The year ahead

The year ahead

With the advent of a new year, you maybe wondering what you can expect to see from my pen this year. Or maybe you're not, but I thought it was a good topic for the beginning of the year. Since my cozy mysteries have been doing well, that is much of my focus for this year. ...
Release of Night of Nine Tails and others

Release of Night of Nine Tails and others

It is release day for Night of Nine Tails, book #4 in the Reg Rawlins, Psychic Investigator series. It's almost a year since the last book came out in this series, so I know you're eager to jump back into it! Two more will be released in the next couple of months (Telepathy of Gardens and Delusions of the Past). ...
Fiction about Human Trafficking

Fiction about Human Trafficking

Did you know that January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and January 11 is Human Trafficking Awareness Day? Human Trafficking is a huge industry, in both North America and around the world. With an estimated 40 million victims and generating $150 billion annually, it is not limited to third world countries, and affects people in all classes and industries. Children are particularly vulnerable, especially runaways and those in foster care ...
A new year and a new you

A new year and a new you

As I write this blog, we are just a few hours from 2020. Some people love to celebrate a new year, and some people just want to ignore it. I start my planning for the new year in about September, so by the time December is on its way out, I'm usually pretty well set for my next year's plan. ...
Writing for Nanowrimo

Writing for Nanowrimo

If you've been following me here for a while, you know that I generally participate in Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month) every year. A lot of people complain that November is too busy for trying to write a novel, but thousands of people around the world do it every year. Maybe it's crazy to do it the month before Christmas, but is there really any perfect month to write a novel? ...
It's my bookiversary

It’s my bookiversary

Six years ago, I published Looking Over Your Shoulder, my first book. Not the first book that I had written by a long shot, but the first book that I decided to share with the world! Since then, I have published another 48 books, along with a number of translations, collections, and audiobooks. ...
Back to School

Back to School

It seems like September always makes me think about planning for the upcoming year. Even though it is years since I was in school, and a couple of years now since I was homeschooling, I want to pull out the planners and start filling them in. Which is good, because I need to map out my writing projects and releases for 2020. ...
Looking toward the light

Looking toward the light

I am getting set to release June, Into the Light later this month. It's on preorder on Kindle right now at the special price of $0.99.

June is part of the award-winning Between the Cracks series, but can be read as a stand-alone novel. Twice I have thought I was done with this series, but it just keeps coming back!

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Summer writing

Summer writing

Summer has arrived! Kids are out of school, people are taking vacation, and here in Calgary, the Stampede is about to begin (which of course means that there should be plenty of thunderstorms over the next week!) I don't have any kids in school, we're not planning any trips until September, and well, we don't do Stampede or anything else with so many people in one place. ...
What's on the drawing board?

What’s on the drawing board?

If you've been paying attention, you probably know that my next release is Vegan Baked Alaska, the next installment in the Auntie Clem's Bakery series. ...
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 ...
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! ...
Kicking off Nanowrimo

Kicking off Nanowrimo

If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you probably know that I have been doing Nanowrimo for a number of years (according to my account, this is my seventh year.)  ...
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 ...
Future books in the Auntie Clem's Bakery series

Future books in the Auntie Clem’s Bakery series

There are currently six books out in the Auntie Clem's Bakery series. Many of you have enjoyed the exploits of Erin and her friends and adversaries in Bald Eagle Falls. Book 7 has been drafted and the first draft of book 8 will be done in a few days. As I consider the next in the series, I'm wondering what my readers would like to see in the future ...
What's coming up

What’s coming up

It's been a while since I told you what was coming up. Since I told you about my Plans for 2018, I have released: ...
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 ...
Writing for Camp Nanowrimo and Summer Reading

Writing for Camp Nanowrimo and Summer Reading

It's July, and that means the second installment of Camp Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month) this year. I'm 16,000 words into the third book of a new cozy mystery series. The series is a spin-off from the Auntie Clem's Bakery series, and it's been a lot of fun, so you have something new to look forward to! ...
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 ...
Show me your #catitude

Show me your #catitude

I am looking for some inspiration from you! Show me your pictures, videos, cat memes, and share stories of your cat's catitude! Is your cat a grumpy cat? Garfield? A sneak thief? ...