Monday, May 18, 2015

11TH ANNUAL ANN ARBOR BOOK FESTIVAL, JUNE 17 – 20, 2015


11TH ANNUAL ANN ARBOR BOOK FESTIVAL, JUNE 17 – 20, 2015

Each Festival is comprised of 3 parts, including (1) the Moonlight Book Crawl; (2) the Street Fair; and (3) the Writer’s Conference.
Come! See! Hear! Read! Enjoy! 
Join me and some amazing authors, libraries and literacy groups, publishers, artisans and writers groups on June 20, 2015 from 1-6. It will be a great day in downtown Ann Arbor!  
Location: Washington Street (between 4th Ave and 5th Ave)Ann Arbor

Street Fair

AABF 2014Saturday, June 20, 2015
Long considered an artistic oasis and a home to the counterculture, Ann Arbor is the Midwest’s cultural nexus.  The AABF street fair is held in idyllic downtown Ann Arbor, a bustling community where the independent book store still thrives.  Join like-minded bibliophiles as they set up shop along a beautiful stretch between the University of Michigan and downtown Ann Arbor.  This daylong event will gather authors, libraries and literacy groups, publishers, artisans and writers groups and will include dynamic programming.  The day’s events will culminate in the last evening of the popular Moonlight Book Crawl, in which authors and poets gather at local restaurants, bars, bookstores and shops to read from their latest works.







Sunday, May 10, 2015



Happy Mother's Day to all the beautiful mothers, madres, الأمهات, Mütter, mères,  матери, 어머니, madri, and many, many other nations of beautiful worth-celebrating moms out there! (And the dad's who are both dad and mom)     :0) 







Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Monday, April 13, 2015

Life's been a bit nutty!




Indeed, life has been quite nutty lately. There's been a lot of things in the works, some finishing up, and others just launching. All things I'm very excited about. However, I was hit hard with crashing bouts of fatigue, which really causes problems on my end for writing and meeting deadlines, and, quite honestly, for my sense of hope and joy. I'm pushing through though, as I always do, thanks to my amazing family and friends. I am indeed a blessed lady!  





A few things that have happened: 

The Audio Book for Ezekiel's Bones is soon to be released. Whoop whoop! The amazing Catherine Matz (I'll be doing a personal interview with her at a later date) did the voice and she's a perfect Genevieve. (I swear I heard her voice in my dreams before she did the book, I swear). She captured Genevieve's sarcasm and her tone perfectly. But she also captured Ellie's and Ariel's personalities and tones as well. How voice actors are able to do that is beyond me.

Preorders for, Benji, The No One, The Loser, The Rejected, The Revenge Artist, went very well and the launch of the e-book took off without a hitch. Whew. The print is available as of tomorrow and the hardbacks will be available by the end of the month. The Audio Book for Benji is still TBA.

Benji is a special book to my heart and I hope it will spark some much-needed conversation about the pain that many teenagers and young adults go through. It touches on bad parenting, sexual abuse and sex addictions, bullying, passive aggressive bullying, anger, suicidal thoughts, and, of course, revenge. But it also addresses loving families, overcoming, the goodness of people, and forgiveness—All things we need more of in this world.

Even though Ezekiel's Bones is a supernatural story and Benji is set in real life possibilities I happen to love both characters and their journeys equally. And I hope you do too!

Enjoy the journey!


You can purchase Benji here:

Benji, The No One, The Loser, The Rejected, The Revenge Artist

You can purchase Ezekiel's Bones here:

Ezekiel's Bones







For Barnes and Noble purchases:

Benji, The No One, The Loser, The Rejected, The Revenge Artist

For Kobo purchases:

Benji, The No One, The Loser, The Rejected, The Revenge Artist

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Pre order available for Benji, The Revenge Artist


Preorder for Benji, The Revenge Artist are currently available at Amazon.

Enjoy the journey! 

"Despite a father with a particular sexual addiction, a mother who wears more borrowed personalities than a clown at a carnival, and the aggravating testosterone-filled tormentors at school, Benji has honed a way to vent his anger.
Now that things are going according to plan, and he’s on the verge of assuring his sister stays out of harms way, the mysterious Contessa shows up to turn his world of darkness into days of light. Suddenly, Benji finds himself rethinking his scheming ways. All except one last revenge plan."

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00UCL1I7Q



Thursday, October 30, 2014

Benji pre-release promo cards...

There's been so many delays I've had to make sure to hold my heart and mind together, if even by tape, stickers, and a little love, but I am rejuvenated and ready. (Benji promo cards for pre-release)



Sunday, October 19, 2014

Taking it to the farm book signing... :0) Super fun!


Book signing today at Michigan Feral Foods Farm. It was cold, but it was a great time!! I was among an awesome company of artists, craftsmen, glass makers, painters, sculptures, photographers, coffee makers, farms, earth lovers, and all around fantastic people.
Image by: Irvin Hayes of Occasional Photography https://www.facebook.com/occasionalphoto





 My beloved farm. (Not really my farm but I claim them because I love the farm and the people so much) 




The sweetest! Ms. Ashley taking care of peoples thirst needs. :0)  She's so darn cute!



One of many vendors and craftsmen at the fundraiser:
 The fantastic Villa Villelyon and their goats milks soaps. salsas and duck eggs. 
Image curtesy of Occasional Photography: https://www.facebook.com/occasionalphoto




 Vender Cool Critters: 
These are the best! I had a hard time holding back my credit card. 
Image by: https://www.facebook.com/occasionalphoto 




 I did get one Cool Critter, though. :0)  I'm still trying to name him. Either Felix or Cornelius? 




Beautiful pottery by Anne Beyer! 




Farm peeps!!! Can't love them enough! 




Milan Coffee Works kept everyone warm with delightful cups of artisan coffee!



There is so much more to post but these were a sample of my favorite pictures from today's heart filling event :0)