Sunday, November 18, 2018

The Talimena National Scenic Byway


Living in Texas, we don’t get a lot of fall foliage. Our trees do change, but we never see the wonderful colors that appear farther north; however, there is a road just a few hours away from my home called The Talimena National Scenic Byway. We’ve known about this drive for years – just never managed to go. This year we decided it was time.

My sister and I often travel together. This short road trip was only a two night stay, but we enjoyed the drive. From my house to the one end of the byway is about 3 hours. The road itself is a little over 50 miles, and the drive back to my house from the other end is 4 hours. It was a lot of time in the car, but we broke up the trip by spending one night at a hotel each way.

We picked a good time to go although a think a week or so later it would have been even better. The colors were lovely. My pictures don’t do it justice, but if you haven’t been and are in the area, I recommend it.

Here’s a link to the website: http://www.talimenascenicdrive.com/.



Sunday, November 11, 2018

Thank you, Veterans!


Some people will be off work or out of school tomorrow in observance of Veterans Day, but today is the actual holiday. It is one of the few holidays in the U.S. that is the same date every year. I will be enjoying a day off tomorrow, but I wanted to take a moment to thank all who serve or have served.

Veterans Day is a U.S. legal holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars, and Veterans Day 2018 occurs on Sunday, November 11. In 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in World War I, then known as “the Great War.” Commemorated in many countries as Armistice Day the following year, November 11th became a federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became known as Veterans Day.




Thursday, November 8, 2018

Release Day - Dead in a Pickup

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 claimed 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?





Sunday, November 4, 2018

Leah Norwood Mysteries


I know I just recently posted about Dead in a Pickup. This is a gentle reminder that it will be released this Thursday. It is currently available for pre-order, and I’m discounting the first book in the series, Dead in a Dumpster, to $0.99 for this week only.


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 claimed 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?



When Leah Norwood finds the body of Isabel Meeks in the dumpster behind her store, she can’t believe the police consider her a suspect. Sure, she didn’t liked Isabel, but then again, neither did anyone else. Isabel had a condescending attitude and a bad reputation. As manager of the antique store, Patina, she had made a lot of enemies.

There is Patina’s assistant manager, the handsome and charming Trent. Isabel was blackmailing him. There is Patina’s owner, the aloof and influential Anthony Thorpe. Isabel was smuggling drugs through his store. And there is the entire drug dealing Cantono family. Isabel had lost a box containing heroin from one of their shipments. That is just to name a few and didn’t even include the stranger who was seen arguing with Isabel just hours before her death.

The police have too many suspects and too many soft alibis. Leah needs to prove to the sexy new chief of police that she had nothing to do with Isabel’s death.

Leah loves a good mystery. Can she find the killer before the police arrest her for murder?


Friday, November 2, 2018

November 2018 Giveaway

I offer a giveaway each month. It could be a book, a gift card, or some other type of swag. You must be on my email list or join my email list to be eligible to win. Hey – I need to get something out of this. :)

To enter:
If you are already on my email list, simply enter your email address for the first entry in the rafflecopter form below. You will then be offered additional entries.

If you are not already on my email list, complete the form on the right side of this page to join. You will receive an email to confirm. After confirming, enter your email address for the first entry in the rafflecopter form below. You will then be offered additional entries.

Please note: Some of you may think you are on my email list, but in May 2018, I sent an email asking you to re-signup. If you did not do so at that time, you are not on the list.

Congratulations to Becky, the October winner of a eCopy of Dead in a Dumpster.
Terms and conditions are available on the rafflecopter. Good Luck!


a Rafflecopter giveaway