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When a Risk Pays Off

You know when you pick up a novel and there's praise on the back from another author who writes similar stories, or maybe reviews from critics with columns in famous newspapers? That's an endorsement, and we writers live off it. I guess you might say authors are the most insecure creatures on the planet, putting our hearts and souls into something and praying just one reader loves it as much as we do...so getting an endorsement from writers we respect and want to emulate is kind of huge.

I sent Secrets of the Mine to best-selling author Cindy C. Bennett, asking for her endorsement. She doesn't write mid-grade novels, and Secrets of the Mine is the first time I've attempted to write for kids 10 and up instead of for teens and adults. I have so many questions about if I did it right. Changing genres is always a huge risk. For me, I don't have that well-established fan base so I figure I have nothing to lose and maybe a few fans to gain by writing for kids, so why not…

Unbearable

The Port Fare Series~Three Stand-Alone Novels

You met and fell in love with Maggie and Seth as they struggled to survive a couple of ruthless drug dealers and Maggie's incorrigible mom in UNLOVABLE
** Next came Cole and Lilah as they found love despite her deception while working with Booker (Much to his dismay) to protect everyone from being murdered.


Now discover Booker and Tess's story! Booker Gatto is done. Done with women, his old life, all of it. Only the love of his friends in Port Fare keeps him going as he leaves the MET in exchange for the quiet  life his new law practice will provide.  Tess Selleck, once as ambitious and determined as she is smart and beautiful, had to leave everything and everyone she loves in San Diego to escape the man who destroyed her dreams and now wants her dead.  Together Booker and Tess find love when they least expect it, until their pasts drive them apart. Is there a happily ever after for these damaged lovers? Or is the thought of loving a…

For Victims of Domestic Violence and Friends

Friend and fellow author, best-seller Sherry Gammon, is releasing the third installment in the Port Fare series next Monday, June 9. If you're familiar with Port Fare, you already know Booker through Unlovable andUnbelievable. Unbearable is the story of how Booker finally finds love despite his impossibly high standards that all but guarantee he will never have to be in a relationship ever again.



Enter Tess, everything he says he would never find, a woman damaged, scarred, and nearly destroyed by domestic violence. As she wrote Unbearable, Gammon was worried people would be upset at her fairly realistic depictions of what Tess went through. She considered toning it down, but I'm glad she didn't.

Why?

Not because I love violence. Not even close.

Because I have very good friends who have survived this plague on our women, barely escaping with their lives sometimes. Because I've seen the cuts, scratches, bruises on the skin heal, knowing that  the scars they bear on their…

Oh, so Posh!

My niece Suzannah Mei sells Perfectly Posh. It's this all natural lotion stuff that I love. Since I have allergies, it's nice to text her and say "hey, hook me up. Momma needs some sassyooma!"  without worrying that I'll have a reaction to what I'm putting on my skin.If you're interested in checking out her stuff, you can check out her blog here. This is great stuff. You can contact her on her blog if you're interested in using her stuff (which you can order through her online no matter where you live) or would like to know more. She's super fun and really passionate about it!