December 8, 2011
The Touch of Roy and Dale is out, and I couldn't be happier. This book took years to produce, but it was well worth the thousands of hours I devoted to it. I hope you enjoy it even half as much as I enjoyed creating it!
November 6, 2010
I'm delighted to announce my latest book news! I've just signed with Seller's Publishing to write an exciting new wedding book. The scheduled release date is September of 2012.
June 4, 2010
My short story, "Lost and Found" has earned an Editor's Choice award at fictionwritersplatform.net.
May 12, 2010
My short story, "The Secret of Me, The Tree, and the Beady-eyed Whatever," has won the Monthly Theme Award for the month of April at fictionwritersplatform.net. It also received an Editor's Choice award.
May 10, 2010
When my friend and fellow writer, Tel Asiado, invited me to guest blog on her inspiredpensite.com website, I was honored. Check out my blog post "On Writing With Heart and Skill" on the site, then stay awhile. Spend some time. Wander about the site and read the great posts from Tel and her many wonderful guest writers. Writers share a special bond, and Tel's site opens the world of writing to all who wish to enjoy the experience.
April 12, 2010
Sometimes, all the planets align for some really fun stuff!
I recently won Suite101's contest to create a new tagline for their redesigned site. There were over 4000 entries from writers worldwide, so it was a humbling win. The tagline, "Insightful Writers. Informed Readers." now appears as part of the Suite101 logo on the site and on Suite101 merchandise.
My short story, "Pillow Talk," won the monthly theme prize for March at fictionwriters.net. It also received an Editor's Choice award.
And, my article detailing how my dog, Digger, holistically triumphed over Legg-Calves Perthes Disease appears in the April/May issue of Animal Wellness Magazine, which is on newstands now.
January 15, 2010
I'm delighted to announce a partnership with West Quest to release my Roy Rogers and Dale Evans book, "The Touch of Roy and Dale," as part of the celebration of Roy's 100th birthday in November of 2011. West Quest is an educational organization that preserves and promotes the history, music, art and spirit of the American West. Proceeds from the book will benefit multiple charities.
June 17, 2009
I recently became the Wedding Planning Feature Writer at Suite101.com. Join me there for wedding planning insights!
December 30, 2008
"The Road to Elsewhere" has gone to print and is now available. Enjoy!
October 8, 2008
My short story, "Empty Shoes," has just earned First Place in the 2008 Scribes Valley Publishing short story competition.
"Empty Shoes" will be published in early 2009 in the winner's anthology, "The Road To Elsewhere." This story touches upon a heart wrenching subject--the ultimate choice of life or death. It's about the amazing depth of soul that lives within us all and the personal freedom to be who we are.
Updates and Tidbits
March 2, 2012
My new wedding book has moved to the editing stage at Seller's Publishing. It's a big, bold book for brides, and it will hit the shelves in September!
March 5, 2012
"Techno bugs" can really be pesky. If you have trouble seeing any page or any photo on this site, let me know by clicking the "Contact" tab at the top of this page and sending me an email. Please indicate the browser you used to access my website, what the problem(s) were, and on what page(s) the issue(s) occurred. Thank you! I want your experience here to be enjoyable, and fixing problems is always a priority.
October 28, 2012
My new wedding book, 1001 Wedding Ideas: The Ultimate Resource for Creating a Wedding No One Will Ever Forget, has hit store shelves. If you are a bride, this one's for you. I hope it helps in ways you've never thought of!
October 3, 2013
The Touch of Roy and Dale, Volume II is headed to the presses, and will be available before the holidays!
February 21, 2014
Editing and Layout Delays! Printing Delays! Snow delays! They are all finally behind us, and the new The Touch of Roy and Dale, Volume II has arrived! I'm very proud of this new volume in my 2-book Roy Rogers and Dale Evans series, and I hope every Roy and Dale fan will find it enjoyable. The first volume has scores of never-before-seen photos, and Volume II ups the ante with nearly 600 new photos, most of which have never before been published. And if you're a King of the Cowboys and a Queen of the West fan, be sure to check out the Trivia Quiz at the back of the book. You might be surprised at what you discover!
January 7, 2015
Thank you to 2014! It was a very good year for The Touch of Roy and Dale, Volumes I and II. Both were 2014 Indie Excellence Book Awards Finalists, and Volume II was the Bronze medalist in the Reader's Favorite Book Awards biography category, while Volume I took the Honorable medal in the same category.
2015 promises lots of fun on the wedding front, as I get closer and closer to the launch of the new wedding web site. And, of course, there are new books on deck!
June 25, 2015
The Touch of Roy and Dale, Volume II placed in the Top 10 in Biography at the Benjamin Franklin Book Awards!
Check out recent featured articles about The Touch of Roy and Dale, Volumes I and II:
Classic Images Magazine - May 2015 issue
Cowboys & Indians Magazine - May/June 2015 issue
True West Magazine - February 2015 issue
Western Horseman Magazine - November 2014 issue
June 25, 2015
My Citizen Petition to the FDA, (Docket # FDA-2015-P-2247), calling for 100% truthful nutrition labeling, is now available for public comments at regulations.gov.
Read the petition HERE then click on the "Comment" link at the top or bottom of the page to leave a comment.
October 15, 2018
Three years? Okay, I confess. I'm really bad at updating my website. But I haven't disappeared. I've been hard at work on a new dog book, which is now almost finished. I can't wait to share it with you! It will be a dog book like none you've seen before. If you're an all-in dog lover, like me, you no doubt speak and understand "dog". If so, this book is for you! I hope my labor of love will bring as big a smile to your face when you read it as it has brought to me while creating it. Soon!