A writer’s morning.

Roll over and slap snooze button when first alarm goes off for hubby. Mumble thanks when hubby brings coffee into bedroom. Slap snooze button. Slap snooze button. Swear when second alarm goes off and slap snooze button. Drag self out of bed. Gulp coffee. Stumble out to living room to sit in front of computer … Read More

Writing How-To: Getting feedback.

This post was inspired after I read this article, entitled “I Will Not Read Your F***ing Script.” It applies to writers of fiction as well. Now, I haven’t really had the problem the author of the article had. Actually, my problem has been the opposite — who do I ask to read my stuff? Not … Read More


What a cool set of numbers, huh? September 9, 2009. Funny how a year, a month, and a day ago (on 08-08-08) my first book, “Love and Brimstone,” was released by Amira Press. Cliched, but it seems like yesterday. A lot’s happened since then, and still happening. I’m looking at the calendar and cringing, however, … Read More

Monday on a Tuesday – Reviews

I’m woefully behind on review updates. I’ve been blessed to receive some damn spiffy great reviews over the past couple of weeks! It’s safe to say I’m feeling the love. *LOL* Love Slave for Two (writing as Tymber Dalton) received a 5 out of 5 from the San Diego Examiner.com website: “Without retelling or giving … Read More

Why I love ebooks (Or: The Pack Rat’s Secret).

It’s not that I don’t like “dead tree” (paper) books. I do. I was one of those kids who was perfectly happy to be dropped off at a library and forgotten for a day. I would have loved to move into a library. I owned hundreds (and later thousands) of books. I love books. Hear … Read More

*dance dance dance!*

That little happy dance is me celebrating dropping the signed contract in the mail to Siren-BookStrand for my latest Tymber Dalton book, “Safe Harbor.” Woot!

What’s next?

Whew! Turned another manuscript in to Siren on Sunday. Was sort of like giving birth. *LOL* (Only without the blood, contractions, hospital visit, epidural, and the screaming at the end is me on release day when I see it for sale. *LOL*) It’s a hot BDSM stand-alone mmf romance, but three of the characters also … Read More

Review: 5 Stars – "Good Will Ghost Hunting: Hell’s Bells (Book 2)"

Woot! Rainbow Reviews has given “Good Will Ghost Hunting: Hell’s Bells (Book 2)” 5 stars!! http://rainbow-reviews.com/?p=1745 This is an exciting and at times mesmerizing story of a group of ancients ~ archdemons, guardians of earth’s civilization, living their lives in the guise of mortal men….Hells Bells is the second book in Lesli Richardson’s Ghost Hunting … Read More

"Love at First Bight" book trailer featured!

Woot! My trailer for “Love at First Bight” is featured this week over at Raina Jame’s website! http://rainajames.com/blog/index.php4

Writing How-To: Solid foundations.

This whole ripping up my carpets to put down new flooring experience has taught me a lot. Including giving me a perfect metaphor for writing. (Bear with me.) The flooring we picked is like linoleum, but it’s not. It comes in planks, like laminate wood flooring, but it doesn’t stick to the floor, it has … Read More

Need your vote! & 5 Cherries for "Good Will Ghost Hunting: Hell’s Bells"

Woot! The second book in my demon series, “Good Will Ghost Hunting: Hell’s Bells (Book 2)” received 5 cherries from the Whipped Cream Erotic Romance review site! And… It’s up for book of the week, but I need your vote! (Please please please! Picture massive grovelling here…) You can find the review here: http://whippedcream2.blogspot.com/2009/08/good-will-ghost-hunting-2-hells-bells.html Snippet: … Read More

Writing How-To: The list of lists…

What writer hasn’t made a butt-load of lists in their life? I think it sort of goes hand in hand with the whole “I’m a writer” gig. Thanks to the magic of Twitter, I was led to this writers “list of lists” (The (Nearly) Ultimate Resource: 176 Tips for Writers) and thought it was a … Read More

Release Day: Three Dog Night (Triple Trouble 3)

Woot! It’s release day! The third book in my Triple Trouble shape-shifter series, “Trouble Comes in Threes” (writing as Tymber Dalton) is now available from Siren-BookStrand: http://www.bookstrand.com/product-threedognight-14722-200.html Blurb: [Menage Amour: Erotic Paranormal Menage a Quatre Romance, F/M/M/M, Shape-Shifters] For Elain Pardie, every night is a three dog night. With Ain, Brodey, and Cail Lyall as … Read More

Writing How-To: Tag, you’re it!

Dialogue (or dialog) tags tend to trip some writers. Add to the mix that the US tag standard differs from the UK, and it can add to the confusion. CORRECT: “I don’t like spinach,” she said.CORRECT: She said, “I don’t like spinach.”INCORRECT: “I don’t like spinach.” she said.INCORRECT: “I don’t like spinach.” She said.INCORRECT: She … Read More

Happy Anniversary, Honey!

Pardon my mushiness, but it must be said. Twelve years ago, I married the sweetest man in the world, a man who rocks my world and owns my heart and soul. My soul mate, my best friend, my rock, my love. I made him promise me forty years and that I haven’t started counting yet. … Read More