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The Holidays are coming, the Holidays are coming … Can we make it our own?

Here we are again. My “beef” is like many others’. The Thanksgiving-Christmas-Hanukkah season seems to rush up into our faces each year, seemingly faster and faster as I get older. This year it wasn’t even Halloween yet, and a smattering of Christmas commercials started showing up on the TV. Holy moly, people. Let’s just keep […]... Read More
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Texas and Other Things

I truly am astonished at the pictures on The Weather Channel of Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath. I’m also proud of our fellow human beings—firemen and women, police, all those out there making their rescues. I’m especially proud of those unofficial men and women, going out on their own to see where they can help, even if […]... Read More

So Excited, Thrilled, and Jazzed

Soon, my present and future readers, the second book of the Eva and the Irishman series, Wild Rose and the Horseman will be up on Smashwords for purchase. Eva will always be free, and the rest of the series novels will be very reasonably priced. I also filled out an interview on Smashwords and you […]... Read More

Eva and the Irishman is hot off the presses!

As of this date, Eva and the Irishman has been uploaded to Smashwords.com and is available for download on your ebook device! This first novel in the Eva and the Irishman series is FREE. In a few weeks, we will put up Wild Rose and the Horseman for pre-order. I want to thank my sister […]... Read More

Looks LIke It’s Self-Publishing!

I always thought that the traditional way of agent-publisher was the way to go. And, self-publishing was a way to get your beloved, heart-driven novel lost in the Indiana Jones warehouse of on-line books. It doesn’t seem so now. I’ve discovered literary agents are very narrow in what they’re looking for since publishers basically control […]... Read More

Queries, Comfort Zones, and Trust

So, now that my website is up and running, it’s time for me to start the query process … A-gain. First of all, since 2013 or 14 I have sent out many queries in three different time periods. I’ve refined and re-refined the query letters themselves, the synopsis, and the manuscripts. My heart and mind […]... Read More