Newsletter Giveaway

To everyone who bought, reviewed, liked, shared, or promoted the Base Branch Series, THANK YOU from the bottom of the Mariana Trench to the top of Mount Everest!!!

As a tiny show of gratitude I’m giving away my heart!!!


In a way I’ve already given parts of it with each novel, but I painted this heart of mine and will draw one lucky winner from my newsletter roster. Not a member yet?! No worries! Go to the homepage of my website,, and sign up. There’s still time.

I’ll announce the winner November 19th!!!

Enemy Mine Cover Vote And Giveaway

Cover Vote & Giveaway

It’s a great problem to have…

Deranged Doctor Designs sent me two cover options for Enemy Mine – Book 1 in the Base Branch Novel Series. I can’t decided which I love more. So, will you help me?

Thank you! Molest him with your eyes all you want, but refrain from licking. You don’t want a yucky screen.

One more thing. Sign up to my mailing list and be entered into a drawing for a $10 amazon gift card. As soon as the list hits 200 subscribers, I’ll draw, and then notify the winner. So spread the word!

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Enemy Mine – Base Branch Novel 1

When friends become enemies and enemies become lovers.

Born in the blood of Sierra Leone’s Civil War, enslaved, then sold to the US as an orphan, Base Branch operative, Sloan Harris is emotionally dead and driven by vengeance. With no soul to give, her body becomes the bargaining chip to infiltrate a warlord’s inner circle, the man called The Devil who killed her family and helped destroy a region.

As son of the warlord, Baine Kendrick will happily use Sloan’s body, if it expedites his father’s demise. Yet, he is wholly unprepared for the possessive and protective emotions she provokes. Maybe it’s the flashes of memory. Two forgotten children drawing in the dirt beneath the boabab tree. But he fears there is more at stake than his life.

In the Devil’s den with Baine by her side, Sloan braves certain death and discovers a spirit for living.

The cover for Justice Mine – Book 2 is locked in. I’ll share that one with you soon. They say patience is a virtue. Hope you have it because I don’t. October. October. October. Enemy Mine, Justice Mine, & Stranger Mine all release in October!


Thanks for the help!




Ancient Zimbabwe

My stories set in Africa are set firmly in the present, but the country’s rich history intrigues me! Let’s step back in time for a moment and discover a bit about ancient Zimbabwe.

In the eleventh century the Shona people began work on an elaborate city and palace for its royalty. Rock upon rock they stacked the earth five meters high in some places. After its abandon in the fourteenth century the city feel to ruin, but was adopted as a national monument know as Great Zimbabwe and hailed as a symbol of achievement for the African people.


I adore a good painting. Heck, even a bad one. Did you know Zimbabwe is home to over fifteen thousand known rock art sites. Dating back nearly two thousand years many of the depictions of primitive man and beast are protected in reserves.


These two are on my bucket list. How about yours?

Cowboy Inspired Art

In honor of my new release, Cowboy Heat, an anthology featuring stories from 14 other authors with fierce cowboys and the women strong enough to tame them taking the lead, we’ll walk in the boots of a cowboy for the next few Tuesdays and explore interesting facets of his life in the blog series, Cowboy Culture.

Last week, we talked about the cowboy’s horse. This week, it’s all about the art.

I adore art, especially paintings. Good ones. Bad ones. Even mediocre ones. They all show something special and unique. Art can reveal things about the artist, and, if you look hard enough, you may discover something new about yourself in the hued creation.

So, I share with you a few painting inspired by the loyal, hard-working cowboy.


We’ll start with this gorgeous painting by Martin Grelle. It captures the iconic hero in a relaxed pose atop his horse, surveying the vast west stretched before him.

Boot Shack

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What is more artistic than the well fashioned leather of a cowboy’s boot? Not a whole lot. Some are meticulously handcrafted scrolls and arches stitched into cowhide, but they aren’t hung on the wall and admired. Cowboy boots bore the brunt of the man’s sun-up to sun-down work.


Here is a vibrant twist on the historic Vaquero painted by Jinx Springer.


And last, but certainly not least is the photograph, Fish Creek, from Adam Jahiel in a series called The Last Cowboy. Each photo is breathtaking in its simplicity and striking composition.

Go ahead. Pick a favorite. I dare you. Or share one of your favorite cowboy inspired works of art.