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Mastery is like Riding a Bike

I was chatting with a group of teachers yesterday when one of the group mentioned she…

Book Review: Field of Valor, by Matthew Betley

I just finished reading the third book in the Logan West series. Matthew Betley’s Field of…

Back on the Blog

Okay, sorry, sorry… It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything on the blog. But in…

Writing and The Secret Power Of The Subconscious: Summoning Your Muse

Your Inner Mind  Getting To Know Your Muse “What The Subconscious is to every other man,…

Infinity, a poem by Patricia Crandall

                                                                                      Passage                                                                                     In drifting waves                                                                                     A jewel of a lake                                                                                     Unable to rein in my gaze…

Royal Hawaiian Reader Giveaway

Hey Kids! I just returned from an amazing trip to Hawaii for Mr. York’s birthday, and…

Jennifer Haupt, Six Tips for Putting Your WIP Aside – without Declaring It RIP

In 2009, I went the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley to see if I could get…

Crazy About These Books!

I have a confession to make – I usually do not choose to read Chick Lit…

Cruising and writing…travel!

Check out the blog post I wrote for Cruising Writers! Then, plan a trip–even if it’s…

Pre-Order Giveaway for a Devil of a Duke

A Devil of a Duke is coming April 24! I’m so excited that I decided to…

Broken Worlds (Book 2): The Revenants is Now Available!

Get it From Amazon Now THE REVENANTS ARE COMING The Deliverance is low on fuel and stranded in…

Thank you PLUS EXCERPT! Contemporary Christian Fiction bestseller on Amazon!

Dear friends, thank you SO MUCH for making The Rancher’s Convenient Pregnant Bride: Sweet Inspirational Cowboy…

Book Doggy Feature – Trust No One

Buy Now  Spring is here, although you wouldn’t know it from the weather, so to celebrate…

My Busy Tuesday 

Yesterday was a fabulous day for this author. I gave a presentation at the library in…

Bad Boy Rancher Chapter One

CHAPTER ONE “Happy birthday, Jesse.” Justin Cade raised a beer to his reflection then gulped half…

Neurodiverse Characters in Fiction

I gave a talk at Landmark College, located in Putney, Vermont, this week, and it was…

Back2Amnesia

Back2Amnesia is a collection of poems filled with some thoughts, feelings and worldviews. This collection also…

Goodreads Giveaway THE NANNY’S DOUBLE TROUBLE-Giveaway concluded

Enter to win one of 8 signed copies; Giveaway closes March 22.  Open to US readers…

March Madness 2018 – Author, Reader, Blogger, Publisher or Editor

Every year sport fans all across the world go crazy over the NCAA March Madness Basketball…

When creativity takes a turn…

Last Fall, my words stopped flowing as my creativity took a different turn. I have needle…

Dreams, Deadlines and Diplomas….

Piles of papers vie for my attention right now. Digital files also compete on any given…

Writing Updates for March 2018—New Releases and a Big Sale!

Hey! It’s been a while since the last update, but I actually have some news to…

A FREE offer for new subscribers to my newsletter

For those of you who have never signed-up for my monthly newsletter of updates on works…

Fantasy Cover Commission Request

  Author Will Greenway and Writers Exchange E-Publishing looking to commission new art for the wrap-around…

A new comic: Spaboon Issue #1

I’ve just released a new comic called Spaboon, about the misadventures of a failed Japanese pharmaceutical…