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Saturday, April 21, 2018

“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”

Thursday, April 19, 2018

My latest interview..

I was recently interviewed by fellow blogger and my friend Rasa for her private blog. Check it out below.

1. What are your favorite kinds of movies.

Sydney-I like classic films, mysteries and foreign films.

 Foreign films you say? We met on the  Binnie fan page is it true you wrote the character in your book My Heart in Seoul about Binnie?

Sydney-Yes, it's true. I saw him and he embodied all the things I thought the character should be.There was a certain vulnerability, and mystery about him combined with being so handsome that appealed to me.

Tell me about Brooklyn's Song.

Sydney- It's my first romantic -suspense and also one of my favorite books. Both Song and Brooklyn have suffered devastating losses in their lives, which creates an instant connection. There's also a whodunit  mystery to solve. The secondary characters like Mattice were fun to write. I wanted to write the kind of book that I enjoy reading.

What are you working on now?

 Sydney- I'm working on a love story. My goal is to have it completed by late fall or early winter of 2018. I'm also working on a few projects with my books that have already been published.

What do you do when you are not writing?

 Sydney- I read, exercise, and weather permitting I like to ride my bike and hike.

If you could spend the day with one famous person from the past or present who would you choose and why? 

 Sydney- I fell in love with Whitman's poetry when I was freshman in college. I'd love to ask him about some of his greatest works. His command of the language, his love of nature and his empathy for the suffering are all so inspiring and fascinating to me.

That was painless wasn't it? 😀 Thank you Sydney for your friendship and the interview. Have plenty of  success with your books.

Sydney-You are very welcome. Best of luck to you too.

Throwback Thursday...

I adore this video, I think it totally captures the vibe of the book.❤

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Wordless Wednesday...

2018 bookshelf...

 I really enjoy Nora's books written under her pseudonym J. D. Robb.

"The Bodine ranch and resort in western Montana is a family business, an idyllic spot for vacationers. A little over thirty thousand acres and home to four generations, it’s kept running by Bodine Longbow with the help of a large staff, including new hire Callen Skinner. There was another member of the family once: Bodine’s aunt, Alice, who ran off before Bodine was born. She never returned, and the Longbows don’t talk about her much. The younger ones, who never met her, quietly presume she’s dead. But she isn’t. She is not far away, part of a new family, one she never chose—and her mind has been shattered…
When a bartender leaves the resort late one night, and Bo and Cal discover her battered body in the snow, it’s the first sign that danger lurks in the mountains that surround them. 

The police suspect Cal, but Bo finds herself trusting him—and turning to him as another woman is murdered and the Longbows are stunned by Alice’s sudden reappearance. The twisted story she has to tell about the past—and the threat that follows in her wake—will test the bonds of this strong family, and thrust Bodine into a darkness she could never have imagined."

Monday, April 16, 2018

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Writing break music

"It's a little bit funny, this feeling inside
I'm not one of those who can easily hide
I don't have much money, but boy if I did
I'd buy a big house where we both could live"...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Writing break music..

"Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high
And the dreams that you dream of, once in a lullaby
Somewhere over the rainbow, blue birds fly
And the dreams that you dream of, dreams really do come true
Someday I'll wish upon a star
Wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where trouble melts like lemon drops
High above the chimney top
That's where you'll find me
Somewhere over the rainbow, bluebirds fly
And the dream that you dare to
Why, oh why can't I?
Someday I'll wish upon a star
Wake up"…

2018 bookshelf

I read this book a few years ago, and liked it so much I started reading it again. I really enjoyed the entire series.

" Private detective Frank Behr has been perfectly content living a solitary life, working on a few simple cases, and attempting to move on from his painful past. But when Paul and Carol Gabriel ask him to help them find their missing son, he can hardly refuse. Going against everything he fears—Behr's been around too long to hope for a happy ending—he enters into an uneasy partnership with Paul on a quest for the truth that will become both dangerous and haunting. Richly textured and crackling with suspense on every page, City of the Sun masterfully takes readers on an investigation like no other."

Sunday, April 8, 2018

My wish for you..

Blast from the past..

 I adore this book.
“Real isn't how you are made,' said the Skin Horse. 'It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.'

'Does it hurt?' asked the Rabbit.

'Sometimes,' said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. 'When you are Real you don't mind being hurt.'

'Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,' he asked, 'or bit by bit?'

'It doesn't happen all at once,' said the Skin Horse. 'You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand.”
― Margery Williams Bianco,
The Velveteen Rabbit

Friday, April 6, 2018

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Writing break music..

"Somewhere out there beneath the pale moonlight
Someone's thinking of me and loving me tonight
Somewhere out there someone's saying a prayer
That we'll find one another in that dream somewhere out there
And even though I know how very far apart we are
It helps to think we might be wishin' on the same bright star
And when the night wind starts to sing a lonesome lullaby
It helps to think we're sleeping underneath the same big sky."

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Romantic read.

5 years

If you're looking for a lovely romantic read.... check out  The Bridges Of Madison County.   I read it  about  five years ago. I love to visit Vermont in the summer and travel over their beautiful, historic covered-bridges. 

Monday, April 2, 2018

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Upcoming books on my must read list..

"And that is how it happened. Can we stop now?"

Kimberly Crepeaux is no good, a notorious jailhouse snitch, teen mother, and heroin addict whose petty crimes are well-known to the rural Maine community where she lives. So when she confesses to her role in the brutal murders of Jackie Pelletier and Ian Kelly, the daughter of a well-known local family and her sweetheart, the locals have little reason to believe her story.

Not Rob Barrett, the FBI investigator and interrogator specializing in telling a true confession from a falsehood. He's been circling Kimberly and her conspirators for months, waiting for the right avenue to the truth, and has finally found it. He knows, as strongly as he's known anything, that Kimberly's story-a grisly, harrowing story of a hit and run fueled by dope and cheap beer that becomes a brutal stabbing in cold blood-is how it happened. But one thing remains elusive: where are Jackie and Ian's bodies?

After Barrett stakes his name and reputation on the truth of Kimberly's confession, only to have the bodies turn up 200 miles from where she said they'd be, shot in the back and covered in a different suspect's DNA, the case is quickly closed and Barrett forcibly reassigned. But for Howard Pelletier, the tragedy of his daughter's murder cannot be so tidily swept away. And for Barrett, whose career may already be over, the chance to help a grieving father may be the only one he has left.

HOW IT HAPPENED is a frightening, tension-filled ride into the dark heart of rural American from a writer Stephen King has called "a master" and the New York Times has deemed "impossible to resist."

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Monday, March 26, 2018

Writing break music..

I really enjoy songs about star-crossed lovers..People longing from across the miles.


"Please come to Denver with the snowfall
We'll move up into the mountains so far that we can't be found
And throw "I love you" echoes down the canyon
And then lie awake at night till they come back around"...

Saturday, March 24, 2018


My new novel will be released this Fall. I can't wait to introduce you to all of the characters. Keep checking back for the cover reveal and the blurb.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Happy first day of Spring

"Life stands before me like an eternal spring with new and brilliant clothes."

Life stands before me like an eternal spring with new and brilliant clothes.
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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Monday, March 12, 2018

Sunday, March 11, 2018

The incidental Case of Olivia Dansfield

I've received some great feedback on my short story The incidental Case of Olivia Dansfield. I'm just testing the waters and will definitely write another novel featuring Camille and Layla.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Spring on my mind..

Maybe because it's only 19 degrees outside and I'm snowed in..  I'm thinking about Spring. 

 'Give me the splendid silent sun, with all his beams full-dazzling;
Give me juicy autumnal fruit, ripe and red from the orchard;
Give me a field where the unmow’d grass grows;
Give me an arbor, give me the trellis’d grape;
Give me fresh corn and wheat—give me serene-moving animals, teaching content;
Give me nights perfectly quiet, as on high plateaus west of the Mississippi, and I looking up at the stars;
Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers, where I can walk undisturb’d;
Give me for marriage a sweet-breath’d woman, of whom I should never tire;
Give me a perfect child—give me, away, aside from the noise of the world, a rural, domestic life;
Give me to warble spontaneous songs, reliev’d, recluse by myself, for my own ears only;"

-Walt Whitman

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Read the first three chapters of The Last Firefly..



Chyna is a survivor, toughened by a lifelong struggle for safety and self-respect. Now she will be tested as never before. At first her sole aim is to get out alive—until, by chance, she learns the identity of Vess’s next intended victim, a faraway innocent only she can save. Driven by a newly discovered thirst for meaning beyond mere self-preservation, Chyna musters every inner resource she has to save an endangered girl . . . as moment by moment, the terrifying threat of Edgler Foreman Vess intensifies.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Travel often...

Free short read: The incidental Case of Olivia Dansfield

This short -story is a prequel to the bestselling novel The Last Firefly. The story features Private investigators Camille Sheridan and Layla Li. The two Investigators are staking-out the latest boy-toy of socialite Olivia Dansfield.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Writing break music..."Realize"...

Take time to realize
That your warmth is
Crashing down on me
Take time to realize
That I am on your side
Didn't I, didn't I tell you?
But I can't spell it out for you
No, it's never gonna be that simple
No, I can't spell it out for you

Short stuff...

Along with working on my novel, I'm also going to be releasing a few short stories. I'll post the links and other info as soon as they are complete. All of my shorts will be free reads. Keep checking back for more details.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

"Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you."
Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you.

News & Updates February 2018

I'm working  on a few projects including a short story featuring Camille and Layla from "The Last Firefly." This little short is actually a prequel to the Last Firefly. It's sort of a way for people who haven't read the book to get to know the characters. 

Thanks to everyone who takes the time to send me an e-mail regarding my work. I know a few people wanted to know about the audiobooks:unfortunately  Audible isn't available in South Korea, China or the Philippines. My books are available on all of the international  Amazon sites as well as Audible and I-tunes. If that changes I will certainly let you  know.

Thanks so much for the lovely e- greeting cards congratulating me on becoming a new pet parent. Yes, my little kitty is doing well. She has brought a lot of sunshine into my home. 

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Wednesday, February 21, 2018