The Pinkerton Detective Agency

I get to be on the Petticoats and Pistols blog. Here is the first part of the blog post. Click on the read more tag to read the rest.

I am thrilled to be here again! I have so much fun reading the blog posts on this blog and even more fun when I get to be a guest author. Today, I’m going to talk about two of my favorite genres of books: Westerns and Mysteries.

When I discovered Dad’s Louis L’Amour books, I read every one we owned and then started getting more and more and more from the library. When I wasn’t reading one of Louis L’Amour’s books, I would read a mystery book, usually Sherlock Holmes. Of course, I also read other genres, but those were the two I loved the best.

3D The Solid RockBecause of my love of Westerns, becoming an author of Westerns was an easy choice. Mystery, though, was a genre I didn’t think I would be able to do successfully. Then I came to book five in my series and it didn’t work any other way than with a mystery. So I wrote it as a Western Mystery.

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New Availability, a request, and a book signing

New Availability

3D A Mighty Fortress

What do I mean by that? Well, as of yesterday, A Mighty Fortress is now available on Barnes and


Noble, iBooks, and Kobo! I’m excited to branch this book out to you in different formats. If you know anybody who hasn’t been able to read A Mighty Fortress because they can’t read a Kindle version, please share this information with them. And, if you’ve written a review on Amazon for the book, would you please put it up on one, two, or all three of the sites? Thank you!

Barnes and Noble



A Request

If you clicked on either of those links, you may have noticed that I have A Mighty Fortress free. That isn’t an accident. Now that all five books are available in the series, I have decided to make the first book permanently free. To get Amazon to list it as permafree, though, I need your help. Would you please take two minutes to go to the Amazon page and click on “tell us about a lower price” and enter 1 or 2 of the links above?

If you aren’t sure where to go, see the picture below. Go to the Amazon page and scroll down until you see “Product Details.” Under all the rankings, you can click on the “tell us about a lower price.” From there it is pretty self-explanatory. Thank you in advance!


Book Signing

For those of you who live near Onalaska, WI, I would like to invite you to come to a book signing.

When: April 2, 2016 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Where: Redemption Bookstore, 201 Sand Lake Rd., Onalaska, WI 54650

What: A book signing with various local authors. There is no set time for all the authors to be there and I don’t know who all the authors are. I am planning to be there in the afternoon, probably from 2-4.

Even if you already have all my books and they’re all signed, I’d still love to see you there! And if I don’t have The Solid Rock by then, I will have a sign up sheet so you can preorder your copy.

If you can’t come to the book signing, but would like to preorder your copy of The Solid Rock, you can sign up on this form.

Together, Not the Same

On Sunday, Pastor talked about how, as Christians, we should be together, but not the same. He started out with part of this video and then expounded a bit further.

We should all have the same message–the Gospel of Jesus Christ–but we should spread that message using our different gifts. If it’s all shared the same, the message gets monotonous. As we share it in our own ways, it brings harmony and balance.

Are you ready to share the Gospel using your gift today?

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Pass Me Not Promo

Okay, so this is kind of a silly request, but a while ago, I entered my book cover to be on a website that has something called “Cover Wars.” They pick ten covers to be on their website for a week. This week happens to be the week they chose mine. If you have an extra thirty seconds, would you please go vote for my cover. It isn’t losing terribly yet, but there are a couple that have a lot of votes. There is no registration or sign in that you need to do to vote. Just vote for your favorite cover. If you really like one of the covers better than mine, I guess that’s okay, too. 😉

Here’s the website:

Lily of the Valley Giveaway

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Due to an error in the original blog posts about my cover reveal, the entry for the giveaway has been extended more than one full day! You have until noon Central time on Friday, October 16th to enter the giveaway. If you tried to email the cover before, please do so again, this time with the following, CORRECT email address:[at] Thank you! And remember, the posts with the pieces of the cover can be found on my website at this link.

Cover Reveal: A Guest Post

After ten books and nearly a million words, the Dream Series will be complete on October 20th. Book number ten, DREAM WEDDING, will be released, along with DREAM FRAGMENTS, a collection of short stories that fill in some of the gaps between the novels of the series.

And here is the brand new cover for DREAM WEDDING, designed by Emma Michaels ( Continue reading

An Unique Dystopia

Today, I am privileged to host J. Grace Pennington on my blog. She recently published a Young Adult Dystopian novel and allowed me to read and review it. Enjoy the review!

Implant by J. Grace Pennington

Welcome to the world of a universal cure.

Gordon Harding didn’t ask for the life he has. He didn’t ask to be orphaned. He didn’t ask to go through life with cancer. And he certainly didn’t ask to be pulled into a future world without warning–a world where every human being is controlled by means of a medical implant.

And when he learns that he’s the only one who can destroy the base of operations, he’s faced with an impossibly painful choice: either hide and let the world decay under this mysterious futuristic force, or rescue humanity from oppression, knowing that there’s someone out there who is willing to use any means necessary to stop him. Continue reading

She tried writing 50,000 words in July by hand. You won’t believe what happened next!

She tried writing 50,000 words in July by hand…

Yes, the title is correct. I am trying to write 50,000 words in July by hand. All in one book. I have gotten away from doing it that way. Yes, it is faster to just type the story up. However, with just a pen and paper, you can get away from the computer (read: internet) and all the distractions that entails. And one thing I used to love about writing by hand is that when I went to type it up, I got the first edit/rewrite done as I typed! Especially when I can’t read my own handwriting. *innocent smile* Not that I would do that…

As for how I am doing, I am a little behind right now, but not by much so I expect that I should be able to get to 50,000 words before July 31st unless something unexpected happens.

As for the title, that is an experiment. You may have noticed all the sensationalized titles for articles and videos. I want to see if it will work for my blog post with my writing updates.

You won’t believe what happened next! Continue reading