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Bridgeport Mysteries Series News


I've decided to pull the Bridgeport Mysteries series temporarily. The third book in the series is finished. This seems like a great time to re-read the first two books and make sure the series flows together as it should. I haven't made any major changes, but now that I know so much about the…

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Changing a Book Cover

I've changed the book cover to The Thing Beneath the Stairs

I’ve decided to change the book cover for The Thing Beneath the Stairs. If you see the second book cover, it’s not a new book.

I did this for branding purposes. I want all of my haunted house stories to have the same look. Thi…

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My MystiCon Schedule

I have my schedule for MystiCon. It should be a great weekend! 

MystiCon happens February 28 - March 1 in Roanoke, Virginia.


   --Friday 4PM - New Author Bootcamp

   --Saturday 9AM - Dear Author: Don't Do That

   --Saturday 10AM - Self Publishing: You're Doing it Right!


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Kindle Unlimited


I've made a HUGE change. I've taken these books down from the other retail sites and gone exclusive with Amazon so I can put these books in Kindle Unlimited. That means, if you're part of Kindle Unlimited, you can read these books for free! Check out my author page on Amazon to start …

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It’s not even the end of the year and I’m already changing my publishing schedule.

I’m going to put the St. Sebastians books on the back burner for a while and focus entirely on horror and urban fantasy.

After I finish polishing the 3rd Bridgeport book,  I think this is the nex…

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Pre-order on Amazon

Something in the House is available for pre-order on Amazon! It will be available for purchase on Saturday, November 23rd!


Some mysteries are better left unsolved…

Holly Murphy arrives in Virginia on a stormy, winter evening, fearful something terrible has happened to her father…

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I have a new blog address!

Writing with Soul

Writing with soul. That seems like an easy thing to do, but it's a lot harder than it seems. Stephen King (who everyone knows is my favorite author) and JK Rowling have mastered infusing soul into the books they write. That's one of the reasons their books sell so well. For JK Rowling, she's not w…

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Outline Killers

Plotter or Pantser?

That's the question asked in writer circles around the world. I am a proud, card carrying, plotter.

My plotting method is a bit crazy, but it works for me. First, I plot out the beginning of the book. I go as far as I can easily get. Once I'm happy with what I have, I write…

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Since I've gone indie, one thing that I find myself doing a few times a year is....

reviewing then re-calibrating if necessary. What I mean by that is, I step back and look at all of my stats and decide if I like what I see. If I do like what I see, I continue doing what I'm doing. If I don't like …

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Sunday Q&A Vlog - Improving as a writer

Sunday Q&A Vlog - Plotting of flying by the seat of your pants

Sunday Q&A Vlog - How to get published



What's with the free books!!!


    One of the things people often ask indie authors has to do with book pricing. They wanna know what's with all the free books. The thought is that if an author sells a book for $.99 or (gasp) gives it away for free, it's because they don't think the story is worth much. But that couldn't be f…

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The perfect and inexpensive date night

Movie Night

I am an unrepentant and sappy romantic. I love all things that have to do with romance. That goes double for romantic dates, which probably isn't surprising since I write romance. But there seems to be a disconnect somewhere between men and women. Women …

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How NOT TO Date a Romantic Fiction Lover

I have noticed some interesting things out in the dating world. Things that have inspired me to create this list of tips on, How NOT TO Date a Romantic Fiction Lover.

You may think your chances of randomly coming across a romantic fiction lover are slim, but you'd be surprised how many of us there…

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My Daily Commute

Once upon a time...

I worked in a corporate office and had to drive to work every day. I may again, someday, but while I don't have to, I'm enjoying it. I'd wake up late, pray, say hello to the kitties, then rush to shower and dress. I'd get annoyed on the drive to work by all the stupid dri…

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Making things easier for readers!

I'm changing things up a bit. I'm switching my romance titles from Heather Elizabeth King to Adrienne Kama. One of the things that's important with publishing is branding. Good branding makes it easier for the reader to buy the kind of books they want to read. For instance, if they see the name Heat…

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Changing Gears

I've started on the next Zoe Matthews book and wow, what a change. I finished up the Doomsday edit earlier in the year, wrote Jaden's Joy (I'm not sure yet when I'll be releasing that one), and have started on the next Zoe Matthews book. All three books are completely different, though Doomsday…

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Staying Productive

There are so many distractions in the world today. And there are so many new distractions that authors didn’t have to think about 15 - 20 years ago. Things like:

  • Super-duper Cable TV (there are about 100 new channels that didn’t exist before)
  • Smart Phones
  • Social Media
  • Games on Sm…

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