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The New and Improved Reade and Write!

I’ve spent some time in the past week working on the blog to make it easier…

Exclusive Excerpt from Mirror’s Deceit

  Mirena Calanais is destined to change the world.  Her rival has made a desperate flight…

“Spooky Random Fact: #7”

“Spooky Random Fact: #7” Mmmmm…. the energy vampire…. As sexy as Hollywood makes the alluring vampire…

Review: The Last Wolf by Maria Vale #PNR #UF #autobuy #review

I loved The Last Wolf by Maria Vale. As I read it (in one day), I…

Publication of my latest book

I was very fortunate back in 2010 to get the rights of many of my backlist…

Help Gail Hack the System? Experimentation Operation

Hello my darling Gentle Reader, wondering if you could help me test a theory? With How…

Book Review – Bhagwad Gita by Vijay Singal (Translation)

Title: Saying it the simple way – Bhagwad Gita Author: Vijay Singal Publisher: Vision India Publications,…

One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure

I enjoy hosting garage sales. Even though the belongings I accumulate over the years bring in…

Chronicles of the Undead is Price-Matched (in Two Amazon Stores)

So the campaigning and complaining paid off. Amazon relented and price-matched my vampire novella, Chronicles of…

The Unknown Realms – Cover

I’m excited to announce that The Unknown Realms, the fifth and final book of The Secret…

COMING SOON – ANZAC Sale !

Have you read an author from Down Under lately? Here’s your chance! Mark April 22 –…

Why Escapism is good for Authors

Have you ever been caught daydreaming? Missed your stop on the bus because your mind was…

Spring!

I love this time of year. I love the way everything pushes through the earth to…

Happiness List Week 21

This week’s challenge is to list the opportunities that others have given you throughout your life.…

Golden Road Brewing

I had lunch a few days ago at Golden Road Brewing, which just opened in Midtown…

3 sleeps for Molly and Saul

3 sleeps until my next release, with Tule Publishing, is out in the digital wilds. Can’t…

Don’t become a hacker by hacking back a hacker that hacked you

Emotions run deep if you are victimized.  Initially, you want blood at any cost.  You also…

TIME TO VOTE for the 2018-2019 One Liner Wednesday Badge!

The time has come! All the entries–all nine of them!–for this year’s One-Liner Wednesday badge contest…

So Many Giveaways

There are seven (and counting) for fantasy readers, paranormal readers, dystopian readers, YA readers, horror readers…

Moving to an Island

Mayne Island, my island home, has a population of 1071 (according to Google). ‘Salish Eagle on…

A Thousand Splendid Suns

There’s always a bit of shame for a bookish, English-degree-holding writer in books she probably should…

A message for us from the Royal Wedding

Did you love the Royal Wedding? Lots of people love a wedding, and that includes people…

Wanderlust should be my middle name… MOVING SALE! Paperback books only $4.99! Includes S&H!

If you’ve been hanging out with me for any length of time, you’re probably aware that…

Who Were the White Gods of Ancient History?

You’ve probably come across them and didn’t know it; either at school, in books or even…

Cosplay by McCall’s: Calista Knight III, Nightfell Herbalist, & Hornery

The Patterns For this report, we have three beautiful patterns, including the third in the Calista…