Trump Presidency – What’s Your Opinion?


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Free Paranormal This Weekend!

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An abandoned house on a north woods lake, dreams of a lover from another time.
Lindsay wants the hundred-year-old home to heal her troubled marriage, something unseen in the house wants her.




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What Form of Publishing is Best for You?


For aspiring authors in the SoCal Inland Empire, I’ll be at the Ovitt Library in Ontario, CA tonight talking about the different publishers and the pros & cons of each. If you have questions about publishing and what’s best for you, join us:
7pm – 8pm
Ovitt Family Library
215 East “C” Street
Ontario, CA 91764-4111
Thanks, and see you there!


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FREE Mystery/Suspense Boxed Set

Hi Y’all,

As a special thank you to everyone who has supported me, I, in conjunction with Amazon, am offering my boxed set of three mystery/suspense novels FREE for two days. Simply click on the Amazon link below and go to the site: And Justice for Her. Click on the ‘Buy Now’ button and the ebook version will download to your computer.

The three books in the boxed set include:
With Full Malice; Ten Times Guilty, and Beyond the Quiet.

So get your copy of the three complete novels, FREE!
Thanks, and I hope you enjoy them.


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The Best Tax Man in SoCal

I’ve just come from an appointment with a new tax man, and I’m so impressed. He’s detailed, honest, and best of all, he listens, which is a rarity. My good friend recommended him – actually he’s part of her family – but she thinks the world of him and his wife, and now I see why. What caring people. So if you’re in SoCal, you might check him out: He actually turned a stressful time into one of calm, because me made me feel important, and that he has my back. Wow. Alta Loma Tax & Accounting, LLC Danny & Jeri Houck 909-484-4829 Thanks, Danny!

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Special Kindle Bargains

Book Fairy largeAs a ‘thank you’ for your support, I’m sponsoring a special Kindle promotion on my novels: Only $.99! If you’ve ever wanted to read them, now’s the time!



The House on Serpent Lake:

With Full Malice: 

Ten Times Guilty

Beyond the Quiet:

Thanks, y’all!


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March 21, 2015 · 7:48 pm

Amazon Best Sellers

I’m thrilled to announce that my paranormal, The House on Serpent Lake, has hit Amazon’s Best Sellers list for ghost stories. It’s #8.

I don’t know how long it’ll stay there as the list is updated hourly, but I’m going to take a screen shot.

Thanks, y’all, for allowing me to share my good news.




February 25, 2015 · 11:46 pm

Manuscript Evaluations

Book Fairy largeL. Cooper Press is, in my opinion, the best for authors who wish to be independent. As Gen Mgr, I think they offer the best terms for writers, and as an author who’s been with ‘traditional’ as well as the smaller indie publishers, I’d recommend them over any other publisher – except perhaps a million-dollar advance from one of the Big 6 publishers. Or is it 5?

As part of LCP’s service, they offer a 3-Chapter Manuscript Evaluation by Victoria Howard, whose romantic suspense novels have hit the bestseller status on Amazon several times. She’s talented and knows the craft. I just read her latest evaluation of a gen fiction novel, and I’m so impressed with her observations and recommendations. And she’s still willing to read and critique for L. Cooper Press’s opening special of only $50.

If you’re writing a novel and wonder what other people would think of it, wonder if you have talent, or would even like to know how you’re doing, take advantage of Victoria’s special. Even if you do not want to publish with L. Cooper Press, take advantage of the evaluation. It’s quite a bargain.

Victoria Howard’s evaluations:

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February 5, 2015 · 6:22 pm

P & E Readers Poll Results

P&E Top Ten NovelFor those of you who’ve asked for the results, thank you for your interest. I’m flattered you care enough to inquire.

So for you, and also to share my excitement, The House on Serpent Lake finished at #5, and all the top ten winners earn nice icons/banners to proudly post on their websites. It wasn’t exactly a horror novel, nor a romance; instead, it was a combination of the two with heavy tones of reincarnation.

Now that this contest is over, I need to get back to my novel and actually work on it. Now that we’ve begun the new year, it’s time to do something constructive instead of thinking and planning. Time to get it done.

I’m still holding workshops in the Redlands, CA area. On the third Thursday of each month, I discuss publishing – commercial, online, and self-publishing, and offer pros & cons of each. For the first Thursdays, I’m starting a critique group. And I’ll be presenting two workshops at the Ovitt Family Library in Ontario this April. So I’m still busy, always busy, but I love it, love being around writers, love the air of excitement we seem to garner when we discuss our hopes and dreams. As one good writer friend says, “Writing is a fantastic journey,” and I couldn’t agree more.

Harlequin WorldWide Mysteries will be sending their paperback version of With Full Malice to their mystery subscribers at any time, but for those of you who are not on their list and would like to read it, it’s currently on a bargain price of only $.99 for a few more days. SO if you’ve ever wanted to read it, how’s the time.

With Full Malice

Thanks, y’all. Until next time,


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January 17, 2015 · 6:34 pm

Preditors & Editors Readers Poll 2014

thoss2NEWCOVER300The voting for the Preditors & Editors Reader Poll Award for 2014 is nearly over. By tomorrow, I’ll know if The House on Serpent Lake placed. The top ten novels in each category – mystery, romance, horror, etc – receive an award.

While awards are not supposed to be of such importance, I’m watching the clock for the poll closing countdown. So check back tomorrow or Friday. If I’ve placed at all in the top ten, I’ll proudly announce it. If not, I’ll quietly slink out of town.

Wish me luck!

The House on Serpent Lake

When her husband inherits his abandoned childhood home on a north woods lake, Lindsay Peterson is delighted. Until . . .
Strange things happen when she sees the decaying house for the first time: she knows how the rooms are arranged, knows of a gazebo that hasn’t existed for fifty years.

After they move in, dreams of a lover from another time haunt her sleep, then intrudes on her days with déjà vu until the present blurs with the past. A stirring of air caresses her with whispered touch.
Then the touches become real.






January 15, 2015 · 4:31 am