Designer Mask, Broken Toe, Creature in the Night: Monday Blog Post

Newest News:

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I ordered a mask with my author logo on it. It finally came in. That’s in in the above picture. I think I’ll use that for my avatar picture, at least for a while, on my Facebook page and elsewhere. Who knows when I’ll do another signing, but if I do, I may wear this mask.

Just as I was ramping up my exercise, last Thursday I slammed my bare foot into my recliner and broke the 4th toe on my right foot. Sigh. It’s crooked, so I went to the doc to see if he’d set it back into the correct position. He looked at it without touching it—commented that I did the right thing by taping it to the 3rd toe and sent me to get Xrays. Since it was late Friday afternoon, it will be today (Monday) before anything will be done about it. Aggravating.

I have been coordinating with my cover designer for Creature in the Night. I’m excited to see what the designer comes up with. Covers are just so exciting. I’m hoping to have the story up on Kindle Unlimited before Halloween. Stay tuned for release information.

Stay safe. Stay well.


The Summer giveaway has ended! I’ll be posting my winners as soon as the organizer gets them sorted out.

The Halloween giveaway is up! You can check it out at: As always, each author is giving away at least 2 prizes and there’s a Paypal cash grand prize.

Where will I Be?

Pine Library, 6124 W. Randall Place, Pine AZ, Friends of the Library meeting is October 26th, at 1pm. If you happen to be in Pine, AZ, on that date, come on by. I’ll have some books available for purchase and signing.

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Newest Releases:

Gold Dreams released May 13th, 2019. It is up on Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, (Direct link doesn’t work, copy the URL and paste it into your browser, or go directly to and search for Gold Dreams, Connie Cockrell), and Smashwords. The print version is available on Amazon. You can also see all my books on If you’ve read any of my books, please drop a short, honest, review on the site where you bought it or on Goodreads or BookBub. Your review is critical to help me promote the books to other readers. Thanks in advance.

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