Always Engaged in Writing…


My Beloved Leilani


Right in the middle of working on finishing the novel further down this page, I had an inspiration! The cover of a new 8-novelette series burst forth in my mind. Since they are short (7,500 – 10,000 words), I decided to finish the first one right away.

Here’s the premise:

Leilani is in the Bride’s Room at a small chapel, preparing to walk the aisle in twenty minutes, to be joined in marriage to the man she believes she will love forever. She will love him forever, right?! She is nervous, fidgety, and having last-minute questions as to whether she should proceed with the ceremony.

Twenty minutes before leaving the Bride’s Room, an envelope is slipped under the closed door. As Leilani retrieves it, opens it, and semi-hides herself behind her private dressing screen to read it, she discovers it is from her groom. Within its pages, Leilani discovers that he has written her a pre-wedding love letter of sorts.

Within its pages, he re-counts the game they played of “Twenty Questions” on their first date. He has remembered ALL her answers. And, at the end, he asks her a twenty-first question that may change this day forever.

Leilani’s answer to the twenty-first question will determine the outcome of their wedding day story.

What would your answer be? In the light of it, what would you do?

This is number 1 of an 8-surprise-ending novelette series called, “FOREVER BRIDE IN 21 QUESTIONS”.




From Grace Abounds Grace

Because I work on multiple novels at any given time, I admit I put this one on the back burner. And, it’s been there for some time now while I worked on a couple of others. But, this last week I had multiple requests from readers to please, please, p l e a s e complete this one. So… you win! I’m working solely and diligently on this one.

To read the story synopsis, click here. You’ll notice that a different novel is at the top of the page. That’s because this is number 2 in a 3-book series. You might want to read JOYFUL, JOYFUL first, though. Just because…

Standby. I’m writing just as quickly as possible!


~ “Grampy’s Old Typewriter” Series ~

Three books, all about a young woman, the woes of the marriage proposal offered her, and what came afterward, all recorded on her newly departed Grampy’s old typewriter. She knew he’d never read it, but the whole process had a profound effect on her.

Book 1 – Manicotti Kisses ~ From the moment she awoke, this day had “Disaster” written all over it, only to be made worse by the very words of his proposal.

Book 2 – Chili Dog Hugs ~ Back-tracking, she tells the whole story of how they met in the first place, their dating relationship, and how they even decided to get married.

Book 3 – Whoopie Pie Winks ~ Months and months and months later, she’s married. But, to whom? The guy who broke her heart the night he proposed? The handsome childhood “first love”? Or, someone new who is everything she ever wanted?

manicotti kisses wp   Chili Dog Hugs (cover small)   Whoopie Pie Winks (small cover)

Click the book cover of any novel above, to find out more about it, where it is available, and a longer synopsis.

Oh, boy! This is gonna be good!



A brand new series has been born. “All in a Name.” Each story introduces a main character whose name is almost the polar opposite of who she is as a person. As each story unfolds, the question becomes, Will she embrace the meaning of her name, consciously or not, and, if so, how will it impact her life?

Ok, I guess it’s time to come clean fully and let my readers know that the first in the series, Joyful, Joyful has been released and is available right now at Amazon for Kindle, paperback, Smashwords, and Barnes and Noble.

To read more about these story lines and order, click the above picture, or click here.

The question still remains, however… did I accomplish my 2019 writing goals? Well… yes and no. WHAT???!!!

I only wrote one novella called, RETURN TO CINDER ~ A CHRISTMAS TALE. (You’ll find out about this novella by clicking the title above.)

But, I’m letting myself off the hook. I’m disappointed I didn’t get all three pictured-above novels completed, but life just happens, doesn’t it? I’m sooo grateful, though, to have completed the one I did.

Perhaps 2020 will allow me to complete the second and third stories above.