Monthly Archives: May 2016

The Entire 8-Book Virtues and Valor Series is FREE Memorial Day Only!

In observance of Memorial Day, and in recognition to the heroes and heroines from World War II in which I based my characters for the complete VIRTUES AND VALOR SERIES, I have put the entire series FREE today only. Continue reading

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Smoke and Mirrors Summer Destination Blog Hop and Giveaway!

And another winner will win THE KINDLE FIRE GRAND PRIZE, which includes one brand new Kindle Fire and the following ebooks by the Smoke and Mirrors authors: Continue reading

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Autism, Girls Can Be Mean, and Angry Birds

I’ve always wanted to train my kids to entertain themselves away from electronics. I have no objection to electronics. How am I supposed to see the brilliant David Suchet as Hercule Poirot, or Skype with my brother in Australia, or even type this blog post without electronics? But, I also know how to look out the window of a car and enjoy the scenery, or pick up a book, or make eye contact when having a conversation — those are the kinds of things we think of when we say we want kids to not rely on electronics for entertainment. Continue reading

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Release Day! Smoke and Mirrors — 8 Brand New, Never Before Release Novellas for Just 99 Cents!

I am so excited to be part of another amazing collection! Introducing Smoke and Mirrors, eight romantic suspense novellas that all have a theme surrounding the idea of “hidden identity” and summertime!. My new novel, On the Ropes, will only be available in this collection until August, so don’t miss on your chance to read it now! For one month, the price is just 99 cents, then it will go up — so, get it while it’s hot! Continue reading

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Christian Fiction Friday: May 13th

This snippet is from the new suspense novella On the Ropes, which is part of a romantic suspense bundle that I’m doing with my co-host Alana Terry and six other authors! Smoke and Mirrors is currently on preorder for a May 20th release, and is 99 cents for a very limited time! Click here to get it for yourself! Continue reading

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Autism and Mandatory Fun

When it comes time to force an issue or concede an issue, we have to constantly ask ourselves what is causing the issue — is it the stubborn willful tendencies of a 9-year-old, or an autistic brain on overload? On top of that issue, we have to decide what battles are worth fighting and winning, and what battles do we just leave alone — because in the end, what our objective with him is to teach him to cope with the normal (political correctness doesn’t allow us to use terms like “normal”) neuro-typical world out there. There’s going to come a day when he walks out of our home and begins to live away from our shelter and comfort, and he needs to be able to function when that happens. Continue reading

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