Hearts Off the Shelf

hearts-featured-in-copperfields_Walking into a bookstore and seeing my coloring book Hearts featured in such a great spot is like going to Disneyland.

Location, location, location! That may be the secret to selling real estate, but every author knows that wonderful feeling when their book is displayed in those precious spots that show a book’s cover.

Thank you, Copperfield’s!

Stop by a store or visit bit.ly/HeartsColoringBook.

My 2nd coloring book is #1 New Release on Amazon!

snowflakes-available-now_facebook_1-2-2017I’m thrilled to announce the release of my second coloring book for adults, Snowflakes, which has become a #1 New Release on Amazon! You can get your copy at http://amzn.to/2iJCPLG.

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Share the love with my new book!

Hearts: The Adult Coloring Book of Love's Journey. http://amzn.to/2ekMg2Z

I’m so excited to announce the release of my new book, Hearts: The Adult Coloring Book of Love’s Journey! Just in time for the holidays, Hearts makes a beautiful gift for coloring book enthusiasts and anyone looking for a relaxing escape.

Purchase your copies by visiting Amazon at http://amzn.to/2ekMg2Z

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Art begging for attention

Showin-on-the-River-postcard-2016When I’m not writing, my creative side can be a demanding bitch.

During those times, you’ll find me painting, drawing, designing graphics or engrossed in some other project which generally requires a visit to a craft or hardware store and elicits a “There she goes again” sigh from my hubby and kids. Yup, I’d rather pick through lumber than hunt for new girl clothes.

Oh, and speaking of bitches…this Saturday, July 9, in Petaluma, some of my dog paintings will be on display at the Riverfront Art Gallery.  Continue reading

Gettin’ chatty with Anderson Cooper

4-4-16 Twitter conversation w-Andersen Cooper re his book

If timing is everything, I’m glad I saw a recent Twitter post from CNN’s Anderson Cooper when, remarkably, I beat the odds, 7,000,000-to-1. Continue reading

Defining Superior Fiction


As writers, we strive to discover and produce that magical combination that will carry the reader into a new world. I think this quote from Terrence Des Pres explains how to create what he calls “a priceless gift.”

It also explains why writers are famous for day dreaming and why they rely on their craft to vividly broadcast those daydreams in the imagination of the reader.

I came across this quote when I was reading a story in The New Yorker about author John Irving who recently released Avenue of Mysteries. You may know him better from his World According to Garp.

His latest book is on my reading list. I like the concept he used to advance his protagonist’s journey. He discusses it in this book trailer:



Amazon goes to the dark side

Can you find what’s wrong with this image? A moment ago, I went to Amazon to find a book recommended to me, and this was the first thing I see on the home page.
“Whoa,” I said as I felt like I was pushed back from my computer. “That’s just wrong.”Amazon home pg 11-20-15

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