Rest in Peace Maya

mayaToday we lost a great writer, poet, singer, actress, activist, and true warrior.  While she no longer walks among and with us, she left a tangible legacy that will live on touching and motivating others to overcome, to fight, to reach, to live, to pave a way for others.

Maya Angelou, one of my inspirations and motivators to put pen to paper.  May her soul and spirit rest in perfect peace.

Drum Roll Please…

Ok, I FINALLY got the green light to share my exciting news. So….. Here goes!

drumroll Pictures, Images and Photos

I’ve been asked to contribute to an anthology!


Can you say WOOT!!!

I can hardly believe it right now myself. I am honored to have been asked, and super excited about the opportunity to join 6 other awesome writers in this venture.  My story will be included among contributions from Judy Gill, Jude Johnson, Dawn Kirby, Tina Carreiro, Michelle Horst, and last but not least, A.T. Russell.

I can’t go into any specifics right now  (I know, I’m such a tease…), but I can say this.  The anthology is a  7DS project which will be published by Ring of Fire Publishing  later this year.

The first 7DS project, Seven Deadly Sins: A Novel Collaboration, (released February 2012)  was recieved extremely well by the public. So much so, that a second project has been greenlit. If you’ve not checked this amazing anthology out yet, I highly recommend you do.  Each author takes a unique approach in exploring each of the deadly sins.

So here I am, excitedly strolling (really I’m running and pumping my fists in the air) down this new road in my journey.

Wish me well, lots of energy, and LOTS of coffee 🙂

Big Woots for Mynfel

Congrats to one of my writing buddies and critique partners, Mynfel, for selling her book today.

WOOHOO!! Congrats lady

And not only did she sell her book, but she got a 3 book deal in the process.  So big shout out to Mynfel, you go girl.

Along Came Quinn

Along Came QuinnI want to take a minute and congratulate one of my chapter members on the publication of her first book. Today marks the release of Along Came Quinn by Suzanne Rossi.


Congrats Suzanne!!  



 So I asked Suzanne to share a little about the book  with me & she sent me over the book trailer and a blurb:


     Alexandria Montgomery doesn’t like or trust adventurer, Quinn Rafferty, but needs him to guide her through the jungles of Guatemala in search of her thieving ex-boyfriend who has stolen a priceless treasure map.     

    Deep in the jungle, Alex learns love can strike at any time with the least likely of men, and Quinn comes to the realization an uptight antique store owner, who upon their first meeting shot him, just might be the woman of his dreams.     

    But what will happen when Quinn discovers Alex has lied, and the treasure, earmarked as a way to provide for his mother and grandmother, doesn’t exist? Can he forgive her betrayal, or will he just walk away?  


If you like what you’ve seen and read so far about Along Came Quinn, please visit Wild Rose Press and pick up a copy.  Available in both ebook format and print.  I’ve already ordered mine, I’m getting a sexy “Indiana Jones in the Jungle” type vibe from the trailer and the blurb.  Now come on, what not to like about that combo? 😉


Market News: Jan 5, 2010

Through tomorrow, January 6, Kelly Martin, Senior Editor for Kimini Romance, is giving you the opportunity to pitch to her.  Click here for details.  You can find Kimanin’s guidlines here.


And in strangely beautiful news,  author Leanna Renne Hieber has posted the official book trailer and 3 excerpts from “The Darkly Luminous Fight for Persephone Parker” on her blog.  Darkly Luminous is the much anticipated (at least by me  :-) ) follow up to her best selling gothic Victorian fantasy “The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker”.  For those interested, you can find my review of Strangely Beautiful here.