Kickers Journey has just received
an amazing review at Lambda Literary.
CLICK HERE to check it out.
Above the Tree Line is now
available. Click on the links under the cover
to the right to get it. Here's the summary:
Liv and Kai, old friends and ex-lovers who
own a gift shop together, decide to play hooky
on a gorgeous fall day and go for a hike up
a nearby mountain. Their day off ends with
physical and emotional consequences neither
could've foreseen when the mountain they love
turns deadly. Can they find their way home
together? Or will it all end
I'm happy to announce
four new projects forthcoming!
Oct 14, 2014
Fuelled by booze and boredom, Jac Lanier
accepts an unusual wager from her best friend.
Victoria, for reasons of her own, impulsively
challenges Jac to seduce Lauren, her co-worker
and a young woman Jac's never met. Under the
terms of their bet, Jac has exactly one month
to get Lauren into bed or she has to pay up.
Though Lauren is straight and engaged, Jac
begins her campaign confident that she'll
win the bet. But Jac's forgotten that if you
sow an onion seed, you won't harvest a peach.
When her plan goes awry, will she reap the
bitter fruit of her deception? Or will Lauren
turn the tables on the thoughtless gamblers?
A Halloween Anthology
Werewolves, vampires, ghosts, fairies, djinns,
goblins, trolls, witches, brownies, bansheesbeings
that are not of this world. Or maybe they
A Halloween anthology of lesbian short stories
featuring some of today's best writers.
October 31, 2014
A Holiday Anthology
Family, happiness, love, presents, joy, snow,
and plenty of food all things that
come to mind when we think of the Christmas
season, possibly the most wonderful time of
A Christmas anthology of lesbian short stories
written by some of the best writers in the
The last two years have been full of changes,
in both personal and professional respects.
My stepdad died in November 2011 after a long
battle with Alzheimer's, and my mom moved
from our family home of sixty years to a more
suitable senior's bungalow. It was a wrenching
experience for my family, most particularly
my mother, but we've come through to a better
On a professional level, PD Publishing, which
I'd been with for many years, sadly announced
their closing in December, 2012. I was approached
by several publishers interested in re-issuing
my previous books, and I chose Ylva,
a German-based publisher. It has proven to
be an excellent choice as I've very much enjoyed
working with publisher, Astrid Ohletz, and
editor, Sandra Gerth (aka: the superb, award-winning
writer, Jae.) A new novel, Walking the
Labyrinth will be released in print and
e-formats this summer. Then revised versions
of my older novels will be re-issued in print
and e-formats. Broken Faith is slated
for autumn of 2013, Kicker's Journey
for winter, 2013, and Coming Home in
spring of 2014. In addition, some of my short
stories will be offered for sale as single
I'm excited about my future with Ylva,
and my work finally being available in e-formats.
Though I've been a lifelong addict of print
books, I had an amazingly swift conversion
when my wife gave me an e-reader three years
ago. It's made my life much easier as I no
longer have to pack a big box of books to
sustain me on my commute between Calgary and
Atlanta - a commute which should end in a
couple of years as Day reaches retirement
and moves north. Life just keeps getting better.
Kicker's Journey won a First
Rainbow Award for Excellence
in the Historical Fiction category
Kicker's Journey won a Goldie
for Best Historical Romance at the Golden
Crown Literary Awards in 2010. My publishers
accepted on my behalf.
Great news! Kicker's Journey
won a bronze IPPYat the 2010 Independent Publisher
Book Awards! In a ceremony in New York in
May, the book won the bronze medal in the
category of Canada-West: Best Regional
|If you're not family or friend, you've probably
arrived here because you've read my stories. Perhaps
you're looking to see what I've got coming up, or
maybe you're just interested in more information about
"an accidental author."
I call myself that because unlike many, if not
most, authors, I was never possessed of a burning
drive to write. I'm still not. A burning drive to
read - yes, absolutely, without question - that
I have in spades. I can't remember a time when I
didn't read. Reading has been my joy, my rock and
my solace throughout my life. As a girl, I read
while riding my bike to deliver newspapers; I read
while on fishing outings with the family - I deliberately
didn't bait the hook so fish wouldn't bother me
while I sat on the river bank; I read while walking
to and from school; I read during recess while all
the other little girls were learning to skip, thus
forever missing the opportunity to learn how to
do double Dutch, though I could turn a mean rope
if called upon. In sum, I found there were almost
no activities that couldn't be improved with the
addition of a book, and that really hasn't changed
in my adult years.
So how did I evolve from rabid reader to published
author? By accident, of course. Just as I cannot
remember a time when I didn't read, I also could
not remember a time when I didn't conjure up stories
to put myself to sleep at night. Without intervention,
however, those stories would never have seen the
light of day. My brother-in-law initiated the whole
thing when he introduced me to the wonders of the
Internet in the late nineties. I gleefully absorbed
the many stories and later, newspapers freely available
on-line. At the time I was housebound, caring for
my late husband who was disabled by MS. Between
caregiver duties, it was normal for me to read my
days away, only now on-line rather than solely with
print books and newspapers.
I also began to tentatively reach out, and met
a young woman on-line who, unlike me, couldn't remember
a time when she hadn't been driven to write. We
became friends, and after we had corresponded for
several months, she began to urge me to try my hand
at a story. It took her a few more months to convince
me, but finally I wrote the first chapter of what
would become Coming Home and sent it to her.
For almost a year, my young mentor coaxed, cajoled
and critiqued until, much to my amazement, I had
written a novel-length story. Even then I had no
intention of doing anything with it, but once again
my friend altered my life as she arranged for it
to be posted on-line, where it was noticed and,
in the spring of 2000, published.
I'm still not, and never will be, a prolific writer.
Unlike my first two novels, which each took about
a year to write, my new novel (Kicker's Journey
- winter of '08) was four years in the making. Hopefully
the next won't take nearly as long, but I make no
promises. I did discover early on that writing holds
as many pleasures and rewards as reading. Creating
characters and plots was something I had done for
years inside my head. Moving them onto a page is
a very natural, if not always painless, evolution.
The rewards of writing are often intangible, but
for me, the greatest 'royalty' of all came when
I was assigned an editor for Coming Home
in January 2000. In April 2007, that woman, who
still edits every word I write, became my wife.
I still love reading best, but writing has proven
to be one of the great delights of my life. So while
I may be an accidental author, I am also
a very grateful author.
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