28 April 2016

The sad loss to publishing and the world

This is so heartbreaking. Lori and Tony Karayianni wrote dozens and dozens of wonderful books under the name Tori Carrington. Yesterday I learned of his passing of heart issues. So very sad.
When I was first trying to get published they judged my The Invasion of Falgannon Isle in a contest. Most people judge anonymously. Not this pair. They wrote their names at the bottom of my entry and said let us help you get this published. That offer meant the world to me. I didn't take it, as I felt it necessary to get there myself, but it meant the world to someone struggling to find my spot in the business. Such kindness. I never have forgotten that pure kindness.
I did ask for a cover quote from them on the second book in the series, Riding the Thunder and I have proudly sported that ever since.
I am just so shaken that someone so kind is no longer with us.
RIP Tony. This world is a much sadder place without your talent and gentleness.

27 April 2016

New Business card

Front of the new business card with the new covers for the Dragons of Challon

Back of the Sisters of Colford Hall series

13 April 2016

My 2 cents on Who Negan Killed -- an author's take on POV

My guess is It was Michonne (If they are not totally screwing with us). It's Michonne's POV in the shafts of lights. The view of someone at the back of the trailer with someone in front. Daryl is in front of her, so it's her POV seeing the odd shafts of lights in the trailer side. So it make sense they START with her POV and reinforce that at several points, they END with her POV.
Negan kills someone with no hair hanging in their face (POV shows no hair obstructing their view as Negan strikes). Daryl, Glenn, Rick, Carl and Maggie have hair in their faces. Carl only has one eye as well. So does Eugene since his was swollen from the beating. The others don't, but Aaron, Rosita, Sasha, Abraham, Erin and MICHONNE - they cut her locks away from her face and hung them on the Zombie.
If they are not screwing around it has to be a main character -- the death of Erin, Abraham, Aaron, Rosita, Eugene and Sasha just don't have the impact. Michonne would. Also, Rick has trouble keeping his women alive...lol.
Gimble said the clues were there. He also said it wasn't Glenn, that they were taking a "LEFT TURN" from Glenn's death in the comics. Glenn is on the end of the line -- who is to his left? Daryl and Michonne. Daryl has hair in his face, Michonne doesn't. But they are both to Glenn's LEFT.
Another nail in the coffin that makes me believe it's Michonne -- when Negan strikes he goes "Damn.....taking it like a champ." Negan would likely expect Daryl to take it "like a man". But he might not expect Michonne to do it. He would be impressed by a woman taking it head on. Daryl is weak and bleeding out. One swing from Lucille and he would go down (same reasoning for Maggie and Eugene - they are in rough condition). Abraham would take it head on, but again, you would expect that of him.
Initially, before I saw the episode I took it to mean Maggie and the "Left turn" from Glenn. She was upset about the ending when she read the script. So it fit. But I have a feeling Gimble was TELLING you without telling you look to the immediately left of Glenn in the lineup.
The final thing that points to Michonne. Rick said he was sick when he read the script. (Norman has said he knows too.) Outside of Carl which I ruled out, Michonne is the closest one to him - a character we all love so much. THAT might make him sick.

06 April 2016

Cover reveal!!

Just in from the talented hands of Livia Reasoner at Prairie Rose Publications

Coming this Summer -- My Novella

Gambit, Check & Mate

with novellas from 
Cynthia Breeding and Lindsay Townsend

03 April 2016

Masterpiece Tea Grand Opening!

Masterpiece Tea 
113 E Main Street, La Grange, KY opened today

Rebecca Bischoff-Chambers lovely owner of Masterpiece Tea

It was busy opening day, and everyone had a wonderful time!

Such a great edition for the Victoria town.


Rebecca, Author Linda Goin (standing) and daughter Cora Pugh (seated)

Candy Thompson having a quiet moment

Me, the lady in red...lol

Tami Day

Vicki Bironas 


Jasmine tea in the making  (left)

View from upstairs Tea Parlor (right)

18 March 2016

Exciting day in downtown La Grange!!

Well, I went downtown today for lunch with Candy Thompson and Tami Day...great lunch at The Red Pepper deli.  When I went to pick up Candy we were nearly hit by a yellow semi-truck trying to make a right turn where there is simply not enough room!!  So imagine my shock, when 45 minutes later I look up and see the train stopping outside of Red Pepper.  I saw the yellow on the other side and thought, "Oh, that cannot be the same truck!!  Yep it was!!

See the train runs down the MIDDLE of Main Street.  There is cars parked on either side of the tracks.  When it train comes through there is NO room on either side for vehicles to get through, let alone a semi-truck!!!  But that is what some stupid driver tried to do!!  The train, sheered of metal and plastic off the side of the truck.  Fortunately, no one was hurt.  But it was a mess!


Notice the junk on the road from the truck.  It was surprising it was so little!!


Tami out checking on things close up!!