If you didn’t yet get a chance to read my blog post on Personal Power in Fiction, you might want to head over and pick up a few new reads. Personal Power is a theme that runs through many of my books; characters lacking in power and finding their power and ability to effect change.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme. Read the rules and more teasers at The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along.

I picked up this week’s read, The Night Sister, from the mystery shelf without realizing that it is classified as “ghost suspense,” so I…


One of the themes that runs through the Reg Rawlins, Psychic Investigator series (and probably through most of my books, to tell the truth) is that of personal power. What does Reg (or another character) do when faced with an insurmountable obstacle? In Reg’s case, being a paranormal setting, it may be something as big as a magical being intent on taking over the world. That’s a pretty big obstacle. But in other series, it may also be Chloe’s struggle with homelessness and a traumatic history. Or Renata’s ongoing battle with mito and paranoid schizophrenia.

Like Reg, many of my…


Do you enjoy a little Christmas in July? Check out these great holiday reads! Stretch out on your hammock and dive back into the holiday season with these picks.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme. Read the rules and more teasers at The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along.

This week’s book is not one of my usual genres, but is a little book that lives somewhere at the nexus of Winnie the Pooh, Narnia, and Buddha. Read it as a children’s book, explore the purpose of life, meditate daily on your impact on others. …


Yes, I’ve done Christmas in July a couple of times before. Who doesn’t like reading a stack of holiday reads on the beach? Or squeezing it in sometime between work and bed? It is escapism at its finest.

Of course, if you are in Australia, you can actually read about picturesque snowy scenes (or dangerous snowbound murder mysteries) while it is cold outside. Pull your chair up to the fire and grab a blanket and cup of hot chocolate!

So, what’s on tap this holiday season?

Santa Shortbread


Have you picked up a copy of my latest release, Magic Ain’t a Game? It is book 11 in the Reg Rawlins, Psychic Investigator series, but can be read as a stand alone. Grab it now if you haven’t already. And you can get book #1 in the series, What the Cat Knew for free or the first three books for $2.99 for a limited time.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme. Read the rules and more teasers at The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along.

I don’t think that I have read anything else by Jude Deveraux, though…


Magic Ain’t a Game, book #11 in the Reg Rawlins, Psychic Investigator series is now available! If you preordered your copy, it should already be in your inbox or device. If not, now is your chance!

Magic Ain’t a Game

Spring equinox was supposed to be a fun time in Black Sands.

The magical Spring Games are being held in town, with all kinds of new talent and tourists pouring money into the economy. …


If you’re interested in what I am working on right now, take a jump over to my Nanowrimo project page. And be sure to stop back here this weekend for the release of Magic Ain’t a Game, if you haven’t already put it on preorder!

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme. Read the rules and more teasers at The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along.

Last week, I was listening to the audiobook for The Sound of Broken Glass, book 15 in the Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James Novels series by Deborah Crombie. I think that I may have read a…


If you’ve been hanging around here for a while, you probably know that I write for Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month) in November and Camp Nano in April and July every year. The goal in Nanowrimo is to write a book of 50,000 words or more during the month. During the “camps” you can set your own goals, which can be words or hours, however many you like. During Camp Nano, you used to be assigned to a virtual cabin, a message board with a number of other authors, where you could chat with and encourage each other. …


Did you know that Reg Rawlins, Psychic Investigator 1–3 is currently on sale for $2.99? If you have not started this series, now would be a great time to pick it up!

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme. Read the rules and more teasers at The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along.

I just finished reading The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten, an author I don’t think I have read before. What a great book! …


It’s that time of year again! My birthday, Canada Day, and July 4 all pop up, and that means good things for you.

Maybe not as patriotic as a beaver with a Canadian flag, but…

I’ve pulled together a stack of freebies for your Kindle/eReader, including Skunk Man Swamp, book #11 in the Reg Rawlins, Psychic Investigator series. Skunk Man Swamp can be read as a stand-alone or as part of the series.

Skunk Man Swamp

Danger lurks in the water!

With the Magical Spring Games approaching, Damon hires Reg to help him to track down a missing contestant deep in the…

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