Archives for 2014


Happy Holidays

Angel and Jason took a big step this year. They sent out this photo card to their family and friends for the holidays. Don’t they look cute together? Where’s David? Behind the camera, of course. The 3d image was created in DAZ Studio and modified in Photoshop by Call Of The Wild. Like a photographer […]


Harmony Kent, Spotlight Author

I’d like to welcome Harmony Kent to my blog today. Harmony is another author I met through Twitter and the Rave Reviews Book Club. She’s a very nice lady and a very good author. It is my pleasure to host her on the RRBC Spotlight Author blog tour. Hi there! This is the third day […]


‘Spotlighting The Shadow’ Tour

I’d like to welcome Rhani D’Chae to my blog today. I met Rhani through Twitter and the Rave Reviews Book Club and I’m delighted to host her on this blog tour. Without further ado, “Heeeeeere’s Rhani!” Hello, and welcome to the ‘SPOTLIGHTING THE SHADOW’ Blog Tour. My name is Rhani D’Chae, and I am the […]


A New Look For “Ambient Light”

There is a saying within the writing community, often attributed to authors like William Faulkner and Oscar Wilde, to “kill your darlings.” Specifically it means to delete from your books those words you are most attached to as they take away from the readers’ experience. But it can also be said of book covers. The […]


Excerpt: In Spite of Honor

Here’s another scene from the first in The Rocky Shores Resort romance series. I’ve settled on a title for this book: In Spite of Honor. The following excerpt is a scene from chapter five. As the Flying Dutchman Winery is a real place, I’ve included some photos I took while at the coast. This is […]


More Research on the Coast

In chapter five, my main characters—Suzanne and Charlie—spend a long day at the coast; From around 10:00 a.m. until after sunset. Besides showing Suzanne some highlights of the area, they also go looking for a piece of driftwood small enough she can take it home in her suitcase. Originally, I planned on them driving nearly […]


I Need To Go Back

One of my two favorite places to go is the Oregon Coast, especially between Florence and Lincoln City. That’s why my next book takes place there. But hubby and I haven’t spent much time on the coast in the past few years and I really need the refresher. Google maps can only help so much, […]


My First Video Book Trailer

Several writer friends have been encouraging me to make a video book trailer for Ambient Light. So I decided to take the plunge. How’d I do? By the way, if you have a widescreen monitor and high-speed internet access, try watching it full-screen in 720p or 1080p.


“The Writing Process” – Blog Tour

Creativity does not come boxed up in a one-size-fits-all package. Thankfully. While each writer may draw upon the experiences of successful writers, when it comes to how we create, we blend what we’ve learned with who we are and come up with a process that works for us.


Check out my photo gallery over at Facebook to see all the photos I took at The Devil’s Punchbowl last February.