Dream or Destiny

Marilee Anderson dreams about a murder and wakes to find it really happened. She and David Nichols, the victim’s brother, become the prime suspects. Though they have their secrets and aren’t sure they can trust each other, Marilee and David team up to find the killer.

Publishing Ebooks on Smashwords

Most of my readers know I’m a big fan of ebooks. I read on a Kindle, but I believe in making my books and my clients’ books available for a variety of ebook devices. The easiest way to accomplish this is to publish on Smashwords, a platform that allows anyone to publish their work as … Read more

The World’s Biggest Party for Writers: I Love to Write Day

Today is the 9th annual “I Love to Write Day,” aka the World’s Biggest Party for Writers. I written before about my love affair with writing, and I believe writing is good for our health and well-being. If you haven’t yet experienced the joys of writing for yourself, today is the perfect day to write something—an essay about … Read more

What I Learned from … 2009

Middle Zone Musings’ groupwrite project for this month is What I Learned from … 2009. Robert Hruzek has challenged us to compile a list of our favorite, best, most popular, whatever we choose posts for each month of 2009. Choices like this are always hard for me for a couple of reasons: How do you … Read more

Thanks to October Commenters

    Thank you to the 168 commenters who left 263 comments in October. Your comments extended the conversation and added value and interest, and I enjoyed replying to every one of them.     Top Contributor (20 comments)   Girish Drive NZ     Major Contributor (12 comments)   Mack Vegas 4 Sale   … Read more

Thanks for Helping Me Support NDVH

Thanks to everyone who ordered a copy of Dream or Destiny during October or made relevant comments on posts in the domestic violence series between October 28 and October 31. With your help, I donated $250 to the National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I wish there were a lot more zeros … Read more

Make a Comment and I’ll Make a Donation

As I’ve mentioned in earlier posts in this series, I will donate  $5 to the National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) for every copy of Dream or Destiny sold during the month of October. However, not everyone who reads and comments here is interested in my book. I can’t imagine why—it’s the Great American Novel, and if … Read more

Million Voices Campaign

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I had no idea when I started writing that domestic violence would play any part in Dream or Destiny. When David (the hero of the story) started telling me about the abuse he and his sister suffered, I pointed out the story wasn’t about domestic violence. (Yes, I argue with my … Read more

Podcast at Bluestocking Guide

On my blog book tour for Dream or Destiny, The Bluestocking Guide interviewed me on a podcast. The interview is posted again on The Bluestocking Guide for Domestic Violence Month. Bluestocking was a domestic violence victims’ advocate, and we had a fascinating discussion about the subject. Bluestocking said that David’s psychological reactions in Dream or Destiny were very accurate … Read more


To find series and related posts, look for the topic in the alphabetical list below. You will find links to related posts on the subject. Barter: Barter—Part 1: What Is It? Barter—Part 2: What Is the Benefit? Barter—Part 3: Who Does It? Barter—Part 4: How Does It Compare to Cash? Connecting—Part III: Trade Exchanges Bible: … Read more