Frustrations Turned to Blessings

Frustrations Turned to Blessings

Hurricane Frustrations Turn to Blessings

It’s about time I told you the whole story.

It started just after the launch of the Gene Rift. You see, I get books for book signings through my publisher, not through Amazon. Just after the release, I contacted my publisher and they put in an order with the printer for a decent sized set of books. They’d be here in plenty of time for th etwo book signings I had scheduled at the end of September.

At least I thought so.

But then hurricane Harvey hit. And then hurricanes Irma, Jose, and Maria followed quickly after. Due to the devastation in our country, the book order was delayed. In fact, the printer didn’t know where it was.

It was frustrating for me not to have books at the two signings I had, but not as frustrating or devastating as those who had lost all their belongings and their homes to hurricanes. I got off easy with a simple delayed order.

So I decided to make the best of it. At both book signings, I donated 10% of the proceeds  and many of you readers chipped in extra to donate to UMCOR, the United Methodist Commission on Relief. Through this agency, 100% of all donations go toward the relief efforts and not to administrative expenses.

I just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to all who donated. You helped make a difference in the lives of people who are hurting.

And for those of you wondering, I did eventually get my books!

We’re having a party.

We’re having a party.

Hey, all!

It’s the day after release day and the party is still going! I’d love for you to join us.

Hop on over to the Facebook party page. and join us for some fun. We have prizes to give away, all sorts of fun stuff, and later tonight at 9 EST, we’re doing a Facebook live event where I’ll answer your writing and book questions and tell corny literary jokes. It’s going to be epic.

If you haven’t gotten your copy of The Gene Rift, click HERE.


The Gene Rift **COVER REVEAL**

The Gene Rift **COVER REVEAL**

The cover reveal is here!

You’ve been so patient, my friends. Finally, the cover reveal for The Gene Rift is here!

I’m so excited to share this with you today, and I’m even more excited to share the book with you on Sept 1.


The Gene Rift is the second in the Destiny by Design series. I know when I read series, I always want to read them in order, so if you need to get your hands on The Breeding Tree, click here.

If you want to join the launch party, click here.


New Date-Cover-Book Release

I’m so excited about The Gene Rift’s release. The publisher, Brimstone Fiction, and I are ramping up to make it awesome! And today, I saw a mock up for the cover! It’s beautiful! I can’t show it to you yet. Soon, I promise.

For those of you who follow me, you’re probably wondering about the “new date” mentioned in the title of this blog. We were originally scheduled for August 1st, but in publishing, dates can be fluid. Both Brimstone and I want to make sure that you are getting the best book possible, so we’ve set the new date for SEPTEMBER 1st. YAY! Get excited. The Gene Rift is going to be awesome.

If you haven’t had a chance to read The Breeding Tree first, there’s still time! You can find it HERE.