COVER REVEAL: The Downward Spiral


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Kyle Morgan lives with his twin sister, Kyra. For two years, their living arrangement works well, until one afternoon she finds him in a pool of his own blood. To move forward, he has to continue to balance his reality with that of everyone around him, while she has to take a step back from micro-managing him. If Kyle can find the path of stability and Kyra focuses on her own life, both will gain hope for a future brighter than the bleak depression of the last fourteen years. The Morgan twins will make you root for a life where hope replaces darkness and fear.


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Posted by on August 22, 2016 in Uncategorized


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Everywhere A Sign

I’ve joked with friends that one day I’m going to write a crime thriller with a sinister serial killer that will freak everyone out. I can come up with creative ways for someone to exact revenge. Chaz asked if there was something he needed to know when when he read The Heart Of The Matter. I think The Unearthing was a little unsettling for him too.

Thrillers are not the type of story that live in my head – realistic stories are in there, begging to be written. However, I saw signs on our trip leading me to believe that somewhere down the road, there just might be a crime thriller living in my head.

I’ll let you be the judge…

Road trip signs 1

DEAD END. Not, NO OUTLET. DEAD END. There is nothing but death at the end!

Road trip signs 2

My kind of place. *rubs hands together with an evil grin* Let’s go!

Road trip signs 3

CAUTION: Massacre site ahead. What? That’s what it says, right?

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Posted by on August 19, 2016 in Uncategorized


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Sabbatical Sunsets


Montana sunset

Last fall, Chaz was given six weeks off for a sabbatical. We spent five of those weeks on a road trip to the west coast and working our way down the coast before returning home. Part of the fun I had was chasing the setting sun. My first picture was taken in Montana because weather was bad in Wisconsin on our first day.

Some sunsets were difficult to capture because of where we were while in the car in relation to the sunset, but I snapped as many as I could. While working on the scrapbook, I asked myself why I haven’t shared them yet. I didn’t have a good answer.

So here you go, some of my favorite sunsets on our adventure.

Sunset 2

Washington sunset, headed for Seattle.

Sunset 3

Vacaville sunset while shopping at the outlet mall

Sunset 4

Downtown Napa sunset

Sunset 5

Fresno sunset from our hotel room

Sunset 6

One of my favorite sunset views – my best friend’s house in Los Angeles

Sunset 7

Encinitas sunset

If you read Family Ties, we were in Encinitas for almost a week and I took pictures of some points of interest from the book and shared them during a Facebook party. The above picture was taken our first day while driving my best friend’s mom home after taking her out to dinner.

Sunset 8

Cardiff Beach sunset

Cardiff Beach is one of the points of interest in Family Ties. The evening even gave us a burnt orange sunset.

Sunset 9

Balboa Park sunset

We had just spent the afternoon with two different author friends of mine before the sunset above. First was lunch with Kennedy Ryan, and then wandering Balboa Park with Richard Mellinger. I am going to share more from this day later – because writers.

Sunset 10

Carlsbad sunset

Sunset 11

San Elijo sunset

Sunset 12

Another Carlsbad sunset

Sunset 13

Arizona sunset

The above is from our hotel room while waiting to meet my partner in crime, Douglas B. Wimmer, for dinner. There may or may not have been a competitive game of miniature golf afterward. I’ll never tell.

Sunset 14

New Mexico sunset in the rearview

Sunset 15

Oklahoma sunset

Oklahoma was the the last sunset on the road. And yes, if you’re checking out the gas pump, it really says “Kum & Go.” We are all twelve right now.


Posted by on August 10, 2016 in Uncategorized


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