My New Jo-Ann Website

When Go Daddy offered me a website at half the price of renewing my old one, I had no choice. The downside was that I had to create it from scratch with their new shiney website making program.  I’ve spent the last week creating and tweaking a new site.

I could only capture part of the page in my screenshot. To see the full Jo-Ann:

It has the same content, but its leaner and more efficient. There was a bit of a learning curve, but I got there.

Part of the digital revolution seems to be that I’m constantly redoing what I’ve already done with shiny new tech options. It feels a bit like two steps forward and one step back. lol.

But it works, and sometimes that’s all that matters.

What about you?

Do you get frustrated with having to update or change your SM stuff all the time?

Death by Seance – Cover Reveal #Mondayblogs


Isn’t she beautiful.

It’s created by Authors on a Dime.

I’m nearing the crisis point in the first draft, so I’m guestimating a Spring launch. I ordered the cover early to inspire me, and it has.

What do you think?

Sharing Second Act Wisdom

Pearls of wisdom.

I started the Second Acts series on my blog in July of 2013. Since that time, over 100 women from Australia, Canada, Great Britain, and the United States have shared reinvention stories that will inspire anyone asking the question: What am I going to do with the rest of my life?

Here are pearls of wisdom from thirteen of those amazing women…

I leave the “What If?” for my protagonists, and instead, whenever I hear the whispered question, I take a breath and answer “Why not?” It’s the beautiful thing about becoming “older.” If not now, when? D. J. Adamson

Find your passion in life—don’t quit or turn back until you’ve discovered the one thing that you really love. For me, it was books and words. And spread your wings—get to know people in your profession, speak up, present talks, make yourself heard. Judy Alter

Own your own life. At…

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It only takes one bite

Scientist Lexi Jones struggles to find an antidote to a mosquito born virus killing people all around the world.



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To Not Coloring Between the Lines #Mondayblogs

I know, I know, I know.

I know the prevailing theories on success say it is more profitable to color between the lines. But I can’t.

“They” say I should find a small niche market and nail it. My light fantasy has a growing audience so I should, “theoretically” focus on it.

But here’s the thing: I’ve tried, and I can’t do it.

A post-apocalyptic story in my drawer whispers to me. Heck, it’s yelling, so  I’ve decided to let it out. There’s a short story all ready to go and a novel that needs some polishing. I’ll be publishing them under the name:

Doomsday Carson.

Hopefully this pen name will let my readers  know it’s me, but a different flavour of story.

I’ll have a cover reveal and pre-order up soon.

How about you?

Do you have trouble coloring in the lines?

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Paranormal Romance & Fantasay #Giveaway

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