Appalachian Thursday – A Tour of Beverly, WV

The first copies of The Right Kind of Fool starting hitting mailboxes this week! If you have yet to get your copy, I thought you might like a tour of the story’s setting while you wait! The first photo is downtown Beverly and all of those buildings were there in 1934 when Loyal and RebeccaContinue reading “Appalachian Thursday – A Tour of Beverly, WV”

Appalachian Thursday – A Tour of Beverly, WV

The first copies of The Right Kind of Fool starting hitting mailboxes this week! If you have yet to get your copy, I thought you might like a tour of the story’s setting while you wait! The first photo is downtown Beverly and all of those buildings were there in 1934 when Loyal and RebeccaContinue reading “Appalachian Thursday – A Tour of Beverly, WV”

An Election Day Launch

There’s this thing in the publishing industry whereby books almost always release on Tuesdays. There are multiple theories as to why this is including: Tuesday is a slow sales day and needs the boost of new releases. The NY Times bestseller list is based on sales from Tuesday to Monday (hmmm, I sense a chickenContinue reading “An Election Day Launch”

The First Review – Phew!

Just ahead of the release of a new story, authors can expect reviews to start trickling in. There are ARCs (advanced reader copies) along with services like NetGalley providing early readers and reviewers with access. It’s nerve-wracking. No matter how confident I am when I submit those final edits, I always begin to wonder .Continue reading “The First Review – Phew!”

Appalachian Thursday – Two Months To Go

Two months from today, on November 3, my sixth full-length novel will release. If you’re looking for something OTHER than the election to look forward to, you’re welcome. If you want to support this latest release, here are a couple of things you can do while you wait: Mark the story as “Want to Read”Continue reading “Appalachian Thursday – Two Months To Go”

Monday Meanderings – Ginseng Season

I have several “pet” ginseng plants. I know where they grow and I’m not telling anyone. I like to check on them to see how they’re doing and when they produce their red seed pods around this time of year, I plant them to spur future growth. Seeds need 18+ months to germinate so ifContinue reading “Monday Meanderings – Ginseng Season”

Three Months ‘Til a New Release

In these days when it seems like we can’t really plan for much of anything, how about planning to read my next story? It officially releases on election day (Nov. 3) and who doesn’t want a distraction from THAT?!? Here’s a teaser to hopefully whet your appetite. While I feel like I’m not all thatContinue reading “Three Months ‘Til a New Release”

40 Days and Nights

Did you know quarantine comes form the Italian, quarantina, meaning 40 days? Having just concluded the 40 days of Lent by celebrating Easter, that number seems particularly significant. And it is–there are quite a few Biblical 40s: After Noah shut up the ark, it rained for 40 days and nights. Moses led the Israelites throughContinue reading “40 Days and Nights”

What I Hope We Learn About Sacrifice

I’ve aimed to keep my coronavirus-related posts on the light-hearted side. There’s plenty of gloom and doom without my adding to it. I rarely watch the news anymore and just go to a few, trusted sources for my updates. One of those is the Worldometer. This is a nifty site that simply provides raw dataContinue reading “What I Hope We Learn About Sacrifice”