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Welcome to the cover reveal tour for Harmony on the Horizon, book three in the Chaparral Hearts series! Collect all the passwords and enter for a chance to win the grand prize!!!

Harmony on the Horizon

Chaparral Hearts series book 3

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Her calling to change the world may be his downfall.

On the heels of the Great Rebellion, Margaret Foster, an abolitionist northerner, takes a teaching position in 1865 San Diego—a town dominated by Southern sympathizers. At thirty-seven years of age, Margaret has accepted spinsterhood and embraced her role as teacher. So, when Everett Thompson, the handsomest member of the School Board, reveals his interest in her, it’s a dream come true. Until her passionate ideals drive a wedge between them.

After two decades of hard work, Everett Thompson is on the verge of having everything he’s dreamed of. Even the beautiful new teacher has agreed to his courtship. Then two investments go south and a blackmailer threatens everything Everett has and dreams of.

As Everett scrambles to shore up the crumbling pieces of his life, Margaret unwittingly sets off a scandal that divides the small community and threatens her position as teacher. With the blackmailer still whispering threats, Everett must decide if he’s willing to risk everything for the woman still keeping him at arm’s length.

Now available for preorder! CLICK to grab your copy!

Releases January 2022!


The Barbary Coast

The Barbary Coast. What does that name bring to mind for you? For some it’s the historical name for a coastal region in Northern Africa. For others it brings to mind the notorious red-light neighborhoods of San Francisco’s early years. For Katie Mizedale (a featured secondary character in Harmony on the Horizon) San Francisco’s Barbary Coast was her childhood home. Filled with drunks, drugs, and danger around every corner, growing up in the belly of the underworld left its mark on Katie. Only by the faith of her mother, has Katie resisted the neighborhood’s attempts to define and own her. Still, there are those who thrive in the shadows, eagerly trying to pull her down. And the Coast waits patiently for the day Katie loses the strength to pick herself up. Again.


19437605_722304807955890_1358740865935893994_nKathleen Denly writes stories to entertain, encourage, and inspire readers toward a better understanding of our amazing God and how He sees us. She enjoys finding the lesser known pockets of history and bringing them to life through the joys and struggles of her characters.

Sunny southern California, a favorite setting in her stories, is also her home. She lives there with her loving husband, four young children, and two cats. As a member of the adoption and foster community, children in need are a cause dear to her heart and she finds they make frequent appearances in her stories.

When she isn’t writing, researching, or caring for children, she spends her time reading, visiting historical sites, hiking, and crafting.

Kathleen is also a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and the San Diego Christian Writers’ Guild.

Always happy to hear from her readers, you can email Kathleen and follow her on FacebookTwitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.



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#Blogwords, Wreading Wednesday-on-Monday, Featured Book, Cover Reveal, Puzzle Scavenger Hunt, Harmony on the Horizon, Kathleen Denly, Waltz in the Wilderness

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Emma Mitchell may enjoy sprinkling romance into the lives of others, but her own plans involve a single first-class ticket to culinary school in Europe.

When her best friend, Jon Noble, suddenly moves back to Ransom, Emma’s fairly certain her life can’t get any better…until her matchmaking schemes nosedive, her culinary future falls flat, and a life-long friendship begins to teeter on the brink of something unexpected.

With a little inspiration from Jane Austen’s classic and a touch of Blue Ridge charm, will Jon and Emma discover that what they need the most may be the last thing they’re trying to find?




Pepper Basham is an award-winning author who writes historical and contemporary romance novels with grace, humor, and culture clashes. She’s a Blue Ridge Mountain native and an anglophile who enjoys combining her two loves to create memorable stories of hope. You can connect with Pepper over at her group blog, The Writer’s Alley, her websiteFacebookInstagramPinterest, or Twitter.






Isn’t this just a lovely cover!!!



#Blogwords, Wreading Wednesday-on-Friday, Featured Book, Cover Reveal, A Match for Emma, Pepper Basham

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I have my eye on the prize- the publication of my very first novel! I’m excited! I’m scared! I’m emotional!”


This is huge for me and I need all the support I can get. So, thank you for reading this. Thank you for your continued support whether it’s a quick simple prayer that I don’t lose my mind or a Facebook note stating, “You got this!” or even a Facebook thumbs up on my posts. I need the encouragement. I didn’t know how excruciating and cut throat this business can be.”


Please join me in giving a feathered welcome to Maria T. Henriksen.



Dogs or Cats  – Dogs

Facebook or Twitter – Facebook

Paperback or Kindle – Paperback


rem:  Hullo Maria! Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?

MARIA:  I was raised in Delaware County outside of Philadelphia, PA. I live about 45 minutes north of there in Montgomery County.

rem:  Tell us three random things about yourself no one knows.

MARIA:  I’m a terrible typist. Ironic, I know.

I often feel like a teenager. Maybe it’s because I live and breathe teenagers; I teach them, I am a parent to them, I write about them, I’m often mistaken for them. I know that’s hard to believe, but I get that frequently. (rem: you DO look rather like a teen… )

I feel like I have yet to accomplish anything significant in my life and I hope that this novel will put those feelings at ease once it’s published. (P’SHAW!! You’re a teacher—that’s like the most significant thing you can do!)

rem:  What is your favourite quotation and why?

MARIA:  Live, love, laugh. It’s so simple and sums up how we should embrace life.

rem:  So simple, and so profound. What’s the most random thing in your bag or on your desk?

MARIA:  Axio, an energy drink packet. It is also a mood enhancer and provides better mental acuity.

rem:  I’m sure you need it being a teacher! What’s your all-time favorite movie? Favorite TV show?

MARIA:  Cinema Paradiso in Italian with subtitles. I know, you probably never heard of it.

Friends. I could sit all day and watch re-runs. I have to tell my kids to shut it off or I get sucked in its vortex.

rem:  You’re right, I’ve not heard of it—but I’m the same with shows I do watch! Can we say #bingewatching…  If you could go back in time, what era would you choose and why?

MARIA:  Bible times during Jesus’s life to witness the Sermon on the Mount because I truly believe that I would be in awe of His live teachings.

rem:  Amen! Do you have a favorite Bible verse? And why is it a favorite?

MARIA:  I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Phil 4:13) I love this verse because it is a reminder to put my faith in Christ and in doing so, I can accomplish anything. It is also my protagonist’s mantra.

rem:  Such a good reminder that what we do is in Him, and not of our own strength! If you could spend an evening with a fictional character, who would it be and why?

MARIA:  Miss Brenda from my novel because she is genuine, caring, selfless, and a prayer warrior with a heart of gold.


rem:  I can’t wait to meet (read) her. What do you think is significant about Christian fiction?  How has being a novelist impacted your relationship with Christ?

MARIA:  I think it is important to make Christ the center of our lives, so by reading about it, He is still the focus. As a reader, you’re not far off in a fantasy world void of our Savior if you are reading content with Christ in it.

I love this next question. Being a novelist has definitely brought me closer to the Lord. I have had to rely on God every step of the way. I have had to pray about what to write, what to edit, what to add, who to trust to help me along the way, what I should spend money on regarding the publication and so much more. My novel was inspired by God. I never knew what He wanted me to write until I sat down to type it. Publishing a novel is the hardest thing I have ever done and I have boy/girl teenage twins!

rem:  For all that it’s true in any calling, there is something about making words to share, that truly draws us in to rely on Him. Literally for every word. When reading, what makes or breaks a story for you? Your fiction pet peeve?

MARIA:  I don’t like it when stories are long and drawn out with a lot of brooding.

rem:  What would you do if you weren’t writing?

MARIA:  Run. I love running and would love to run a marathon.

rem:  OY! I’ve never been much of a runner but I love to walk. I’d walk a marathon with you. What are you reading right now?

MARIA:  It Doesn’t Hurt Anymore, Release The Past and Embrace Your Future by Dr. Arvis Murrell. It’s Christian nonfiction.

rem:  So hard to do, though, isn’t it—release the past? What do you munch on while you write?

MARIA:  I don’t really munch on anything. I have a water bottle next to me at all times.

rem:  Such discipline! (said the perpetual muncher) Your degree is in communication and journalism. How did that translate into writing a book?

MARIA:  Comm/Journ is basically writing in different forms. I have always enjoyed writing and received excellent grades and praise for my writing. As a major, it’s probably lends itself to writing a novel more than most majors.

rem:  Words is words, after all. You’ve had your hand in a variety of things—graphic arts, wellness, finance, and most recently education. Which was your favorite and why?

MARIA:  I would have to say education, because I am able to interact with students and hopefully make an immediate impact in their lives through helping them learn and discover. In fact, I inspired a student to write a novel.

rem:  I wanted to be a teacher at one point in my life. Will have to settle for living vicariously through my characters. (I have 4 teachers in my new series.) Wee bit off topic, but one of particular interest to me—you are the mom to twins. What’s the best thing about having twins? The hardest?

MARIA:  I joked about having twins earlier, but quite frankly they are a blessing and I wouldn’t want to have it any other way. I actually think it’s easier having twins than having kids of different ages. My kids are at the same stage in their lives which makes it so much easier as a parent. They are very different in looks and personality, so we get variety there. At this point, the hardest thing is teaching them to drive. They both need to get their time in behind the wheel and as a working mom and novelist, I have to defer to my husband to teach them how to drive. Not to mention he is a much better driver than I am. I can teach just about anything, but driving is where I draw the line.

rem:  I’ve always been fascinated with twins and multiples. Wished I was one, wished I had had twins. But, I’ll have to settle for living vicariously… Tell us a little about your writing journey.

MARIA:  I wrote and illustrated books when I was in third grade. I loved it! I dreamed of writing a novel since high school, perhaps even younger, but I was never much of a reader until my thirties. I decided that I needed to read in order to write, so I set out to read as much as possible. I started my novel about ten years ago. It took about six months maximum to write while working during the day. I put it on the proverbial shelf until about two years ago when I finally decided to get it published.

rem:  It is such a daunting process! What is your Writing Routine? Where do you write: In a cave, a coffeehouse, or a cozy nook?

MARIA: I wrote my novel in my finished basement at my desk on a desktop computer. I started after the kids went to bed and wrote until about 2 am. Since then, I progressed to the modern age and write using a laptop. Now I work anywhere. I especially enjoy writing while sitting on a lounge chair on my patio that my husband built with primitive tools.

rem:  What makes you struggle as an author? How do you handle it?

MARIA:  The writing is the easy part. It’s trying to figure out how to promote your book without breaking the bank or having a break down.(rem: no kidding!)  I have also had many technical difficulties with my computer. My formatting was destroyed after spending hours manually formatting it to create certain aesthetics. I took it to the Geek Squad several times and was a wreck. I tried to remain calm to no avail. Instead, I made jokes in an attempt to keep some composure. Ultimately, I would be a complete mess if I didn’t exercise regularly, pray constantly and meditate. Recently, I made getting proper rest a priority because I was only getting a few hours of sleep each night. I was not only irritable, but I was completely unable to function after several nights of insufficient rest. Thus, the Axio energy packet in my bag.

rem:  So sorry about the computer and formatting nightmare. But good on you for treating yourself with TLC. What do you enjoy most about being a writer?

MARIA:  The element of surprise. I never know what I am going to write.

rem:  Amen, Sister!! #PantzersUnite  Your debut novel, Not Again, releases soon. Tell us about why you wrote this book.

MARIA:  At first, I wanted to write about what I know, me. Then I realized that my life is boring, so the Lord led me in another direction. In the end, I believe the Lord inspired me to write a story to help teens deal with stress and to deal with the pressures of sex in a more realistic and relatable fashion with some much needed comic relief to compensate for the weighty mature topics.

rem:  Powerful stuff. What was the hardest thing about publishing? The easiest?

MARIA:  There have been so many challenges! Technical issues, waiting on people to get back to me for various different reasons, trying to figure out how to navigate the very complicated world of publishing with its acronyms, terminology… In the beginning I never knew what anyone was referring to, so I asked. I still don’t know what people are talking about half the time. If I knew then what I know now in terms of challenges, I may not have written my novel.

Perhaps the easiest for me would be the fun part that feeds my gregarious nature, promoting on social media. I am very active on FB where I have an author FB page, Maria T. Henriksen, author that I write mostly inspirational and scriptural posts. I want my page to be a place where friends/followers/readers can go to be lifted up, to learn and grow. The opportunity to interact with people around the world feeds my soul. I find that part is easy and relaxing as well as inspirational for me. I recently became more active on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest as well and I have a website/blog that helps people to connect with me. Mariathenriksen.com

rem:  How did you choose your characters’ names?

MARIA:  I loved the name Christina since I was a child and I love roses, so I named my protagonist Christina De Rosa. I like the name Avery, but it’s only been the last few years that I heard of it and I wanted a simple generic last name to go with that was close to D for De Rosa in the alphabet, so I chose Evans. I like the names Morgan and Katie, so I named Christina’s best friends those names. Some of the other names I used are from friends and family. If I don’t like a character I might choose a name that I don’t like.

rem:  That’s so fun. Did you think of the entire story before you start writing?

MARIA:  Absolutely not! I didn’t think of much before I started writing.

rem:  What is YOUR favorite part about the book or why do you love this book? Why should we read it?

MARIA:  I love the characters in my book because they are true to life. In fact, they inspired me to forgive. You should read this book to be lifted up in difficult times. I strongly feel that God inspired me to write this novel to help others cope with trials and tribulations. While I was writing/revising I was going through some challenging stuff (neck surgery) and the Lord helped me through it by providing me with techniques to help me deal with the stress. I, in turn, incorporated them into the story. Furthermore, I think that teens today are so inundated with sex and pressured to have sex outside the marriage bed, so I wanted to create likeable, realistic characters that experience the same pressures but handle it differently than the way society deems acceptable.

rem:  Kudos to you for your efforts!! Please give us the first page of the book.

MARIA:  This is the Prelude:

            NO! NOOO! NO! STOP, PLEASE STOP!” For two  whole  glorious  years,  I  cherished a

little, yappy dog, named Mugsy, from the moment I laid eyes on him in 1977, at the age of nine. Our neighbors from down the street, the Martins, gave us the puppy from their dog’s litter, shortly after my parents, brother, and I moved to our newly constructed house in the sleepy town of Pennsford, a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

            The Martins kept one of the puppies, a skinny honey-colored, short-haired, homely looking runt with short pointed ears, a bushy tail, and a short temper. He was named Elvis, as an ode to the recently departed.

            I found the contrast between my Mugsy and Elvis humorous. Mugsy was the cutest mutt. He was a Shih Apso, a combination of a Lhasa Apso and Shih Tzu. His fur was sandy brown and soft. His ears were floppy and bounced when he walked. They came from the same litter, yet one looked scrappy like he needed bathing, and the other dog, my canine buddy, was lovable, soft, clean, and ready to be hugged.

            Mugsy and I shared a special relationship in the fleeting time she graced us with her presence. Sometimes I pretended it was Mugsy and I against the world. She was always there for me, ready with licks and cuddles, unconditionally.


rem:  What is one take-away from your book(s) that you hope readers identify with?

MARIA:  I hope that my readers will become closer in their walk with the Lord; to depend on the Lord for everything; that the Lord will put people in their path to help them during trying times; that the Lord will provide them with coping mechanisms to reduce stress.

rem:  Like puppies. #justkidding sWhat’s next? Is there another book or a sequel?

MARIA:  Yes, I started a sequel. Not Again, the Fallout. The sequel will expound on a theme that was started in book 1 and will introduce another extremely important theme that the readers will greatly appreciate.

rem:  Anything you’d like to add?

MARIA:  My greatest hope is that readers will come to know the Lord through my novel, since that’s the greatest gift anyone can receive.

rem:  Thank you so much for chatting with us at my little nest today!










Maria is giving a $10 Amazon gift card.

Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

Giveaway will begin at 12:00 A.M. on Thursday 21 March and end at 12:00 A.M. on Thursday 28 March. Giveaway is subject to the policies found on Robin’s Nest.






What Do Ya Say?

Hey, hey, hey! What do ya say?

This is my first step to start blogging away.

Let’s write something relevant, something fun

I don’t want this to be one and done

Looking to share life’s wonders

in the midst of life’s blunders

Follow me and you will see

me in you and you in me

I won’t be shy

to share my why

A few keyboard clicks

Reveals what makes me tick

So stick around

for life’s profound



Christina De Rosa has a potentially deadly secret that threatens to get out. As an innocent young teenager, Christina survives a terrifying sexual assault that destroys her self-worth and trust.

In her daily struggle, Christina searches for ways to keep her torment at bay, so she can function as a “normal” teenager. Meanwhile, Christina’s spiritual journey leads her down a path causing conflict within, as she’s riddled with guilt and shame.

A chance encounter with her longtime, hot crush, Avery Evans, sparks a fire in Christina that she can’t  extinguish. As the sweet, loving, knight in shining armor he readily portrays, Avery offers the safety and security that Christina craves.

In her quest for internal peace, Christina must make a decision. Will she give her heart, body and soul to the ever popular, Avery Evans?

Will Christina’s nightmares become all-consuming or will her discoveries lead her to a renewed way of life?

Find out if true love triumphs in this edgy, faith-based young adult page-tuner, set in the 1980s.

*This is NOT your typical Christian coming of age story. Fierce faith doesn’t come without a fight. Prepare for heartache, traumatic events, real romance, and actual scripture in these pages. Bring tissues.









Isn’t it lovely!!


#Blogwords, Chat Thursday, Author Interview, Maria Henriksen, Giveaway, Cover Reveal, Not Again

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Welcome to the official COVER REVEAL blitz for When You Look at Me by Pepper Basham, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! When You Look At Me is the 2nd book in the Pleasant Gap Romance series and releases in October 2018.



An unexpected mother-to-be

A romance-leery composer

And a forgotten melody from the past that holds the keys to their futures.

When Julia Jenkins’ great aunt dies and leaves her a Victorian mansion with decades of secrets, Julia never expects to unearth a World War 2 espionage mystery. Struggling with her own past since an assault left her pregnant, her future as a solo parent leaves her dreams uncertain. The inheritance from her great aunt gives Julia the ability to take a step back into her future, but also sends her into the discovery of a love story she’d never anticipated. Following her aunt’s cryptic journal, Julia uncovers some oddly written piano music with a musical code she can’t decipher on her own. Not to worry, introverted Englishman and composer, Henry Wright, is thrust on the scene by a pair of homespun matchmakers who know the ‘right’ man for Julia’s wounded heart.

Henry arrives in Pleasant Gap with the task of composing the soundtrack for his best mate’s newest film. The Jenkins’ family’s southern welcome and gregarious personalities set his reticent nature on edge, but he’s inexplicably drawn to his gentle and music-loving hostess, Julia. Uncertain how to build a friendship with the wounded woman, and rather hopeless in communicating well through words, the bond of music becomes a bridge between her uncertainty and his awkwardness.

But her broken past and his families’ expectations build a wall much greater than the cultures that separate them. As they work together to solve a musical mystery from the grave, will an unlikely romance from the past inspire their hearts to trust in a God who’s written the perfect melody for their lives?



Pepper Basham is an award-winning author who writes romance peppered with grace and humor. She currently resides in the lovely mountains of Asheville, NC where she is the mom of 5 great kids, speech-pathologist to about fifty more, lover of chocolate, jazz, and Jesus. Her debut historical novel, The Thorn Bearer, released in May 2015 and has garnered awards such as Reader’s Favorites Award, finalist in the Grace Awards, shortlisted for the Inspy Awards, and a finalist in ACFW’s Carol Awards. Her second historical novel, The Thorn Keeper, released in Feb 2016 and her first contemporary romance, A Twist of Faith, released in April 2016 with a 4 star review from Romantic Times. In December 2016, her third historical in the Penned in Time series, The Thorn Healer – released with a 4 1/2 star review from RT and a Top Picks rating. You can get to know Pepper on her website, http://www.pepperdbasham.com, on Facebook, or over at her group blog, The Writer’s Alley.

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Yay!! Isn’t it pretty?!? Is It October yet??

Available for Preorder this Friday, 17 August.





Enter for your chance to win:

  • print copy of Just the Way You Are (book #1 in the series)
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#Blogwords, Wreading Wednesday, Featured Book, Cover Reveal, When You Look at Me, Pleasant Gap Romance, Just the Way You Are

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Book 2 in Mitchell’s Crossroads Series by Pepper Basham

Releases November 1, 2017

About the Book

When Dr. Alex Murdock is demoted to a university in rural Virginia, the last thing he expects to find is a future. But country charm never looked as good as it did on Rainey Mitchell.

Rainey Mitchell does not need a high-class flirt in her wounded world, but trouble and temptation wafts off the new professor as strong as his sandalwood-scented cologne.

When circumstances thrust them together to save her tutoring clinic, can the troublemaker find the hero inside and encourage the reticent Rainey to open her heart again?


About the Author

As a native of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Pepper Basham enjoys sprinkling her Appalachian into her fiction writing. She is an award-winning author of contemporary and historical romance, mom of five, speech-language pathologist, and a lover of Jesus and chocolate. She resides in Asheville, North Carolina with her family. You can learn more about her on her website, www.PepperDBasham.com or connect on Facebook or Twitter.







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Start the series today with A Twist of Faith!

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#Blogwords, Special Edition, Charming the Troublemaker, Cover Reveal, Pepper Basham, Mitchell’s Crossroads, A Twist of Faith

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Available on Amazon 31 August


Isn’t she beautiful!!!


The southern town of Saisons lies at the crossroads between North and South, progressive and genteel antebellum life. Between East and West, between history and heritage, and new frontiers. Downton Abbey meets Gone With the Wind.


It’s 1912, in a world where slavery is dying and women’s rights are rising, and four young women who once shared a bond—and experienced a tragedy—question their own truths.


Mercedes has always been an avid reader and devours each new Sherlock Holmes mystery as soon as she gets her hands on them. When one of her friends comes to her, Mercedes vows to keep Simone’s secrets and uncover the truth.


But as Mercedes plays detective to her friends’ questions, she discovers something far more shocking—she herself is not who she thought she was.




#Blogwords, Special Edition, The Long Shadows of Summer, Seasons, Cover Reveal, Final Cover

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BLOGWORDS – 30 June 2017 – NEWSLETTER – a little birdie told me

3o June 2017

Edition IV


Newsletter Sign Up

Yeah, ‘bout that… Among other things, the mail list tutorial is languishing. So for now, Little Birdie is a special edition blog post. Hopefully by next edition (30 September) I’ll have that pesky little tutorial mastered, and sigh up button properly displayed on the blog.

Roll Call

Tell me who you are and where you’re at!


The Bird House Book Club


What I am / have been reading!

Understory by Lisa Lickel

Bellanok by Ralene Burke

Walking on Sea Glass by Julie Carobini

The Scarlet Coat by Angela Couch

Brigid of Ireland by Cindy Thomson

Pages of Ireland by Cindy Thomson

That’s When I Knew by Laurie Tomlinson

Falling for the Beast by Victorine Lieske

Deep Extraction by DiAnn Mills

Just the Way You Are by Pepper “Swoony” Basham

Above Rubies by Keely Brooke Keith

The Patriot and the Loyalist by Angela Couch

Behind the Scenes by Jen Turano

Wings of the Wind by Connilyn Cossette

Memory of You by Catherine West

Promise of Peppermint by Valerie Comer

Bread of Angels by Tessa Afshar

Stronger than Mountains by Lynn Dean

Someplace Familiar by Teresa Tysinger

Summer of Deception by Elva Martin

Looking Glass Lies by Varina Denman


What are you reading?


Friends of Authors Society

Okay, so it’s not an actual society—although maybe it should be. You know, with levels of support.

Who knows the best way to show your love for your favorite authors? (I’m one, right? Your favorite?) Besides the obvious of buying and reading my books, leaving a review on Amazon tickles their calculations and formulas and moves my books up in their ranks, which in turn means more peeps see my books, which means more peeps are likely to buy them.

There are other things you can do, as well. Suggest my books to your library or book club. Tell your friends, buy gift copies to give to your friends.


The Deferred New Series

I’m 100% Pantzer, well okay, maybe 95-5 split. That said and guesstimating from my unsavory stories which came in between 120K and 130K words each, I figured (with no rhyme or reason) the Seasons books would be closer to 100K even. The Long Shadows of Summer has come in at 110, 808.




Leave a comment or email me at robinemason212@gmail.com for a sample chapter.


Coming in 2017

The saving grace with this series is that it’s ONE | GIANT | STORY, told by four main characters, each with their own contribution and perspective to the story. One set of characters, one fictional setting, one timeframe to research (1912 – 1913.)


The Tilting Leaves of Autumn


Leave a comment with your email for a copy of the first chapter. If you don’t want your email public, send it to me privately at robinemason212@gmail.com.



Robin E. Mason, Stories by Design

Poor website is still languishing. Ranking low on the totem pole of priorities, it sits neglected for all intents and purposes. I have much I want to do with the site, features and gidgets and gadgets and such. Stay tuned…



The short version is,



 All in the Family


My oldest grand girl reached a landmark this year—she is no longer in elementary school. She is a bit nervous about starting middle school and having seven different teachers every day. But she’s a star and I know she’ll do well—and make lots of new friends—she always does.  ❤






Making plans for this adorable little pixie to come spend a few days with Granny Bird—that’s me. #1 girl lives across the street so I see her most every day. But this cutie lives 50 miles away and it’s harder to spend time with her. This Granny Bird is so excited! PS, SHHHH, #1 doesn’t know yet, I’mma surprise her!







After nearly three years, I have my driver’s license back! AND I have the use of a friend’s car, for a few weeks at least. And no, it’s not what it sounds like. Three years ago I was driving an older car and I revved the engine to keep it from shutting off. And hit 52 in a 35 zone. And caught the attention of blue lights. The ticket was $185, which I did not have. The fine at DMV was $100, which I also did not have. Earlier this year, a friend suggested I start a GoFundMe campaign to get my license and a car. She donated the first $$. Next up—a car of my own again.

I feel like Pinocchio—I’m a real girl again!

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Some ghosts from the past refuse to stay dead.


Finally. Finally everything is coming together for Liz Brantley. She’s marrying Ryland Vaughn, the man of her dreams. She’s embraced her calling and battles the minions of hell bent on her destruction. And she’s left her dark past far behind her. Or so she thought.


A secret she holds close, stuffed down deep, surfaces at the wrong time for everyone in Liz’s life, leaving a trail of devastation. Left reeling, Liz wonders if she made a mistake, putting her trust in God, her guardian Arie, and Ryland. And the demon Kade capitalizes on her shaken faith. With a vengeance.


Torn between her tortured past and the future she craves, Liz is desperate to defeat every demon that stands in her way. Before all hell breaks loose and swallows her whole.


author-headshot-amy-brock-mcnewAmy Brock McNew doesn’t just write speculative fiction, she lives and breathes it. Exploring the strange, the supernatural, and the wonderfully weird, Amy pours her guts onto the pages she writes, honestly and brutally revealing herself in the process. Nothing is off-limits. Her favorite question is “what if?” and she believes fiction can be truer than our sheltered and controlled realities. Visit AmyBrockMcNew.com to learn more about this intriguing author.


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Release Date: January 24, 2016




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Two weeks in a row and it’s just not gonna happen. Forgive me? At least this week I’m not leaving you with crickets!



Let me explain. I am crunching timewise, working furiously on the final pages and chapters of novel number three, and she has basically sucked all my energy and attention for the past few weeks! (She being Cissy, the main character and title of the book)


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Lest I leave you dangling for two weeks in a row, I offer you an excerpt from the aforementioned Cissy. Here, for your reading enjoyment, is where the story catches up with the prologue.


I hate you and I wish you was dead,” Cissy repeated. She had watched as Virgil had gone down on his knee, brought Clara’s hand to his lips. Cissy couldn’t read lips but she knew what he was saying: “Clara Amelia, I love you. Will you marry me?”

Nothing original. Just the time proved words, the questions all girls waited their whole lives to hear.

Ain’t nobody ever gonna say them words to me.

Cissy watched as Clara’s free hand came to her cheek, tears captured the glow of the moonlight, faceting the emotion on Clara’s face. Clara nodded, and Cissy could tell she said the anticipated yes.

Virgil tugged Clara’s glove from her left hand, and slid the ring onto her extended finger. He rose and beamed, brighter than the moonlight on the snow, pleased with his choice. Clara splayed her hand in front of her, head tilted, gnawing at her bottom lip, and admiring the token of her new status.

Virgil drew her into an intimate embrace, brushed his lips against her, then deepened the kiss. A promise of his affections to come.

Cissy burned with jealous rage. You stole him from me, Clara. You knowed I loved Virgil a’fore you did.


Cissy played the part of the happy sister, donning her pleasant personality costume. Inside she seethed, a tumult raging.


Ready to read more? I sure hope so! ‘Cause there’s plenty more to Cissy’s story. And it’s a deep dark journey, heartbreaking and unthinkable. It’s the culmination of the unsavory heritage series. It’s the how and why, the origin of the uncanny heritage. It all began with Cissy. When she heard those awful words. The lie that destroyed her young life.




Cissy releases 30 September. Keep your eyes open, though, there’s going to be a Blog Blitz all month long, starting with the cover reveal 31 August. And ending with a Release Party on Facebook and a live party here locally, at Stomping Grounds Coffee House. Hope to see you at one or the other!


Oh! And if you don’t already have copies of Tessa and Clara Bess, the first two unsavory heritage books, you can find them on Amazon.




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rem“I once said I should write down all the story ideas in my head so someone could write them someday. I had no idea at the time that someone was me!


I have been writing since 1995, and began working in earnest on my debut novel, Tessa in 2013.  Meanwhile, I cranked out a few dozen poems, and made countless notes for story ideas.  I lived with depression for many years, and the inherent feelings of worthlessness and invisibility; I didn’t want to be who I was and struggled with my own identity for many years.  My characters face many of these same demons.


I write stories of identity conflict. My characters encounter situations that force the question, “Who am I, really?” For all who have ever wondered who you are or why you’re here, my stories will touch you in a very real—maybe too real—and a very deep way. I know, I write from experience.


Tessa and Clara Bess are available on Amazon, both for Kindle and in print, with the third book in the series, Cissy, coming out in September of this year.   I also have several poems included in an anthology, Where Dreams and Visions Live (Anthologies of the Heart Book 1) by Mary Blowers, http://maryblowers.com, as well as a short story, Sarafina’s Light, also in an anthology, Blood Moon, compiled by Mary Blowers. I will also be working on a personal anthology of poetry to be released in 2016 as well.




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