The second book in the "Willow Branch" series is now available on kindle and for free on kindle unlimited.
Coming very soon!
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Click the link below to read the short novella that comes between Fatal Search and Fatal Hunt. I hope you enjoy this free thank you book!
Ah, summer … warm evenings on the back deck, vacations, pool parties, and, in my opinion, the best time to pull out a book.
Let me share a few of my favorite past beach/summer reads in no particular order.
Dorothea Benton Frank
Mary Kay Andrews
Mary Alice Monroe
These women know how to lay down a sweet summer read. Plentiful beaches, romance, relationships between sisters, friends, enemies, and love interests.
Each and every one of their books has been personally read by my and I couldn't recommend them highly enough.
Now, if you are looking for murder … and face it, who isn't … check out my Willow Branch Series. You will NOT be disappointed.
Hope this summer finds you happy, healthy, and very relaxed. :)
I thought it would be so easy. Take that idea that's been brewing in my head for years, write it out, and BAM! Agents would be beating down my door.
It took three months to just get the words down. Then I read it and it was GARBAGE! So, I rewrote it. then I read it again, and it was upgraded to the compost pile. Third times a charm, I guess … now I'm in the recycle bin.
The it took weeks of asking family and friends to read it for me and tell me what changes should be made, making those changes, and asking again. (I have the most patient people in my life).
Finally, I gave it to a friend who did an amazing editing job for me and it was ready.
REJECTION! REJECTION! REJECTION! Very nice ones, but still ...
I'm not a patient person, so off to Kindle Direct Publishing I go. Should be easy, right?
NO! Despite what you might've heard, it's NOT user friendly. At last not to anyone who wasn't born with a smart phone in their hand.
After much trial and error, I finally got the Kindle version up and running. Hallelujah! Of course, errors were found and corrected. Then, I got brave and put it out in paperback.
If I thought the Kindle process was bad, that was nothing compared to this!
Formatting is my enemy now and forevermore.
After all of this waiting and labor, my book baby is finally born and I'm ready to show it off to the world.
And all I can say is Thank you Thank you Thank you for loving it!
Thank you for constantly asking when book two will be out. But, like babies, books come out in their own sweet time. And mine will be born in early June, format willing. :)
I remember the day when the Bookmobile first came to my grade school. They gave us the speech about how we needed to take great care of the card and the books that it allowed us access to.
I don't remember if my parents signed their permission or not … but every week that wonderful converted bus came to our school and we would pile in, five at a time, and gaze in rapture at the selection and carefully choose .. knowing that we wouldn't get this chance again for seven whole days!
I've been working at our local library for over ten years now and I'm always so amazed when people come in to use our computers and when asked, say they don't have a card … why would they need one?
Gasp?! Horror! I'm coming home, Martha!!!
Get a library card, already! Free access to books, movies, games (yes, our wonderful library has table and card games galore), audio books, magazines, programming.
So really, the question isn't 'why should you', but 'why WOULDN'T you?' Do you enjoy blowing your money on things you could get for free? (Don't go all crazy on me … I have a book collection, too.).
There are so many great kids programs at your local library. Our library has wonderful events for the kids and adults, as well as many family events like Easter Egg Hunts, Car Shows, Ladies Night Out, Spooktacular, and so many more.
Don't walk … RUN to your local library! Heck, you're paying for it through your taxes anyway … don't let it go to waste.
On that note ... what's your favorite thing about your local library??