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Color Me Dead is Free on Kindle This Week

Luigi says "Tour Time! Maybe there'll be snacks later!!"

Luigi says “Tour Time! Maybe there’ll be snacks later!!”

What a crazy week! Not only is Color Me Dead free on Kindle but I am on a whirlwind blog tour promoting my book!  I am on four different blogs today so click on the links below and come by and say “Hi” in comments.

January 23 – Valerie’s Musings – REVIEW

January 23 – Books,Dreams,Life – SPOTLIGHT

January 23 – StoreyBook Reviews – REVIEW

January 23 – Readeropolis – INTERVIEW




New Review for Murder for a Rainy Day at Melina’s Book Blog

My book was reviewed over at Melina’s Book Blog today!  Here is some of her review:

If you are looking for a fast entertaining read, that will keep you guessing, then this is the book for you. ~Melina’s Book Blog

Read more of the review and Enter my Giveaway of a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

MURDER FOR A RAINY DAY IS FREE ON KINDLE TODAY! Get your copy or gift a copy!!

You Are Never Too Old To Write

Never to old to write!

Never to old to write!

I love this article that came out today about an 86 year old woman who has self-published a steamy romance novel.  It just goes to prove you’re never too old to write!  Not only that, but it’s a great exercise for your brain.  Personally, I have to make myself lists not only in my writing but in my day to day activities.  Writing causes a person to constantly reorganize and re-evaluate work.

I write several drafts and as I go through each draft I make little notes that will have to be addressed in the next draft.  For instance in the book I’m working on now my notes look something like this:

*Where is the dog?  Write him in!  For goodness sake, you have a whole book dedicated to him and he can’t score a single scene in this one?

*Give Leo’s mother more lines.  She’s melting into the background.

*Make sure you haven’t mentioned this fact before scene 2.12

And on and on and on.  I really do take on the “character” of an editor in my notes.  If I feel snarky about something, I just go on ahead and write that too.  If I don’t constantly” laundry list” what I need to do, then I end up wasting precious writing time rethinking what is wrong with my manuscript.  Sorry to have to tell you, I ALWAYS find something wrong.  Maybe it’s perfectionism, but all you have to do is look at how I load a dishwasher to know I’m no perfectionist!  I just don’t always get it right the first time.

I hope to be writing at 86.  I know I’ll still be making mistakes, but that’s just part of the journey.

Just a reminder-my book Burnout will be free on Kindle from August 26 to 30!  If you don’t have a copy, save the date!

August 26-30!

August 26-30!



BURNOUT Will Be Free on Kindle August 26-30 – Mark Your Calendar!

Here in Texas it’s hot enough to start a fire,  so I think I’ll put my book BURNOUT on for free for five days!  Tell your friends!  Tell your relatives!  BURNOUT will be free on Kindle August 26-30!    If you think you need a reminder, follow me on Twitter, Facebook or join my mailing list!

August 26-30!

August 26-30!

Thank you to all of my Nook readers!  I promise BURNOUT is coming to Nook in September.   I have been touched by your overwhelming rush to get my books this summer.

One more thing.  The last book in the Pecan Bayou Mystery series is in final revisions.  I even have a title now, but can’t share it yet.  It’s a good one.  Plenty of ghosts, plenty of small town goofy people, and plenty of murder!


Bargain Book at Brooke’s- Burnout is free today!

I’m guest posting at Brooke Blogs today giving an overview of my little town of Pecan Bayou.  If you are new to the series, you can get to know the place without using Google maps or that pushy little voice on the navigation.

If you haven’t picked a FREE copy of BURNOUT yet-this is your last chance so grab yours and tell all your friends.

Take me to Brooke Blogs

Take me to Amazon to get my free copy of BURNOUT


Overdue for Murder Free on Kindle April 10 & 11

Overdue for Murder is free on Kindle today and tomorrow.  This is the last time this book will be free on Kindle so if you don’t have a copy, grab yours now!  Writers of vampires, aliens, chick lit and romance gather in a library. Which one will be murdered?


Free on Kindle April 11-12


Blog Tour to Launch Doggone Dead-Free on Kindle March 8&9

I’m hitting the road again on a very short, very busy blog tour. To launch  Doggone Dead , the ebook will be free on Kindle on March 8th and 9th, and we are getting the word out every way we can.  I will visiting blogs and writing guest posts, some of which will tell the background of the book and things to look for in helping solve Betsy’s latest mystery.  Here is my blog tour schedule if you would like to hop along with me.

On the road again...

On the road again…

March 5 – Spotlight at Melina’s Book Blog
March 6 – Spotlight at BK Walker Books Etc.
March 7 – Spotlight at Mass Musings
March 7 – Spotlight at Hywela Lyn’s Romance Out of This World
March 8 – Spotlight at Writing Innovations
March 8 – Guest Blogging at Bookalicious Travel Addict
March 9 – Spotlight at BK Walker Books
March 9 – Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner
March 9 – Reviewed at The Self-Taught Cook
March 9 – Guest Blogging at Brooke Blogs

Overdue for Murder will be free on Kindle February 1 & 2

Overdue for Murder will be free on Kindle February 1 & 2. If you picked up a copy of A Dash of Murder at the last free giveaway weekend then this is the weekend to continue reading about Betsy Livingston, the helpful hints writer. Betsy has been invited to speak at an author night at the library but when she’s discovered leaning over a dead body holding the murder weapon, she must solve the murder and clear her name.  Check it out this weekend! (Get it?  Library Joke??)