Scout’s Honor was named as a Finalist in the 2017 Eric Hoffer Book Awards. Anyone who follows soccer knows that when you’re named Finalist, you came in second. In the book world, “Finalist” is good! Great, actually. I am humbled and honored that my beloved debut novel, the only tangible thing that kept me present, … More First Loser?
Chasing Eveline tells a story of a 16 year old girl named Ivy, abandoned by her mother, now being raised by her father – himself, dealing with his own loss and abandonment. But when you’re the parent, you don’t get to quit just because life sucks. She maintains a connection to the love she holds … More Book Review – Chasing Eveline by Leslie Hauser
Debut author Lorna Hollifield crafted a thoughtful and challenging southern tale with both the beauty and darkness residing within the North Carolina tobacco fields and the deep complexities hiding within the unbreakable bond of sisters. It is 1947, and Jimi-Lyn find herself as the ugly older sister left behind by her beautiful, younger, pin-up model … More Book Review – Tobacco Sun by Lorna Hollifield
JM Sullivan’s debut, Alice: The Wanderland Chronicles, is a retelling of an obvious classic but with a modern, smart, witty spin. As a reader, I don’t normally read YA dystopian leaning series like this. So I am actually surprised how entertaining and engaging the entire book is, even to an old, decrepit teenager like me. … More Book Review – Alice: The Wanderland Chronicles by JM Sullivan
When I sold my family home, I purchased a small condo in the city in order to eliminate a lot of my expenses as well as my 45 minute to and from daily commute. My husband had always liked things that were new, upscale, and luxury, and he brought with him tastes that were waaaaaaay … More Embracing All of the Ugly
I had the privilege of talking to #AuthorConfession Host, JM Sullivan. She hosts #AuthorConfession on Twitter and YouTube, a fun platform for authors and writers to share about their work, their quirks and habits, their characters, their struggles. It is fun to interact with other creatives out there from time to time…too easy to get … More #AuthorConfession Appearance
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This blog post on Finding Dori was written on April 15th, 2016. Yesterday was my first book’s launch day. I only get one of those. Kind of like a first Steelers game at Heinz Field. I only get one of those. So if the memory isn’t a good one…
Check out this Amazon Exclusive Giveaway from Pen Name Publishing for a boxset of three stories of female resilience in a pre #MeToo movement kind of world. One book is my two time award winning novel, Scout’s Honor. The other two are the newly-released Lake Effect by Nicole Tone and The Wrong Side of Twenty-Five … More #StillHere Boxset Available on Amazon
My next blog post with the Hope for Widows Foundation is now available. It was written for the 2nd Anniversary of my husband’s death.
A story of self discovery while along a solo trip across the country, Blossom encounters both the simple goodness and desperate horrors in every day people of the present while also trying to escape from the hardships and toxic relationships of her past. Debut novelist Dionne Abouelela is a master at word-smithing and spinning a … More Book Review – The Wrong Side of Twenty-Five by Dionne Abouelela
My next blog post with the Hope For Widows Foundation is now available.
My latest post for Hope for Widows is a review of the Spark of Life Grief Recovery retreats. Check it out!