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Take Two Vampires and Call Me in the Morning

Posted by on June 13, 2019 in recent, the lady doctor is a vamp | Comments Off on Take Two Vampires and Call Me in the Morning

Take Two Vampires and Call Me in the Morning

Some books come so easily, they seem to write themselves. Others are a little more… challenging. I had grand plans for The Lady Doctor is a Vamp. I was going to write the entire book while I was on a writing retreat. Five days of non-stop writing, with minimal breaks for meals, sleep, and sanity. I had reason to believe I could get that much done in a single get-away session. I’d written a similar number of words just a few months earlier, while I was finishing High Stakes Trial. But the Lady Doctor had other ideas. When I started...

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Evolution of a Book Cover

Posted by on May 14, 2019 in business of writing, high stakes trial, jane madison series, recent, self-publishing | Comments Off on Evolution of a Book Cover

Evolution of a Book Cover

We’ve all heard the adage: Don’t judge a book by its cover. But most (all?) of us have been attracted to a book solely because of its cover. A book’s cover is its strongest advertisement, ideally conveying all the pertinent information in one handy little graphic: Title, Author, and Genre (plus, sometimes other details, like reviews, cost, awards won, etc.) Books in series raise even greater challenges to cover designers. Those books need to convey all the basics, plus they need to have a commonality of tone and design that...

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The Dark Side

Posted by on April 16, 2019 in betrayal, recent | Comments Off on The Dark Side

The Dark Side

I am thrilled to announce that Keara’s Raven: Betrayal is now available in print and as an ebook!  (Print editions are rolling out, even as I type… If they aren’t at your favorite online store yet, they will be soon. And if your local bricks-and-mortar store can’t order yet, it will be able to in very short order!)   When I first wrote Keara’s tale — the story of a twelve-year-old girl who rebels against the expectations of her society to save her raven best friend — I knew there were some dark...

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The Never-Ending Story

Posted by on March 19, 2019 in darkbeast chronicles, escape, fantastic companions, keara's raven series, rebel flight, recent | Comments Off on The Never-Ending Story

The Never-Ending Story

Once upon a time, I wrote a short story, and it grew up to become a book. It was called “The Darkbeast”, and it was published in the anthology Fantastic Companions, which was edited by Julie Czerneda. Every story in the anthology involved a human boy or girl and an animal companion.  (I originally wanted to write a story about a griffin or a dragon, but Julie already had those stories. I “reserved” a raven, and then I thought and thought and thought and came up with my story.) Over the years, that story stuck with me....

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Introducing Keara’s Raven: Escape

Posted by on February 20, 2019 in darkbeast chronicles, rebel flight, recent | Comments Off on Introducing Keara’s Raven: Escape

Introducing Keara’s Raven: Escape

Bounce, bounce, bounce! I’m *FINALLY* able to share the amazing cover created by Elisabeth Alba (from Alba Ilustration) for KEARA’S RAVEN: ESCAPE. The book will be in stores will be in stores March 19 – but pre-orders are up now! You can read the first chapter here!            Elisabeth was a joy to work with. And the best news of all? Next month, I can share her outstanding cover for KEARA’S RAVEN: BETRAYAL! (This book, currently published by Snowy Wings Publishing, used to be Rebel Flight, which used to be Darkbeast....

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He Says… She Says…

Posted by on February 19, 2019 in girl's guide to witchcraft, recent, the library the witch and the warder | Comments Off on He Says… She Says…

He Says… She Says…

Girl’s Guide to Witchcraft is one of my most popular books. It tells the story of a librarian who finds out she’s a witch. Along the way, we meet Jane Madison (the librarian), her familiar, her best friend, her doting grandmother, her crazy mother, and her Imaginary Boyfriend (the library patron she has a mad crush on.) We also meet her warder, David Montrose. David is Jane’s astral protector, assigned to keep an eye on her magical workings. He shows up in a bad mood, and things go downhill from there.   Through the...

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Magical Washington: Four in Hand

Posted by on January 8, 2019 in fright court, girl's guide to witchcraft, recent, the library the witch and the warder, the witch doctor is in | Comments Off on Magical Washington: Four in Hand

Magical Washington: Four in Hand

One of the most common questions I get is, “Which of your books should I read first?” The answer is, “Whichever one sounds most interesting to you! And you can read the first chapter of every one of them, for free, on my website!” But a lot of folks still wonder what order to read the Magical Washington books.  I have a fun little chart that tells people the way the books relate to each other. But some people don’t know if they should read about witches first. Or vampires. Or warders. Or the magical hospital...

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One Last Sale for 2018…

Posted by on December 26, 2018 in book view cafe, recent | Comments Off on One Last Sale for 2018…

One Last Sale for 2018…

I’m a long-time member of Book View Café, an author-run publishing co-operative that publishes dozens of new and reprinted books every year. We have over fifty members, and we write in a wide variety of genres, including science fiction, fantasy, romance, and mystery. But why am I telling you all this?  You can head over to Book View Café’s website and see our books for yourself. Buy all the books that strike your fancy. And if you use coupon code 25%BVCSALE at checkout, every single book will be 25% off! But hurry! This sale...

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Deck the Halls… With Ebooks!

Posted by on December 20, 2018 in just one of those things, recent | Comments Off on Deck the Halls… With Ebooks!

Deck the Halls… With Ebooks!

Check it out!  Forty-four — yes FORTY-FOUR — ebook romances, each priced at $0.99! And most of these have never been on sale before, at any discount! Here’s the big spread:   My contribution is Harmony Hearts, a small-town romance set in Harmony Springs. This book has it all — a returning baseball hero, a woman who runs a knitting shop, a lonely boy looking for family, a reunion romance, a second chance at love, and Christmas! You can read this full-length novel for only 99¢!  But hurry, because this deal...

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Home for the Holidays – A Black Friday Sale!

Posted by on November 23, 2018 in goodies, recent, the witch doctor is in | Comments Off on Home for the Holidays – A Black Friday Sale!

Home for the Holidays – A Black Friday Sale!

Some of my favorite romance authors got together and decided we needed to do something fun for the holidays.The result? The Hot for the Holidays Black Friday sale. Where else can you get NINETEEN smokin’ hot romances, each book only $0.99? We’ve got shifters and princes, admirals and vampires, and much, much more! My contribution is The Witch Doctor Is In. This is the first time this book has been on sale. If you like witches, vampires, Secret Service agents, ER docs, lizards, lazy familiars, medical romances, cupcakes, ramshackle...

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