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 ...
Review of Stirring Up Murder

Review of Stirring Up Murder

My sweetie Randy has put up a review of Stirring Up Murder on his blog,  Erin has always felt something was missing when it comes to her family. Now, out of the blue, she has found out she has a half-sister. Does Erin dare look for her? Or does she decide that she is happy and her life is complete? Her life is progressing, her business is growing, and she has a wonderful man in her life in Terry Piper. Why should she make an effort to look for this half-sister? ...
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 ...
Excerpt from Alter Ego

Excerpt from Alter Ego

I am currently reading Alter Ego (#9 Jonathan Stride Series) by Brian Freeman. I'm not sure how many other Jonathan Stride books I have read, at least one other. A good police procedural that readers of Lee Child or James Patterson will enjoy. Good, well-rounded characters carry through the series and make for an enjoyable read ...
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 ...
Excerpt from As Time Goes By

Excerpt from As Time Goes By

I am just finishing up As Time Goes By, by Mary Higgins Clark, the Queen of Mystery. It doesn't disappoint. Lots of intertwining stories, appearances by the beloved Alvirah Meehan and her husband Willy, courtroom drama, and last-minute revelations.   ...
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 ...
Freebies for Canadian Thanksgiving!

Freebies for Canadian Thanksgiving!

His Hands were Quiet is free at the Kindle store from Friday through Monday! I am thankful for all of my readers. Those of your who wait for my next installment, post reviews, and send me emails really make my day! I look forward to hearing more from you. As a reward, here are some free books ...
Excerpt from The Weekenders

Excerpt from The Weekenders

This week I am reading on of Mary Kay Andrews' books, The Weekenders. I am just getting into it, but enjoying the characters and the beautiful island setting. The protagonist was, unfortunately, just about to divorce her husband, who she didn't know had been both cheating on her and hiding their dire financial situation, when he is murdered. This puts her in a somewhat awkward decision when the police start looking for suspects! ...
Feed your book monster

Feed your book monster

Next month is Halloween, and the book monsters are already coming out, looking for books to read. They will not be satisfied with just one or two. So head on over to these multi-book giveaways to quiet the book beasts ...
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 ...
Excerpt from I Can See You

Excerpt from I Can See You

I had a tough time deciding which book to do an excerpt from today! I just finished books 1 and 2 of Michael Leese's Jonathan Roper Investigates series. I quite enjoyed these books, with a team made up of neurotypical police detective Brian Hooley and autistic consultant Johnathan Roper. My excerpt is from book 2, I Can See You.  ...
Back to school reads

Back to school reads

Summer break has officially ended around here and it's back to school time. A good time to check out Workman Classic Schoolbooks if you are looking for some books to add to your homeschool program or just to study yourself ...
Excerpt from Criminal

Excerpt from Criminal

I am currently reading Karin Slaughter's Criminal, book 6 in the Will Trent series. I have not read any of the other books in the series, but haven't had any problems with jumping in mid-series. While the series is named after Will Trent, the story has been more about his boss Amanda than about Will. I do want to hear more about Will and might have to check out some of the other books ...
Labour Day Weekend Freebies

Labour Day Weekend Freebies

For me, Labour Day weekend always signals the end of the summer and the beginning of fall and the school season. So here is my last freebie round-up of the summer! Coup de Glace is free from Friday through Labour Day, so pick it up while you can! ...