Ah, fall. The crisp, chilled morning air, the soft, crunch of red, gold and yellow leaves under my boots, the smell of burning leaves tickling my nose. I love fall. Each of my senses is titillated with something that takes me back to my childhood, to cool nights by the pile of leaves I’d spent the day raking with my father, to steaming cups of hot cocoa and conversations with my momI can’t go back to those days, but I do share their stories with my family and friends, and I’d like to share with you the ten things I love about fall — in no particular order because I can’t decide which I love best.
Turning 50 is a whole lot easier than turning 40!
Every year I make a list of resolutions, the kind that require hard work and commitment. Lose Weight. Give up sugar forever, write five best-selling books You know, the impossible to achieve ones, at least for me, and I end up making myself miserable. I’m a Type A gal and I hate to fail, but it seems I set myself up for it every January 1st. This year, however, I’m dumping the hard resolutions and replacing them with ones that guarantee success.
In the spirit of living life to the fullest (because I’m now 50 and isn’t it time?) I’ve put together a list of 10 Anti-New Years Resolutions I’m certain to execute. They’re such fabulous resolutions I’ve decided to share them with you, confident you’ll find success too. Continue reading
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The Angela Panther Mystery novella featured in InD’tale Magazine
Featuring new scenes and a few surprises!
Available on Kindle only in August, 2016
Coming in August…
When psychic medium turned amateur sleuth Angela Panther teams up with her best friend Mel and celestial super sleuth—and her mother—Fran to help Detective Aaron Banner find a lost boy, the trio heads into ghostly territory they’ve never experienced. The mob and magic aren’t part of the psychic medium handbook and the trio’s not sure they’ll make it out of this one alive. Well, two of them anyway.
The Christmas Elf, An Angela Panther Mystery Holiday Short, available only on Kindle
Christmas gifts come in all shapes and sizes and sometimes, in ways we least expect.
In The Christmas Elf, An Angela Panther Holiday Short, psychic medium Angela Panther, her sidekick and best friend Mel, and celestial super sleuth Fran join forces to help a lost elf find its way back home.
Celebrate the holiday season with this quirky holiday cozy mystery featuring Angela, Mel and the celestial super sleuth, Fran!
Available in Ebook
When psychic medium Angela Panther dreams of an old abandoned mansion, she knows she’s been given a sign. A spirit needs her, and Halloween season or not; she’s determined to help.
The place is haunted, and it’s her biggest job yet. When Angela, sidekick Mel and her celestial super sleuth Ma, Fran decide to help the lost souls inside the old mansion, they find something dark and dangerous, something they didn’t bargain for.
Can the trio survive the danger lurking inside?
Relish in the fun of this Halloween cozy mystery featuring a light, entertaining cast of enjoyable characters!
Angela, Fran, and Mel! (All dressed up for Halloween!)
Available on Kindle
Updated with the latest information on health and wellness and the most advanced exercises to date.
“Full of useful tips and information.”
Diets. Don’t. Work.
How many fad diets have you suffered through only to find you’ve gained back the weight—and more—once you went back to your regular eating habits?
In this book you’ll learn about 8 lifestyle changes you can make to lose weight, and keep it off.
You’ll learn how to eliminate the garbage from your diet and eat healthier.
8 to Lose the Weight provides eight essential tools to kick start weight loss, putting your body into optimal fat-burning mode.
What are you waiting for?
Frustrated and hurt by the news of her ex-boyfriend’s pending marriage to a virtual stranger, Carly escapes to a small-town bed and breakfast in the mountains of North Georgia to heal her wounded heart. At the inn, Carly meets struggling musician Ben, and their instant connection is undeniable. Even though she knows next to nothing about the sexy singer with the crooked smile and sensitive soul, that doesn’t stop her heart from suddenly feeling like its home. Can Carly’s newfound feelings survive when she discovers Ben isn’t who he seems?
Available in paperback and ebook
“The Inn at Laurel Creek is a place where miracles occur.”—Kathy Habel, Top 1000 Reviewer, Amazon