Exciting News!


I have two online interviews coming up within the next month. The first is scheduled for April 10th on Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews. http://lauriethoughts-reviews.blogspot.com/

Please put this on your calendar because I need all the moral support I can get. I am nervous, nervous, nervous!

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10 Lessons I Learned From My Dog (via Writers In The Storm Blog)


This is a wonderful post by Jenny Hansen. It touched my heart, and I am not even a dog owner. I bet it will touch yours too.

10 Lessons I Learned From My Dog by Jenny Hansen (@jhansenwrites) This weekend marks the ten month anniversary of saying goodbye to my beloved dog, Hoshi. She was everything a dog should be: loyal, loving, sweet-tempered, funny. She got my jokes (I swear that dog laughed) and she was around for all my big milestones – turning the big 3-0, the death of my parents, YEARS of dating, my en … Read More

via Writers In The Storm Blog

A Gentle Reminder


Tomorrow is the last day you can lend support to the fund raiser for Japanese relief being conducted by UK author Naomi Clark and myself. Naomi and I will donate all proceeds from the sale of our books for the past week through tomorrow to World Vision for Japanese relief.

Naomi Clark’s book links:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004JXVY0O/ref=cm_cd_asin_lnk

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004OL24RS

My links:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004asndes

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/books/product.aspx?ean=2940012184290

Irish Blessings Upon You!


May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow and may trouble avoid you wherever you go.

May joy and peace surround you, contentment latch your door, and happiness be with you now and bless you evermore.

May you always have these blessings: a soft breeze when summer comes, a warm fireside in winter, and always the warm, soft smile of a friend.

Authors Help Japanese Relief


Friends, a new friend on this Amazon discussion thread: “I miss my indie and small Pubbed authors” in the paranormal romance forum has come up with a terrific way to help the devastated Japanese people. She will donate all revenue from both her books from today through March 19th to World Vision, to help the Japanese relief effort. Her name is Naomi Clark. Her books are: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004JXVY0O/ref=cm_cd_asin_lnk [ Night and Chaos (The Deva Chronicles #1)] and http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004OL24RS [Ungrateful Dead (an Ethan Banning case) (The Ethan Banning Files)]] . I asked Naomi if she’d mind if I do the same with Darlin’ Druid, and she said that would be great. She has already invited other indies to join in, and I would like to do the same here. If you are moved to help, feel free to jump in with your books.

Just to make it official, I will donate all proceeds from sales of DD http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004asndes [ Darlin’ Druid (Texas Druids)] from today through March 19th to World Vision to aid Japanese relief efforts. DD is also available as a Nook book; http://search.barnesandnoble.com/books/product.aspx?ean=2940012184290 and I will also donate proceeds from that source through Mar. 19th.  Lyn

Warning to Authors


Yesterday I dared to suggest my book on two or three discussion threads on the Amazon forums – in response to customers who had written requesting ideas for books to read. Last evening I went to my product page and discovered I had been hit with several nasty tags including “horrible spammer”. I could not believe it. I didn’t know what to think or do, so I went to bed upset and woke up the same way. A while ago, I reported the issue to Amazon’s KDP (publishing) support team and asked if there’s any way to remove the abusive tags. I’m afraid I might be stuck with them, and that they could drive away interested readers. It’s enough to make me want to cry!

So beware, authors. If you want to share news about your books or just talk about writing, look for threads that specifically invite author participation. Don’t set foot in one of those customer discussion minefields as I did. There are some very mean people in this world.