/Tag: Cayman

Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem in the Cayman Islands

Deadly Bloodlines is book one in my Deadly Series, and is set in the Cayman Islands where I live. But back to the book. A serial killer determined to repeat a murderous pattern that started twenty years ago. Years after leaving Cayman because of her notorious serial killer mother, Angel Mason returns as an inspector on [...]

What I learned writing my hometown

When I first started writing people always asked why I didn't write about Cayman. The truth? I write about where the stories and characters take me. I was pleasantly surprised when one of my stories (yes, it did decide) happened in Grand Cayman. Before I knew it, I had a four book series on my [...]

By |2018-02-13T11:17:54+00:00May 28th, 2014|Categories: Deadly Race|Tags: , , , |14 Comments

3 tips for breaking out of your writing comfort zone

Before publishing my first book, I had the crazy idea I'd make a name for myself publishing short stories in magazines and contests. What a  joke! Writing a short story was more challenging than a novel. I had several offers to participate in anthologies, but fear of my limitations with short stories stopped me each time. The last time I was [...]

Why I love using funky dialect

I live in the Cayman Islands, and even within our three small islands, there's different word usage, dialects, and speech patterns. Caymanians have colorful words and expressions they use for everyday sayings. I wanted to bring that to my Deadly Series and have the sayings shine through the characters and stories. As my critique partner said, [...]

By |2018-02-13T11:17:58+00:00August 1st, 2014|Categories: Books|Tags: , , , , |4 Comments

A Deadly Race to the Finish Line

Releasing a book is stressful. What about when the person you hired to help bails while you're in the middle of organizing an event? AAGGHHH! ***Pulls out several strands of hair while running through the streets of Cayman*** Rather than cyber stalk the person or splash nasty comments about them on social media, I decided to chalk the [...]

A Deadly Location – Writing an island

I love Murder She Wrote and subject my son and husband to watching it whenever it's on. My favorite shows are the ones set in her small home town because they show how murder can happen anywhere and usually done by someone you least expect: your friendly neighbor, or someone you've known your whole life. When people find [...]

Book Fairs – I love them!

Last Saturday I participated in a book fair at the GT Library. What a wonderful experience! I'd never done one before so didn't know what to expect. The book fair was in aid of LIFE (Literacy is for everyone) along with bringing attention to the old GT library and the library's plans for the future. [...]

Successful Author Traits – Here’s 5

When people find out I wrote a book I usually get two responses: 1. Cool! I've always wanted to write a book. I have this great story idea. 2. Where did you find the time with two kids and a full-time career? If the response is the first one, I invite them to join my [...]

Deadly Bloodlines Is Here

DEADLY BLOODLINES is here! Book one in my 'Deadly Series' was released on February 28th. *Throws confetti in the air* Image courtesy of arztsamui at FreeDigitalPhotos.net The story started in my head from 2009. For some authors, that's a long time, but I'm hoping that my time between novels get shorter as I [...]

Have you said Thank You?

In an earlier post I talked about goals and remembering the ones you completed that weren't on your original list. That got me thinking about the people in my life. Okay, I also read it on someone's blog. You caught me. :-) The post mentioned remembering to thank the people in our lives. During this time of [...]

By |2018-02-13T11:18:26+00:00January 3rd, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments