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2017 WFWA Rising Star Judge:

I am honored to be a judge for the Women Fiction Writers Association Rising Star Award.  This is a contest for unpublished, or what I’d call “not yet published,” authors of Women’s Fiction. Contestants submit the first 35 pages of a completed manuscript (60K words or more) and are judged by 3 published authors. Finalists then move on to the next level of agent judges. Good Luck to all!

Kindle Countdown:

I am happy to announce that Rubbing Stones was available on Kindle’s Countdown discount program.

May 1 – $0.99
May 3 – $1.99
May 5 – $2.99

Sale ends May 7 at 11:00 p.m. PST
Standard price – $4.99

Book Club Author Appearances:

IMG_0069.JPG~ Gravenstein Book Club – February 24, Sebastopol, California

~ Creekside Readers Book Group – February 26, Santa Rosa, California

~ “Joy of Booking” Book Club – February 27, Sebastopol, CA

~ “Authors We Know Personally” Book Group – February 4, Chicago (virtual appearance via Skype)

~ Sebastopol Book Club – April 26, 2017

IMG_0086.JPGIf you are interested in a author appearance at your book club, either in person if geography permits, or via Skype, please let me know through the Contact tab of this website.  I love doing these book club events!


16712027_10210855711083244_2545165967761229194_n.jpg~ 14th Annual San Francisco Writers Conference – February 16-19, 2017 … Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, CA…so excited to meet up with fellow Women Fiction Writers Association authors!

~ Writing the Intimate Character Workshop with Jordan Rosenfeld- April 30, 2017 … Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA…attending with fellow writer, Judy Fiermonte.

~ Women Fiction Writers Association Annual Retreat, September 20-14, 2017… Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Rubbing Stones is now available in both paperback and electronic versions in the Sonoma County Libraries! It is such an honor to have local support.

Rubbing Stones available in:

Paperback:  Amazon    Barnes & Noble    IndieBound  Sonoma County Libraries
Kindle version:  Amazon  Sonoma County Libraries


glasses-on-calendar-1241018Goodreads Giveaway: 12/9/2016- 1/9/2017

Now Complete…1514 Entries!…5 Signed Novels sent to winners in USA, Canada, and the UK (no winners yet from Australia or Ireland, maybe next time!)

(If you are not a resident of the US, Canada, UK, Australia, Ireland, or anywhere else for that matter, and would like your country included in future Goodreads Giveaways, please contact me through the “Contact” tab on this website. Thanks.)

Rubbing Stones Book Launch Party

December 4,2016 in  Sebastopol, CA


Thank you so much to friends, colleagues, and family for celebrating this event with me! I am truly honored by your support.

nov-29-inviteWomen Fiction Writers Online Launch Party

The WFWA has a quarterly FB launch party for all members and guest.  I was honored to be amongst the 7 authors who discussed their books and the process of writing.  Thank you so much to the friends and readers who showed up to this enlightening event. And thank you to the WFWA leadership for all the planning, coordinating, and hours of organization.

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