Book Launch!

It’s here, finally, my new book. I am pleased and excited to announce the launch of Proof of Identity, a paranormal suspense novel, in both print and as an ebook. Both are available on Amazon, the print as part of Create Space and the ebook, of course, on Kindle. Check out the fantabulous cover my son designed, using the original fingerprints used to identify the whorls and ridges that make each print unique. Since fingerprints are at the heart of this story, it’s a very appropriate—as well as graphic—cover.

Proof of Identity is the story of a woman who is arrested for the murder of a man she’d never heard of, or met. But police have witnesses who saw her leave the scene covered in blood, and her fingerprints are on the murder weapon.


Hope you like the story! If you do, please drop by Amazon and leave a review. Good reviews are an author’s lifeblood in this digital age.

Find Proof of Identity here:

Print Book:

Kindle Book

Oh, and Tangled Webs is now an ebook! Finally got it done for all you fans who have been requesting it. Here’s the link. Enjoy, and don’t forget to post a review once you’re done reading!

Tangled Webs, ebook:


Write Over the Hump: Looking for Logic

Disparate concepts make us stretch and twist to make logical connections. Unlike in life, things in fiction have to make sense, no matter how disconnected they seem to be. Trust your subconscious to find the logical links. Try this and see what happens.

Write Over the Hump

 Paper; eggplant; stapler; quilt; yarn; shoes; award; photo album. Use these words in a story or scene. Write for10 minutes starting now.

How did you join these words into a logical whole?


Write Over the Hump: Overheard Snippets

Phrases we overhear can be fantastic starting points for stories and scenes, because we have to fill in the numerous blanks to make sense of what we’ve heard. Our creative imaginings go into overdrive. It’s a great idea to keep a small notebook with you to jot down those random words and phrases for later use. Try this one to start with.

Write Over the Hump

Write a story starting with this actual overheard snippet of conversation: “He said he’d do it for me if…” 10 minutes: start now!

What would he do? And did he do it?

Write Over the Hump: Character Revelations

Random events that happen can often be used to reveal character in our writing. Whether our characters are happy about it, sad, angry or indifferent, their response to these events lets the reader understand them a little better. (And if we’re writing about ourselves, exploring our feelings helps us understand ourselves that much more.)

Write Over the Hump

You have just inherited a lamp from your favorite relative. Decide whether you like or hate it. Now write about that lamp and what it means to you for 10 minutes.


How did you, or your character, react to this odd inheritance?