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Mysteries That Matter

It’s not even summer yet, and already Texas is sizzling. It got to nearly 100 degrees the other day, and I’m sure that it is pretty hot in many other places. Perhaps it’s  time for some cherry lemonade. It’s easy to make, and I have plenty, so help yourself. If you’d like the recipe, you …

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Book Review – Abuse of Discretion by Pamela Samuels Young

 Abuse of Discretion Pamela Samuels Young Print Length: 354 pages Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited Publisher: Goldman House Publishing (September 25, 2017) Publication Date: September 25, 2017 Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC Language: English ASIN: B073TZXXNC BOOK BLURB: A Kid’s Curiosity … A Parent’s Nightmare The award-winning author of Anybody’s Daughter is back with an …

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

I’ve teamed up with 8 other authors to sponsor a neat contest at the Kindle Book Review. You can enter to win a 10″ Kindle Fire HD in the 2018 Memorial Day Giveaway, and find some good reads for only 99¢. Hop over to the contest and enter before it ends on May 31. I’m …

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Book Excerpt – Evelyn Evolving

I’m going to be at a fun event on Saturday in Winnsboro, and I’m really looking forward to seeing my friends there. Bill Jones and I will sign copies of our books, Images of America and Reflections of Winnsboro, and then I will have my own books available for purchase and autographs. And now another …

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Book Review – Saving Dabba by Randy Rawls

Saving Dabba ISBN-10: 1984926691 ISBN-13: 978-1984926692 CreateSpace Independent Publishing Paperback: 246 pages March 3, 2018, $12.99 Genre: Mystery Series: Beth Bowman Series Also available in Kindle edition BOOK BLURB: Beth Bowman is a PI in Coral Lakes, FL who works with a homeless group. When one of them turns up brutally beaten to death, Beth …

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Talking About Writing With Carl Brookins

Help me welcome Carl Brookins as today’s Wednesday’s Guest. Carl is the author of numerous mystery novels and has just released a new book, Grand Lac, that I reviewed here last Sunday. Hopefully, it will be the first in a new series. Since national news is rather dismal at the moment, and winter refuses to …

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Book Review – Grand Lac by Carl Brookins

Grand Lac Carl Brookins File Size: 1779 KB Print Length: 201 pages Publisher: Brookins Books LLC (April 6, 2018) Publication Date: April 6, 2018 ASIN: B07C1CLMST BLURB: A small group of investors has purchased lots on a mountain on the outskirts of Grand Lac in northern Idaho. One dark night one of the investors, Jack Ketchum, …

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Book Review – The Secret to Southern Charm by Kristy Woodson Harvey

  The Secret to Southern Charm Kristy Woodson Harvey April 3, 2018 ISBN: 10: 1501158104 BOOK BLURB: Critically-acclaimed author Kristy Woodson Harvey returns with the second novel in her beloved Peachtree Bluff series, featuring a trio of sisters and their mother who discover a truth that will change not only the way they see themselves, but also …

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Advice For Aspiring Authors

My guest today is Kate Murdoch, the author of Stone Circle, a historical  fantasy novel set in  Renaissance Italy that was released December 2017. She is sharing some tips on the business of writing for those considering writing a novel and seeking publication. As she says, getting from that first word on paper to a published book is not …

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