Father's Day Books and Deals

Father’s Day Books and Deals

There are a lot of things going on this month, but I decided this week to focus on Father's Day and bring you a few books to check out. If you're quick, there is still time to order on Amazon Prime or run over to your nearest brick and mortar book store! And there are always ebooks, which are an instant buy, if your dad enjoys ebooks or you want a little something for yourself. ...
Ann Hunter's runaway new YA book

Ann Hunter’s runaway new YA book

Those of you who have read my YA books know that I write about a lot of gritty social problems like addiction, abuse, and homelessness. Ann Hunter is another writer who has taken it upon herself to tackle some of these very real issues. So let's hear what she has to say about her writing life and her latest release! ...
Interview with Zarina Macha

Interview with Zarina Macha

Please welcome Zarina Macha, who has written about schizophrenia and agreed to answer some questions today ...
Observing World Schizophrenia Day

Observing World Schizophrenia Day

What exactly is schizophrenia and why a special day of observance? Here is an excerpt from NDTV:

"World Schizophrenia Day 2018 is observed on May 24. Schizophrenia is a mental condition which affects normal functioning of the brain. The condition interferes with a person's ability to feel, act and think. Some schizophrenic patients recover completely and find an improvement in their symptoms. But others continue to suffer from schizophrenia for a prolonged period of time, wherein the distressing symptoms can last for years.

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EDS Awareness Month

EDS Awareness Month

May is Ehlers Danlos Syndrome awareness month. While EDS is becoming better known, it is still a rare disease and a lot of people haven’t ever heard of it. And unfortunately, it is not something that a lot of doctors recognize, often believing that the symptoms are imagined, unrelated to each other, or the person is just clumsy ...
Making a stand

Making a stand

If you've been working in an office for the last few years, you have probably heard about the health dangers of sitting for hours on end. Sitting for too long at a time affects your metabolism rate, blood sugar, blood pressure, and the amount of fat that collects in your… ...
Start the Easter weekend with New Releases

Start the Easter weekend with New Releases

What could be a better way to start a weekend than with new books? Today is launch day for Sour Cherry Turnover. Come to think of it, starting the weekend with a nice gluten-free pastry wouldn't be a bad idea either! ...
Hoppy Easter Reading

Hoppy Easter Reading

I am getting a head start on Easter with this blog post, since I am doing a new release on Good Friday (Sour Cherry Turnover, book #7 in the Auntie Clem's Bakery series, available for preorder now.) ...
Autism Acceptance Month

Autism Acceptance Month

I've written a few other blogs on special autism observation days (some links farther down). April is widely known as Autism Awareness Month. The last few weeks, there has been a lot of buzz on groups that I am associated with on the Neurodiversity movement and changing "Autism Awareness" to "Autism Acceptance." ...
Consent is Magical

Consent is Magical

If you have been reading the Reg Rawlins, Psychic Detective series, you probably noticed that the first few books have explored the issue of consent from a unique viewpoint. In the magical community of Black Sands, Reg finds herself attracted to and yet at odds with warlock Corvin Hunter. Corvin has magical abilities Reg does not understand, since it is considered to be in poor taste to discuss them ...
A Catastrophic Theft and other New Releases

A Catastrophic Theft and other New Releases

A Catastrophic Theft is now on sale! if you've been reading the Reg Rawlins, Psychic Investigator series, you are not going to want to miss this one! Things are starting to get interesting for Reg. Keep reading for more new releases ...
Books for International Women's Day 2019

Books for International Women’s Day 2019

It's that time of year again! Last year I was doing a book reading with a couple of author friends for International Women's Day, and it was really a lot of fun. Keep reading to discover some other books by or about fascinating women to add to your TBR pile ...

Fiction about Sexual Abuse of Boys/Men

Fiction about Sexual Abuse of Boys/Men

I have had discussions in a couple of writers' communities lately about the topic of the sexual abuse of men and boys, some of the myths that surround it, and giving men/boys "permission" to speak about sexual abuse on an equal footing with women/girls. We've discussed male authors writing about sexual abuse and whether women want to hear from them ...
A Psychic with Catitude and other New Releases

A Psychic with Catitude and other New Releases

It is new release day! Book two of the Reg Rawlins Psychic Investigator series is live today, and I have a round-up of other new releases for your reading pile as well ...
Have a Non-Romantic Valentine's Day

Have a Non-Romantic Valentine’s Day

This year, I wanted to do something a little bit different again. I wanted to focus on characters who were asexual or aromantic. But in searching for them, I kept running up against books that were about sexual relationships and romance, but from or including an ace/aro perspective or character. And I realized that wasn't what I was looking for. I was looking for books that did not focus on romance at all. Where sex and romance were not the focus of the story, or even a subplot. ...
In the Margins 2019 Awards

In the Margins 2019 Awards

I am pleased to announce the Ronnie, Between the Cracks #5 has been awarded one of the fiction awards for In the Margins 2019. Ronnie placed on the Recommended Reading list for 2019 ...
What is Kabedon?

What is Kabedon?

This week, in one of my writing groups, the subject of Kabedon came up. Not something I had ever heard of before, so I won't assume that you have either. Kabedon is a new trend in Japanese courtship, popularized in manga and anime. Kabe-don ("wall punch") is the act of the man slapping his hand on the wall next to the woman, pinning her in position by his proximity. He may place only one hand on the wall, or one hand on either side of her so that she is encircled by his arms. He leans in very close to talk to her.  ...
What the Cat Knew and other new releases

What the Cat Knew and other new releases

I'm really excited to introduce a new mystery series to you. Many of you have been enjoying the Auntie Clem's Bakery cozy mystery series. In Coup de Glace, you met Erin's foster sister, Reg Rawlins. She was such a fun character to write, she needed her own series. Having left Vermont, Reg has taken her fortune telling act to Florida, where there is a thriving paranormal community. Black Sands is different than anywhere she's ever lived before… ...
Upcoming in 2019

Upcoming in 2019

Last year, I posted some of my plans for 2018. And I thought I would do the same for this year. I just looked at another post that I did about planning for the year that I would encourage you to read again this year if you are looking for some tools to help you with your productivity. Here are some of the things that you can look forward to seeing this year! ...
New Year's Specials!

New Year’s Specials!

Here we are on the cusp of a new year! I hope you're looking forward to 2019 and all it will bring you. Did you get a kindle, tablet, or other ereader this Christmas? Are you looking for some great deals to load onto it? Well, look no further, here you go! ...
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