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What a great blog tour that was last week! I so enjoyed stopping by all those great sites and getting to share Evil on the Peace River with a whole new audience. I want to thank each and everyone of the reviewers for taking the time to not only read my book, but share their thoughts with their readership.

And of course, I’m ecstatic at the warm reception it received (especially Sam the dog, a Lassie-in-the-making if there ever was one!).  In my books (no pun intended), the best way to wrap up such a rewarding experience is to pay it forward, and reward a new reader. So in that light, I’m happy to announce the winner of the blog tour giveaway.

The four pack of books goes to…….drumroll please….Shelley from Brookhaven! I’m so glad that my works will be finding their way all the way down to Mississippi. Thanks Shelley, for participating, and I hope you love your books. And my heartfelt thanks to everyone else who was involved with the tour!images

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And one more for the road…

angel_sequel_autobiography_472395We’ve got one last late-comer to the blog tour party, but we’re happy to have her! Five in Ohio is a busy mom with a blog full of recipes and reviews for you to enjoy, and she recently took the time to read Evil on the Peace River. I’m delighted that she enjoyed it, and she raised a point that several others have on this tour: might there be a sequel?

Now I hadn’t considered this before, but you just never know. Maybe there’s room for more evil on the Peace? Hmmmmm….

Sharing the landscape through the written word…

Literary Winner

We’re nearing the end of our blog tour, it’s gone by so quickly! Today we found ourselves at Literary Winner, where Maggie took the time to write a great review!

I’ve talked before about how I’d tried to make the environment of the Peace another character, in a sense, so it’s especially rewarding to see that she enjoyed getting a feel for the wilds of the region.

Take a read of her review, and scroll down to see how you can enter the giveaway to win four of my books!

Everyone loves Sam!

PhotobucketI’ve been asked a few times recently who my favourite character is in Evil on the Peace River, and I figured people might be surprised by my response, because it’s Sam! Yes, Sam with no last name. No last name, because he’s a dog! I’m a sucker for a good animal story (no surprise if you’re a long-time reader), and was dying to have a four-legged hero pop into this book. So imagine my surprise when I found that one of the reviewers on our blog tour felt the same way.

Over at Bookworm Babblings Sam the Dog made a new fan! Because really, we all need a little ‘Lassie’ in our life!

These Mamas got a lot of flair!

mamasgotflairOne of the most gratifying things for me as an author, is when readers connect with a book in all the ways I’d hoped they would. So I was especially excited to read the review for Evil on the Peace River written by Jessi at Mama’s Got Flair, this Momma’s certainly got flair for writing thoughtful reviews! As someone who had also read The Three Saints of Christmas, there was an added level of fun seeing her reaction to this dramatically different work.

The mommas at Mama’s Got Flair do a great job, be sure to follow their blog and visit them on facebook.

Thanks for letting me stop by, ladies!

Stopping for a chat in some cosy corners!

Well the blog tour Evil on the Peace River is full-steam ahead, and we’ve already made stops in two cosy corners of the internet!

First off, we stopped off at A Mama’s Cosy Corner of the World, a great blog full of book reviews, recipes, tips for busy moms, and more! I’m so glad that she had as much fun reading it, as I did writing it!

My Cozie CornerThen to My Cozie Corner where Susan cuddled up with my first thriller and gave it a five-star review! Susan’s got a great selection of genres reviewed on her page, so make sure to check it out!

New year, new goals

2013My goodness, it’s hard to believe it’s already been a month since I’ve posted—I just got so caught up with the holidays that blogging was one of the things sacrificed to the time-gods! But I’m back now and looking forward to another year of writing and sharing the experience with my wonderful fans and friends.

Granted, it’s a little bit late to talk about New Year’s resolutions, but I think as long as it’s still January it’s fair game. But rather than talk about my own resolutions I thought I’d talk about how best to make those resolutions a reality.

This is the time of year where a lot of people completely abandon their resolutions—it leaves a lot of people feeling depressed (if the weather hadn’t gotten them depressed already) because they start feeling like they’ve failed themselves. Well, I can’t do much about the weather (lord knows that living in Alberta, I wish I could!), but I can help with the resolutions. Because guess what, the best way to turn your resolution into an achievable goal is through….drumroll please…writing!

Just check out #4 on The Seven Rules of New Year’s Resolutions. The simple process of setting out your goals in writing makes you ten times more likely to achieve them, and those are pretty good odds. And if your resolution is to write the Great Canadian Novel, when then getting that pen moving is a must!

So I to close, I wish you all success, peace, and joy for this 2013, and get writing!