Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Argon Factor

If you like SF then here's the book for you.

Susan Caldwell is one of GTS’s Security Development and Design Managers.  She’s new to Boston and this company and was hoping to get a new start, leaving her old life and distrust of men behind.  But now, her life is in danger and she has to depend upon a man to keep her safe.

Christoph Baldric is CEO of GTS and the Argon Earth-based Commander.  His alien race has been living in secret on Earth for centuries, assisting the Earth humans in their maturity and technological advancements in hopes to one day integrate and reveal themselves to the humans.

You can find more info about the series here.
And, you can get your copy at Amazon.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

538: Murder, Suicide and A Mother's Love

Today I'm privileged to feature Cheryle Boyle and her new book, 538: Murder, Suicide and a Mother's Love.

538: Murder, Suicide and A Mother’s Love is a faction about family dysfunction and the prevailing love that sustains a mother. Lilly, happily marries and is full of life as she births five beautiful children. Life takes a drastic turn and she finds herself in a place that she never had dreamt of being. The grip of life keeps a tight rein on Lilly as she suffers great loss, but her strength in God and the love for her children push her forward.  There are days that she lives by simply putting one foot in front of the other. The drama that unfolds, at times, is unbelievable. From the eldest child to the youngest, the anxieties are obvious. Lilly finds herself at times unable to interact and is often heard reciting cliché’s, words she lived by, ”When it rains, it pours, A Bird in the Hand is Worth Two in the Bush, It’ll All Come Out in the Wash.”  Lilly is strong, resilient and loyal, and her inner strength causes her to persevere. 

Cheryle Boyle is a wife, mother and grandmother.  She enjoys experiencing life and making memories with her family. Cheryle lives in Georgia and enjoys sewing, cooking, embroidery, reading and shopping with her granddaughters.  She loves writing and shares some family interactions in her book, thus creating this faction (Facts + Fiction = Faction).

You can find out more at Cheryle's website.

And check out the book trailer here.

Get your copy from Amazon.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

"Tis the Season Anthology

Need something to read but not sure just what you're in the mood for?

Try the East Texas Writer's Association Anthology! There's a story for every reading mood along with poems.

I have a short story and a poem in this anthology.

All funds go to the East Texas Writers' Association to fund events, pay for guest speakers and such.

You can get your copy on Amazon, either paper or for your Kindle.

If you'd like an autographed me and we'll work out the details.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Yep, big word for the day and means a word that sounds like itself. (Basically.) Examples include, bang, pow, tick, oink, meow, clack and lots more.

Here's the link to so you can hear it pronounced and find out what it means.

And here's a link to Wikipedia with some cool info about onomatpoeia.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

New Old Stuff...

Yesterday my youngest daughter and I moved my desk from the garage into a corner in the living room. It's been in the garage ever since we moved here in December of 2011 and I've really  missed it.

See, this house is a bit smaller than our last place and there really wasn't room for it. I've been using the kitchen table for a desk but that really hasn't been working for me. For some reason, I just don't feel like a writer sitting at the table. Maybe it's 'cause I've always had my desk.

I even thought about getting a new, smaller desk but there's just something about this desk that I love. Maybe it's 'cause it is really wood instead of some particle board thing. Maybe it's because I've had it for so long...close to 25 years.

Or maybe it's the size. This thing is huge. And weighs about 900 pounds (Not really but try moving it and you'll think so.) The main area is 3'x6' and has a smaller L attached to it that's 2'x3'. Plenty of room to spread out plus have my computer and printer close by.

Anyway, I have my desk again. And, I'm happy. Which leads me to the point of this post...

What makes you feel like a writer? Do you feel more like a writer at certain places, wearing certain clothes, or at writer events?

I'd love to hear from you so comment and let's chat.

Monday, April 8, 2013


Toward the end of last year, GymBox announced they would be opening in Longview. Now, I've been wanting to join a gym for a while but they are so costly it was hard to rationalize the money.  Thankfully, GymBox is different.

Their basic plan is only 9.99 a month. I joined, my oldest daughter joined and so did my mom.  We've really enjoying going and have gotten stronger and shaped up a bit.

The people are great, the facilities are clean all the time and there are plenty of machines for everyone.

Here's some gym humor for you.

Sunday, April 7, 2013


I love spring.  Especially all the flowers and plants.  I even bought a small greenhouse this year so I could start buying plants early. There's just something about spring that compels me to get out and play in the dirt.

 Here's what it looked like a couple weeks ago. Since then I've added 5 Oleander plants, several cacti, a couple tomato plants. In the red pot is a giant elephant ear bulb I'm eagerly waiting to sprout.

                                         I even have lettuce, red leaf and green.

I have two strawberry plants that are blooming.


I've added a couple more since I took these pix and will have to share them later. 

And while I didn't buy this one, I really thought it was cool.

I saw this at a "home and ranch" store Saturday and really, really wanted it. I just knew if I brought it home something horrid would happen to it.

So, what's your favorite flowers?