Pre-order is Live!

Hey everyone, Lift is now available as an ebook for pre-order on Amazon! Once we proof the ARCs, which will arrive this week, we will have the print book up for pre-order, too.

Check back for more news!

The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder (Herringford and Watts, #1)

Check out this book on Goodreads: The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder (Herringford and Watts, #1) https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25913867-the-bachelor-girl-s-guide-to-murder

Goodreads and Other News

I am officially a Goodreads author now, which had been one of my goals for quite a while now. It’s fun logging in and seeing the stylized “G” that denotes a Goodreads author.

I have answered the standard questions that the website asks about writing; if you would like to ask something, please do. I love to talk about writing.

Lift will be available through the website Netgalley in April. If you receive the book (e-book form) from there, I would appreciate you leaving a review on Goodreads.

Lift officially releases on April 21. The launch party is being held at the Book Nook & Java shop in Montague, Michigan, from 4:30-6 pm on the day.

I hope you have a blessed day!

COVER ART

I have cover art!! So exciting! K. R. Conway, of Wicked Whale Press, is doing all the book design. There are beautiful illustrations inside Lift as well.

Lift will debut soon, in trade paperback and ebook form. Please check back for more information.

NEWSFLASH

Lift is done with revisions! It has officially gone to the publisher to be formatted into both trade paperback and e-book forms! Thank you to my wonderful editor, Kat Szmit, of One Wicked Wordsmith – you rock!

K. R. Conway of Wicked Whale Publishing is working on the cover art and the book formatting now.

The Lift launch party is scheduled for Saturday, April 21, at the Book Nook & Java Shop in Montague, MI, from 4:30-6 pm.

I will be updating more the closer we get to actual publication – keep checking back!

Millennium Falcon

Check out this book on Goodreads: Millennium Falcon https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3545495-millennium-falcon

Slippery When Snowy, or, Jeeps are Tough

Here in west Michigan, we are in the thralls of a real winter. That means our roads, if not full of snow, are sheets of ice. Yesterday morning, on my way to work at the library, a person pulled out directly in front of me. My Jeep’s left front met her Buick’s right rear. Not the way either of us intended to begin our mornings. 

The person said they didn’t see me and pulled out, catching a glimpse of my Jeep as they committed to going. Neither of us were hurt, but now my beloved Bernadette will look as she does until spring, when we can get a new front clip and fender on her. I am quite happy and relieved that she is drivable, though.

In short, beware pulling out onto a slippery winter road. The snow banks are high at the ends of several local roads here, marring visibility. It’s best to go slowly, and please, for every other drivers’ sake, put your phone away. Nothing is so important that it can’t wait when you are driving on icy and snowy roads. We would all like to make it safely to spring! And no, the person who pulled out in front of me was not on their phone. 

As a point of interest, this the second Jeep Cherokee I’ve owned and been in a front-end crash with. Both took it like champs, but my dark blue one never drove again. That was a much more serious accident, and a blog post for another day. I suggest driving a Jeep, though. Subarus are not the only safe vehicle in a crash, and Jeeps are just plain cooler. 

The Lost Heir (Wings of Fire, #2)

Check out this book on Goodreads: The Lost Heir (Wings of Fire, #2) https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15809617-the-lost-heir

Back To It

The holidays have come and are just about gone. Today is January first. We took down the Christmas decorations. Tomorrow, I go back to work. The kids and my hubby return to school the day after. Schedules resume, and life goes as if the holidays hadn’t happened. 

But this is the beginning of a new year, and with it, there will be new adventures for us all. My first novel debuts in April. That is an exciting adventure that I can’t wait to go on. There will be new stories to write. When spring comes, there will be trail rides to take. The Silver Lake ORV park will open, and we’ll take our Jeeps out there. Speaking of Bernadette, my ’99 Cherokee, she’s getting a lift to help her negotiate the dunes and trails better.

What you looking forward to in the new year? A new project? A new family member or job? Whatever it is, I wish you all the best!