Morning Coffee: I Need Your Vote!

If you read my book and enjoyed it. Or, if you didn’t but want to help out an author with her debut novel, I need your vote.

“Mary Bishop” received a 4.5 star review from In’Dtale Magazine last year. This means I’m eligible for this year’s Rone Award. First round voting is for readers. Top four in each category move on to final industry voting. My category, Historical Victorian-20th, is open for reader voting May 10th-16th. I’d love your vote. To do so, you will need to first register at www.indtale.com . Fast, easy, and free, you will receive their monthly e-magazine of articles and reviews of indie and small press published romances of all subgenres. When you register, you will receive a confirmation email. Once you confirm it was, indeed, you who registered, you will be able to vote. If you don’t care to get their emails, you can always unsubscribe after. Feel free to share this information with anyone you think may be interested. I need all the votes I can get.

Thanks!

Morning Coffee: A Busy Couple of Months

I realized today that it’s been two months since I last blogged!! I’ve been very busy. Where do I start?

Well…our daughter got married in North Carolina in April. A beautiful day despite the rain. Every bride deserves her happily-ever-after, her knight in shining armor, her prince, and Katy got that on April 10th when she married Jason. She also gained a lovely step-daughter, Jayda. The emotion is indescribable when a mother watches the father walk his daughter down the aisle; and then to return with her love and a big smile on her face.

The wedding also gave us the opportunity to spend more time with our five-month-old grandson who lives in Florida. He was an official groomsman-in-training. His mother even found him an outfit to match daddy’s when they preceded the bride down the aisle: blue jeans, a white shirt, and his own little lavender bow tie. He was a hit! Almost outshone the bride and groom…but not quite.

My most recent news is the publication of my second novel. The first in the Pine Lake Girls trilogy, “Alice: The Betrayal”, released this weekend and available in both paperback and ebook. Check out my “Publications” page for details. It was an interesting project as it takes place in 1918 with the Spanish Flu epidemic a big part of the plot. I actually finished the draft before COVID-19 was even a small seed of worry in anyone’s head, and I did all the editing during our pandemic. Much of the time while in shut-down. It definitely had a surreal aspect to it.

I’m currently working on two projects. Obviously, the Pine Lake Girls book two, Betty’s story, to be released in 2022. But also, a short piece for an anthology. I received my edits for that today. All proceeds will go to charity and I’ll have more details as the release date approaches.

So, that’s my excuse for not blogging in such a long time. I’ll try to do better, or at least have a good excuse for my absence. In the meantime, get yourself a copy of Alice’s story and let me know what you think. Writers live on reviews.