Saturday, December 6, 2014

Christmas Stories and other things

When Aaron suggested that I post about my latest release, I thought it was a great idea. I haven’t done a “mememe” post in quite some time. And since today is the end of the giveaway for my Christmas book, A Sweet and Spicy Christmas, I thought I would talk about how it all came to be. By the way, you can see how to enter RIGHT NOW AT THE LAST MINUTE here: at my website

Boy, have I been busy!

I created the little novelette, A Sweet and Spicy Christmas, from several Christmas short stories that I have had for some time. I wanted to make a sort of sampler of them all, so that is what I did. One of the stories is a spicy romance, and one is a sweet romance. The last story is a sort of horror thing that is a twist on the old Christmas story, "The Gift of the Magi," by O. Henry, pseudonym for William Sidney Porter.

The cover is also one of my creations. I thought that the ladies might appreciate a little holiday eye-candy and so the cover was born. Why do we write romance and then put a woman on the cover when we KNOW men rarely read them? (Aaron you are the exception!) I love creating covers and think this one is a hit.

I switched over from writing my beloved caper mysteries to writing romance as a little change in scenery. Sort of what I did when I wrote the YA fantasy, An Unexpected Performance. Sometimes you just gotta write what your heart wants to write, and never mind the market. Least, that’s what I think. I am actually thinking of writing a CHRISTIAN fiction novel, so what does that tell ya?

By the way, I talk about my upcoming promo for An Unexpected Performance on my latest podcast, and you can have a listen here: Writer Groupie Podcast Episode 15 there are other archived podcasts on the site as well, just look under the Writer Groupie tab.

Now, as to what’s coming up from me, there is the next episode in The Case of the Missing Body--my YA mystery series; and the soon-to-be-released, Deadly Array, which is the first in my caper mysteries featuring Shannon Wallace. If you have read my “Angel” series in the past you know what fun these books are. They are all being re-released with new names, new titles, and new covers. I might add, new and improved editing, too!

There is never a dull moment at my writing table and you never know what I might come up with next. I do so love input from fans and friends, so please tell me what you would like to read!

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