The Flamboyant Flamingo is released!

Formerly published as The Blue Paradise, this title received a total rework after I got the rights back from the publisher. New cover (which I love!) and added scenes, plus a complete re-edit. It’s my feeling this a far better book than it was.

Don’t get me wrong: it was a pretty good tale in its first iteration, but I’m a better writer and editor now, and I think it really comes together in this version. Hope you agree!

I debated whether or not to upload it to the various vendors available to me through D2D, but in the end, decided against it. Page Foundry, Oyster, B&N, etc. simply don’t sell enough copies of my books to make it worth it. I’m sticking with my two favorite vendors. Between them, you can get any format you require. Continue reading

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Friday Photos: bird, dragonflies, cat, and dogs

As I type this, it’s Thursday afternoon. The final galley edit of The Flamboyant Flamingo is complete, and I’m currently working on the blurb. You know how much I love those. /sarcasm

The book should be out this weekend. I can’t think of one reason why it wouldn’t be. :)

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Asshole Alert: Cyber PC Experts, Super Scammers!

Theo Fenraven:

It’s always worth posting about phishing scammers; they get sneakier every day. Pay heed, travelers!

Originally posted on The Amazon Iowan:

customer service catSo on August 20th, my mother went to a hotel in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She was there because she’s been going back and forth to take care of my grandmother, who is dying of congestive heart failure. My grandmother isn’t getting oxygen to her brain, so she’s loopy and weird and spends a lot of time insulting my mother, because she’s not herself and is very sick. Consequently, my mother is very tired. Very. Tired.

Which is why when she went to this hotel (I won’t name it yet, unless they don’t take care of her room for that night), and when she joined what she thought was the hotel wifi and her computer began blowing up with virus warning messages, she panicked. When a box popped up saying she had viruses and she should call Apple Care and the number was next to it, she called them.

“Very helpful”…

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Flash Fic Monday: The PA

flash fic 8.24.15There was a knock at the door. “Come in,” I called, not getting up. I still wasn’t good on crutches.

A fairy came in. He was of medium height, slender, had glitter in his white-blond hair, and his T-shirt sparkled with sequins outlining a rainbow. Even his eye makeup shimmered. I looked for wings and a wand but didn’t spot them.

“Hi. I’m Jules,” he said brightly. “You must be Taylor Manning, celebrated bestselling author.”

I pursed my lips. “I thought you’d be a woman.” Continue reading

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The Flamboyant Flamingo: Cover Reveal

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