Book of the Week, EPIC finalist, "Triple Trouble" in Print, and More!

*Happy Dancing!* Okay, first of all, thank you to all who voted for “Love Slave for Two: Beginnings” as book of the week, because…IT WON!!! *Snoopy Dancing!* Second big news, and yes, I’m waaaay behind updating my websites and blog… I had a total of three books make it to the annual EPIC contest, “Out … Read More

Writing How-To: (Bad Pun Alert) Easy Writer.

I want to let you in on a little secret about writing. (It’s not a secret for my fellow pubbed authors, because they already know this, so quit that snickering there in the peanut gallery.) Writing is the EASY part of your job. Yep. You know, all those gallons of sweat and all those buckets … Read More

Gidget’s world domination continues.

Gidget was a pirate for Howl-oween. Obviously, her plan for world domination includes cuteness to take everyone by surprise.

Call off the search dogs, I’m back.

Sorry for the delay, I’m stuck in home improvement hell. *LOL* First of all, the winner of my contest was lisaguertin, so please drop me an email with your email and I’ll…um…email you your copy of Cross Country Chaos. *LOL* Home improvement hell. Well, I’m stuck slap dab in the middle of it right now. … Read More

Review Round-up

Woot! Some great reviews have come in recently! Good Will Ghost Hunting: Hell’s Bells (Book Two) (writing as Lesli Richardson): Coffee Time Romance – 5 cups! (Click here to read entire review.) Hell’s Bells snatches your interest from the very first page. The second in a six book series, it keeps the ball rolling with … Read More

Fight Pirates – Earn Booty! (No, not THAT kind of booty!)

(Note: there is a contest behind all of this, you just have to wade through the rant to get to it! LOL) I hate pirates. Not the yargh matey, rape-pillage-plunder fellows. Those guys are okay. The pirates I despise with a passion are the ones who illegally post files for download. In other words, scurvy … Read More

Writing How-To: Determination

Approximately a year ago, about this time, my older Toshiba laptop died. Well, as I panicked when the screen, which had been getting progressively redder upon start-up over several months, went totally black, I realized I still had lights on in the main laptop body. Meaning it wasn’t dead-dead, just sort of dead. I unplugged … Read More

Evil personified.

You wouldn’t think a little thirteen-pound dog could be evil, would you? This is Gidget. She was a rescue dog. We got her in August of 2007, and she was about 1-2 years old. As best we can tell, she’s part chihuahua, part terrier of some sort, part cat, part mountain goat, part kangaroo, part … Read More

Writing How-To: Configuring Retro-Word Appearance

Do you miss the old versions of Word where you could use a dark background and light text? I got this link courtesy of author Douglas Clegg: You can not only change Word 2007 so the background and text colors are reversed for ease of use, you can make it look like an old-time … Read More

Writing How-To: English is hard!

First of all, I didn’t write this, I got it through the Writing email list on the Internet Writing Workshop. I don’t know who originally wrote it, but kudos to you, sir or madame. I’m classifying it as a “writing how-to” post because frankly? It sort of is. *LOL*— You think English is easy??? Read … Read More

Release Day! – "Love Slave for Two: Beginnings"

Woot! It’s release day! “Love Slave for Two: Beginnings,” (writing as Tymber Dalton) the prequel to my bestselling series, is now officially available at Siren-BookStrand! You can find my other Siren-BookStrand releases writing as Tymber Dalton at: And you can find my Lesli Richardson Siren-BookStrand books at:

Writing How-To: Write Space

Not much has changed in the couple of weeks since I took this picture to post it on an email list during a discussion of writing spaces. Believe it or not, this is my dining room table. We eat on the couch. Don’t ask. The large, blue coffee mug on the left of my laptop … Read More

Writing How-To: Quck Historical Research Tip

Just a quick tip today. Here’s something neat I discovered with my old friend, Wikipedia. (Yes, I know, you have to double-check what you find on Wikipedia, but it’s a great place to start.) If you need to do research on a particular year for, say, a historical romance you’re writing, you can type in … Read More

Writing How-To: Recapturing the Wonder

My dad used to go flea marketing every Sunday morning. One day, he came home with what was, to me, a prized gem: a Smith Corona 2200 electric typewriter, blue, much like the one pictured here. I probably single-handedly deforested a small Latin American rain forest with the amount of paper I ran through that … Read More

Review Round-up

I’m behind (what’s new?) in posting the great reviews I’ve received the past couple of weeks. Woot!! The Reluctant Dom (writing as Tymber Dalton) received 5 canes from Bound to Review (Read full review.) This is another emotionally charged unconventional book by Ms Dalton. It shows how many people have misconceptions about BDSM lifestyles and … Read More