Hello, and welcome to my website. Feel free to scout around the site where you can read my BLOG , as well as find more information about me, my services and my BOOKS. For those needing editorial help with a manuscript, you can find my rates by clicking on  EDITORIAL SERVICES.

I love to support other authors on my blog with reviews and guest posts. Those reviews cover fiction and nonfiction, and authors can find details here at REVIEW GUIDELINES.

I started writing with a pen and paper those many moons ago before computers, but I rarely used a pen as fine as the one below. Common writing utensils consisted of stubs of pencils my kids left scattered around the house, or ball-point pens with an ad for A-One Plumbing emblazoned on them. Still, I wrote, and continue to write. If we writers were in it solely for the money, most of us would be losers. I am not a loser. It’s that heart-to-heart connection we make with people who read our words that is success.

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Saturday October 15 I’ll be at the Holly Brook Arts & Crafts Sale, where venders will bring high-quality handmade items just in time for holiday shopping. In fact, I do much of my shopping for gifts at this show that I’ve been attending for a number of years to sell books. If you live in East Texas, come on by and see what’s being offered: fabric art, jewelry, decorative items, and more.

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So excited that Desperate Season, the third book in the Seasons Mystery Series is a finalist in the Page Turner Awards for 2022. Fingers crossed that it makes it through the next round of judging.

My short story collection, Beyond the Crack in the Sidewalk, now has it’s own landing page at the publisher’s website where you can read an excerpt and check it out on all the major online retail sites. The book is available in ENGLISH and SPANISH

It’s also featured, along with four other short-story collections, in a recommendation from Next Chapter Publishing. Different genres, all good reads. Check it out. Best Short Stories to read in 2022

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Before you go, check out the contest at Booksweeps where you can enter for a chance to win a prize package worth $250. The name of the contest is The Breaking Bad Giveaway, and the reference of course is to the hit television series. My sponsoring title is One Small Victory, and Jenny, the main character, is one tough lady, willing to do whatever it takes to get drugs out of her small Texas town before they take another one of her children. The contest runs through Oct. 10. Good luck.

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What author wouldn’t be thrilled to get this note from a reader?

“I have read thousands of books in the past and thought that your books were as good and even better than any other that I have read.”

What a terrific endorsement.

Happy readers make happy writers.

Thanks for visiting and please do come back again!

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