Monday, September 5, 2016

Hailey's Angels - Fundraising for Hailey

I don't usually post things like this on my blog, though I probably should do it more often. I only do it now as I believe it to be a good and worth cause. Little Hailey was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma Cancer October of last year when she was admitted into the hospital and they found a tumor pressing against her intestines, bladder, and kidneys. Her parents need all the help they can get to pay for and support themselves and little Hailey.

Follow the link to find out more and how you can help this deserving family.



Sunday, February 28, 2016

Self-publishing again

Well, after just short of a year since I signed with Three Worlds Press, they are closing shop. I'm once again without a publisher. Not to be deterred, I am working on reformatting all four Kelli Storm books for both .mobi and ePub formats. The current plan is to sell direct from my website, and take payments via PayPal. Of course this will limit exposure to the market, so any help in spreading the word would be appreciated. Iw currently have Storm Rising (A Kelli Storm Novel 1) available in both .mobi and ePub formats for $2.99. Visit my site for details.

I am still working on "The Riverwalk Murders", and my cover artist, Patti Roberts at Paradox Book Cover Designs has forwarded me three new covers to choose from, which is not easy as they are all good. I am leaning toward the first one, though #3 is interesting. (See below) Let me know which one you like.

Friday, December 18, 2015

What Christmas means to me

A holiday classic, A Christmas Story, reminds me of how my family and I celebrated Christmas, except for the pink bunny suit that poor Ralphie had to put on that morning. Well, and the dogs getting the turkey. Christmas growing up was always an anxious time for me, mostly because I never knew from one year to the next where we would be living, or if Santa would stop at our house. They were thin times, but my dad always managed somehow to get us something for Christmas.

So what does Christmas mean to me? It's not about the presents, though most think it is. Christmas to me is being with friends and family, giving, not taking. My last few Christmas' have been different, especially since I've been single. When I was married and had my kids and grandchildren, it was a special time. Watching them tear off the wrapping paper and the look in their eyes once the gift was unwrapped. Seeing the joy in their eyes gave me joy too. I miss that. But just because I no longer have that in my life doesn't mean I can't enjoy Christmas. I still have friends and family, and most importantly, I still have my health.

A Merry Christmas to you and yours, and wishing you a joyous New Year.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Fan Pic of the Day - J Bayliss


Black Friday / Cyber Monday Sale

The first three books in the Kelli Storm series are on sale through Monday the 30th. Get the complete series at a great price!

Links on the sidebar.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Book launch for Eye of the Storm - Join the party.

Book launch party on Facebook November 24th from 6 to 9 P.M. CST. Prizes and giveaways! See the event page for details and rules.

Prizes include:

$25.00 Amazon gift cards

Canvas book tote (A $20 value)

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Sneak Peek Saturday - Excerpt from the upcoming Eye of the Storm (A Kelli Storm Novel 4)

Sneak Peek from the soon to be released Eye of the Storm (A Kelli Storm Novel 4), coming November 24th. (Pre-order available November 17th, $2.99)

Thursday September 19th – 10:15 A.M. – New York, New York
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

Jack Hastings sat at his desk with his back to the door when Kelli and Greg entered. Kelli cleared her throat and he spun around in his chair. He stood, his eyes wide and a smile on his face. “I wasn’t expecting you until later this afternoon.”

“What can I say? It’s been a slow morning, Jack.” She scanned the room. “So what have you got for me?”

“Oddest thing.” He walked over to one of the autopsy tables. “I didn’t catch it at first, but I was getting Mr. Ritacca ready for his family and I found something.” He stepped up next to the table and pulled the sheet down. “COD was definitely caused by the ice pick that was pushed into his brain. However, he was already a walking dead man.”

Kelli stepped up next to the table and stared down at the body. “What are you talking about?”