Monthly Archives: December 2012

Windows – Triumphs, Tragedies, Family Life Stories

Windows 200A collection of six family life short stories of love, pain, and the hope for tomorrow:
With a failing marriage, a preteen son, and a mother with Alzheimer’s, Karen struggles with anger and helplessness. Then a stray dog enters her life.A Southerner Moves to Minnesota:
How does a Southerner cope with the frigid north woods life?Am I Wife or Daughter?
Based on my struggle with my mother’s care, I wrote about Carol, who agonizes over the dilemma of choosing between her mother and her husband. Then, when a life most precious is endangered, she must make a heart-rending decision.Thoughts of Yesterday:
Looking back at motherhood mistakes.My Hapless Husband:
When your husband retires after twenty-four years of marriage, you expect a chance to renew your romance. Instead, his early-morning cheerfulness was too much to bear. The solution? Murder.

Death of a Lifetime

Available NOW with Kindle for $.99

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December 31, 2012 · 4:44 pm

Ten Times Guilty – FREE Download!

TTG2forWebsite300FREE Kindle download today, Dec 30, 2012

A single mother struggles for worth after a vicious attack, a police sergeant seeks redemption for a crime he didn’t realize he had committed – until the victim died.

Keep watch for the next FREE download,  and/or check Facebook for updates:

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Windows: Family life stories of Love, Pain, and Hope for the Future

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Christmas 2012

Yesterday was a great Christmas, about the best I’ve had since I was a child and believed in Santa.

Roger & Debbie, son & daughter in law, had the family over for dinner and games, and Debbie is generous and open-hearted enough to include my former daughter in law, Mary, who moved from Florida last year after her two children, my natural grandchildren, made the move several years ago. Now we’re all within a thirty-min drive from each other. Since I lived half a continent away from the grandchildren while they were growing up, it’s really a blessing to be near them now.

Funny how life works out. Something I thought was a great tragedy a few years ago has enriched my life tremendously. My divorce brought me to CA to be near my son, and then my former daughter in law and grandchildren moved from Florida to CA.

And Santa? Roger & Debbie gave me a fantastic phone that does everything except wash dishes, altho there’s probably an app that’ll do that too. For someone like me who has kept an old phone for several years and never texted or done any of the wondrous things the newer, jazzier phones can accomplish, I’ll be on quite a learning curve.

And texting? Ha! To my mortification, I can’t even hit the right letters, so I’ll be practicing something any six-year-old can do without blinking.

Wish me luck!


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Beyond the Quiet

BQ100Beyond the Quiet, a novel about a middle-aged woman who learns to live after her husband dies, has some of the most contentious reviews on Amazon.

Most say they didn’t like the sex scenes while others said the character was bi-polar. Another said I was the bi-polar one. One reader questioned my writing ability.

Yet it’s been praised by others, such as Coffee Time Romance. Even tho Beyond isn’t a typical romance with a Happily Ever After ending, they awarded the book The Coffee Time Reviewer’s Award.

So who’s right? I guess the old saying, “Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder,” applies also to reading.

The novel is available now on Kindle Select, which mean if you’re an Amazon Prime member, you may borrow it and read for FREE! Or watch for the FREE download dates at the end of December.

So read for yourself – and let me know what you think. I’m interested.

Beyond the Quiet:

After twenty-five years of marriage, Lisa Montgomery thinks her husband’s death is the worst that can happen. Then she receives a notice about his secret post office box.

Beyond the Quiet shares the story of one woman’s struggle though bitterness, loss, and betrayal. It’s the story of how a quiet, passionless widow becomes spirited enough to climb onto her lover’s shoulders for a piggyback ride in the nude.

Beyond the Quiet, Amazon Kindle



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New Story


New Book:

How is Lindsay Peterson coping with the strange occurrences in her inherited home on a north woods lake?

First a vaguely familiar scent from a forgotten past surrounded her, filling her with pleasure, then a whispered touch, the slightest suggestion of a kiss.

But no one was there – at least no one she could see.

Is it her imagination? Or something else?

Unholy Seduction

Jan 2013

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