Sunday, July 14, 2019

At the Crossroads Cover!


Here is the cover for At The Crossroads!

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Thirteen-year-old Rodney Becker has discovered the secret of playing every song in the world. Hoodoo!

Rodney’s dream of joining a real band has come true, and the bandleader has already booked their first gig—her cousin’s birthday party. Now, Rodney has a week to learn the most difficult guitar part ever for the birthday girl’s favorite song. Failure could mean his rival, Eddie Manford, taking his place.


Rodney has dabbled with spells before, and he knows there can be consequences. Like losing his voice after trying a spell to help him sing, and a car accident that may take someone’s life. Rodney’s search for a magical fix leads him to a crossroads at midnight, waiting for a man to tune his guitar. Some say the man who shows up will be the devil—coming for Rodney’s soul!


Can Rodney afford to pay the price?


Saturday, July 13, 2019



At the Crossroads – Blues Bones II was scheduled to be released July 22, 2019 by publisher Leap Books LLC. Leap Books closed April 26, 2019. We were in the final stages of edits when this happened, and all rights of book one and book two reverted to me. I decided to self publish and contacted Kelly Hashway, the editor for Leap Books who acquired the original Blues Bones but left Leap Books not long after book one was released. Hashway, a professional freelance editor and USA Today bestselling author, was a lifesaver. To the best editor ever, thank you! (KellyHashway.com)

Look for At The Crossroads July 26th! 

Monday, April 22, 2019

Happy Birthday!





Peter Frampton


Happy Birthday to PeterFrampton! @PeterFrampton. One of my guitar heroes. Some of my favorites are Baby I Love Your Way, Penny for Your Thoughts, Do You Feel like We Do, and Show Me the Way!

After seeing him on the Mike Douglas Show, I even modified an old cassette recorder to make a Talkbox using its microphone and part of a water hose! Maybe this explains Max’s love of electronics in my book Blues Bones.

Looking forward to At the Crossroads-Blues Bones II’s book birthday on July 22! Remembering how much I struggled to learn to play Penny for Your Thoughts inspired a major event in book two!

Friday, April 5, 2019

At The Crossroads - Blues Bones II

I Have News!


Many have been asking about Blues Bones Book II. Well, It’s on its way! Leap Books is looking at a release date of July 22, 2019.

At The Crossroads – Blues Bones Book II starts the day after book one ends. Rodney is going to his first practice session with a real band. Rodney knows how to play guitar, but can he learn to play a special song in time for their first gig – a girl’s fourteenth birthday party? In book one, a midnight visit to a graveyard with a dead guitar player’s finger bone may have cured Rodney’s stage fright. He never thought he would need another spell. What harm could a midnight visit to a crossroads do? Find out in At the Crossroads – Blues Bones Book II.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Monday, September 3, 2018

First Chapters



Want to see how New York Times bestselling authors start a bestseller?

Did you know that The New York Times has a list of first chapters from books they review in The New York Times Book Review or that appear on the New York Times bestseller lists? Well, they do and here is the link just for you!

What a great way to study if you want to see how the greats start a book.

Did you find something that helps you? Let me know what you think in the comments below.


Saturday, September 1, 2018

The Day I Died


The Day I Died



We learn about Chloe and her love for Nick in chapter one at her eighteenth birthday party. Her whole day is perfect—then she dies.

When Chloe realizes what happened, she sees how much Nick loves her. She sees everything happening after the accident. After she died. She sees it all, but why? Why doesn’t she move on to the afterlife? Because her accidental death was, well, and accident. She wasn’t the one who was supposed to die. Chloe gets to relive the day of her death until she solves the mystery. Or does she? Time is running out for her to figure it out. Chloe knows who must die, but she is determined not to let it happen. Somehow, she must cheat death.

At first I was worried that The Day I Died would be too much like Before I Fall, I wondered how different it could be so I kept reading. Kelly makes it easy to do. With a new twist each time I figured what would happen next, I couldn’t stop.

If you liked Before I Fall and If I Stay, you will enjoy this.