Ooooh, Look! I’m Nominated For The Shine On Award!

Deanna from the wonderful blog: BookLover’s Attic has nominated me for the Shine On Award! So my first order of business is to thank her for her support.  Her blog is awesome. Check it out here:

Here are the rules of the award:

1. Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you.


2. Acknowledge that blogger on your blog, and link back.

3. Share seven random, interesting things about yourself.

Here we go:

1. I’m one-quarter Blackfoot Indian and one-quarter German.

2. I love old fashioned men who open doors for me and pull out my chair at the table.

3. I love organic gardening and canning my own veggies.

4. If I had a million dollars, I’d be broke in a week. I love helping others and find it makes me richer than having money.

5. I’m not political in any sense of the word. Ever.

6. I have what almost all the world would call strange religious beliefs.

7. I was once walking in the park, talking to a friend about how to plot a wedding in a book I was writing. I told her the only way we could get the girl married was to kill her dad. My husband was walking behind us a few feet and when strangers heard us talking about ‘killing him,’ my husband looked at the strangers and said, “I’m not with them.”
4. Nominate up to 15 bloggers for the Shine On Award, provide a link to their blogs in your post, and notify them on their blogs.

Now it’s time to reveal my picks for the Shine On Award.  I think this is a great way to acknowledge fellow bloggers and give them more exposure to people who may not have had the pleasure of discovering them yet. So here they are:

Kristen Lamb at

Chirstine Fairchild at

Babette James at

Zetta Brown at

Mark Jackman at

Jack Remick and Robert J. Ray at

Robert Stanek at

Terry Odell at

Nancy Lauzon at

More Stops On The Blog Tour

Good morning everyone!

Two great bloggers are hosting me today. On Savvy Authors you can find an article on developing characters and the lovely Nancy Lauzon posted a review of Ultimate Justice, A Trey Fontaine Mystery.  And the entire schedule is coming back up soon, so if you want to read more articles, interviews and reviews, the links will be coming soon.

And I’m hoping to post a character interview of Trey Fontaine later today.

Blog Tour Info

Yaaaay! My first blog tour has finally arrived! I’m going to post a schedule here, and the first stop, at will also have a complete schedule. I hope all of you have time to join me, and comment freely.

Monday 16th 


                        Blog Tour Schedule and Interview

                 Available All Week

     Monday 16th:

Peg Herring

Review: Ultimate Justice, A Trey Fontaine Mystery    

 Tuesday 17th:

           Nancy Hinchliff 

                        Hosting Article: Psychological Drama

Wednesday 18th:

Savvy Authors 

                              Hosting Article: Giving Your Characters Character

Wednesday 18th:

Alex C. Telander at

                  Hosting Article: The Other Character: Setting

Wednesday 18th:

Nancy Lauzon

                               Review Ultimate Justice, A Trey Fontaine Mystery

Thursday 19th

Marilyn Meredith

               Hosting Article: What Inspired Ultimate Justice

Friday 20th

Christine Hughes

                        Hosting Article: Creating A New Genre

Friday 20th:

DeNita Tuttle

Hosting Article: Writing Mystery and Crime

 Saturday 21st:

Kathleen Kaska

                         Hosting Article: What Is Voice?

Sunday 22nd:

Komal Mansoor

                        Hosting Article: Think Big For Success

Monday 23rd:


                        Hosting Article: Revisions

 Tuesday 24th:

Liv Raincourt


 Wednesday 25th:  

Pandora (Dora) Poikilos

                       Hosting Article: What Writing Is To Me

 Thursday 26th:

Lori Cronwell

              Hosting Article: Publishers and Agents and Editors, Oh My! The Horror

 Friday 27th:    

Nicole Morgan

                         Hosting Article: Developing The Story Behind The Book

Saturday 28th:

Pat Brown 

                          Hosting Article: Creating Diverse Characters

Sunday 29th:

Kat Duncan

                          Hosting Article: Including Violent Crime In Your Writing

 Monday 30th

Kayelle Allen

                          Hosting Article: Curling Up With A Good Book

Tuesday 31st:  

Monica K. Stoner 

                        Hosting Article:  Creation Of A Mystery Writer