Do you NaNo?

Hello everyone,

For those of you who don’t know what I’m referring to, November is National Novel Writing Month. It is a challenge for anyone inclined to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days.

It is for me, a personal time to step up my word counts. On the site, there are aids to help you. Word counts, writing buddies, sprints, messages from other writers and more are available for free to help you keep up your writing momentum.

I have done NaNoWriMo several times. Not all of my novels are available because I haven’t edited the NaNo ones yet from years past. I am currently doing the challenge this year and am on schedule so far.

I encourage anyone to check out their site. They have Camp NaNo in the summer if this time of year is too busy for you.

I guess my message is- if you want to write, TRY IT! DO IT! This last week has proven we need more books, more kindness, and more authors!

until next time,


Cover Reveal: Lex Valentine

I am fortunate to have many author friends. I’ve become acquainted with a fantastic lady who’s had a serious run of bad luck. She’s an amazing graphic artist, awesome writer, and hard worker. I share her sales and specials because she would rather work to keep her family fed and together.

Anyway, she has given me something very special. She’s giving me permission to REVEAL her new cover! She has a book coming out! But enough lead-in.

Two soldiers, former lovers, each think they are saving the other from a South American drug cartel, all the while rehashing their broken relationship.

Green Beret Shane Cullen has been undercover for the DEA with a South American drug cartel. Eighteen months into his assignment, and unbeknownst to Shane, the cartel’s number two man is captured by the U.S. Marshals and starts to talk. Shane’s mission becomes endangered. His Special Forces commander calls in a favor and pulls in Shane’s former lover and teammate Elliott Hutchens for an extraction.

Elliott hasn’t seen Shane in almost two years, since his lover walked out on him. But Shane’s in trouble and doesn’t know it, so Elliott can’t refuse the mission. Getting himself captured by the cartel in order to force Shane to rescue him is the easy part. The hard part comes when Shane discovers he’s the real extraction, not Elliott. Shane’s bad temper ended their relationship once before. Will it get in the way again or can these two soldiers work through their issues and find their way to a happy ever after?

Release date is Nov 18 from MLR Press. Cover artist is Winterheart Designextraction2_200


Make sure you pick up a copy. You’ll be very sorry if you don’t!

Enough of my bragging on her. See for yourself. Check out her website.

Until next time,