The relationship between cholesterol and writing.

on February 2, 2013

Did my husband’s cholesterol problem help me with my writing?  According to him it did. In 2008 I, as well as, my tall, thin, husband underwent a wellness assessment.  Fully expecting to hear that I would have to make some sort of lifestyle adjustments as a result of my increasing weight I was pleasantly surprised…


The Importance of Book Reviews and Social Media

on January 11, 2013

As a newbie author I’ve spent a great deal of time trying to figure out how to promote by book.  I’ve participated in a couple of blog hops, did some book signings, and used some social media avenues such as Facebook and Twitter.  In fact, I’ve tweeted until I was blue in the face.  What…


Book Signing!

on December 18, 2012

I will be signing my book, Cookies for Santa, at Book World in Sturgeon Bay on December 22nd.  I will be there from 11:00 to 1:00.  Hope to see you there! Merry Christmas!


Book Signing!

on December 9, 2012

I will be signing my book, Cookies for Santa, at Door County Coffee & Tea in Carlsville during their open house on Thursday, December 13th.  I will be there from 11:30 to 4:30.


Six Sentence Sunday, December 2, 2012, #sixsunday

on December 2, 2012

Here’s the fourth snippet from my current WIP, the sequel to Cookies for Santa.  In this scene, Spinelli and the other Detectives are waiting for the pathologist report on their victim. **** “Spinelli, why don’t you go over there and sweet talk Bethany into putting a rush on this case?” Marsh urged as a cocky…


Book Signing!

on November 28, 2012

I will be signing my book, Cookies for Santa, at the Sturgeon Bay Branch of the Door County Library during their 5th annual holiday book sale on December 1, 2012 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Authors: What are your favorite things to write in your books at book signings? Readers: What have authors written for you at…


The Next Big Thing Blog Hop

on November 28, 2012

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop with Valerie Clarizio I’d like to start by offering a huge “Thank you!” to Stacey Joy Netzel for tagging me for The Next Big Thing.  I’ve been reading Stacey’s novel, Lost in Italy, and can’t seem to put it down.  I can’t wait for her to finish Run to…


Six Sentence Sunday, November 25, 2012, #sixsunday

on November 25, 2012

Here is the third snippet from my current WIP, the sequel to Cookies for Santa.  In this scene, Spinelli has been called to investigate a murder. **** “You gotta be shitting me. Is that cupid?” Walker nodded. “What gave it away? The nude man with wings, the bow or the quiver full of arrows?” Walker…


Six Sentence Sunday, November 18, 2012, #sixsunday

on November 18, 2012

Here’s another snippet from my current WIP, the sequel to Cookies for Santa. In this scene, Spinelli, the tough homicide detective, is called out of bed to investigate a murder. **** He leaned forward and brushed his lips lightly across hers. He knew he had to keep it light or he wouldn’t be able to…