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Confession of a Once Anti-Independent Publishing Novelist

I was once anti-indendent publishing but not anymore. A few years ago, I swore I would never self-pubish a novel. I had been blessed with a traditional contract within a year of submitting, and I had what I will call an “attitude.”  To me self-published novels were inferior, written by people who were so desperate […]

LD British Brides Collection

March 1 release – The British Brides Collection with Gail Gaymer Martin

The British Brides Collection, including my novella Apple of HIs Eyes, set in Victorian England will be in stores where books are sold and online bookstores in March. I’m particularly excited about having this novella come to life again, because it was based and inspirted by a true story in my family  history. In real life, […]


Rachel – New Release by Jill Eileen Smith

I’m happy to tell you about another writer friend’s new release, Rachel  with a giveaway you can’t resist. A Novel Jill Eileen Smith 4 ½ Stars from RT Book Reviews  Can true love overcome a legacy of betrayal? Rachel wants nothing more than for her older half sister Leah to wed and move out of […]

Plot Twist

Plot Twists And The Reader

Plot twists are similar to unanticipated things that happen in your life. The unexpected, the dramatic change of outcome, or the surprise revelation that makes things different.  These can be good or bad, but in real life they’remost often welcome twists. Plot twists are part of fiction and movies. We read with our mouths agap when we […]

The Firefighter's New Family

Gift For Pre-Order of Newest Novel – The Firefighter’s New Family

Do you find firefighter’s lives different? I do, especially since writing this book. They live in danger everyday they work to save people’s lives and property.  This book, The Firefighter’s New Family, is the second novel in the Sisters Series. If follows the first novel, Her Valentine Hero, the story of the older sister, Neely. […]

More Rules of Writing Fiction From The Best

Stephen King has written many novels, but one of his popular books is called, Stephen King On Writing and offers twenty solid rules for writing. I loved the book capturing Kings’ unique wit and candor and his rules are great. If these twenty rules intrigue you and you want to learn more, re-read or purchase […]


Severed Trust – New Release for Margaret Daley

 Severed Trust, 4th book in Men of the Texas Rangers By Margaret Daley Octobrt 2013 Abingdon Press   Back Cover: The day Sadie Thompson finds her high school student, Lexie, asleep in class and can’t wake her is the day she realizes how entrenched a prescription drug ring is in her school. As Sadie is […]

The Firefighter's New Family

The Firefighter’s New Family – by Gail Gaymer Martin

  The Firefighter’s New Family is available in stores at the end of December but it can be preordered now through most online book stores. This is Book #2 in the Sisters Series (Book #1 Her Valentine Hero) A tornado may have left Ashley Kern injured beneath a fallen tree, but it’s her rescuer who […]


New Release: Beloved by Robin Lee Hatcher

  One of my favorite posts is when I can share a new release authored by one of my friends. But this isn’t just any friend. Robin Lee Hatcher has been a best seller for years in both ABA and CBA.  She is not only an author but one who has mentored other writers to be […]

Christmas Kite - reissue.

The Christmas Kite available again.

 The Christmas Kite has been one of my favorite books and my reader mail attests to its impact on many readers. The novel is set in one of my favorite Michigan locations, Mackinaw City on the tip of the “mitten” as we call it. It’s on the Straits of Mackinac and across the straights about […]