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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Six Sentence Sunday

The following is from Chapter Five of my current Kellie Conley WIP as yet untitled.

“Wills has killed again. The spirit is angry and seeking revenge. She blames Taylor. I’m worried about her. I am bringing her an amulet. Get to her first and protect her.”

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Six Sentence Sunday

This is from Chapter Four of my still untitled Kellie Conley book. Working title is Kellie #5. I hope you enjoy the peek.

“Their cadaver dogs located two burial sites and remains have been found. The coroner said the remains are human, and the sheriff told me one had traces of lavender clothing. I think they found the missing women. There’s still no sign of Berner. Stay vigilant, please. That man is capable of anything.”

Sunday, August 24, 2014

It’s Marketing O’clock Somewhere - A Review

I recently finished watching Bk Walker's "It's Market O'clock Somewhere" videos on book marketing. I found them to be interesting, useful, and easy to understand. If you would like to find ways and new strategies to increase your book presence and sales, I would recommend watching the videos.

Bk Walker’s videos are clear and concise. She explains her 5x5 program in easy to understand terms and speaks slowly enough that the listener has time to take notes. Of course, watching them a second time is always a great option. The three videos offered great advice on marketing your book and setting up marketing strategies.

Her approach to marketing isn’t complicated. It’s easy to follow and makes sense. For beginners, these videos will offer great assistance when entering the book marketing world. For those who have been marketing with limited success, Bk offers advice and some strategies the marketer may have overlooked.
She also offers downloads of the videos and a workbook to help implement her ideas. I have used her advice and am beginning to see a difference in my marketing.

Thanks, Bk.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


The latest Sam Jenkins novel by Wayne Zurl receives five stars from me. Mr. Zurl has a way of pulling the reader into the story from page one. This one opens with the introduction of a hate group, The Coalition for American Family Values, and its hatred for local girl C.J. Profitt. C.J., a chart-busting country blues singer, is returning to Prospect to visit and perform at a charity concert. 

The mayor requests that Sam “guard” C.J. from enemies known and unknown. Sam, police chief of Prospect, has more important duties, but agrees. C.J.’s immediate dislike of Sam does little to make his job easy.

Add a new police recruit and an old friend looking for a job to the mix and Sam has his hands full. As usual, Sam relies on his charm and brilliant police work to not only keep C.J. safe, but unravel the mystery surrounding threats to her life.

Mr. Zurl does an excellent job of writing believable characters with their own special traits. Each is unique. A Sam Jenkins story is not complete without the addition of his beautiful wife, Kate, or the flirtatious reporter, Rachel. Each brings another dimension to the layers of Mr. Zurl’s book.  

Mr. Zurl’s knowledge of police work and the military brings reality to Sam Jenkin’s character as he uses both to solve this mystery.

I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for an excellent read. Well done.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Six Sentence Sunday

The following is from Chapter Three of my yet untitled latest Kellie Conley mystery. It is a work in progress and unedited. 

The intensity of the newscaster’s voice caught Will’s attention. 

“Robert William Berner, the serial killer that escaped from Graywoods Asylum for the Criminally Insane, may have been seen in our listening area. He may have changed his appearance. A local girl is missing, and it is believed he may be responsible. Be wary of strangers. It was reported he may be driving a four-door brown sedan. 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Six Sentence Sunday

The following is from Chapter Two of my latest Kellie Conley book. It's working title for now is Kellie #5. When I have a title, I'll post it.

Wills stared at the face in the mirror. “Nice job, darker hair and a thinner face. I don’t look like myself.” His laughter would have made anyone’s skin crawl if he weren't alone. He slipped a deep burgundy t-shirt over his jeans, pulled on leather boots, and strode with confidence out of his motel room to the cafĂ© across the street.

The pretty waitress smiled at him when he sat at the counter. 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Six Sentence Sunday

The following is from Chapter One of the fifth Kellie Conley book. It's working title is simply Kellie #5. I'll find the right title as the story unfolds.

“Do you remember Wills Berner?”
“Remember? How could I forget? He was the neighborhood bully. Uncle Mike told me they had to question him once when people’s garden gnomes began to disappear. I remember how Wills said the gnomes would get us in our sleep. He terrified me. Didn’t he and his parent’s move to the other side of the state?”

“Yes, and while we were in our freshman year at college, he was arrested and ended up in the Graywoods Asylum for the Criminally Insane.”