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My Latest Novel

I’ve entered my latest mystery novel featuring Bristol Detective Natasha McMorales in the Inkitt Novel Writing Contest. Follow the link to read it for free, and a review would be appreciated.  https://www.inkitt.com/stories/mystery/127901   

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Another Why? mystery?

“It’s about time!”  Even her camel thinks so.  Last summer when I finished “Through the Roof”  I took it to a Christian Fiction Writers conference to try and attract an agent.  I couldn’t get anyone to look at it because I … Continue reading

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2016 State of the Union

Here’s what I learned in 2016:  1. I’m in the end stage of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, which initially means I get tired and winded very easily and in the long run, I’ll need a lung transplant (my local docs say I’m a … Continue reading

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KITTY: Jasper Lilla name him

That’s Sargent.  He’s the welcoming committee/guard dog at Fern Valley Farms where we took the kids on Easter Saturday.  White Great Pyrenees dogs are standard for Alpaca farms. I’ve been to several while doing research for the Jasper Lilla Saga … Continue reading

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JUSTIN BOOK the protagonist of “THROUGH THE ROOF”

The protagonist of “Through The Roof” is a man named Justin Book.  He is not based on me (any more than I can help), but he does manifest a couple of my fantasies (whimsey might be a better word).  Whimsey … Continue reading

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in SEARCH of a VILLAIN

I usually fight off thoughts about starting my next book until I get the current book into the hands of the readers.  The was much more difficult this time than ever before because of how long the last one took … Continue reading

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A BIG LEAP for LEAP DAY

February 29, 2016:  “Jasper Lilla and the Flight to Boone” is finally done.  I was on track to have the first draft finished in August of ’15, but I didn’t stay on track and so, half a year later, it’s … Continue reading

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Natalie “Nattie” Mariam Johnson Moreland AKA Natasha McMorales A character sketch Nattie’s mother, Ingrid, was the youngest of two kids. Her parents had a small farm on the eastern side of Johnson City, Tennessee. Her older brother, who worked the … Continue reading

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2015 VIRGINIA HIGHLANDS FESTIVAL

This was my 3rd year at the Virginia Highlands Festival, but my first year at the opening weekend.  Last year I sold 62 books over the last 3 days.  This year I sold 81.  The big seller was “Jasper Lilla … Continue reading

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THE KINDLE CAMPAIGN for Book Two in the Jasper Lilla Saga

To promote the release of “Jasper Lilla and the Hendersonville Rescue” I set the price at $0.99 for the first week and for the week prior to that we set the price of “Jasper Lilla and the wolves off Banner … Continue reading

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