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Okay, this is by far the funniest book I have read all year and is my pick of the month.

Amy’s husband just gets up one day and disappears, only to turn up in a local store three years later. She’s not sure to be shocked or to kill him with a pink hula hoop.

If you want a book that will have you laughing out loud, this may be worth a read. Kelly Harms’ writing reminds me a bit like Erma Bombeck—but with her own twist.

Excuse me while I go back to read more of this book.  🙂

 

May’s Book of the Month

 

What can I say, Karin Slaughter’s novel, The Good Daughter, is a page-turner. Slaughter takes the gloves off and says it like it is in this adrenaline filled thriller.

The plight of the characters broke my heart, yet left me to read late into the night with its roller-coaster ride right until the very last page.

Excellent, excellent read, and I highly recommend this novel.

Curious? Here’s a free preview below:

Okay, this is by far the funniest book I have read all year and is my pick of the month.

Amy’s husband just gets up one day and disappears, only to turn up in a local store three years later. She’s not sure to be shocked or to kill him with a pink hula hoop.

If you want a book that will have you laughing out loud, this may be worth a read. Kelly Harms’ writing reminds me a bit like Erma Bombeck—but with her own twist.

Excuse me while I go back to read more of this book.  🙂

Running Shadows is available on Amazon in ebook and print form. Check out the free preview below!

 

I’m so excited to share that I’m writing a romance novel. Check out my new cover for Chasing Dreams. The feedback from my beta readers has been phenomenal!

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Anna was confident about three things.

1. The empty room upstairs had a story.
2. Time was a killer.
3. And the insane walked amongst her—even in the positions of power and authority.

Through the storms, the lies and unknowns, what will Anna do when her curiosity for a lost soul becomes her greatest obsession.

The truth, with certainty, will bring a sleepy community to its knees as she shines a bright light on the rats that run in the shadows.

I’m thrilled to start the new year off with a new mini-series: The Twisted Road Series.

These stories follow the life of Kate Franklin, an ordinary woman who finds herself in an unusual situation. She is placed on the precipice of life and is uncertain what tomorrow will bring. But, as she gains clarity in her world, and makes difficult choices, she wonders if there’s beauty in secrets after all.

This series, along with my other books, is available on Amazon. Plus! You can read them for free on Kindle Unlimited!

In The Grey (A Twisted Road Series Book 1)


The Blue Book (A Twisted Road Series 2)

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I hope you have a holiday filled with love, joy and warm memories.

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Writers observe their surroundings, and there is a lot to learn.

For me, it’s interesting to watch the boxes that people place themselves into; and more interestingly, the stories they tell themselves to stay neatly and securely tucked inside their life’s containers.

They operate out of this box with a strict set of rules that they, along with their list of supporters, follow to the letter – and a lot of this is learned from the day they are born, and then built upon to become firmly ingrained in their sub-conscience.

But eventually, those same routines, the same rules, the same outcomes, and the same supporters, make a person want to peek through the cracks just to see if there is something more to their existence.

What would happen if they kicked open the flap of their windowless space – and took a chance on themselves? You see, that’s where the joy of being alive begins; it’s breaking old habits and not allowing others to padlock us into the box they think we belong.

It’s saying “what-if” to life’s possibilities – then exploring options that help with personal growth – but it also recognizes that once we leave that mundane set of rituals that we have become accustomed to, we will never be able to step back into those old scripts again. Because, we have shed the cocoon and we are now in a period of transition – and will forever be different.

And that is what scares a lot of people.

As a population, that is very tribal in nature, the peer pressure to remain within the social clicks/beliefs is both enormous and yet comforting – and at the same time suffocating.

Some people will never question their personal “belief-box”, yet others can’t wait to escape to experience what they are fully capable of becoming in their lives.

It all makes me wonder as I watch those around me, who is trying to shake themselves free from an old script, and who will continue to wilt inside from unmet dreams?

The reality is, is that the person holding the keys to your box is you.

And this my friends, will be the basis of my next novel.

 

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I love working in my office, perhaps because it’s a south facing, cozy and inviting space.

Except for traveling to writing locations, this is where everything takes place.

The desk was handmade by a local man in Fredericton, and the antique chair to the left is over 100-years old and made in Nova Scotia. I treasure it as it was a gift from my father to me for my birthday. Whenever I would visit, I always sat in that chair. It was a great gift with a warm history.

The plants in the window, they are all presents from my friends. I continue to nurture them, as I do my friendships.

So, if it’s in my work space, it usually has some sentimental items attached to the ambiance.

Tis a bit about me on a lovely, Sunday afternoon.