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Games and More Games

April 7, 2011 | News,The stories

Hello again!

Today I’m blogging at Readers’ Entertainment TV about just why Jake and Astrid had to be fans of online role playing games in THE SHADOW GUARD. Of course, that means I get to talk about which online role playing games they prefer – and why I had to invent one! (Someday this business will get easier, right?)

Please drop by and let me know which games you prefer and what you think of their tastes!

2:36 am | 3 Comments  

Interview with Astrid

April 6, 2011 | News,The stories

Hello again!

SOS Aloha interviews Astrid Carlsen, the heroine of THE SHADOW GUARD, today.

Please stop by and find out what secrets they extracted from from that covert operative – and fire off your own questions at her!

2:53 am | 5 Comments  

What Does He Look Like

April 5, 2011 | News,The stories,Tuning the instrument

Hey there!

Have you wondered what a book’s hero looks like? Trust me, nobody worries about that more than the author does! Sometimes the hero announces himself very early and sometimes he sneaks those little details in bit by bit.

Please stop by Fresh Fiction today, where I’m blogging about how Jake Hammond, THE SHADOW GUARD‘s hero, told me what the heck he looked like.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on favorite heroes and what you think they should look like.

2:47 am | 1 Comment  

Release Day Party

March 29, 2011 | Better than chocolate,News,The stories,Tuning the instrument

Bitten by BooksHi there! It’s March 29th and THE SHADOW GUARD is finally out and about in a store near you, both in print and e-book!

To celebrate, I’m holding a Release Day Party at Bitten by Books, complete with giveaway and chatter about the wacky things that happen while writing a book. I promise to hang out by my computer all day so I can answer your questions and keep on chatting, on any topic you come up with. (Okay, so maybe my dog Honey thinks I’m doing this so she can chase squirrels all day. But this is all good for everyone, right?)

Hugs and kisses to everyone! Please stop by when you get a chance!

3:18 am | 1 Comment  

RT Book Reviews, Here I Come

March 28, 2011 | News,The stories

Hi there!

I’m blogging today at RT Book Reviews about what inspired THE SHADOW GUARD.

Please stop by if you get a chance and find out what odd set of three ingredients inspired this book! Or ask me any other question you like, at one of my favorite review sites.

2:59 am | Comments are off  

Lora Leigh and Friends

March 26, 2011 | Better than chocolate,News,The stories

Wow! Pizza, friends, AND talk about romance books? I am so there!

Today I’m visiting The Lora Leigh Romance Book Discussion Group Hosted by Lora Leigh. It takes an RSVP to get in but it’s definitely one of the best reading groups around. I can hardly wait to settle down and chat!

Plus, I’m bringing a special gift for each attendee thanks to my awesome editor.

See you there, fellow readers!

5:12 am | Comments are off  

Astrid and Other Women of Power Come Alive in March Broad Pod

March 16, 2011 | News,The stories

Hi there! Astrid’s doings have made it into a podcast with other powerful women’s adventures!

Join hostess Jean Marie Ward for this March’s Woman Power collection of short readings from women writing across the realm of speculative fiction.

The Broad Pod is sponsored by Broad Universe, an international, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, honoring, and celebrating women writers of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Find out more about our organization, including new fiction released by women, more podcasts, and information about writing and publishing for women, at our website.

March is Women’s History Month, and this month’s talented women writers spotlight many aspects of Woman Power—and powerful women:

Charged with treason, Gail Z. Martin’s pregnant queen Kiera must wage a war of words to save herself, her friends, and her unborn child.

In Larissa N. Niec’s selection, the goddess Rhianna’s high priestess embarks on a dangerous spirit quest to seek help for her dying land.

Theresa Crater introduces her heroine—and us—to the legendary Morgan le Fey in the land beneath the hallowed hill.

Then journey with Diane Whiteside to present-day Virginia, where a psychically gifted homicide detective learns just how powerful a woman working for the FBI can be.

Finally, soar into the future with Danielle Ackley-McPhail and a squadron of hell-raising women fighter pilots led by the infamous Scarlet Jay.

Sit back. Enjoy. But don’t expect to relax—not around these women.

Please listen at

Thank you to Jean Marie for being a great hostess, all our readers, and all of you who share and enjoy these fun snippets of fiction and poetry!

2:31 am | 3 Comments  





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