Book Party Time

Today is my birthday. Whoo Hoo! To celebrate, and to say thanks to (YOU) my readers, I'm having an online party on Facebook tonight. I'd love for you to join. You can do so by clicking here. It's going to be a rocking time with lots of fun stuff to see, hear, and win! Here's what's on the agenda. FB [...]

By | 2017-05-09T05:32:59+00:00 September 26th, 2016|Categories: Deadly Bloodlines|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

Why I hated writing my heroine

I like writing characters with sharp wit and humor who fall desperately in love (after a whole lot of trial and error), so imagine my surprise when the hero of my latest release Deadly Bloodlines turned out to be dark, brooding, and down right unlikeable. I tried to lighten her up, but she wouldn't have it. Jeez! Didn't she know [...]

Bad Guys, Villains, and Deadly Bloodlines

I love a good bad guy. Who doesn't? One of my favorite bad guys is Colonel Miles Quaritch from Avatar. I can't help but smile when he comes on the screen. Before we get to him, I wanted to tell you where my love of bad guys came from. It's not so much as love, [...]

By | 2017-05-09T05:33:16+00:00 August 20th, 2013|Categories: Books, Deadly Bloodlines|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

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 [...]

Half the Year is…Gone!

One of the marks of superior people is that they are action-oriented. One of the marks of average people is that they are talk-oriented.” — Brian Tracy This quote jumped out at me when I saw it. It was perfect for today's post since accomplishing your goals requires action, as much as I'd like to [...]

Writing Challenge – Take Two

Welcome, welcome! Writing challenges are a great way to stretch yourself either in meeting a deadline or increasing your daily word counts. Here's what I learned from mine. Starting August, I'm doing another writing challenge to finish my story Deadly Bloodlines, book 1 in my Deadly Series. I'm at 48k words and aiming to get to [...]

My Autopsy Experience

When I posted on my Facebook author page that I'd be visiting the hospital to witness an autopsy, I was amazed by the responses which ranged from YUCK to COOL! It's research for my upcoming book, Deadly Bloodlines. My main character is a police officer and has a few scenes in the morgue with the pathologist [...]

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 [...]

Victim, Smicktim!

NaNoWriMo is well under way and I'm knee-deep in keeping up with my word count, characters, and plot holes. Just for fun (like I have nothing else to do), I thought I'd talk about the victims in stories, specifically mysteries/thrillers. I don't remember exactly where I heard this (yes, my memory sucks), but someone said that [...]

By | 2017-05-09T05:33:40+00:00 November 19th, 2013|Categories: NaNoWri|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments