs and driving INTO the fire zones to rescue horses and pigs and llamas and any other critter who needs a ride out before the flames wipe…
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