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    Life Lesson from A Bug


    Don’t you absolutely love EASTER?

    I do!

    First because of my faith in the risen Christ, and then, because Spring is in full bloom. Roses, irises, phlox, and azaleas are all in their glory. Leaves are full-out on the trees, and despite the pollen, it’s good-bye cold and dreary winter, and hello warm sun, and outdoor living. Hooray!

    But along with warm temperatures and blossoms come little gnats, and bees and such. Right now, there is a contest going on in my kitchen, between an annoying spider with it’s equally annoying web – evidence of an on-going war – and me. I thought the cold winter temperatures would kill the little beast, but evidently not. I’m not even sure it’s a spider’s web. It’s this long slung hammock affair, that takes over my window screen. The little bugger – whatever it is – is every bit as determined to weave it back, as I am to take it down. To tell you the truth, I haven’t used bleach, or anything strong than Windex. Maybe, in spite of my protests, I secretly respect the little vermin who is reminding me of a valuable life lesson on standing your ground, digging in your heels, and standing firm.

    And maybe in return for those lessons, I’d miss the little thing that re-spins its web every night – or every other night – wearing me out, an insignificant creature showing inordinate determination.

    So, I’m sharing this small drama with you, in the hope that it will encourage you. Maybe you’re going through something in your life that requires you to stand firm, and to recommit to what you believe in, or desire. Maybe you’re up against something much bigger than you. And maybe you need to hear someone remind you that you’re doing the right thing by staying persistent.

    Stay strong, my friend.

    To celebrate the connection between both, endurance and Easter, one of my favorite times of the year, I am giving you a gift. This Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21, download Kill for Justice ebook for FREE! If you love mystery, puppets, ventriloquism, and a good story, you will really enjoy this book.

    Simply click on the link below:

    (It would personally mean a lot if you would leave a review on Amazon. I need 50 reviews just to get noticed. Argh!)

    Hope you take time to celebrate!

    Happy Easter,




    Book Launch February 8-9, 2019

      Kill for Justice

    If you love mysteries, this is a book to download. It is FREE for February 8-9, 2019 as a part of the book launch. Get your FREE copy and tell your mystery-loving friends to do the same. Please consider leaving an Amazon review. I need 50 reviews. Please support your indie authors. Thanks.

    The night after a body is discovered, the chilling appearance of the dead man’s ghost appears on the theater’s stage. Simone Biaz, a ventriloquist who can make anything talk, is also known for her brilliance at solving mysteries. She and her father, must delve into a twenty-five year old cold case murder, a case that is exceptionally disturbing in this cobble stoned resort town off the coast of Maine.
    What dark secrets does the town hide? Will Simone and her father be able to solve the case, or become the next victims?



    Enjoy the book,




    Book signing in Travelers Rest, SC

    Saturday December 15, at Williams Hardware Cafe, in Travelers Rest, SC, from 11:00a - 3:00p, I'll be there to sign my latest murder mystery novel, VENOM; Fatal Revenge. Whoo Hoo!!

    If you or someone on your Christmas list loves mysteries, this makes a great gift for you. The setting for the story is Marshall NC., when a prominent attorney is found dead from multiple snake bites in January. A river guide, Jake - best friends with the victim's son - commits to solving the mystery. A night search on the French Broad's rapids, a mountain man aiming a shotgun at him, and other twists and turns make it a perfect book for a cozy read.

    See you at Williams Hardware Cafe Saturday December 15!

    Oh, and I forgot to tell you. Buy my book, VENOM, and I'll give you another book, Wrapped in Love short story fiction. FREE.


    Ventriloquist Solves Murder

    Labor Day ONLY $.99


    Get The Killer Show now!

    A murder mystery, solved by ventriloquist, Simone Biaz, an amateur detective.

    During her theater show the audience hears a bloody scream and believes the ventriloquist threw her voice. Only later is a body discovered back stage.

    With murder, lies, and deep secrets this story will keep you engaged and turning pages to the very end.

    Wrap up your summer reading. Download The Killer Show.

    But hurry! Do it now!



    Building Tension in Your Writing

    Whether you are a writer, speaker, or musician, creating tension followed by resolution is critical in your work. Without it, the work becomes flat and forgotten. Tension has a cycle to it. It must strain to a breaking point, and then release, but the timing is critical. You must know instinctively how far to stretch your audience and when to release the stress, or you will lose them.

    Example from
    The Killer Show

    “I froze. Next to the muffin pan, a note read:
    'Be careful little eyes what you see
    Be careful little mouth what you say
    Be careful what you do. I'm always watching you
    You can never be too careful in the dark.'
    I swallowed my fear.
    What if he’s still be in the house?  
    Think. Think!
    I grabbed my phone. My hands were shaking. I misdialed. Hung up. Tried again.
    While waiting for the cops to arrive, I called Darcy and told her about the note.
    ‘I’ll be right there’, she said.”