Saturday, March 8, 2014


              CRAZY LOVE

            What would you do for love?

When Abby Minton agrees to host a book signing for Charles Greer in her bookstore, she doesn't expect she'll end up giving the man dating advice…or dating him herself! As she falls in love with Charles, she becomes more and more petrified that their relationship would be history if he ever met her dysfunctional family. Between her brother's failed bank heist interrupting Charles's book signing and roses from a persistent stalker making Charles think she's taken, their relationship is one mishap after another. But when Charles finally proposes, Abby is faced with the most ridiculous prospect of all: introducing him to her crazy family. How can she keep the man of her dreams when her family is the stuff of nightmares?


           What do you do when a ghost mistakes you for his wife?

 Furious with her boyfriend, journalist Nikki O'Connell visits Paris while reassessing their relationship. What she doesn't need complicating matters is the ghost of Claude Debussy crawling into her bed every night. Yet that's exactly what happens when the dead composer believes Nikki is his wife. Journalists deal in facts, not in the supernatural, and it's that guiding rule that forces Nikki to doubt the possibility her rented apartment is haunted. Instead, she's confronted with the possibility that she's inherited the insanity that destroyed her mother.

Sunday, February 9, 2014


Tired of snow as much as I am? Perhaps one of my friends wasn't too sure and sent me the following cartoons.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Men Looking After Their Children

A friend sent me these pictures. I laughed so hard, mainly because they're so true, that I had to share.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Reviews: A Paradox

Today, a great deal of emphasis has been placed on book reviews. Book reviews are a useful tool in helping readers navigate through the myriad of books on sale, making their next choice an easier one. A good review is a good marketing tool for authors, as well.

Authors need a healthy amount of reviews in order to advertise their stories on the very websites which cater to giving readers reviews on the books being offered in the particular genres they seek. So in order for the author to gain recognition on a site, they must already have the necessary reviews to gain entrance onto said site. 
It’s virtually a catch-22, wouldn’t you say?

As a writer, I know the importance of having readers review your story. A review can be a good thing—a bellwether of sorts—letting me know if I’ve pleased my readers. Did my story make them laugh or cry? Or did I miss the boat entirely? I use this feedback when writing my next book.

However, reviews are subjective. A story might engage one reader, but not the next. Everybody has different tastes. That’s fine and understandable. A good reviewer will explain his or her reasons in a critique of the book. And for the most part, most reviewers are fair and give excellent feedback on the story. They will touch on the things they liked or disliked, giving their reasons why. However, every so often, someone will leave a review that isn’t constructive, but destructive in nature, sounding vindictive at best. When this happens, and though it’s quite hurtful, it’s best for the author to bite the bullet and ignore it. The author can only hope that when other readers see that horrendous review they will dismiss it for what it is and not allow it to influence whether or not they read the story.

Getting people to review your story can sometimes be a Herculean feat to an author. Authors can submit their book to particular sites, that might or might not, review it. This process can be subjective, too. Reviewers often go by name recognition. And some authors are left out in the cold.

Writing in the 21st century has become quite complex for an author. No longer does the author just write the book. They have to market it now, as well. Reviews help authors get their name out there. So, whenever you read a book, please be so kind to leave a review.  

Tuesday, December 24, 2013




Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!


Thursday, November 21, 2013


Ask any author if they have a favorite book that they have written—one with special meaning to them, and they will always say, yes. And in some cases, they may even give you several titles. As for me, all my books are special. If I didn't have some emotional attachment to them, I couldn't have written them. Now having said that, there is one story that is very close to my heart.

A TWIST OF FATE, is now in print, published by Highland Press. It is the one novel that I truly wanted to see published. It tells the love story of two people from different backgrounds and religions. In order to survive, their love must be stronger than the hate and prejudice they encounter.

Though my story takes place during the 60s and reflects back on the events of World War II, namely the Holocaust, it has relevance to today. History of repeats itself and people tend to forget that. The themes running through A TWIST OF FATE are as relevant today as they were yesterday. People sharing this planet must learn to live with one another despite their differences.

I only hope they do so before they end up destroying the planet.

Is there a love so strong it could weather all storms?

When Susan Blaine meets Joseph Maisel, she knows he’s the one man she wants to spend the rest of her life with. Their love blooms, but the differences in their religious and cultural backgrounds chip away at its foundation. However, it is the discovery of whom her biological father was that destroys their love, driving them apart, until fate steps in.