Red Tape – Free for the weekend!

For a very limited time, this weekend only, if you sign up for my email updates, you will receive a free copy of my debut mystery novel, which is an award winning book, Red Tape (Kindle version).  I will send it to you via an Amazon gift email.  This promotion is limited to the first 50 people that sign up or until the end of this weekend, whichever occurs first!

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Latest updates!

Hello! I just thought I’d give you a quick update on all my current endeavors.

As you may already know, S is for Shore, my debut children’s picture book is being released on July 16th. I will be placing an order for books, and will likely have them within a week of its release. If you’d like an autographed copy, please order one on this page. Or, it will be available on Amazon (with no shipping if you spend a total of $25). The book price is $10.99.

I’m almost finished with Book 2 in the children’s book series of B is for BeachInstead of just being a picture book, B is for Beach will also have a story.  I haven’t decided on an exact release date yet, but I’m thinking mid to late August.  I illustrated both of these books myself with Adobe Illustrator (which I’m currently teaching myself to use).

I have mapped out outlines for 3 more children’s books in the series, but I will keep those a secret for now!  I’m not sure of a timeline to release those, as I’d like to finish my 2nd novel before I get to work on the other children’s books.

Now, for my sequel to Red Tape, I have decided on a name…Tax Cut, and a cast of characters.  I’ll keep you posted as the story progresses, but there is a little corruption, a little bribery, a little romance, a little mystery, and a little humor–something for everyone!  Well, not something for those under 13 years old.  Bonnie’s raunchiness continues in Tax Cut.  I just love her character so much!

Don’t forget, if you haven’t read Red Tape yet, you can get it on Amazon, or here on my website if you’d like an autographed copy.  It will also be available at any appearances I may be at (check my event tab for dates/times/locations).  It has already received an award at the 2013 Beach Book Festival, and is a finalist in the Reader’s Favorite International Book Awards Competition. It’s only been 3 months since its release, so I’m so excited it is doing so well!

Thanks for reading!


2013 Beach Book Festival

Good morning!  I spent last night in New York City at the Grolier Club for the 2013 Beach Book Festival Award Presentations.  My debut novel, Red Tape, won an award.  It was a thrilling experience, and I was literally on top of the world since this was my first award.  IMG_4690We took the train in from New Jersey, then took a taxi over to the Club.  When we arrived, I met another Book Festival Award-winning author, Benji Alexander Palus.  Benji had flown in from New Orleans.  I asked him what he was going to say during his 1-minute speech, as I had not prepared anything myself.  He said he didn’t know and that he was just going to see what others did.  Much to his surprise, he was first on the list to receive his award. While this made him nervous, he was witty and funny. He did a great speech…as did the next three winners, which then made me nervous, because I had not prepared anything!  I was fourth to the microphone, and as luck would have it, something came out of my mouth that made the crowd laugh, thank goodness!  I was short and sweet, then took my seat!

994811_10201174705947034_598409775_nWhile I was there, I met so many other talented individuals with great novels and children’s books from all over the United States.  My loving husband was there supporting me the whole time…it was truly a great date night for us!  I left the little one with grandma and grandpa for only the 2nd time overnight in her short life.  It was an experience I won’t soon forget.

So, in honor of the award I received, I’ve put Red Tape on sale from now through Monday for 99 cents!


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Congratulations to all the winners and a special thank you to all of you who have been supporting me along the way.  XO.IMG_4694IMG_4702

Blog Tour Interview

Hello!  It’s the last day of my book blog tour and also the first day of summer!  Tonight I’m off to NYC to receive my award in the Beach Book Festival at the Grolier Club.  I’ll post more about it tomorrow.  I can’t wait!  Meanwhile, check out my interview!