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Chp 13

From Messy Death Chp 13 by Jennifer Starks~ This wasn’t right. People deserved privacy. I thought about Homer shoving inside my apartment. His attack had been a violation, but at least I’d known about it. The idea of Lent coming home completely ignorant to my invasion felt more unsettling than Homer’s raid. You don’t have […]

Patti Larsen

Patti and I don’t go way back, but we go back. She was mentioned to me by an author, friend and peach of a crit partner, Elizabeth Sogard. When Patti and I ran into each other via Facebook chat, I was almost too intimidated to ask for her advice. Luckily, I’m too vain to be […]

Thursday Teaser!

Because I am still riding so high over having my cover completed, I’m releasing a Thursday, Chapter 13, teaser. Enjoy!   When I slid into the seat across from Leander, my eye, and a half, settled on a dish of chocolate pudding. It sat on a small plate and had these mouth-watering pieces of cookie crumbled […]

Chapter 12 is DONE!

This chapter proved to be a bear, but I’m done with it and I adore how it turned out. There still needs to be a round of edits, but we have to celebrate the little things don’t we? Also, in other AWESOME news, Stephanie Nelson has completed the cover for Messy Death and let me […]

Smoke and Magic by Patti Larsen

BLURB~ Banished to Victorian London “Auburdeen Perneila Hayle,” Sassafras hissed, the amber glow from his cat eyes growing until the front of the wicker cage shone with it, “you will do whatever you can to behave yourself, to not embarrass me or your mother and to absolutely under every circumstance maintain a firm hand on […]

Love Fern :-)

Shepard is a sweet character. He’s not really trying to ‘woo’ Vira, yet, but writing today’s section made me think of ‘How to lose a Guy in 10 days’ when Andie gives Ben a ‘love fern.’  ROTFL. Man, I love that movie. Any way, here’s a pic of Leander’s non-love, love fern and a teaser to […]


Goals should be realistic for who you are as a writer. Your prose is your fingerprint. It cannot be compared to someone elses, so why compare or compete with another author’s daily word count? Well, if you’re like me it challenges you, but here’s the rub. Adding a challenge to the already daunting task of […]