Goodreads Giveaway for No More Tears

No More Tears Cover Temp
To celebrate the upcoming release of No More Tears, there are 10 copies up for grabs at Goodreads!
Click HERE to enter the Goodreads Giveaway. On that page, scroll down and click the ‘Enter to Win’ button.

Good luck!


No More Tears will be released November 28th

No More Tears will be published on November 28th, 2014.

No More Tears Cover Temp

Temporary cover shown above.  I’m really excited about the cover, because the artwork is being painted by Jan Cole, my mom!  The temporary cover is just a preview of a portion of the canvas-in-progress, which is already beautiful.  As soon as the paint dries, I’ll post an updated cover reveal, which is going to be AWESOME!

Blurb for No More Tears:
When her sister is sentenced to death by cancer, Lisa must overcome her own premature grief and help Dana enjoy the time she has left.

Lisa Elkins is devastated to learn terminal lung cancer will claim 39-year-old Dana Yager’s life in a matter of months. Though she goes along for moral support when Dana plans her own funeral, Lisa has a hard time coming to grips with her sister’s impending death. After one of Dana’s near-fatal ER visits, Lisa realizes she’s been smothering her sister with care and precautions, and that forcing Dana to stay in bed, bored senseless, isn’t going to cure the disease or prolong the inevitable.

Dana simply wants to enjoy her final days as best she can, but will Lisa be able to stop her overprotective tendencies before it’s too late?

Ten copies are up for grabs on a Goodreads Giveaway!   I’ll post the link here as soon as they get it up on their site.


My NaNo Survival Kit

With NaNoWriMo 2014 underway, I thought I’d share my NaNo Survival kit. My daughter Brittany was kind enough to take this picture for me.  :)

NaNoSurvivalKit 2014

1)  My 2014 NaNo t-shirt, with the cool steampunk logo, in extra-large so I can wear it for a night shirt and just pull on some yoga pants in the mornings.

2)  Every busy writer needs a loyal friend to bounce ideas off of, and to tell you when you need to step away from the manuscript-in-progress and take a break. That’s my Yorkie’s job, Little Miss Scarlett in her purple tutu.

3) A bottomless coffee mug to keep us caffeinated on these 30 long days and nights

4)  A NaNo notebook and a good ink pen, to keep all your fabulous ideas straight, and maybe jot down a few lines of dialogue or scene descriptions on the go. Also a good place to keep outlines or character sketches.

5) Chocolate, pictured above in the form of peanut M&Ms

6) A good pair of walking shoes, to wear on my afternoon walk when I can pull myself away from my desk.  So I don’t forget what sunshine looks like during NaNo season.

7)  Dry Shampoo. This stuff is great for those days when you absolutely have to go somewhere, in public, where other actual human beings will see and talk to you–but you can’t remember when you last stopped NaNoing long enough to wash your hair.  Spray dry shampoo on your roots, work it in, run a brush through your hair and voila! A great hair day awaits, with plenty of extra bounce and body.  :)

8) and Vino!  What better way to celebrate getting your wordcount each day that with a glass of wine. A little chardonnay or pinot noir can also help you reach that goal, though you might want to stop after half a bottle or you may not be able to make sense of what you wrote the next day.

What’s in your NaNo Survival kit?


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