Comfort Plans Let Loose on the Market!

June 2nd. 2017

One of my favorite stories I’ve ever concocted is now let loose in the marketplace. I’m not sure an author should say they have favorites–that’s a bit like a mother saying she prefers one child over another–but Comfort Plans has been in my heart, imagination, and computer for many years. It’s evolution is one that I hold dear. My agent and I shopped this story (in an earlier version) because it was a fun story with memorable characters, but it wasn’t until I told the story that the old German farmhouse wanted to tell that the novel really took on some grit. As a fan of “house stories” –because who hasn’t thought that walls could talk??–I was able to tap into limestone of this Comfort location and mine it for new layers. The dust from that story added a new level of tension to the one going on with the house’s remodel and before long the architect and the contractor were getting remodeled too. The book’s cover is so dreamy that I’ve had strangers comment on the colorful design and wonder about the handwriting in the background. You’ll just have to read to find out why the cover is so perfect–thank you, Holly Forbes at Forbes and Butler Graphic Design. The book is on Amazon and local Longview stores–Barron’s and Louis Morgan. It will be formatted for Kindle soon, so if e-readers are your format, hang on, it shouldn’t be much longer until it’s up at Kindle. I’d value your kind reviews on Amazon or Goodreads, so enjoy the story and tell all your friends.

Big Book Release News!

May 23rd. 2017

I’m shouting it from the rooftops! I’m releasing my second novel, a contemporary fiction set in the Texas Hill Country–Comfort Plans. If you like to watch #hgtv’s fixer upper–I’m pretty sure you’re going to enjoy the chemistry between the architect and the general contractor on the old German homestead remodel, particularly as the old farmhouse has its own story to tell. You can buy the book here on my website or order it from Amazon and Kindle. Enjoy this summer sparkler!

Okay, Maybe Just Go Directly to GoodReads and Enter There

May 17th. 2017

Publishing my link to the GoodReads Social Media platform and the entry for the free giveaway looks like gobbled-gush. Maybe you should visit their site (there’s a link from my home page) and insert The Big Inch in the search browser and I’m sure the giveaway entry site will be there. Good luck!

Enter a Free Giveaway for The Big Inch!

May 17th. 2017

I’m a GoodReads author (and a long time reader!) So, I appreciate the value in readers endorsing books on this social media platform. To help the cause along, I’m offering a free giveaway for the book and hope you’ll enter!

Here’s the link:

 

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Radio Interview with DEAR Texas #blogspotradio

April 12th. 2017

It was a fun experience to talk about story crafting, history, and characters with Rox Burkey as we shared The Big Inch with listeners. Hope you enjoy this too!

A Video Explanation of the Big Inch Pipeline and How a War Was Won

March 15th. 2017

Huge Thanks to the Pine Tree HS Video Production Class for This Book Trailer for The Big Inch

March 15th. 2017

Blog tours, newspaper articles, and TV exposure

March 15th. 2017

The winds of March have whipped me around in the most delightful way. Kind of like dancing on air. As this is my first time to enjoy this sort of attention, I’m looking both ways and around trying not to miss a moment of meeting readers, supplying books, and retweeting awesome reviews. It’s a grateful heart that is soaking in all this goodness, and praying I don’t suffer too long from withdrawals in between book events.

KETK and The Big Inch

March 7th. 2017

Is there anything more gratifying than talking to someone curious about the subject matter to which you’ve unwittingly become an expert? Maybe, but for me today that goal was met during an interview with a local TV reporter who knew nothing about The Big Inch pipeline and respectfully admitted it. He was curious, and that’s a quality we see too little in our instantaneous, socially-connected world. There’s value in our history, and if we don’t bring it forward, we lost it.

Not sure if this will post, but I’ll try to link the new story for you here:

http://www.easttexasmatters.com/news/local-news/woman-in-longview-writes-novel-over-the-big-inch-pipeline/668272580

Vulnerability isn’t easy, but it’s good

March 1st. 2017

I had the opportunity to speak to Zonta Int’l members in Longview about the journey I’ve taken (a bit twisty, and not without it’s sudden drop-offs) and how grit and hope are the antidotes to digging one’s self into a hole when all obvious purpose and plans seem gone. I’d never articulated that message out loud and it was a liberating experience to talk about the lengths women (ok, me) will go to and the crap we willing to endure to further an intrinsic need to make a community better. For me, the end result was creating the novel, The Big Inch. But as with all writers, this is not really the end. It’s the beginning.