Stop the presses! Copper Daniels Book #2 is really and truly coming out. For reals, people! The launch date for Bones and Lies Between Us is . . .
Cover Reveal – Bones and Lies Between Us
I had no idea back when Pennies from Burger Heaven was published in 2015 that it would take me four long years to write the sequel. Never did I dream I would fall into such a dark place after our house fire.
But you know what? I can truly say now that I’m so grateful for the lessons I’ve learned since then because I’m happier and healthier than ever before.
At long last, Bones and Lies Between Us (Copper Daniels #2)- SkipJack Publishing) will be released mid-December. I’m so grateful for your extreme patience. Drumroll, please …[Read more…] about Cover Reveal – Bones and Lies Between Us
Dear Diary…an Update on Copper #2
It’s been a while since I’ve written to you. That’s because I’ve been avoiding you, er myself … whatever.
The road to hell will be paved with my good intentions. Awhile back, okay – months ago, I told you that my manuscript for the sequel to Pennies from Burger Heaven had been sent to my developmental editor.
I also mentioned my novel would be ready for publication somewhere between July – September 2018.
Here’s what happened … [Read more…] about Dear Diary…an Update on Copper #2
My Free Gift to You
Writers hear voices. That may sound odd to some people, but it’s true.
While working on my sequel to Pennies from Burger Heaven, a new character came to mind – a teen runaway named Jasmine. She looks like Alice in Wonderland, but she’s a broken girl. Her life collides with Copper Daniels – my ghetto Nancy Drew heroine from Pennies, and the combination spells trouble for everyone around them.
Jasmine and Copper haunted my thoughts so much so that they compelled me to write their story. The timing was perfect, too. My blog is celebrating its third anniversary! As a thank you to my loyal readers, I wrote this special gift just for you: [Read more…] about My Free Gift to You
Why Do You Love Stories?
A crazy, cool thing happened to me during my recent book signing at Barnes & Noble in Lubbock, Texas. I was autographing a copy of Pennies from Burger Heaven for a woman — a complete stranger who thought my story sounded compelling enough to slap down cash for it. (which was wonderful).
Her young son stood by her side, while they waited. His black hair stuck out every which way, and he had mischievous eyes. He looked about four or five — like the kind of kid that if everyone is walking left, he’d be running right. I liked him immediately. He was playing with some of the pennies I’d scattered across my table for decoration (clever, I know).
While I wrote, he asked me, “Why do you write books?”
I didn’t look up. “Because I have to. Stories form in my head and they don’t go away until I write them down.”
“I don’t know how to write yet, but I love stories like that.”
“Oh yeah. Why do you think we love stories so much?” His answer pierced my heart …