Friday, August 29, 2014

Chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card & Free Book

I'm offering a $50 Amazon gift certificate to one lucky person who writes a review on Amazon for my novel, Anonymously Yours.  On Wednesday, October 1st, I'll draw a name from the list of reviewers and pick one winner.  The winner will be posted here, on Twitter and Facebook. 

You do not have to purchase the book in order to write the review. You are welcome to beg, borrow or steal a copy from anyone who already owns one.  (Of course, thievery laws will prevail, and I won't complain if you want your own copy). 

A marketing ploy?  Of course. Who doesn't like winning? This way we'll all win. I'll get more reviews, you'll get to read an awesome mystery, and you MIGHT even be the lucky one to win an Amazon gift card.  What have you got to lose?

But here's another incentive.  If you'll comment on this post by Tuesday, September 2nd, I'll put your name in a drawing for a FREE copy of Anonymously Yours.  Let's get the ball rolling. 

Saturday, July 12, 2014


I've been away for awhile, but this picture spoke to me.  Loved all the rooftops in the pic.  Try your hand at writing a 100-word story from the picture prompt. For guidelines, click on the Friday Fictioneer's link to the right.  And add yours to the list.


“Hard to believe.”

Joe sat on the patio beside his brother, Jim, sipping coffee. “Things like that just don’t happen here.”

“Everyone always says that. Until it happens.”

“Yeah, I guess you’re right.” Joe folded his arms across the table. “You know what’s really hard to take?”

“What’s that?”

“We should have seen this coming. The signs were all there.”

Jim rested his chin on his closed fist. “Something else everyone says after the fact. It’s just not something anyone around here would even consider.”

Joe nodded. “But still. A subdivision through here?  It’s destroyed the beauty of this place."
100 words exactly. That's my goal.