AND THE WINNERS ARE…

I’m speechless! DEBRIEFING THE DEAD earned a Bronze Medal award in the 2020 Reader’s Favorite Book Awards!!!2020 Reader's Favorite - Debriefing the Dead

 

And… PUBLISH OR PERISH earned an Honorable Mention in the Romance – Suspense category!!!2020 Readers Favorite - Romance - Suspense

 

I’m a little overwhelmed right now, but I had to share.  :)  Much needed good news, in these unprecedented times!

Now, off to more “virtual teaching” – overwhelming in a much less pleasant way!!!  :)

Happy September!

Wonderful Review of PUBLISH OR PERISH from Long and Short Reviews!

I’ve been editing like a madwoman (book three of The Dead Series!), and got behind on posting news. And this is WONDERFUL news!!! PUBLISH OR PERISH was recently reviewed by Long and Short Reviews, earning 4.5 stars overall!! And (*gulp*) the reviewer had this to say in summing up:

“Impossible to put down, and an absolute thrill to read. I can’t wait to get my hands on more of her work!”

Needless to say, I’m flying!!!  :)

PUBLISH OR PERISH Wins 1st Place in the Reviewer’s Choice Awards

Thanks so much to all who voted for PUBLISH OR PERISH in the above award! Due to your amazing efforts, it won First Place for its category under the Romantic Suspense umbrella. So THANK YOU so much – I really appreciate it!!

Also, WAKING THE DEAD took 3rd place in its category, while The Dead Series came in 2nd in its Paranormal Series subcategory. So thank you for all your efforts – I wouldn’t be here without your help!!

P.S. Stay tuned for a big announcement, about a project very near and dear to my heart, coming soon…!  :)

N.N. Light Book Awards – Double Winner!

I’m so THRILLED to announce that WAKING THE DEAD has won the N.N. Light Book Award for Best Urban Fantasy of 2019! I saw the email as I scrolled up my inbox this morning, and two emails later I discovered…PUBLISH OR PERISH also won, for Best Romantic Suspense!!

To say I’m honored is a severe understatement. Like DEBRIEFING THE DEAD, PUBLISH OR PERISH is a book that I shopped around for years to agents and editors, who gave me oodles of form rejections. Which just proves once again that what agents think they can sell, or editors think is publishable, isn’t necessarily what readers think is just a good book. :)

Okay, I have to take my tiara off now and get to work. But WHAT a way to start the last week before Winter Break – I couldn’t ask for a better Christmas present!!!!!

5 Stars for PUBLISH OR PERISH from The Paranormal Romance Guild

Another great 5-star review for PUBLISH OR PERISH! It actually posted earlier this week, but it’s my first week back at school (I’m a middle school math teacher) and I’ve been even more insanely busy/overwhelmed than expected. So busy, I’m way behind on announcements, newsletters, planning for the first day of school (TUESDAY – EEK!) — pretty much everything!  :)

Anyway! Hope y’all have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!!

Link: http://bit.ly/POP5PRG

NEW RELEASE GIVEAWAY!

PUBLISH OR PERISH is out TODAY, and I’m having a party! Join me on Facebook on August 5, 8am-8pm (https://www.facebook.com/events/729437567477282/) for games, goodies, and more!  The party has ended, but you can still enter to win at the Grand Prize Giveaway page thru 8/12/19 (http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/cdaa639f15/)! I’ve got FOUR free copies to share, in the winners’ choice of format (print [U.S. residents only!], Kindle, epub, or PDF), so please join in the fun!!

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