Thursday, November 1, 2018

NaNoWriMo

For all of you out there starting your November off with a book in your head, ready to write, I salute you!

I've never participated before, but I signed up at the last minute.

What changed my mind? Last night at my Desert Rose Romance Writers of America meeting, I learned that we have a NaNoWriMo team, and we compete with another local group, and every word written by our team counts, whether we reach our individual goals or not.

Do I have a 50,000-word novel in my immediate future? No, but that doesn't mean I can't play. I won't "win," but I'll have fun and who knows what I'll have in my hot little writer hands when it's all over.

Happy writing, friends!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Happy Halloween!

What better endorsement can a Halloween book have than a review from Elvira, Mistress of the Dark? You can imagine how thrilled I was when I saw her promoting my book on Facebook and Twitter. I even updated my cover to include her quote. Thank you, Elvira!

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Congratulations, winners!

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s The Apparitionist contest!

Sadly, I won’t be able to make this year’s Halloween readings of the winning stories at Tryon Arts and Crafts School in Tryon, NC. My spooky Halloween book, The Vampire of Waller County, will be available in their gift shop.

It was an honor to be a preliminary judge, and I thoroughly enjoyed the entries. Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

My new hobby: TNR

Someone asked me today what I've been up to lately, and I said, "Neutering cats." No, of course I don't do the actual neutering, but thanks to help from the Animal Defense League of Arizona and a kind knowledgeable neighbor I found on Nextdoor, I managed to trap and fix 5 feral cats in my neighborhood in the past 3 weeks.

If you think you have a feral cat problem in your neighborhood, I guarantee it's much worse than you think. (Four of these cats I'd never seen before.)  Be kind and look into how you can Trap-Neuter-Return in your neighborhood. Knowledge is just a google search away.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Hogback Kindle Special!

What better way is there to usher in October than with a cheap Halloween story? My latest release The Vampire of Waller County is on sale all week! You can head to Hogback for a mere 99 cents from October 1-8. It's also on sale in the UK.

Friday, September 21, 2018

#amjudging

What an honor to be a preliminary judge in The Apparitionist contest! Thanks to Tryon Arts and Crafts School, I get to read a whole slew of wonderful scary stories to help whittle down the list of nominees for the head judge. I have to say I am impressed so far with the quality of the entries. I'm so glad I don't have to select the winners.

Congratulations to the writers of these stories: