National Novel Writing Month, Summer Giveaway Winners, New Signing Event: Monday Blog Post

Taken by Randy Cockrell. A leaf resting on rock.


Newest News:

It is National Novel Writing Month. The very first day. I don’t know what I’m going to write. As I write this part of my blog, I haven’t even registered for this year on the NaNo site. I had an idea a couple of weeks ago but didn’t write it down, so it’s gone. It may appear later as I put words to paper. We’ll see how that goes. This is an actual good thing though, as I’d like to get my writing habit back. Wish me luck!

November is also gratitude month for me. Every day on my personal Facebook page I list something I’m grateful for. I like this exercise. It reminds me every year of all the things/people/activities that make my life wonderful. Give it a try yourself if you don’t already.

Stay tuned!


The Summer event, called the Summer Breeze Books Giveaway, is over! The winners have been drawn. My winner of my first prize, an ebook copy of Troubled Streets, Is Michele. The winner of my 2nd prize, a $5 Amazon Gift Card is Jennifer. I’ve emailed them their prize notifications. The Grand Prize winner of $66 in Paypal cash is Richard. Congratulations to all of the winners.

In the meantime, the Pumpkin Posse Authors Halloween Giveaway is live! There are twelve authors, 24 prizes and $71 as the Grand Prize in Paypal dollars. Hop on over to the page with the following link and get in on the prizes. to enter.


Where will I Be?

An old poster. Actually begins Nov 9th at 3pm.

The Twilight Tuesday Christmas Market this year will run from November 9th, 3 – 6pm to December 21st. I have obtained two appearance dates, when I only expected one so I’m pretty happy about that. I have a booth date of November 23rd, and one of December 14th. Come on by, check out our version of a European Style Christmas market and enjoy.

In between my two Twilight Tuesday Christmas Market events, I’ve just signed up for an outdoor market event at our local coffee shop, Common Grounds. That date is December 4th and runs 9am – 2pm. Common Grounds is in Payson at the corner of Colcord and Wade Lane. More details when they release a flyer.


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Newest Releases:

Creature in the Night, a short Halloween, Winter Solstice, Christmas, Fantasy story has been published. It is up on Amazon, in Kindle Unlimited or for purchase at $.99. 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 my books to other readers. Thanks in advance.


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