Reading: “Astrid in the Alley”

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Hello everyone! Work on my new novel is keeping me from posting as much as I'd like, but we can't forget about Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, my modern coming-of-age novel for two young women building their careers and lives while dealing with demons from the past and present. The novel continues to garner glowing reviews. … Continue reading Reading: “Astrid in the Alley”

Reading: “Porch Steps”

Shelby is beginning to heal in this short passage from Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, recorded at a virtual reading I did recently. Click on the video to watch. I call this passage "Porch Steps" - I hope you enjoy it! https://youtu.be/uRaOeHduKlE If you don't know the story of Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, it might help … Continue reading Reading: “Porch Steps”

HAHG Blog Tour: Day 3

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In honor of it being Day 3 of the Horseshoes and Hand Grenades Blog Tour, we have three postings to share with you today. (Just kidding. It wasn't planned that way. It just turned out that Review Tales by Jeyran Main split her post into two pieces: my guest post about why I wrote HAHG … Continue reading HAHG Blog Tour: Day 3

#HAHG on Chat About Books

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So grateful to Kerry Parsons for covering Horseshoes and Hand Grenades on her Chat About Books blog, which has been nominated for Best Book Blog in the Annual Bloggers Bash three years running. Kerry published an interview with moi, filled with fun questions like this one: If you wrote an autobiography, what would your title … Continue reading #HAHG on Chat About Books

Excerpt: At the Police Station

Thanks to Don Jimmy Reviews for the recent publication of this excerpt from my #MeToo novel Horseshoes and Hand Grenades. As Book Week Launch week continues, I'll let "Don Jimmy" do the talking. I'll just set up the scene by saying co-narrator Astrid is at the police station. The rest becomes clear as you read. … Continue reading Excerpt: At the Police Station