Thursday, August 7, 2014

"In Need of Resolution" -- a lesbian romance serial

I've always wanted to write a serial--something like a TV show that has episodes. They've become increasingly popular with the rise of ebooks, and I realized after I started "In Need of Resolution" that it had a terrific foundation for being a serial. I originally envisioned it as a novella or novel but now know it's perfect for a serial.

Serials bring challenges, of course. Do you map out an entire season or plan episodes one by one? What if sales of episode one flop? Should you wrap up the "show" quickly in episode two or keep going and hope sales catch on? How long to wait between episodes? What if you want to go back and change a bit of character history that has suddenly become inconvenient? This move certainly isn't without its risks, but here I come! :)

The first episode of "In Need of Resolution" is about 28,000 words. I am about halfway finished with episode two and hope no more than a month elapses before it's out. My ideal is to have no more than two months pass in between episode releases.

Kindle US:
Kindle UK:
Kindle Germany:

(will appear on Apple, etc. in a few days through Smashwords)

Episode One:
When best friends Lori Chambliss and Josie Cosgrove agree to write a New Year’s resolution for each other, the consequences promise to reach far and wide. Josie, a philosophy professor at Portland College in Oregon, is somewhat of a wild lady: sleeps around, not settled down and such. She’s more than fine with that and is dismayed when Lori’s resolution for her is to attend at least three therapy sessions. Josie’s idea to make therapy bearable: seduce the counselor. Once Josie has her mind set on something, she sees the mission through.

Dr. Evelyn Darby is a fifty-six-year-old therapist who has long felt restless and unsettled. She often daydreams about owning a cozy coffee cafe. She is divorced and has two grown daughters who don’t talk to her like they used to. Her new patient, Josie Cosgrove, stirs envy and longing in Evelyn. Makes Evelyn want more from life. Before long, Evelyn’s strong sense of professional honor collides with her yearning for more.

Meanwhile, Lori, who is also a philosophy professor, has landed in an equally vexing dilemma. Josie’s resolution for her is to seduce Reagan Richards, Lori’s favorite student from the past semester. Even though Portland College doesn’t necessarily forbid professor-student relations and Reagan is no longer Lori’s student, Lori is horrified. For one, she hates kissing and sex because they’re yucky and germy. For two, she doesn’t take risks. She loves her comfortable life. Lori is sure she’s setting herself up for humiliation. Turns out Reagan has problems of her own and may be willing to lend a sympathetic body.

This episode is about 28,000 words. Also included is a sneak preview at a scene from episode two.

These stories and more will continue throughout the episodes of IN NEED OF RESOLUTION. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Kindle Unlimited -- "Third" and "Time and Time Again"

With Kindle Unlimited, you can read any participating book for a blanket monthly price of $9.99. (First trial month is free!) I have two books in the program.


"Time and Time Again":

Friday, August 1, 2014

"Old Woman" Audiobook

Just a little announcement to say the "Old Woman" audiobook is up. Earlier than I thought it would be! :) It's available on Audible, Amazon and iTunes.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

"Third" Is on Sale!

"Third" is on sale for 99 cents (from $6.99) on Kindle the next few days!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Book bundle -- Savings of $4!

Howdy! Hope this email finds everyone well. I am working on a new lesbian romance novel tentatively titled "In Need of Resolution." I've also begun work on putting out ebook bundles and am pleased to announce the first, "3 in 1," is available (although it has been in print form for awhile). Savings of $4! Individually, these three works in the bundle cost $2.99 for a total of $8.97. You can buy the e-bundle for only $4.99.
I think the next one I'll do is putting the Strange Bedfellows series in one file and selling it for $9.99. In the next few months, I intend to bundle each of my works in some package or the other. Most of them will be two novels together for $9.99 (nice savings because each novel usually sells for about $6.99). Each of the novels will, of course, remain available at that low individual price of $6.99.

Links for this one:

Friday, June 20, 2014

Interpreter(s) Needed

Hello everyone. I will be attending the Golden Crown Literary Society Conference in Portland. I've requested an interpreter(s) from GCLS, but due to several factors, doubt my request will be granted. I am looking into other options such as asking for volunteers among people I know in person (provided GCLS lets them into the con free).

Another option: Are any of you fluent in ASL/sign language and going? Would you be willing to help me out some? Interpret a workshop here and there, or a lecture here and there?

Please let me know. Any help is appreciated.

Friday, June 6, 2014


I've been looking forward to MarioKart for Wii U for months. I even pre-ordered it at Best Buy (to get a $10 card for free gas). I fired the game up almost as soon as I got it, and hm...
It's easy. Like, way too easy. Either that or I've gotten super duper good. The challenge is more present in online play, but what happened to the computer players? Wussies! I dunno--something just seems to be missing. And all the reviews I've read are glowing and don't touch on this.

Is it just me? Probably. Oh well... maybe I just need to give it a little more time. I love the game, don't get me wrong. Especially the online play. But I can't help but feel a little something is missing.