Win a copy of my new mystery

There are two concurrent giveaways of The Curse of the Strawberry Moon.

GOODREADS: Enter HERE for a chance to win one of two signed, first-edition copies of the paperback. Deadline: Sept. 14, 2016.

AMAZON: Enter HERE for a chance to win one of three digital copies (for Kindle & iPad/iPhone etc.). Deadline: Sept. 9, 2016.

These contests are open to U.S. readers.

oniondomes_cover_300x456Congratulations to the winners of my Book Blog Tour Giveaways.


  • Signed In the Shadows of the Onion Domes paperback goes to Gwen Bell.


  • Signed In the Shadows of the Onion Domes paperback goes to Ann Shaver
  • eBooks: The House With the Wraparound Porch – Shelley Summers
  • A Wisdom of Owls – Carolyn Rae Williamson
  • The Terminal Diner – Barbara Hawk
  • 3/17 – Judy Marsh
  • A Sudden Gift of Fate – Rachael Brown
  • The Cyber Miracles – Ally Swanson
  • Original drawing of the Chenango River – Chris Tevyaw

Thank you all for participating.

BOOK BLOG TOUR: Giveaway ends Dec. 6

We’re in the FINAL week now of my three week blog book tour celebrating the release of my seventh book, In the Shadows of the Onion Domes, Collected Short Stories.

As part of the celebration I’ve created the giveaway below. DRAWING WILL BE HELD DEC. 6.


Drawing by the author of the Chenango River in Binghamton, a backdrop to a couple of the stories in the book. See how you can win this colored pencil drawing below,

Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway contest to win an autographed copy of In the Shadows of the Onion Domes, copies of my ebooks or a piece of original art created by the author.

In the Shadows of the Onion Domes Rafflecopter giveaway

eBook Publishing tutorials

Mark Coker of Smashwords has released a series of tutorial videos on the art of eBook Publishing.

You can watch them all HERE.


wrapkindle300x480It is with great pleasure that I announce the publication of my sixth novel

The House With the Wraparound Porch

Here is the description of the book:

Along an elm-canopied boulevard rising from a quaint Finger Lakes village stands a magnificent Queen Anne-style house. In the summer of 1920, when Mame McGrath and her family move in across the street, she notices a catatonic young man rocking on its wraparound porch. Mame, a newly hired elementary school teacher, proclaims boldly that she can, and will, restore this man’s psyche-devastated by a drowning in Keuka Lake. What she doesn’t anticipate is that he and this house will become the center of her life.

The House With the Wraparound Porch weaves a riveting tale of the four generations to whom this home becomes more than a shelter from life’s storms. It houses their memories of triumphs and failures, of joys and sorrows that ripple across nine decades. Though many will move on, this house will always be a part of them, because it resides always within the deep heart’s core.

Paperback from my Amazon eStore Paperback

Trailer du jour

Here is today’s trailer for Xen and Zander Undone by Amy Kathleen Ryan available on for $7.19.

One * means I’d rather watch a baby laughing hysterically at a rejection letter.

Five * means I’ve just downloaded the book on my Kindle.