Book Review ~ February’s Files

Happy last Tuesday of June. Tuesday means it's book review time. I became interested in Rich Curtin’s Manny Rivera books earlier this year. February’s Files is the second book of the series. https://read.amazon.com/kp/card?asin=B007Q4750Q&preview=inline&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_AER5E5P7Q1DY9E3VSXM9 Blurb Even small towns have secrets worth killing for...A skeleton in a makeshift stone grave is discovered on a remote bluff overlooking... Continue Reading →

Book Review ~ Heaven’s Keep

Happy first Tuesday of June! Although summer doesn't officially arrive for another two weeks, in my mind June 1 is always the beginning of summer. There's nothing like curling up by a fireplace with a good book on a cold winter day, but summer also lends plenty of opportunities for reading. I have fond memories... Continue Reading →

May Book Reviews Part Two

In case you missed last week's post, I've decided to go back to a weekly schedule with individual reviews beginning next week. In the meantime, here are the second half of my May book reviews. Pretend You Don't See Her ★★★★ I got hooked on reading Mary Higgins-Clark back in the 1970s when I picked... Continue Reading →

May Book Reviews Part One

The reading continues. Five months into the year and I'm going strong. I didn't expect to read this much, but since I am, I've decided to go back to a weekly review schedule. Today's post is the first half of my May reviews. The second half will be next week. Beginning in June, I'll post... Continue Reading →

Tried and Failed #WIP Wednesday

Hey, everyone. It’s already the second week of April, and it’s been a while since I wrote a WIP Wednesday post. This one is more of a WIHW (What I Haven’t Written) story. I thought by now I would have already written tons of words this year. Wrong! So far, 2022’s word count is shaping... Continue Reading →

Movies, Music, and Writing

It’s no secret that my all-time favorite movie is Casablanca. What’s not to love about this classic with a cast including Bogart, Bergman, Peter Lorre, Paul Henreid, and Claude Rains? It also contains some fantastic quotes. "Here's looking at you, kid." “Play it, Sam.” This is often misquoted as “Play it again, Sam.” (Bogart never... Continue Reading →

Pour it On #NewRelease by @StaciTroilo

Hey, everyone! I posted my January reviews yesterday, but this one deserves special recognition. Pour it On is Staci Troilo's latest release - the second book of her Keystone Couples series. Due to some other commitments, she's not doing an official tour, so I wanted to help her out as much as I could. https://read.amazon.com/kp/card?asin=B09QLKXV5P&preview=inline&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_VYHJF4HD19TAS9EPP6HJ... Continue Reading →

January Book Reviews

Is one month of the new year already over? Surprisingly, or maybe not surprisingly, it is. And since it's a Tuesday, it's time for my January book reviews. I've set my Goodreads challenge at sixty books this year. I'm right on track to complete that goal. These are the books I read last month. Ellie... Continue Reading →

My 2022 Writing Goals

Hey, everyone. We’re already well into 2022, so this is a good time to list my writing goals for this year. I’ll also tell you a bit about the projects I’m working on this year. A Book of Shorts (working title) is a collection of thirteen short stories. I’ve shared a couple of excerpts in... Continue Reading →

Special Announcement at Story Empire

Hey, readers. Most of you know I've been a regular contributor at the writing blog Story Empire for a few years. Today we have a special announcement. I hope you'll take a moment to stop by and read our good news. Just click here to read the post. In the meantime, here's a little hint:

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