What is your favourite Christmas book?

What is your favourite Christmas book?

I was trying to decide what to write about in my blog today, and I thought, what better subject than Christmas books? Your favourite Christmas book can set the tone for the season, and it seems like there are endless movie adaptations of some of the classics ...
A cornucopia of books

A cornucopia of books

US Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday—a great time of year to buy new books! I have gathered together a stack of free and $0.99 books (and book bundles for $2.99 or less.) ...
Launch of He was Walking Alone and other new releases

Launch of He was Walking Alone and other new releases

He was Walking Alone, #4 in the Zachary Goldman Mysteries is now available! If you've been following the series, you know that Zachary Goldman is a private investigator with a difference. While the series is reminiscent of the old TV detective series, Zachary is a man tortured by his own demons, who is deeply empathetic toward his clients and the victims of the crimes he investigates. Each book can be read as a stand alone mystery ...
Why wear odd socks?

Why wear odd socks?

What is the relationship between Odd Socks Day and Anti-Bullying Week? What does this fashion statement have to do with bullying? We wear odd socks today to express the idea that everyone is different, everyone feels like they are not part of the crowd for some reason, and we all deserve love and respect ...
Books for youth in custody

Books for youth in custody

In a recent article in Voya Magazine, Jessica Snow talks about some of the resources that are available for the staff of these programs to help them to choose the books that will have the greatest impact on their young people. One of those resources is Library Services for Youth in Custody (http://youthlibraries.org/). They provide helpful suggestions and book lists for those who are trying to stock their libraries with the best books for their youth ...
She was Dying Anyway and a round-up of new releases

She was Dying Anyway and a round-up of new releases

Are you ready for some fresh reads? After walking through the crispy fallen leaves, curl up by the fireplace and grab one of these new releases! She was Dying Anyway, Book #3 in the Zachary Goldman Series is now available for purchase, and I have gathered together a shelf-ful of other new releases for your consideration ...
Happy Fifth Bookiversary!

Happy Fifth Bookiversary!

Five years ago, I published Looking Over Your Shoulder. Not the first book I had written by any means, but the first one I published. I've learned a lot about publishing since then, have learned more about the writing craft, as well as learning new tools and crafts such as Photoshop, book cover design, web design and coding, and marketing ...
Domestic Violence Awareness

Domestic Violence Awareness

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month in the USA. Apparently in Canada, it is in November. Go figure. Nothing wrong with having two months of awareness ...
Crime Fighter: Detective David Sweet

Crime Fighter: Detective David Sweet

DAVID SWEET is an active-duty Homicide Detective with the Calgary Police Service with twenty years on the job. He has worked in the Drug Unit and the Organized Crime Section, and he teaches new recruits and presents at law enforcement conferences and various community groups ...
His Hands were Quiet and a round-up of new releases

His Hands were Quiet and a round-up of new releases

What else is new this fall? Have a look at my round-up of new releases below! His Hands were Quiet, Zachary Goldman Mysteries #2 and other new releases ...
The International Day of the Stim

The International Day of the Stim

September 17 is The International Day of the Stim, a day celebrating stimmies, loud hands and right to bodily autonomy.  ...
August new release round-up

August new release round-up

Looking for some new reads for the rest of your summer? Coup de Glace, book 6 of the Auntie Clem's Bakery series is now out! The trouble with solving murders in a little town like Bald Eagle Falls is that everybody knows about it, and then they expect you to solve their cases too ...
Brewing Death and other summer releases

Brewing Death and other summer releases

Brewing Death, book #5 of the Auntie Clem's Bakery series is now out! Join Erin and her Bald Eagles Falls family for their newest adventure ...
Cozy up with a new releases! Stirring Up Murder and more

Cozy up with a new releases! Stirring Up Murder and more

Stirring Up Murder is now available! Continue reading the Auntie Clem's Bakery series and catch up with Erin, Terry, and their friends, both two-legged and four-legged ...
Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father’s Day!

In the Tick of Time is on sale on Kobo for their Father's Day sale June 14-20 ...
Vanishing Teardrops and other new releases!

Vanishing Teardrops and other new releases!

I am pleased to announce the release of Vanishing Teardrops, book #4 in the Tamara's Teardrops series! Hold onto your hats, because this is going to be a wild ride! ...
Give yourself books for Mother's Day!

Give yourself books for Mother’s Day!

It's Mother's Day weekend. Are you looking for something quick and easy to deliver to your mother? Or maybe you'd like something to read yourself while you're eating those chocolate chip pancakes that are half-raw and half-burnt. If you're looking to fill up your Kindle with some great reads, I've got a round-up of women's fiction, literary reads, and cozy mysteries for you! ...
Tortured Teardrops and a round-up of new releases

Tortured Teardrops and a round-up of new releases

Tortured Teardrops (Tamara's Teardrops Book 3) is now available for purchase in the Kindle store! Tamara French is back in juvenile detention, and things are not going well. Have her experiences on the outside affected her so much? The staff can’t figure out what is wrong, and Tamara herself can’t explain what is going on with her ...
New Releases! Two Teardrops is now live

New Releases! Two Teardrops is now live

New Release! Two Teardrops, the much-anticipated sequel to award-winning Tattooed Teardrops is now live! ...
In the Margins Literary Awards

In the Margins Literary Awards

You've seen the In The Margins literary awards mentioned here before. Ruby, Between the Cracks placed in the Top Ten books for Teens in 2015. Tattooed Teardrops won the Top Fiction award in 2016. Today, the 2018 In the Margins awards have been announced, and I had two books place on the Recommended Reading list ...