Monday, March 30, 2020

FULL DARK got a facelift

What do authors do when they're stuck at home?
They write and dust off when-I-have-time projects.

The FULL DARK anthology authors and I decided to give the book a new cover. Author Carrie Butler was kind enough to make and donate a new one. She did an awesome job, don't you think?

What happens in the dark will come to light.

Full Dark is a collection of eleven short works with impressive depth and range. Twisted tales of ghosts, villains, and the paranormal await you—mystery, heinous fantasy, and pure suspense. Acclaimed and award-winning authors as well as a few talented newcomers have joined forces to be your guide. Venture into the dark if you dare.

Just A Matter Of Time by Loni Townsend
Forerunner by David Powers King
Taking Care Of You by Carrie Butler
The Apartment by Lisa Buie-Collard
The Caricature by Nick Wilford
Shifting Sands by Elizabeth Seckman
Shadows Falling On Rainbows by Celeste Holloway
Meringue, Murder or Marzipan by Tonja Drecker
Haunted Lake by Michelle Athy
Soul Coin by Laura Rich
Retribution by Melissa Maygrove

FULL DARK is a benefit anthology. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Gary Sinise Foundation, an organization that does many wonderful things for our country's active military, its veterans, and the countless first responders who sacrifice so much to keep us safe.


FULL DARK: A Benefit Anthology is available from these retailers:


Barnes & Noble

100% of proceeds go the the Gary Sinise Foundation.

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Hunkered Down in Houston

Well, Katy, Texas, actually. A smaller city right on the western edge.

And I'm not exactly hunkered down. Only on my days off. Despite my county's 'stay-at-home' order, I can't. I'm a nurse, so that makes me an essential employee.

I wasn't sure what to post today, or even if I should. I decided to keep my promise to myself to blog at least monthly, despite the pandemic.

There's enough scary news bombarding us, so I'll keep it upbeat.

I'm healthy, and so is my family. We have been blessed far more than we deserve. I buy groceries in bulk, so we had plenty going into this crisis.

I'm a nurse, so I have work and a steady income. And I work in the NICU, so I'm in a safer environment than most.

My kids are grown, so I was not forced to suddenly homeschool or scramble to find childcare. Most of my coworkers are not so lucky.

I thank God every day for all of this.

For those of you who sew and want to do something to help, consider making surgical-type masks. I found a group on facebook, Covid-19 Maskmakers, where people are pooling information, patterns, and resources, and listing locations that have needs.

One suggestion if you do this: make the inside of the mask a different color from the outside, so healthcare workers can see at a glance which side goes back against their face.

Thanks for visiting. Stay calm and stay safe. We will get through this.

I work six of the next eight nights, so replies and return visits might be delayed.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

BDSM for Christians

Okay, so I sensationalized the title a bit.
What kind of writer would I be if I didn't try to hook you. :P

I came across something a while back that completely blew me away. I was reading a book review that mentioned 'domestic discipline.' I had never heard of the term, so I promptly looked it up.

Domestic Discipline (DD) relationship is one in which one partner is given authority over the other, and has the means to back up that authority, usually by spanking.

Yeah. I know. Stay with me.

Monday, February 24, 2020

NEW RELEASE - About Us by Elizabeth Seckman

Hayden Matthews isn’t looking for love—she’s trying to get as far from it as possible. She's already wasted eight years in a failed marriage and is ready for a good life. A peaceful life. One where she can raise her daughter to be strong, independent, and happy. But to make that happen, she must fix her own life first.

Cam Vorelli has loved Hayden since he was in grade school. Always in the friend-zone, he stood on the sidelines, his heart breaking, as she said I do to the wrong man. A man he knew didn’t deserve her, who could never love her as he did. But what could he say? She was marrying into his family. Cam would never break a holy vow much less be disloyal to his kin.

Until he sees the bruises on Hayden. Abuse is a game changer.

Leaving a husband like Tag, who has a hot temper, a badge, and a gun is tricky. When Hayden calls Cam for help, she isn’t trying to lure him into any romantic webs. She needs someone she can trust and knowing her soon-to-be ex fears his former NFL cousin is a bonus.

When Cam comes to her rescue, he isn’t doing it to win her love. He does it because it’s the right thing to do. But if she starts to feel the same for him…couldn’t it be fate?

Kobo: FREE

Amazon: 99 cents

Elizabeth is a multi-published author of books for people who are believers in happily-ever-after, true love, and stories with a bit of fun and twists with their plots. The mother of four young men, she tackles laundry daily and is the keeper of the kitchen. She lives along the shores of the Ohio River in West Virginia, but dreams daily of the beach.


Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Coming Full Circle

My life has taken me on a wild ride over the last few years.

I went from working part-time and launching a writing career to working full time and turning the focus on my day job (night job, actually) and my kids. The summer of 2017, I left my husband, became a single mom of of three teens, and then made it official with a divorce two years later.

As of last spring, the kids are all 18+ and high school graduates. Two still live with me, but I'm able to set aside more of my time for myself. Come hell or high water, I'm making time to write.