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Best Week Ever!!!

Posted Nov 3 2011

This has been such a great week!  My book release has been an absolute ball thanks to so many friends, family, and fellow writers who have celebrated with me both online and in person.  Thanks to all of you for making my debut release such a fun event!

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Debut Today!

Posted Nov 1 2011 in , , ,

My dream of becoming a published novelist comes true today as my debut novel, Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure, hits the bookstore shelves.  Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!  When I set out ten years ago to become a writer, I expected the process to be a solitary endeavor.  But I couldn’t have been more wrong!  There are so […]

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Debut Tomorrow! Join in the Chat for a Chance to Win!

Posted Oct 31 2011 in , , , , , , ,

It’s Halloween, the day when our thoughts turn to scary things.  Ghosts.  Goblins.  Vampires.  The IRS. I jest, of course.  There’s no reason to fear the IRS – as long as you’re being honest on your tax returns, of course! One of the recurring issues that haunts Tara Holloway, the IRS criminal investigator who stars […]

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Debut Countdown – 1 day! Post a Comment for a Chance to Win!

Posted Oct 30 2011 in , , , , ,

One of the aspects of writing the Death & Taxes series that was both the most challenging and the most fun was creating the men in Tara’s life.  It was tempting to make her boyfriend, Brett Ellington, perfect.  But then he wouldn’t seem real.  And, honestly, as I thought things through, I realized I had no […]

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Debut Countdown – 2 Days! Join in the Converation for a Chance to Win!

Posted Oct 29 2011 in , , , , ,

A cockroach!  Eeeeek!!! In my debut novel, IRS Special Agent Tara Holloway and DEA Agent Christina Marquez set up a stakeout in a former crack house.  Let’s just say the house isn’t exactly home sweet home.  Between cockroaches and a noisy family racoons, the place is a little crowded. My favorite house I’ve ever lived […]

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Great Movie – “Music Within”

Posted Oct 15 2011

I’m going to be on a panel soon with screenwriter Bret McKinney who wrote the script for the movie “Music Within” and, naturally, I was curious.  My hubby and I watched the movie last night and it was fantastic!  The movie is based on the true story of a Viet Nam vet who suffered hearing loss […]

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Keep Your Pants On!

Posted Sep 28 2011

In Death, Taxes, and a Skinny No-Whip Latte, Special Agent Nick Pratt appears in a tiger-striped Speedo.  Here’s some other guys in animal-print Speedos for your consideration: I totally fell out of my chair laughing when I saw that video!  You gotta love guys who are willing to make fun of themselves like that. So, […]

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All Abuzz About Beehive Hairdos!

Posted Sep 26 2011

Visit me at www.killerfiction.net today where I’m blogging about bad hair!   You’ll get to see my mother’s legendary beehive, my new cover for book #3 (Love it!), and maybe win an ARC!

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Under 100!

Posted Sep 4 2011

It’s one of the first days in forever that we haven’t hit 100 degrees here in the Dallas area.  Woo hoo!  I’m working on the back patio today, though I have to say the woodpecker that’s decided to jackhammer my redbud tree is a bit of a distraction.  He is cute, though.  I have to […]

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Visit Cindy Kirk at www.killerfiction.net!

Posted Aug 29 2011

I’m thrilled to host my friend Cindy Kirk as a guest blogger at the Killer Fiction Blog today!  Stop by and chime on in back cover copy – does it entice you to buy a book or not?  www.killerfiction.net.

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Thank you, Cindy, Kathy, Suzanne and Cheryl!
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I enjoyed showing the good things about middle age with this new character. I'm so glad you enjoy Kerrin's reviews and site! I do, too.
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Wonderful! Same here. I trust her opinion. She's very open-minded and fair.
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Thank you for the sharing Kerrin! I really love reading her reviews and quite often add the books to my ever growing pile of books to read.
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What a lovely piece. I have loved Kerrin’s blog/reviews and have only ‘known’ her online for a short while, but she has been one of the only blog reviewers I check religiously. Your book sounds so much fun, and I’m glad the protagonist is closer to my age and not so young as they usually are . I will somehow see if I can read it in Australia. Thanks for the fab interview!! I love the pics from the catch up with Kerrin’s daughter. The landscape is beautiful.

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