Sunday, September 16, 2018

McKinney Square Book Festival

If you live in the north Texas area, mark your calendars. Texas Authors is hosting the McKinney Square Book Festival on September 22, 2018 in beautiful downtown McKinney. I will be there along with over 45 other Texas authors. Stop by to see us and visit all the wonderful shops and restaurants on the square.

One of my book series, the Leah Norwood Mysteries, is set in the fictional town of Reed Hill, TX. Leah owns a specialty shop on the square in Reed Hill. Humm. I wonder where I got that idea.

Sunday, September 9, 2018


Many of you know I’ve been working on the next Leah Norwood mystery, Dead in a Pickup, for almost a year. It is finally finished. I really like this one, and I hope you will too. It’s available for pre-order on Amazon and Smashwords. It should be available soon on Barnes and Noble, iBooks, and Kobo.

When Leah Norwood finds the body of Brandy Perez in a pickup parked outside a house for sale, she is once again drawn into the hunt for a killer. Brandy was a party girl with a questionable reputation. She dated a lot of different men including local bad-boy Marcus Cantono. At the time of her death, Brandy claims to be in a relationship with a wealthy businessman, and there are only a few men in Reed Hill who fit that description.

Marcus is already dealing with vandals trying to close down his restaurant, his mother’s sixty-fifth birthday party, and family members restarting their drug dealing operation. He doesn’t need lead murder suspect added to the list. The evidence against him is strong, and Leah’s snooping soon makes her a target. She’s determined to help Marcus while trying to keep her relationship with the sexy chief of police intact.

Leah loves a good mystery. Can she find the killer before the killer finds her?

Saturday, September 1, 2018

September Giveaway

This month I am giving away an e-copy of The Lost Great Dane. Please visit my giveaway page on my website for additional information and to enter.

The Lost Great Dane is the first novella in the Lost and Found Pets series. Alexandra Prescott is a licensed private investigator specializing in finding missing animals. Reuniting pet and owner is more than just a job.

While looking for a lost cat, Alex finds a weak and injured Great Dane. The dog has no collar, no tags, and no microchip. And the only person looking for him is a man who might have murdered his own wife.

Within 24 hours, Alex has a hunted dog, a cryptic message, and a hitman on her tail. She realizes the only way out of this mess is to solve the mystery of the lost Great Dane.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Update on Dead in a Pickup

I’m almost finished with the third Leah Norwood Mystery, Dead in a Pickup. The plan is to have it finished by Labor Day, and edited and proofread by the end of September. This book was one of those that just didn’t want to be written. I almost gave up but the story was there and I liked the idea. I can now see the finish line and hope to release it in November. I’m looking for one more beta reader if anyone is interested. In the meantime, here’s a snippet.

“Who else is on your list?”
“What?” I asked innocently.
Griggs rolled his eyes. “Who else are you planning to speak with?”
I shrugged. “I found a few names on her social media pages. I also thought I would talk to Heidi Parker.”
“Why?” Griggs asked.
He knew Heidi well. Being the mayor’s wife, he had a lot of interaction with her. She complained about everything. She had complained to me about one of my products, and she had filed more than one complaint to the police department which was why I wasn’t surprised she had shown up on Brandy’s page as the one person not satisfied with her cleaning service. Her complaints were never life-threatening, but Griggs had to have someone check each of her grievances which took up manpower he didn’t have to spare.
“She gave Brandy’s cleaning service a two-star review. It had been one-star, but she changed it after Brandy replaced the item Heidi claimed was stolen. I don’t really like her, but she doesn’t lie.”
Griggs rubbed a hand across his face. “No, but she reports the most ridiculous things. Once she said she smelled urine in her flowerbed so she wanted us to set up a sting operation to catch whoever was peeing in her yard.”
“Oh my God,” I said with a giggle. “Did you?”
“Cisneros needed some overtime work so I had him sit outside her house a couple of nights.”
“It was a stray cat.”
“I bet that didn’t go over well.”
“No. Heidi didn’t believe us until Cisneros showed her the video he took with his phone. The damn cat walked by three times each night and lifted his leg right in front of her petunias.”