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Dear Reader…

Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder - Coming Soon! Do you ever wish you could take a horrifying job experience and turn it into something positive? My latest fictional character, Andi Anna Jones, is my way of coming to terms with a short-lived career as a travel agent. Oh, yes, I was truly awful, and often wished …

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Don’t Stop Writing!

...or dancing! Every teacher, from third grade on said, "Mary, whatever you do, don't stop writing."  Those words came back to me when I signed my first publishing contract with Echelon Press. "Why," I ask myself, "did it only take 40+ years to appreciate the fact that, maybe, just maybe, I did have a knack …

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The Sinister Superyacht – Ana T. Drew

After reading all about the wonderful new mystery, The Sinister Superyacht, you'll find a link for a fantastic giveaway! Ana T. Drew will award a $20 Amazon/BN GC to a lucky randomly drawn winner! Synopsis: French tycoon Jean-Louis Ponsard is having a bad year. Unwise investments, canceled orders, deals falling through… In the thick of …

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Jean Rabe – The Dead of Jerusalem Ridge Blog Tour!

About the book: Sheriff Piper Blackwell’s three-day vacation with old Army buddies ends in tragedy. At the same time, a vile hate crime along a county road enrages her department. Their forces divided, Piper and her deputies must solve both cases before tensions boil and threaten the rural fabric of Spencer County, Indiana. Only eight …

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You’re Just Too Sensitive!

empath (plural empaths) One who has the ability to sense emotions; someone who That's what...That's what...is empathic or practices empathy. A definite over-simplification. Until a few years ago, I thought I was just weird, out-of-step, too sensitive, even a little crazy. I wondered why seeing a dog run over, or a starving, homeless cat, meowing …

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Retribution: The Riveting Sequel to Redemption

Almost six long years have passed since Carmela Santiago witnessed the hitman she loved assassinate her father. Now she is ready to exact her plan of revenge against him and the people he loves. Carmela will stop at nothing to tear his family apart. Running her father’s drug smuggling empire, she will use every resource …

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Dog Town by Debbie L. Richardson

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Debbie L. Richardson will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour. Blurb: Harry loves to race around …

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Jaden Terrell – Filled With Magic & Starlight

CASTLES, CUDGELS—AND MURDER! After the worst breakup in human history, Robbi Bryan needs a carefree summer and a place to fly her falcon. To give her wounded heart time to recover, she joins the Sherwood Renaissance Faire. But the faire holds much more than jugglers, archers, and a chance to reenact the days of yore. …

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Trust Me: Hank Phillippi Ryan

I grew up in hilly Southern Indiana, just north of the Kentucky border. Before Interstate 64 connected our little community, Corydon, with the big city of Louisville, the only way to travel was by way of a very hilly, winding two-lane stretch of road through “The Knobs”. Imagine several miles of Lombard Street in San …

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Jean Rabe – Dead of Summer Blog Tour

Excerpt: Dead of Summer Zeke pulled into the back of the strip mall lot, nosing his 1974 Chevy Nova under a light at an end cap space. Less risk of scratches away from the bevy of cars parked closer to the store. He’d purchased the vintage auto a few weeks ago from a retired chiropractor …

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Andi Anna Jones Mystery # 2!

Andi Anna Jones, reluctant travel agent/amateur sleuth, friends, and pesky relatives are on the way back! Here's an excerpt to wet your whistle! Somewhere in the bayou Luther woke up raring to go, for a change. Wasn’t sure why ‘cause he hated…hated the job! It was nasty. He stunk to high heaven by mid-morning. Hells …

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In Search Of Augustus Bulleit, Boilliat, Beoyoolat…

My family has been on a search for the ancestors of my g.g.grandfather, Augustus, for almost fifty years. My cousin, Betty, began the search in his suspected place of birth, Luxembourg, Belgium, in the early 1970s. Although, some accounts say he was born in Paris, France. Her digging in both countries led only to a …

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Ups & Downs Of Hoosier Fans

I grew up in basketball country. Let me rephrase that. I grew up in Indiana Hoosier country. I was probably about six-years-old when I first remember my dad listening, intently, to the radio during IU basketball games. He’d moan and groan or cheer along with the commentator describing the action on the court. I even …

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I Have Famous Ancestors! …or not

Like many of you out there, I decided to have my DNA tested. I used Ancestry, but there are many others out there. I had hoped for some surprises like...I'm 9% Native American, or 11% West African. Alas, I'm 46% England, Wales, Northwest European and 41% Germanic Europe. There were a couple of mild surprises, …

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Miserable Boss Inspires Great Writing!

My worst job was as a travel agent in Miami, FL. I was so bad, I’d hide behind my computer screen to keep from waiting on customers. Reflecting on my latest mystery, Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder and main character, Andi Anna Jones as my alter ego and equally pathetic travel agent, I asked some of …

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Raven’s Eye (Foxhaven Chronicles Book 1)

Someone … or something …stalks Sami, a threat she’s known her entire life. Upon marrying a talented drummer and discovering her family manor, Foxhaven, she believes she’s found safety. Her security shatters when they learn a powerful sorcerer from the past hunts her using the demons under his command.  Fortunately, Foxhaven has magic of her …

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