Spring Break, Questions & Pre-Order!


I need a break, a big one…

but before I can take my spring break, I have work

And will have one more update after this and then finally…

a break.

HAPPY ST. PATTY’S DAY by the way

(don’t forget to wear green) otherwise you could get pinched. I always forget that part . . .

st. patricks2

And if you are like me, I’m not fond of losing an hour for daylight savings…

daylight savings


I know that is old news but it’s been a while since I’ve updated…

So lots to share and still lots to do! Like pack for my upcoming spring break:

Packing List includes 

a Hoodie for cool nights (since going to an awesome theme park)

and bottled water to stay hydrated . . .

 A Get to Know the Author

Fun Fact:  I love green, especially mint and aqua,

any shade of green or blue really (which also happens to be the color of my eyes) they change depending and look hazel at times…

And I was going to update earlier but we had some really scary bad weather with a wind storm, lost power, tree’s down (check pic below left) many of the tree’s uplifted where I hike and at home, so plans changed and had to stay in a hotel while repairs were being completed but all is back to normal (well as normal as it was previously) even got to go to an Oscar viewing party that Sunday (which was the first day lights were back on). My top three films of last year were (Get Out, Dunkirk, and Lego Batman) I love Nolan’s films and he already deserves an Oscar. Dunkirk was an amazing film:



I.)  one of my readers wanted to know which type of cat (bobcat or mountain lion) is occupying the town and the difference between them–since both are referenced in my story, check below 

One on the biggest differences between the two is the size:

bob vs. lion







And Infestation is fairly new within the town of Angel Bay where my heroine lives (my heroine explains that in the book) but she is confused between the two (as I would be) since not something she normally encounters — so she referred to them as bobcats and mountains lions, as someone who doesn’t often deal with them would, but the incident with the car is definitely a Mountain Lion, but both may be occupying the area–time will tell in (book two and three) but (hint) she will learn the difference . . .

And recently there was a Bobcat (not a Mountain Lion) that wandered across my backyard in the morning.  I had never seen one Live and in the flesh before, and it was interesting that it just so happened to do that since the creature is in my book and since one of my Readers asked the question . . .



In the meantime I’ve had tickets to a couple of live shows and was able to attend a fairly new, recently written satire play that I loved . . . Satires are one of my favorite genres and (my Series has a light parody vibe) to it, so I was pleasantly surprised about the performance and story . . . check the stage and setup below for Dead Man’s Cell Phone, I recommend it if you like Satires and Dramedy:

And I went to see another live show Mama Mia which was cancelled since the lights went out during because of the windy storm, but getting there was like a funny sitcom with wind coming from all directions (luckily no problem on the way). It was the shows last weekend (and I had never seen it live) which sucked but everyone received a credit which will go towards the next show, c’est la vie …

And my Spring Break reading list includes

(with a bonus pic of my flowers) since pretty:

Christina Lauren’s “Dating You Hating You”
which (HAPPENS TO BE LISTED WITH MY BOOK ONE) “A Dead Ringer for Katie ROCK STAR” with the same mood so thought I would check it out–and “Spring Break” which is appropriately themed and I thought would be a fun frightful read…

and my Frugal Find:


I found this hard copy of Saint Odd  for only $5.00 at Walmart

(the final Odd Thomas book) which looks great…can’t wait to dive in…

II.)  And I have been asked quite a few times how I came up with my

DEAD RINGER idea (for my series)

Well, I can’t even tell you how many times I have been told I look like a celebrity or someone’s girlfriend or Ex (boy do I have some stories) and I may share some, and it’s been a few different celebs, but always Brunettes with light eyes. I am a brunette (most of the time) although I add highlights and change it up for the seasons and events (but brown remains my base color), and green eyes (my most commented on feature). I have had a few — both funny, and creepy– mistaken identity situations, so originally I chose the theme of my book from personal experience…

so Who is my Dead Ringer:


Kate Middleton is one . . .

(the pic above is the closest to my hair and makeup style

that I’ve seen from her) I’m less classic than she is in style 

and more edgy and earthy in the way I dress . . .

    And that pic is from the Epsom Derby (not sure which year), but a very similar hairstyle I wear (pulled back) since active, but I primarily chose that photo because of my Book Two release date which is now Official..

(And also happens to be EPSOM DERBY DAY) for 2018!

so PRE-ORDER IS LIVE!!!   for Book Two

“A Dead Ringer for Katie REAL TIME”



AND MY BOOK TWO PAGE linked . . .


So No turning back now…

Check it out on Amazon

(Book Two will be available as a hard copy and on other venues) when released . . .

with one more Book in my Dead Ringer Series HARD TO HOLD also in 2018 . . .

(official date to be announced)

which is also when my book party will be scheduled (as of now) looking into different things – with photographer and live band . . .

So really looking forward to that – 

so Cheers (a mint Julip) if you read this far…

the perfect Derby Drink:


I will also have a few surprises to share since my book will be released further down the road than I had hoped . . . So check back (I’m hoping to post one of the surprises Monday) but that will depend on a contributor and is one of my most anticipated shares–but definitely by next week…

And finally my casting choice for my heroine (Katie’s mom) in my Dead Ringer series:

pretty actress Katharine Ross (from the Graduate) a classic film  . . .

mom katie2

(Katie’s mom is naturally pretty) and although fame-driven and materialistic–I imagined her appearance as the opposite — earthy and less glam (I wanted her look to be a contradiction to her personality)…

casting mom1

and above is where I imagine Katie’s mom worked briefly before leaving town (a cubicle)-

since she mentions how free spirited yet unhappy her mother was, that is if she worked at all (so much mystery)…

Well, I look forward to sharing more surprises next week (Monday or Tuesday) so stay tuned and thanks for reading!


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