Monday, January 28, 2013

Scratching an itch

When my dog, Bella, has an itch that needs scratching she let's me know and it usually involves her nudging my hand into the exact position requiring itch relief. My own itches usually involve projects that I know I shouldn't start. 

Like my current kitchen renovation.

The problem is I get a project in my head and I have a vision of the end result that keeps poking at me until I relent. The itch only involves a visual of the end and not the pain it'll take to get to that point.

This is great when it comes to writing stories. If a book idea is jabbing at me, I'll let it simmer in my brain for a while. If the idea won't stop pestering me, I'll start research and then writing. 

Another itch I often get involves travel. Truthfully, I can hardly finish one vacation before planning the next. It's an expensive sickness.

What itch do you like to scratch?

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

I just wanna give you a SMOOCH!!

It's been an exciting week for GROUNDS TO KILL!

Here are a few fabulous reviewers who made my week extra specials:

Romantic Times
Dru Ann at Cozy Chicks
Mish's Book Shelf
Mary at BookTrib

When an author puts pen to paper (fingers to keyboard) it is a miracle if your agent likes it enough to support it and a second miracle if an editor likes it enough to throw their company name behind your work. 

It's a leap of faith and a third miracle if readers also enjoy your story. I'm well aware readers have dozens of new choices in reading material every single day. You've taken a risk when buying my book. You hoped to be entertained and engaged and I hope I didn't disappoint. Of course, you can't be everyone's cup of tea (or coffee) but I'm grateful to each and every one of you who enjoyed my humble attempt to entertain.

Today I want to thank each of you who took a that leap and bought any of my books. If you liked my stories and actually took the time to say so either by email, or review, I'd love to grab you and give you a sloppy smooch right on the lips!

I consider it a blessing each and every day that I can put my thoughts on paper and then have someone I've never met take a chance and read my work. YOU are the biggest miracle of all.


Saturday, January 12, 2013

Everyone should shoot a penis now and then ...

If you enjoy the idea of shooting penises, or if you've ever been in a situation where the idea appealed to you at all, please read my book.

You can find GROUNDS TO KILL in ebook or audible format wherever great ebooks are sold. Fo example: 

Feel free to share your near-penis shootings in the comments. 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Do you have GROUNDS TO KILL?

Asking people if they have GROUNDS TO KILL has brought me some interesting looks and even more interesting replies. I get anything from "Grounds to kill who?" to "Hell yeah I do!"

Even more interesting are the Google Alerts I receive in my inbox each day. A Google Alert allows Google to email me links to sites that mention Grounds to Kill so that I know who's talking about it, who's reviewing it, and, apparently, who has grounds to murder their spouse. You may be surprised to learn that there are many more people out there trying to justify homicide than reading my book. 

However, YOU are not one of those people, right? 
YOU are one of my kind, considerate, enthusiastic readers, right?
And, if you're not, you soon will be, right?

I'm almost positive you've come to my blog to read about my latest book and not because you're looking to justify the killing of someone. I hope so.

Please buy my book instead of murdering someone. 

If you HAVE considered killing, maiming, or even maligning someone who's done you wrong feel free to confess all in the comments. I won't judge you. I've been there.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Grounds to Kill & Super Powers

You can buy GROUNDS TO KILL ...


At Barnes & Noble

At hundreds of Independent Bookstores

Thanks to all of YOU for making it possible for me to do what I love!

Today I'm blogging over at Carina Press. 

If I could have a super power I'd chose invisibility. 
CLICK HERE to find out why :D

Monday, January 07, 2013


It's release day WOO HOO so there's something very special happening today! 

Jen Hamby, my heroine from Grounds to Kill, is over at Dru's Book Musings blog.

Please come visit and see what she had  to say!

CLICK HERE to hop on over.