Saturday, February 22, 2014

Round Robin Blog Tour Feb 2014

We're back on another Round Robin Tour! February's topic is about heroes,  what you like in reading, what you write, your favorite, whatever!  What type hero(s), traits, personality, in particular always  draw you into the story? Has it changed with time? And do you write this type of hero? 

Ironically enough, I had this very discussion with my 18 year old son the other day. Not only is he a voracious reader and a fellow writer, he's also a fan and loves my heroes! He loves their humor, their tenacity, and how they always try to do the right thing. 
The types of heroes that draw me in (and fill my books!) are strong men with a moral compass that sometimes keeps them on the fringes, yet they don't hesitate to be the good guy and save the day. Most of my heroes are dedicated to their friends and families, although a couple come from backgrounds where their sense of family was challenged by abuse or neglect.
Handsome, ruggedly or otherwise, also springs to mind.
They also have a great sense of humor that keeps them grounded and gets them through some unsavory events in their lives. Leo Blue, one of my favorite characters in the Wild Blue Mysteries series, will reveal more--much more!--of him and his background in The Bakery Lady coming out later this year.  
Passion is required. Passion for their work, their loved ones, their beliefs, whatever. There has to be something that riles them up and makes them do the things they do. Leo, for example, is passionate about righting wrongs, which is why he becomes a private detective. Of course, he also becomes passionate about sugar cookies thanks to a certain young woman, but I'll cover more about that in The Bakery Lady!
Brilliant or blinded by passion, I love a hero who is entertaining, dedicated, and easy on the eyes.

And now off to visit the lovely Marci Baun to find out her favorite type of hero! 

Be sure to check out the many other blogs on the tour and find out what kind of heroes make their knees weak!! 
Fiona McGier at
Diane Bator at
Ginger Simpson  at
Rhobin Courtright at


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Bookstore Lady is in PRINT!

I am so excited to report that The Bookstore Lady is now in print and copies arrived last night!
They are available at BookLore and Aardvark Music in Orangeville and on

It's such a thrill to see my dream become a reality after all these years.
I am thankful for all the people who have helped me along the way and, believe me, they all know who they are!

In upcoming news:
My next book, The Mystery Lady is under construction and will come out later this spring.
My wonderful agent, Dawn, is gearing up to query Death of a Jaded Samurai to publishers.
So far, it looks like 2014 could be a very busy year!
Stay tuned!!