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11 June, 2014

Join Me On The Pies & Peril Blog Tour

When Amy Ridley decided to compete in the Kellerton Summer Festival Pie Contest, the last thing she expected was to find the reigning pie queen. Mandy Jo, dead—a raspberry pie smashed on her face! Mandy Jo made fantastic pies, but she accumulated more enemies than baking trophies. But when Amy receives a note threatening her own life, she decides to do some investigating herself.

It seems that half the town has a reason to kill the mean pie queen, and Amy finds herself sifting through a list of suspects that’s longer than her list of recipes. Not to mention playing cupid for her love-shy best friend, fending off a baker intent on finding out her prize-winning culinary secrets, and ducking the deadly attentions of Mandy Jo’s killer. If Amy doesn’t find out who wanted the pie queen dead soon, her own goose may be cooked!

My new book, Pies & Peril (A Culinary Competition Mystery), will be released on July 8th! I am  organizing a blog tour during the month of July. If you have a blog and would like to post about the book, or would like to request an ARC to review on Amazon or other book review sites, please click here to go to the sign up form on my website. I would be happy to do interviews, guests post or offer giveaways if you would prefer to those instead of, or with, a review. If you aren't interested in reviewing the book, but would still like to read it just click here to pre-order.

08 November, 2013

The Bartonville Series Continues

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It's the official release day for The Queen of Bad Decisions!
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15 March, 2013

"Must Love Sandwiches" Free March 15-19

Emma has worked hard to establish herself as an artist. The artists' colony where she lives is heaven compared to the rundown trailer parks she grew up in. After a relationship comes to an unexpected end she decides to make some drastic changes in her life, but it isn't as easy as just flipping a switch. Her best friend, Daisy, thinks she's being too extreme. Plus, the owner of Emma's favorite food truck is more tempting than the gourmet sandwiches he serves. That makes everything even more complicated. Is taking a different route in life the best thing to do? What if she ends up miserable instead of on the path to happiness?

I have been saving all of my free days in the Kindle Select program, hoping to put "Must Love Sandwiches" up for free for a few days to promote the release of the next book in The Bartonville Series. But life got in the way and there is no new book. Yet. "Road to the Colony" is getting close, but "Must Love Sandwiches" is at the end of its time as an Amazon exclusive. So, I'm using my free days anyway. Then I am going to start reformatting it and releasing it in other ebook venues, like Barnes and Noble and Smashwords. I'll let you know as they go up. For now, if you would like a free Kindle copy of "Must Love Sandwiches" on March 15-19,  just click on the cover above or in my sidebar. Enjoy!

08 February, 2013

Cooper & Nemo

Winter storm Nemo blew through my area last night. You can see what Cooper thought of the snow here.

20 December, 2012

"Must Love Sandwiches" Is Here!

My first foodie fiction novella, "Must Love Sandwiches", is now available as an ebook on Amazon. If you don't have a Kindle, don't worry, you can still read it. There are free Kindle apps available on Amazon for computers and smart phones.

This book is very different from my other ebooks in the 6:1 Series. For one thing, the main story is much longer. It is a novella (short novel) with about 30,000 words. Also, it is in the foodie (or culinary) fiction genre, which is my favorite genre to read. After playing with everything from horror to humor in my flash fiction stories I am finally taking the often-stated advice to write what I love. In "Must Love Sandwiches" you will meet Emma and Daisy - two best friends with very different problems. Follow these artists as they work through dilemmas and indulge in some tasty food. The book includes recipes and I will be adding more to my website soon. I couldn't put out a new book without including some of my beloved flash fiction, though, so there are two bonus stories where you will get a glimpse of the lives of a couple of the minor characters.

To purchase you can click on the book cover above, here, or on the book in my sidebar slideshow. If you do purchase it, I hope you like it!

(This has been cross-posted on my other blog on my website:

12 December, 2012

Christmas Cooper

I decided it is time to introduce Cooper to people on my new website. Click on the link below to stop by to see what he's up to.

10 December, 2012

Foodie Fiction Coming Soon

Along with all of the usual holiday madness I am busy polishing up my first novella, "Must Love Sandwiches", so I can publish it on Amazon before Christmas. It will include recipes and a few bonus stories along with a mouth-watering story line. I'm going to begin designing the cover today.

My new blog/website is more focused on this new writing venture, so if you are interested in finding more out about what is going on with my new series - please stop by. I have also been participating in a weekly cooking meme, so there are recipe posts, too, if you're interested in cooking. Soon there will be more information on the foodie fiction series and bonus stories to read. If that sounds interesting to you I would love it if you stopped by and subscribed by either email or RSS feed to stay up-to-date.

Thank-you and Happy Holidays!