Sunday, December 4, 2016

Wonderful Review and Giveaway

Enter MM Good Book Review's Giveaway Contest and win Dreamspinner Press credits for the purchase of books from their website.

While you're visiting the MM Good Book Review site, be sure to read their terrific review of my holiday short story, "The Orpheum Miracle," that's included in Dreamspinner's holiday anthology, Bah Humbug!

Here's a list of places where you can get a copy of the short story and the anthology:

Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Orpheum Holiday Miracle

Last year's holiday story featured fruitcake. No fruitcake in this year's story.

Instead, this year, in The Orpheum Miracle:

Twenty-nine-year-old Mick, the son of crack addicts, isn’t exactly a dyed-in-the-wool Scrooge. Mick’s been on his own from childhood. As a teen, he lived in a shelter, where for a short time he had a boyfriend. After the boyfriend left, Mick moved to the Orpheum Theater. While squatting there and taking care of the grand old building, Mick watched others celebrate the holidays from a distance, never able to share in their merriment.

Only his Technicolor dreams liven his dull, mechanical life until one day the world around him begins to change. Mick is surprised when a man named Jim buys the vintage Orpheum and plans to restore it. Something about Jim makes Mick think they’ve met before. In fact, Jim rekindles Mick’s longing for a better life and a little holiday magic for himself.

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Wonderful Foothills Pride News

A building not unlike Stone Acre's Hardware Store
It's a dreary Monday morning here in usually sunny Sacramento, so I didn't really expect much excitement coming my way.

However, I received a contract offer from Dreamspinner Press for Frank at Heart, the story of the big-hearted bastion of Stone Acres, California. Frank McCord runs the hardware store where his father and grandfather worked before him.

At the beginning of the story, Frank is in the doldrums, unsatisfied with his staid life and the rut he's dug for himself.

Into his life walk Silicon Valley software developer Christopher Darling and his teenage son Henry. Suddenly Frank's world becomes wider and richer as they all work through personal adversity.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Redesigning Max Goes Audio

Narrator David Ross has wrapped up taping for Redesigning Max, the second of the Foothills Pride series. The audio will be available in three weeks from Audible, and shortly afterward from Dreamspinner Press and Amazon.

Ross also narrated What's in a Name?, the first series book, and will start working on Behr Facts, the third Foothills book. I absolutely love his voice and hope that fans of the series do too.

The series books are available at
Dreamspinner Press
Barnes & Noble
Google Books

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

30% off Sale for Friends

Have you been waiting for a sale to order one or all of the Foothills Pride books? Or maybe Blame It on the Fruitcake? If so, this is the perfect time to buy! 30% off. 

Click HERE to take advantage of this great deal.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Short Order Won't Release in 2016

Short Order, a holiday-themed story in the Foothills Pride series, won't release this holiday season, but will be published in December 2017.

I'm not sure how this will reorder the series at this time, but when I find out, I'll reveal it.

Here's how I envision Blue Cottage, the Stone Acres residence that is the main site in Short Order. The photo was taken by my daughter when we visited her in Vermont last year.