Long time no hear from

Hi all,

I know it’s been a while since I’ve been here. It has been a whir wind these past few months—busy with work and deadline specific jobs, and that has left little or no time for writing. (Sigh)

However, some great things have been happening while I have been away that I need to let you know about.

22197894_498187283875706_1489559774_oThe best of all—the birth of the great-grandson—
Nathan Michael—August 10, 10 lbs. 6 3/4 oz., 22″ long.

 

 

 

 

 

In other news….

5star-shiny-hrFirst – both of my Sophie Collins Mystery Series books – “The Red Coat” and “The Secret of Trail House Lodge” – have received 5 Star Ratings from Readers’ Choice. They have joined my two children’s books – “Dexter’s Wonderful Day” and “Totally Terrible Tommy” that also have 5 Star Ratings.

The-Red-Coat-Cover-ArtSML   cbf85-the2bsecret2bof2btrail2bhouse2blodge  Dexter Cover RGB  TTT Kindle Cover Art

Readers-Choice-Awards-circle-blue-n-gold-768x582Second“The Secret of Trail House Lodge” (book 2 in the Sophie Collins series) has been selected for the TCK Publishing Reader’s Choice Award. To vote for me go here: https://www.tckpublishing.com/readers-choice-voting. My book is on page 12 YA & Middle Grade books. Click on the title to vote. The titles are in alphabetical order. But, be careful when scrolling down the page, if you accidentally click on any title, you have voted for that book. When the title disappears, that means your vote has been counted. You can vote only once.

FFThird – My first book with Black Opal Books Publishers – “Inescapable ~ The Beginning” – made the finals list for the Book Excellence Awards!

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21992719_285198758644353_1513615814548193527_oFourth – My short story “The Package” has been accepted into the “CEA Greatest Anthology Written” by Celenic Earth Publications that is trying for the Guinness World Record of the most short stories in one volume. The record is 50. “CEA Greatest Anthology Written” has 100 short stories by 100 authors! Launch date is October 14, 2017, in Cape Town, South Africa. Participating authors are world wide—SOUTH AFRICA, UNITED KINGDOM, USA, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, HUNGARY, NIGERIA, MEXICO, BOLIVIA and SWITZERLAND.

You will want to be sure to add this one to your bookshelf! It is a great read with 100 short stories covering many different genres.
Pre-order your copy here https://celenicearthpublications.wordpress.com/

All in all I feel really blessed with all of these wonderful things happening.

Wishing everyone a wonderful fall!

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