Thursday, January 30, 2014

Throwback Thursday with the Pens Fatales....

Just for fun....

Throwback Thursday--Pics of the Pens

Lisa, LGC, Adrienne with pal Trish

Rachael, Juliet, LGC & Gigi at Rachael's Book Launch!!

LGC, Juliet, Me, Gigi and Rachael!! Book Launch

Cocktails after the Launch

Juliet, Rachael, & Sophie at LGC Bday party

Adrienne and Martha with pals Alicia Rasley & Trish Cetrone at LGC Bday

Juliet, LGC, Rachael & Adrienne at LGC Bday

Pal Cyndy Rymer with Lisa and Adrienne at LGC Bday 

Happy Throwback Thursday!!


Saturday, January 25, 2014

interview and giveaway at Fab Fantasy Fiction

Hi all--
Emsy over at Fab Fantasy Fiction interviewed me this weekend. If you want more insight into the development of the Family Stone series and characters, head on over to her website.


If you answer one small question: What's your favorite philanthropy (and why if you care to share)? You will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win all three Family Stone Novellas, Stone Cold Heart, Carved in Stone, and Heart of Stone. You can enter until February 2nd.

Happy Weekend!!


Friday, January 24, 2014

Happy Birthday John, RIP

I used to watch this show while I was babysitting. I'd watch the opening montage and dream about living in the city (Chicago for me) when I was older.

I still watch SNL but these old skits have a special place in my heart. Happy Birthday John. RIP.

SNL John Belushi

ps. Yahoo was not letting me embed in the post. Not sure why!!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

More about Riley Stone

This is a section from a post over at my group blog, but I thought it was relevant enough to post here on my own blog.

A little bit more about Riley Stone the hero of Heart of Stone.

This story is near and dear to my heart because Riley suffers from dyslexia. I have loved to read since I was a wee one. Dyslexia runs in my family. My sister has it and my oldest son has it. I can't imagine having to slog through switched and backwards letters (a simplification really) to get to a story. And plenty of dyslexic people never get to appreciate the power of story because it's just too difficult. In my family, everyone reads so we just kept looking for books that would appeal to my son until he found a story so compelling that he wouldn't give up just because it was hard. (For him, it was Harry Potter). If you know someone who has dyslexia, keep giving them books to try. Unfortunately for Riley, by the time someone who cared came into his life, it was too late. But that doesn't mean he can't make a difference. 

Also, I just started a Tumblr. I know another social media site!! -- this will be mostly pictures of random things throughout the week that interest me or have relevance (hopefully!!) in some way.

And check out my Facebook page:

Okay that's my pitch for today. :) :) Hope you are having a SPECTACULAR Tuesday.


Saturday, January 4, 2014

Heart of Stone is here!

The third novella in my Family Stone series is now available!!

Riley's story: Heart of Stone is out. Available at Amazon and BN. Coming to Kobo soon. :)

Amazon | BN | Kobo

Riley Stone is the handsome brother, the charming one. Everyone who meets him compares him to his father, which in his mind is not a compliment. But he's never met a woman he couldn't charm, until he meets Di, an acerbic, smart-mouthed, passionate activist who has no time for him or his charm. On the run, in the midst of danger, the blistering passion they share explodes. Can these two opposites find common ground, or will Di smash Riley's stone heart?

So here's the deal with Riley's story. 

I wrote this story months before Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines. I debated adding in the disaster to the story but ultimately I chose to take literary liberty by pretending it didn't happen. However it did happen and millions of people were affected.

So here is my pledge: Originally I planned to price this story at $1.99 instead I am pricing it at $2.99 and I will donate $1.00 for every copy sold through March 31, 2014 to Save the Children.

I hope you read and enjoy!! 


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

happy new year! here's to 2014

Hope 2014 is a STELLAR year!! Enjoy today because tomorrow all those resolutions and goals kick in!!!!