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Throwback Thursdays: Memories and a Teaser

Birthday flowers 2017Hello and thanks for stopping by again today. This has been a busy week for me. On Monday, No Good Deed was released.  Of the twenty novels I’ve written, this is my eighth release with Crimson Romance, but the first one officially published by Simon and Schuster who now own that imprint and are my publishers. As an author, it’s always been a dream of mine to actually write and get published by one of the “BIG” publishers. Having a dream come true is a big moment in one’s life.

Tuesday was another big moment as I celebrated my birthday. It seems they come far more often now than they used to, and each one brings new aches and pains. I always thought getting old would take longer as the meme a friend sent me said. While realistically I know time passes at the same speed it always has, I can’t help  thinking it’s been in zoom mode these past few years. But, I’m still on the right side of the grass even if I do move more slowly than I did.

Yesterday, I got more exciting news. I’m going to be interviewed by our local cable television station next week. It won’t be my first time on television, but it’s scary and exciting at the same time. Big question is what to wear. The camera adds ten pounds, right? No white is all I was told, so I have a week to decide on an outfit!

Today’s Picture comes from the summer of 1990 when we went to

John and I in Atlantic City 1990

Atlantic City for a couple of days. Hard to believe I was ever that young–and that thin. LOve the glasses my hubby’s wearing. I think those are actually back in style.

We had a great time as I recall, visiting the various casinos just to look around. Back then, most places had a signature cocktail you could buy and you got to keep the glass. When we left Atlantic City we drove down to Cape May and spent a night there. I watched the news and saw the damage inflicted on the area by Hurricane Sandy a few years ago, but my memories of those gorgeous colorful Victorian houses are still strong. I can look through my albums and see them any time I want.

Final cover, No Good DeedNow, for today’s teaser from No Good Deed.

Alexa had taken three steps toward the front when the slap of skin on skin made her cringe. What if someone really did need help?

The man pleading loudly could be the store owner. He could have a wife and children back there that someone was threatening, to force him to open a safe. Didn’t it sound like more than one person crying? She couldn’t walk away if there was even a remote chance someone’s life was in danger. Better to make a fool of herself than leave someone to be murdered. It had taken her months to get up the courage to try to escape once more, but helping someone else was a different matter.

Gripping the wine bottle by the neck, an unlikely weapon but the only one she had, she crept down the hallway, past the washroom, and stopped. The door leading into the back of the building wasn’t completely closed, and through the crack, she spotted a man’s back. Was that another kneeling in front of him?


No Good Deed is available from:

Barnes and Noble:


Google Play


Simon and Schuster:




Finally retired after more than 30 years as a teacher! Now, I get to spend my time gardening, enjoying my grandchildren, and writing. I finally completed the number one item in my bucket list and Crimson Romance published my first novel, Fire Angel, in April 2013. Since then I have published 24 manuscripts to date and don't plan to quit writing for a long time yet.

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