Onyx Webb 2 Interview!!




As you guys may remember, I’m a HUGE fan of the Onyx Webb series. There are currently 5 books in the series, but today we have a fun little interview with the authors, Andrea and Richard. I’ve met them at several book events over the last couple of years and they are just the sweetest people. Every encounter with them is memorable!


Be sure to check out my review of book 2 HERE.



Is there any person or event that inspired Onyx Webb? If not, how/where did you come up with the idea?

No one person inspired Onyx Webb. We started with the story of Koda and Juniper seeing each other in a mirror. That was the very first idea. And Onyx Webb actually grew from that. It grew from a lot of brainstorming, falling in love with all the ideas and then deciding to create a world… a web… where we could bring it all in.


What made you want to become authors?

We love creating stories. We’ve both loved writing since we were young and since we’ve been married almost 18 years, we’ve written screenplays, business books that are fables, and now this fiction series.


What has been your favorite part of writing this story?

Definitely for me, coming up with the twists. Richard loves doing research. He loves taking one little fact and going deep with it. When Rocky Dredge’s bowling alley goes up in flames he researched exactly how it happened: Rocky had the lanes buffed and waxed and that’s what did it. Those little details are fun for him but they also add interest and credibility to the story.


What has been the most difficult part of writing this story?

As you might guess, it’s keeping track of what we’ve shared. Sometimes we have to ask ourselves, “do the readers know that this event has or has not happened?” Or if we shared a particular fact. We are doing a “digest” of each book with all the major facts but we still can lose track of the tiny details. And in Onyx Webb the tiny details are critical! So, yes, confession, sometimes we have to read our own book to find out something, lol.


Have you learned anything cool while doing the research for Onyx Webb?

So much! And since we have a fair amount of horror, a lot of it is not good. Accidents like the Sulphur Springs train wreck, natural disasters, serial killers, FBI, on and on. I like the paranormal stuff. So for example it was fun researching the Fox sisters who started the “spiritualist” movement in the US.  They claimed they were communicating with a dead door to door salesman and they because so famous, their home was eventually relocated to Lily Dale, the oldest Spiritualist community in the US.   


Do you have a favorite character and why is that your favorite?

For me, it’s Mika Flager. She is evil, beautiful, self-centered, cold and calculating. She has a giant great dane named, Tiny. I love her because she’s so ridiculous. She’s the girl you love to hate.

Richard’s is Stan Lee which is so funny because he’s also an evil character. It’s not that we are rooting for the bad guys (believe me, they will both have serious reckonings) but they are so fun to write. They are so over the top. Readers on the other hand love Koda (our fantastically good looking billionaire) and Declan, Koda’s grandfather and the backbone of the Mulvaney family.


If any of the characters could be here with us, what do you think they would want your readers to know about themselves or their story?

Many of our characters, like Ulrich for example, would say that he reacted out of having no other choice or that circumstances were such that it was he who was the victim. Of course, that is not true.  We hope that readers can see how what happens in life, a lot of times bad, doesn’t have to mean we have to react badly or make bad choices. We need to take control and responsibility for our one and only life.


Is there a reason you divided it into episodes before book volumes?

Yes, originally we were going to release in Episodes. That turned out to be a big mistake, one we learned early on when readers were wildly frustrated with so many loose ends. So we decided on 3 episodes per book that way at least some things would be wrapped up in each book although we still have many unanswered questions in each book too.


The story of Onyx Webb is quite convoluted with several storylines that intersect in various places. Is it hard to decide where you want them to connect?

No actually all of that has been surprisingly easy. It’s almost odd sometimes how effortless the connections get made. But as authors, our mind is always focused on creating those connections.


How many books can we expect from this series?

10 books! 30 episodes.


Will you be at any upcoming events?

At present, we don’t have anything on the calendar – we find our series is so unique sometimes we get to events that are heavy on urban fantasy or romance so we feel a little out of place. 


When is the next book expected to be released?

Book Six will be out by the end of July.


Will this series be available as a box set at some point?

We are not sure. Maybe at some point. Our goal now is to get people to try Book One.   


I loved the formatting in books 1 and 2. The photography was gorgeous. 

Thank you! We were going to put pictures like these in all the books it just wasn’t feasible based on the timetable we have for publishing. But we have created pinterest boards for our places and character inspirations.


What’s your favorite book in the series?

Ha, what a great question… I probably like Book Two the best because one of my favorite story lines is Onyx and Ulrich and their dysfunctional relationship. It has such a great payoff. I will say though, that Book Six is so great too so I guess like kids, they are all different and all favorite in some way! J


Do you have any projects planned for after Onyx Webb is finished?

We have ideas for sequels, prequels, and side books with a character or two. It’s endless really. I know we’ll probably take a year break and just try to continue to get the word out about the series. By the time it is done it will have been a 4+ year odyssey



Onyx Webb

By: Richard Fenton and Andrea Waltz
Genres: Horror
Pages: 226
Series: Onyx Webb #2
Published on: July 9, 2015
Onyx Webb 2 Interview!!

The Onyx Webb series follows the unusual life of Onyx Webb along with a central group of characters in various locations and times. Written like a book version of a supernatural soap opera, each character’s story moves forward with most every episode. It may appear that the characters are entirely unrelated and yet episode by episode, the connections will become clearer And this is especially true in Book Two. Like being an inch away from a spider web, with each book, the web will move further and further away revealing the full story of every character and most importantly, the stunning conclusion for Onyx Webb herself.

In Book Two... It's the 30's and Declan Mulvaney and best friend Tommy Bilazzo learrn to survive at the Open Arms Orphange despite the adults who run the place. It’s 2010, and Koda Mulvaney is insane trying to see the girl in the mirror again. Onyx Webb is finds herself living all over the country married to the crazy German, Ulrich, with no way out.
Special Note: All the pictures and graphical memes can be found in our Onyx Webb Series pinterest catalog.

Also by this author: Onyx Webb: Episodes 1, 2 & 3, Onyx Webb, Onyx Webb 3: Episodes 7, 8, 9

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About Richard Fenton and Andrea Waltz

Richard Fenton & Andrea Waltz are professional speakers and authors of the #1 Amazon Sales Best Selling book, Go for No!® Go for No! has been among the top 20 Best Selling Sales Books on Amazon for over three years. They have also written several other business fables. Onyx Webb is their first fictional book series.

As Andrea likes to joke, “We decided to begin small so this series will just have 27 episodes, 10 total books.” Adds Richard, “Like any great series we wanted to create a world – and for us – a “web” of characters that people will get to become a part of and that is going to take many books.”

Richard and Andrea are married and yes they do spend each and every day working together. They live in Central Florida with their cat, Courage.

When they are not writing, they are traveling and speaking and also love reading, going to the movies, and working out so they can enjoy a great meal and a glass of red wine, guilt free.

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The Sleepless by Nuzo Onoh

The Sleepless

By: Nuzo Onoh
Genres: African Horror
Pages: 314
Publisher: Canaan-Star Publishing
Published on: June 28, 2016
The Sleepless by Nuzo Onoh

An innocent boy is lured to his death by the one person that should have protected him. Someone knows the truth about his disappearance; his little sister, Obele, a child that hears a secret voice which tells her terrible things no child should know about. Obele knows too much and must be killed. Her salvation lies in the hands of her new friends, a group of giggling little girls she meets at an abandoned "cursed house." Except their friendship comes with a terrible price. And suddenly, Obele starts to ask herself who exactly...or rather, what exactly are her new friends. Worse, how can she free the tormented ghost of her dead brother, trapped by a witchdoctor's curse? Set amidst the Biafran War, "The Sleepless" follows one child's struggles against both the natural and supernatural forces that threaten to end her life before the deadly enemy bombs can do so. And perhaps, death from the skies is a better option than the terrifying alternative.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

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The Sleepless by Nuzo Ohno has changed me for life. I have NEVER felt the way I did while reading this book, or for days after. I still can’t get it out of my head and it’s been almost a week. I had to wait a few days to write my review because my brain was still processing what I read. This was an absolutely amazing book. I think it may be one of my all time favorite horror books.


I haven’t read much African Horror in the past, but it is definitely on my radar now. This book was heartbreakingly terrifying. There isn’t one specific thing that makes it scary, but there are sooo many different aspects that are scary on their own that by combining them into this story, you get a story of nightmares. For real. Last night I dreamt that my son was possessed by a demon, and I think it’s because of this book!


This book has seriously gotten under my skin. In a good but terrifying way of course. The Sleepless is about a little Nigerian girl that is 6 when the book starts and 8 when it ends. During this time, she must deal with an abusive family, local superstition, and the Biafran War. I had never heard of this war before reading this book. If you haven’t either, you should definitely look it up. I had no idea. After I read the very first chapter of this book, I actually emailed the author because it was that amazingly awful (the circumstances, not the writing).


The pacing in this book is perfect. There are no points where you even have time to lose interest or feel like its dragging. It’s just one thing after another but not in an overwhelming way. Everything fits together as it should. There is quite a bit of violence in this book, so if that bothers you, this book may not be for you.


I think one of the things that makes this book so scary for me is that as I was reading it, I could picture Obelé as my own daughter of the same age. I imagined her having to experience these situations, most of which are very grown up problems. I kept having to remind myself that the main character is a child not an adult. After reading it, I found out that many of the things that happen in this book are things that actually occur in real life in that region. The belief systems are real. People there actually believe in witch doctors, sacrifice, and exorcisms. That was really hard for me to wrap my head around.


Overall, this really is an amazing book. This author has opened my eyes to things I had no idea existed and as painful as that is in some ways, I am grateful for it in other ways. It really makes you see your own situation in a different light. I will definitely be reading more by this author and I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a terrifyingly realistic book. Be forewarned though, this book is definitely not for the faint of heart.


5 fangs


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About Nuzo Onoh

Nuzo March 2016Nuzo Onoh is a British Writer of African descent. She holds both a law degree and a Masters degree in Writing from The University of Warwick, England. Nuzo has two daughters and lives in Coventry, from where she runs her own publishing company, Canaan-Star Publishing. Nuzo is a keen musician and plays both the piano and the guitar. Now recognised as the front-runner of African Horror, Nuzo is the author of The Reluctant Dead and Unhallowed Graves both collections of African ghost stories. Her latest book, The Sleepless, will be published on 28th June, 2016 and is now available for pre-orders from Amazon.

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Poppy by Clarissa Johal Tour Review and Giveaway


Genres: Paranormal
Pages: 234
Publisher: Faeriemoon Press
Published on: May 18, 2016
Poppy by Clarissa Johal Tour Review and Giveaway

A red-headed, pink-loving mortician who speaks to the dead.
A moody, unsociable funeral director.
Poppy and Dante from Struck are back.
Something is lingering around Skyview Funeral Home—and it's stealing souls of the dead.
With Dante in tow, Poppy is determined to put a stop to it.
Can she protect those who are trying to cross over, or will her soul be next?




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Poppy is one of those books that really grabs you in the beginning and doesn’t let go. It’s fun and has quirky characters that occasionally has you laughing and cringing at the same time.


This book had me cracking up. The main character, Poppy (duh), sounds super cute and adorable. She is a little clueless in some ways, but not in a way that makes her sound dumb. It’s actually kind of sweet, though frustrating. Especially when it comes to her friendship with Dante. Her personality is fun, even though she has to deal with some crappy situations.


She works in a funeral home and sees and talks to ghosts. She usually helps them find their way to the afterlife. But something is stealing the souls of the people she is trying to help, and she needs to find out who or what is doing that. The way Johal has written it, you can tell that Poppy cares about the ghosts she helps. It seems he has an emotional connection to them and legitimately wants to help.


Overall, I really liked this book. I thought the cover was really nice too, which isn’t something I normally notice or care about. There were times where I felt like there may have been a few too many side characters, but it wasn’t anything that really took away from the story. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a fun and quirky paranormal/ghost book.


5 fangs

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The root cellar was a small space with a low ceiling. At one point, it probably smelled of apples and potatoes, but now, there was nothing but the scent of lawn mower gas, dirt, and cold stone. Poppy reached into the darkness, searching for the light bulb string. Her fingers connected, and she pulled it on with a click.




Weak light illuminated the usual garden-equipment clutter. Rakes and shovels were piled against a stone wall. Several cans of gasoline sat next to an old lawn mower. Bags of fertilizer and garden fungicide sat beside them. Gladys was nowhere in sight.


A rustle sounded from a darkened corner. Fully expecting to see a rat or trapped bird, she held the bulb in such a way to throw light on it. The door slammed shut behind her.


“Geez!” Poppy lost her grip on the light. The swinging bulb cast rising and falling shadows on the walls. She made a move to push the door open when the lightbulb suddenly shattered, leaving her in darkness.


“Gladys?” Poppy kicked herself for not waiting until morning, when Dante could have accompanied her. The grating sound started up from the corner of the room. It ran slowly along the ground until it stopped in front of her. That’s not Gladys. You walked right into this one.


She clutched the jar to her chest, her heart thumping. “I have the locket, if that’s what you want.”


The answering silence lay across the cellar like a shroud.


“I’ll make you a deal. You leave my dead alone, and I’ll leave the locket right here.” Her voice sounded against the close confines. “Good luck with the sea salt, if that matters.” Poppy inwardly cringed as she felt a trickle of blood from her nose. Dammit. She attempted to put up her barriers, but it was too late.


A heaviness descended upon her shoulders like a mantle. Something lashed out and scratched the skin of her throat.




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About Clarissa Johal

Clarissa Johal is the bestselling author of paranormal novels, Poppy, The Island, Voices, Struck and Between. When she’s not listening to the ghosts in her head, she’s dancing, taking pictures of gargoyles, or swinging from a trapeze. She shares her life with her husband, two daughters, and every stray animal that darkens their doorstep.

Tour Schedule:

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Book Babble ~ Review


Fang Freakin’ Tastic Reviews ~ Review


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Word Forward ~ Review


The Writers Revolution ~ Spotlight


VampyreLady’s Cover Reveals, Blog Tours, New Releases; All Things Bookish ~ Spotlight


~~June 29~~

Andy Peloquin – Author ~ Interview


Jojo Debrazza ~Spotlight


The MissPhyre Library ~ Review


Sapphyria’s Book Reviews ~ Spotlight


~~June 30~~

Bookworm for Kids ~ Spotlight


DRC Promotions ~ Review


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A Bluestocking’s Place ~ Guest Post


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This Night Sucks by Elizabeth

This Night Sucks

By: Elizabeth J M Walker
Pages: 100
Publisher: Mirror World Publishing
Published on: June 17, 2016
This Night Sucks by Elizabeth

Lana is a high school senior enrolled in Vampire Education – a class to teach students about the very real presence of vampires in the world. Lana and her classmates don’t really expect to meet up with any undead bloodsuckers. Vampires are a lot like other scary things that supposedly exist but you hope you’ll never come across: nudist colonies, mad cow disease, and your parents’ sex life.

What is part of Lana’s everyday reality is navigating through one last year of high school while desperately trying to be less nerdy. She still loves spaceships, fantasy novels, and cat stickers, but she also recently got her braces removed, grew boobs, and is working on the makeup thing. She never expected her crush-of-a-lifetime Pete to even notice her – let alone ask her out on a date.

The date is going great until Pete’s ex-girlfriend Katy shows up, all bloody and pissed off. Lana quickly realizes that Katy is not just her ordinary bitchy self – she has been turned into a vampire. After a near death experience, Lana learns that she is changing into a vampire too.

Lana needs answers, and the only way to get them is to find the vampire who started the chain of events – and to find him before sunrise...


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This Night Sucks by Elizabeth J M Walker was a pretty funny read. I definitely appreciated the author’s sense of humor. With everything going on in today’s society, it was nice to see an author making jokes. There was several snort-laugh worthy moments.


The teens in this book are pretty typical teens. Lana is easy to relate to, and Pete is a stereotypical jock type. Now that I think about it, most of the  characters fall into their stereotypical roles fairly easily. The main one that doesn’t would be the vampire and he’s got his own issues going on.


I liked the flow of the book. It didn’t drag in places, which is good. The action was present but not anything too crazy or unreasonable for a group of teenagers to have participated in. I liked the uniqueness of the storyline also. Walker does a great job of giving us a new spin on the sometimes played out Vampire and everything that goes along with it.


Overall, This Night Sucks is a really good read for teens or adults. It’s fun and unique and will keep you guessing. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. It’s a quick and easy read for me and I loved every minute of it. I was a little disappointed that it was over before I was done reading, but that tends to happen to me regularly. Definitely worth trying out.


4 fangs


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About Elizabeth J M Walker

Elizabeth J. M. Walker lives in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. She has always loved books and writing. As a teen she discovered zines, which inspired her to publish her own litzine of odd fairy tales for over a decade.


She Dreamed of Dragons is her first novel.

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Feast of the Epiphany by Kathryn M. Hearst


Feast of the Epiphany

Genres: Paranormal
Pages: 323
Series: Sinistra Dei Series #1
Publisher: Hot Ink Press
Published on: June 17, 2016
Feast of the Epiphany by Kathryn M. Hearst

Immortal and a member of the Sinistra Dei, a secret order designed to eliminate threats to the Vatican, Giovanna was created to do the dirty work of the Church. This requires creative thinking and the ability to tap dance on the line between right and wrong.

As the commander she loves slowly sinks into insanity, she learns that dark immortals—the Execrati dedicated to destroying her kind— have snuck into New Orlean’s legendary French Quarter to hunt her friends. With the further discovery that one of Rome’s own has faked his death, and the unexpected evolution of her supernatural powers, Gia is no longer able to play by the rules.

How can she defy the man she loves, break the trust of a close friend, and explain the new set of wings on her back?

The answer is simple… she can’t.


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I really really liked this book. It was fast paced and exciting, and once I started reading I couldn’t put it down.


Feast of the Epiphany gives a different spin to the vampire myth, with only the weak needing blood and the others feeding off the life of the victim. The Sinistra Dei hunts and kills members of the Execrati, who are a threat to everything Gia holds dear. I thought this was a fairly unique idea that hasn’t been overplayed.


The characters in this book are extremely loyal to their organization and friends. We are given many examples of just how loyal they are. They are loyal even when they really shouldn’t be. I’d have been pretty pissed to find out some of what is revealed later in the book. They seemed to take it in stride though.


Gia is the main character and she has a whole world of craziness going on. Between her leader acting suspiciously, to crazy new unheard of powers, to dealing with her friends being hunted and murdered by Execrati, this girl is just headed for a nervous breakdown. I have no idea how she kept it together. She’s one strong chickie, that’s for sure.


Feast of the Epiphany is a creative and exciting book that is full of action. There are no lulls in the story and the hits just keep on coming. It is an overall enjoyable book that I would recommend to anyone looking for a vampire story that hasn’t been played out.

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Giovanna stalked her prey through the narrow alley of the French Quarter.

Nightfall brought music and drunken laughter. She followed the man, waiting for the opportunity to judge and, perhaps, to kill. Above her Torben crouched on the rooftop waiting.

“Where are you?” she whispered.

“I’m right here.” A man stepped into the dim light. Shadows deepened his gaunt features, accentuating the hollows of his cheeks.

“You selling?” She feigned a nervous catch in her voice.

“Naw, but I’m buying.”

Gia caught the gleam of metal in his hand. Even from six feet away she detected the sour scent of chemicals mingled with sweat, liquor, and stale cigarettes. The man before her was dangerous by human standards.

Gia took a step in the addict’s direction, and he lunged for her. She sidestepped his advance and shoved him against the wall. The scent of human blood assaulted her senses, made her stomach turn.

Torben leapt from the roof, landing a foot to her right. He looked every bit the part of a tenth century Norseman—dark blond hair, blue eyes, well-muscled, and a scruffy pointed beard. He could have stepped off the cover of some cheesy Viking romance novel. Even his name was a cliché. Torben, “the Bear of Thor”.

He hoisted the man up and held him at arm’s length while the little bastard flailed in mid-air. The man struggled, kicking and stabbing to no avail. Torben’s height gave him the advantage.

“Drop it.” Gia laced her words with compulsion.

The knife clattered to the ground.

The addict renewed his effort to break free. Torben wrapped an arm around the man’s midsection. “Be still.”

He stopped moving. “I got money. You want money? Take it. Got drugs too.”

Gia frowned. “I miss the old days when we had wars to fight. Hell, I wouldn’t even mind an assassination order. At least I could have some fun, get creative, you know?”

“Peace never lasts.” Torben adjusted his grip on the human.

She rolled her eyes. “Ever the optimist.”

“Do you want to read him or shall I?”

“I will.” Gia stepped in front of her would-be assailant. She pressed her fingertips on the exposed flesh of his wrist and closed her eyes.

Her mind exploded with images of the human’s life, memories, emotions, regrets, evidence of past sins laid out for her judgment. He preferred the intimacy of killing with knives and took trophies from the bodies—a finger from one, a pretty blue eye from another. She counted four women in total.

She detected no remorse. If he regretted his sins she could choose to release him unharmed, or perhaps release him with the knowledge of the pain he had brought to others in hopes that he would choose a different path for the future. The monster in Torben’s arms laughed as he relived the worst of his sins. There would be no mercy.


“Death. He had only pride in his skill. He was nostalgic for his kills.”

Torben nodded and pressed his hand to the junkie’s face. “I’m not surprised.”

Without a word Gia rose to her tiptoes and wrapped her hand around the man’s neck. She opened a link between herself and the human, feeding from his energy, his prana. As she fed, her pale skin illuminated and she dipped her chin to allow her dark hair to hide the light.

“I love it when you glow.” Torben chuckled and began to feed.

“It’s fun in private but it draws too much attention on the streets.”

“I remember how fun it was in private.”

Gia narrowed her eyes. “What has gotten into you? Are you flirting with me? Again?”

“What if I am?”

“It’s been a couple of centuries since you have.”

“Have I told you lately how beautiful your eyes are? Like icy-blue jewels.” He grinned.

“Have I told you lately that you are a class-A pain in the ass?” She cut off the energy flow from the human but maintained the mental connection.

“What are you doing?”

“I want to read his thoughts as he dies.”

Torben’s eyes widened. “That’s rather morbid.”

“It’s fascinating. Sometimes I can see a light. It reminds me there’s more to this world than we can see.”

“You need to read a human to believe there’s more than the physical world?”

Gia shrugged. The connection between herself and the dying man flared to life. She shared his terror as ghosts of the women he murdered crowded the alley. Some cried for justice while others laughed. Even his mother came—not to comfort, but to condemn. They crowded around and pulled at him with cold dead hands. He struggled to escape, but his heart convulsed, and he clutched his chest. He died in the alley while his victims called for his soul.

Gia broke the link, dazed. No longer in his head she couldn’t see the spirits. “I wonder if the ghosts are still here.”

“They are manifestations of his mind. There are no such things as ghosts.” Torben eased the body to the ground.


About Kathryn M. Hearst

Kathryn M. Hearst is a southern girl with a love of the dark and strange. She has been a story teller her entire life, as a child she took people watching to new heights by creating back stories of complete strangers. Besides writing, she has a passion for shoes, vintage clothing, antique British cars, music, musicians and all things musical (including theatre). Kate lives in central Florida with her chocolate lab, Jolene; and two rescue pups, Jagger and Roxanne.


Her short stories have been published in various anthologies. She is currently working on her fifth novel.


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