COMING SOON

THE SMOKE IN SHADOWS Nic made one impulsive mistake. She wrote a book about a little-known Roman massacre involving a legend known as the Wolf. An immortal man who appeared every fifty years or so to lead the armies of Rome. It wasn’t her fault the book shot to the top of the New York […]

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Pollo Alle Melograne–Chicken with Pomegranates

I’m a big fan of creating atmosphere through the use of description and details–the experts tell you this is “adding context.” Characters don’t just stand around talking in a vacuum–they are someplace. As readers, we want to see, taste, hear, feel that someplace and have a similar emotional experience as our characters. That includes all […]

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Happy Holidays

I am so grateful for You! Wishing you an amazing and abundant holiday season. You are appreciated for your support, you good wishes and encouragement. I am so thrilled that I can share this journey with you. The Smoke in Shadows is still a work in progress. This is Darius’s story, and my goal is […]

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Charles Bukowski-Beat Poet

When I was very young (and this may date me) but I remember sneaking out to go with my much older cousins to a smoky coffee house where retro-poets liked to read their poems. I remember a little round stage. I think it was dark red, as I said, I had to use a fake […]

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Summer Reading: The Darkness in Dreams

Goodreads Review from Kristine for The Darkness In Dreams: This novel was phenomenal. I won a copy in a giveaway, and I couldn’t be happier. With realistic fun characters, a unique and interesting plot full of suspense, action, surprises, twists, and turns, and a vivid, fluid writing style, I felt like I was right there […]

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“Promise me,” Baz said, but it was…

Do you Have a favorite quote? This is one of my favorites, from The Memories in Moonlight. Tears were on her cheeks now. The road was a black ribbon and she drove one-handed because the fingers of her right hand twisted in the neckline of her shirt, and she hadn’t noticed. The white lines in […]

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Are you familiar with her work, Mr. Jones…

“Are you familiar with her work, Mr. Jones?” Jules asked, and he forced his attention back to the woman trying to sell him the art. “I am.” “This piece is a favorite of mine. It’s meant to be enjoyed in the round, a position of power in any room. And yet the artist has titled […]

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