It’s Christmas Time!

I LOVE this time of the year with the bright and cheery decorations, the yummy baked goodies, and of course, all the feel-good Hallmark Christmas Movies.  As I look back over this year I can’t believe everything that’s happened.  Our children and grandchildren are all happy and healthy, we added two little rescue pups to our family, we had to say goodbye to two loved-ones, and my hubby is still the love of my life and writing muse.  Yes, I truly am blessed.

for facebookI do have some exciting news to share.  My novella, Saying Goodbye: The Christmas Gift won GOLD in the 2017 AUTHORSdb cover contest.  How cool is that?  I’ve never entered any competition for my writing, so this was quite exciting for me.  If you haven’t read it yet, you can get it as a FREE download on Amazon.  It’s received a handful of rave reviews, so I’m sure you’ll enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it. 

I’m currently working on another Christmas novella. I don’t know if I’ll have it ready for this year, but it’s going to be a great story that will make you cry tears of joy and sorrow.

So, decorate your tree, bake those favorite yummies, and spend this magical season with those you love… MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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Prince Waylona; Hellavey Character

Looking forward to this book

An Escape From Reality

Waylona Eyes.pngWaylona is the handsome, hearty son of  Lord Vermuyn and Lady Ayszyvil. He’s known for his long flowing curly red hair and rugged good looks. His power is in his magnetic blue eyes that can mesmerize anyone with one look.

Prince Waylona has been taught to hate all others different from him. He believes that the Hellavey are superior and the other races were meant to serve the Hellavey, or die. When Waylona and his men are swept into the mist with Prince Jeremy and Princess Santono, he stands firm in this belief. It causes wrath between him and Prince Jeremy. Not only are they in love with the same woman, but have very different thoughts on how they should live in this new strange world called Earth. Read more about Waylona in the New Breed Series.

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Help! I need YOUR vote!


Okay, peeps, I need a BIG favor. The cover for my Novella, Saying Goodbye is a Semi-Finalist in the AUTHORSdb 2017 Book Cover Contest. I’m asking you to help me continue on by giving my cover a vote. I’m so honored to even be in the running with this beautiful cover. So, warm up your voting finger and help me win this thing!!  

Thank you in advance for your help and please use the link below to vote for my cover.

ARUTHORSdb 2017 Cover Contest

The Thirteen Nights of Halloween-Night 13

Night 13

On the 13th Night of Halloween out my window I did see;

YOU running for your life, twelve witches flying, eleven vampires glaring, ten red eyes glowing, nine zombies shuffling, eight mummies marching, seven skeletons dancing, six ghosts a haunting,


Four evil clowns, three demons laughing, two snarling werewolves, and a black cat sitting in a tree.

Happy Halloween

The Thirteen Nights of Halloween-Night 10

10 eyes

On the 10th Night of Halloween out my window I did see;

ten red eyes glowing, nine zombies shuffling, eight mummies marching, seven skeletons dancing, six ghosts a haunting,


Four evil clowns, three demons laughing, two snarling werewolves, and a black cat sitting in a tree.

The Woods Are Calling

An Escape From Reality

The woods are calling, calling to you

but Mama’s told you to stay cleartrees-2616706_1920

Oh, but the voice is so welcoming

and quite full of cheer

The whistling in the wind

seemingly says go, it’ll be okay

there’s still left a bit of day

One step forward, then another

until you completely ignore the voice

of your dear, sweet mother

You enter the woods

You walk through the shadows mesmerized

by some unseen power until you realize

it’s dark, you’ve gone too far, and now you’re lost

Then you hear it, the faint cry of a wolf howl

you take a few more steps, you now hear a low growl

The night now surrounds you and you freeze with fear

as the beast snarls in your ear

The claws strike, blood, sinew, and the eyes of the beast

that’s taking your life is what you see

All because your sweet mother’s…

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A Trick of the Light

An Escape From Reality

Thunder rolls and lightning flashes

lights flicker, then abandons you

the darkness covers you as you stand in the dark

The lightning flashes once more

you see a figure by the kitchen doorspirit-2304469_1920

your heart pounds in your chest

as you hear footsteps drag across the floor

you try to run but your feet won’t move

The lights return and you see no one is there, and you sigh

it must have been a trick of the light

But was it? Have you ever had the little hairs on the back of

Have you ever had the little hairs on the back of your neck prickle for no apparent reason?

Have you ever walked into a room and fear consumed you out of the blue?

Have you ever gone somewhere new, but experienced De Ja Vu?

Autumn is here, and a time when magical things occur so don’t be shocked if…

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The Black Cat’s Message

I will be sharing fun Halloween stories with you this month.  This one is from  I know you’ll enjoy it as much as I did.

Retold by S.E. Schlosser from Spooky Texas. A Texas settler adopts a stray cat who is not everything she seems!


Prayers for Las Vegas

As I sit and watch all the media pundits go on and on with their theories of why a crazed man would open fire on those simply enjoying an evening of good country music.  I’ve struggled with how I would feel if I or someone I love were there at that horrible time.  When I first heard the report of the shooting, I was getting ready for bed after a long evening working on an editing project for a client.  I had the TV on in the background but wasn’t really paying attention.  That was until I heard the reporter breathlessly say shots were being fired at a crowd of people in Las Vegas.

I have to admit my first thought was what organization would do such a thing; ISIS, Antifa? Those were the first hate groups that popped into my mind.  I guess it really doesn’t matter.  A crazed shooter murdered Americans enjoying a happy evening.  This video clearly shows the mood of those at the concert.

Everyone was singing together.  They had no idea there was a man with hate in his heart who would target them only an hour later…

I cannot begin to tell you the rage I felt the first time I watched this second video.  Those people were not doing anything other than enjoying some good music.  For someone to plan the murder of others the way this sicko did is something I will never understand.  He had a stockpile of guns and ammo, as well as explosives.  He booked that room WAY in advance.  This was not a thing he did on impulse.  No, he had planned it way ahead of the attack.  In fact, there are reports that he was probably planning other attacks in Boston and Chicago.  Authorities are also saying he was probably planning a car bombing. From the very beginning, I’ve felt there was much more to this evil man than we were hearing on the news.  It looks as though my feelings may have been true.  He was a man on a mission to cause chaos and death.  I’m just thankful he was stopped before he could do more harm.

I’m not going to get into my feelings on gun control.  As far as I’m concerned NOTHING could have prevented this crazed man from fulfilling his evil mission.  The Islamist Terrorists have proven time and again, mass murder can be done using anything from airplanes, vehicles, bombs in pressure cookers, among other everyday items.  If someone wants to kill large numbers of people they will find a way to do it.

So, where do we go from here?  Do we live our lives in fear?  No, I choose to live my life on MY terms.  What we need to do as a country is not point fingers at each other.  We need to remember that we are all Americans.  This division forced upon us by those with a political agenda needs to stop.  Watching the video of those Americans singing God Bless America reminds me of what a wonderful country we have the privilege to call home.

We all heard the heroic stories of those rushing in to help the injured without thought of their own safety.  We heard stories of the brave Law Enforcement Officers using their own bodies as shields against gunfire.  We heard of how the everyday American helped to get those injured to hospitals in their own vehicles or even a borrowed a pickup truck.  I know they said he stole the pickup, but I choose to call it borrowing.  Then we heard of how the doctors and nurses performed miracles to save the lives of hundreds of injured people, flooding through the Emergency Room doors.

Those acts of bravery are what I choose to remember.  However, I believe the name of shooter deserves to be forgotten.  Of course, we should never forget his evil deed and all the pain he brought to those who survived that horrible night.  But his name is something I choose to erase from my mind.   I choose to remember the way everyone in Las Vegas responded to the evil they faced.  It reminded me of how everyone pulled together here in Southeast Texas when Hurricane Harvey made his visit.

My heart filled with pride when I watched my fellow Texans pull together and help each other through all the devastating flooding.  Even our daughter, who is a police officer in a community here in Southeast Texas spent day after day hanging on the side of a large rescue truck, helping people and pets get to safety.  Watching how my fellow Americans act at times like this restores my belief in the people of this great country.

In closing, I ask all of you to say a prayer of comfort and healing for those in Las Vegas.  Pray for those still in the hospital, and pray for those families who lost a loved one.  I know we all feel gut-kicked by this horrible event, but I believe as one people we can overcome.