Thursday, July 18, 2019

#Bandelier National Monument

Bandelier National Monument is located near Los Alamos, New Mexico. The monument protects over 33,000 acres of rugged but stunning canyon and mesa country and preserves the dwellings and territory of the Ancestral Puebloan People. A visit to Bandelier shows off petroglyphs, dwellings carved into the soft rock cliffs, remnants of masonry walls, and amazing scenery. From May 16 through October 16, access to the monument and the Frijoles Canyon Visitor Center is by shuttle bus only (9:00 am to 3:00 pm), seven days a week, with shuttle pickup at the White Rock Visitor Center, or at the shuttle parking in Juniper Campground. There’s a short one-mile loop trail that winds past many of the dwellings and petroglyphs, but don’t let the distance fool you. When it’s hot, take plenty of water. For more information visit

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Super Summer Shorts – Volume 3

The third in my Super Summer Shorts series is Martha, by Phillipa Clark. Martha is the prequel to The Stationmaster's Cottage. Read first, or alongside any of the books in the series.
1972. It is four years since Martha Ryan's world crashed around her. Fleeing to England to study teaching, she had left everything behind. Her beloved seaside town of River's End, her big sister, Dorothy, and the one man she loves beyond reason.
She finds a new home in Ireland. There, she buys a cottage, embarking on a career as a teacher in the small town, and travelling during school holidays. She finds friendships, relationships, and adventures.

But dreams haunt her. Deep down, she longs for her home town in Australia, and to see Dorothy. Will a life well lived be enough, or is one letter the turning point to risk everything she's come to love?
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Phillipa lives just outside a beautiful town in country Victoria, Australia. She also lives in the many worlds of her imagination and stockpiles stories beside her laptop. The property she shares with her husband, two young adult sons, and labrador, is alive with visiting native birds, home-grown vegetables and herbs, and flowers. She adores the sea, music, friends, and of course, reading. To connect more with Phillipa and her writing, visit

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Importance of Book Reviews

Book reviews are very important for authors for a number of reasons including increasing a book’s visibility and chances of being found by readers. On many websites, books with more book reviews are more likely to be shown to prospective readers than books with few or no reviews, and reviews may help increase a book’s reach among bookstores, book clubs, blogging communities, etc. So, if you like what you read, please consider penning a few simple sentences. Authors everywhere, including me, will be eternally grateful. Thank you!

Recent releases include the third novel in the Risky Research series, A Foundation of Fear, and a free prequel download to the series, A Formidable Foe. 

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Super Summer Shorts – Volume 2

The second in my Super Summer Short series and first in the Movement of Crowns series is, The Movement of Crowns by Nadine C. Keels. Read on for more.
Is it the perfect or the worst time for the kingdom to...change?

The nation of Diachona rejoices as the king's daughter and heir, Constance, turns twenty. Yet, not everyone approves of Constance’s desire to sit on the National Council: a Council run solely by men.

What’s more, oppressive threats from a neighboring, powerful empire are rousing the people’s fears. Amid rumors of war and personal doubts about her future, Constance suspects that her growing love for one Commander Alexander may be ill-timed. Especially if this is the end of the kingdom as they know it...
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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Happy Independence Day

Thomas Jefferson led a committee that drafted the Declaration of Independence between June 11 -28, 1776. The Declaration was voted on and approved on July 4, 1776 by Jefferson and representatives from the thirteen colonies, declaring freedom for the colonies from British rule. Celebrate, enjoy, and remember the sacrifices so many have made since our countries inception to guarantee our freedom.