Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Hi there - thanks again to all who helped choose the next WIP. 

I haven't posted more on it for two reasons: one, I realized I really didn't like the direction the next scene was going in (seems a bit cliche) so that needs to be redone.  If you'd like to see what I plan on cutting/editing/rearranging, it's above under "cutting room floor".  There, you can at least see what happened after Caroline left the shop (which is where Midnight Ink ends in the candidate tab above).

The second, is that my health has taken a turn for the worse for the past two months, resulting in two hospital stays, and now a leave of absence until September. Now, that last bit sounds like it would be a blessing writing-wise, but unfortunately, that's not the case. My concentration is completely shot.  At some point in time, I may blog about it all, but for now, suffice it to say I'm a bit under the weather.  And some weather we've been having, huh?!  Even Maine had 95+ heat, which is something unheard of for them.

Anyhoodles, that's where I've been/where I am.  Hope to catch up to you all soon.  I do try to read your blogs - just haven't been commenting much.  I do know that Edie Ramer's "Galaxy Girls" is out now, and Charles Gramlich's "Ember Starr" is coming soon, so I'm stoked about that.  Check them out! :)

Friday, July 08, 2011

Drum roll...

And the winners are:

$20 Amazon Gift CardKallypso Masters
Art Package: Mark Diehl

Congratulations, Mark and Kally! 

And to all of you who gave such valuable feedback, thank you from the bottom of my heart.  Since you were such good sports, if you would like to receive e-book copies of MANAGING MAGGIE and/or UNMASKED, just send an email to and I’ll be happy to send them to you (if you’re over 18!).  Just let me know if you'd prefer pdf or kindle versions.
And if you've already read those books, there are other giveaways lined up for the weeks ahead, so stay tuned. :)

Thanks again to everyone who participated! 

OH! I almost forgot - Midnight Ink won the "excerpt to be continued" contest. Congratulations, Ink. ;)

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Win a $20 Amazon Gift Card

Ok, as a holiday weekend bonus, I'm adding to my earlier request (and prize). 

To be entered to win a gift from Amazon, all you have to do is help me choose between the two excerpts posted above (see tabs re: Candidates 1 & 2).  That's all: just read two short excerpts, tell me which one you like best and why you chose it over the other.

(And hey - if you hate them both, just tell me why you hate one less than the other, and you'll still be entered to win!) :)

As an added bonus, if you're an indie author, you can also be entered to win a free cover art package if you choose.  Just let me know in your comment whether you wish to also be entered for the art package.

The winner(s) will be announced July 8, 2011.