I Hate Family Secrets

I was ten years old when I found out my sister existed. I was forty before I knew her name. For the most part, mom raised me by herself.  She was a good woman, very practical. She worked hard, put my needs first and didn’t shelter me about how the world really worked. Education was a priority. I got the “Twice as hard for half as much” speech every few months. She encouraged me to follow whatever career I wanted. […]


Hot Pages. Cool Deal.

Angel’s Awakening  is on sale for the month of August. Get awakened for 99 cents! Another glass-rattling shake forced the bar’s patrons to look up from their booze, gambling, and other activities. A tingle of fear snaked down her spine. Outside. She had to get outside right now. She slipped out of her chair and left. Wet mist still blanketed the immediate area. In the distance a sickly greenish light pulsed over a cluster of trees. She ducked back in. […]


Paying Lipservice to Diversity

I promised myself I wasn’t gonna be one of those people. I’m gonna be one of those people. It started out harmlessly enough. It’s PitchWars time again and even though I don’t have a MS to submit, I’m interested in which mentors would be a good fit for my style. Out of thirty or so mentors available for the Adult and New Adult categories, a dozen were interested in romance and/or urban fantasy. I also made a note of the […]