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I am a writer, a mother and a wife. Not necessarily in that order.

Announcement and Giveaway!

After the release of Walkers and Wardens, I will have at least two more books coming out this year. Both are romances. More information will follow as we get closer to a release date.

 

If anyone is close to the Kansas City area, I’m going to be at Show Me Your Books Conference September 19-21 as a featured author. It is in downtown KC. I have a VIP ticket to give away to the event. It’s a ticket to the event only. You would be responsible for any transportation, lodging etc.

If you would be interested, send me a message from my contact page and I’ll get you added to the list for a chance to win. (this is open several places) Giveaway ends Wed. night. Please only enter if you plan on using the ticket.

Thanks! Feel free to send me any questions as well.

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Available for Pre-Order

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A collection of short stories featuring the characters of the Realm Walker Universe. Discover how Nathaniel became a werewolf, how Juliana and Thomas met and why you shouldn’t eat the sandwiches from a small deli in the Midwest. Join Juliana as she finally makes it to the beach only to fight ancient gods or the snow, depending on the day. And get a small glimpse into post-Walker life for the Kendricks.

This collection also includes the previously released “The Making of Michael Bishop” and “Becoming Mrs. Kendrick” both available for the first time in print.

Realm Walker Book 4 Available Now!!

Prophecy’s Child is now available. There seems to be some delay getting it on B&N but it should be there soon. I would also like to take a moment to announce that while this is the conclusion of the Realm Walker series, there will be a short story collection released this summer. Walkers and Wardens will contain brand new or expanded stories and the two novellas that were released. This will be your chance to get those in print. Thank you for reading and being patient through all life has thrown at me the last three years. It’s been a hell of a journey.

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Some things once forgotten are better not remembered…

A broken wing with feathers fluttering in the breeze starts Juliana on her most dangerous, and personal, investigation yet. One that will take her from the depths of the End to her own backyard. She is surrounded by those she considers family, but it quickly becomes apparent she’s more alone than ever before.

In the center of all the chaos and death is someone Juliana thought she’d never see again. Their reunion brings back memories of horrors long since transpired, but now fresh in Juliana’s mind. Everywhere she turns, she is faced with another decision that must be made. Her career has been built on trusting her instincts and abilities, but this time that trust may bring her entire world crumbling down around her.

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Prophecy’s Child PreOrder Available Now

 

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Some things once forgotten are better not remembered…

A broken wing with feathers fluttering in the breeze starts Juliana on her most dangerous, and personal, investigation yet. One that will take her from the depths of the End to her own backyard. She is surrounded by those she considers family, but it quickly becomes apparent she’s more alone than ever before.

In the center of all the chaos and death is someone Juliana thought she’d never see again. Their reunion brings back memories of horrors long since transpired, but now fresh in Juliana’s mind. Everywhere she turns, she is faced with another decision that must be made. Her career has been built on trusting her instincts and abilities, but this time that trust may bring her entire world crumbling down around her.

Releasing April 30, 2019. Pre-Order on Amazon Now!


The last three years have provided one challenge after another but I have persevered. After much delay, I present the final book in the Realm Walker series. I promise it won’t disappoint.

Prophecy’s Child

Hey all! I didn’t mean to disappear. As I’m sure you noticed, Prophecy’s Child did not come out when expected. I had a health setback with a regression in my stroke systems. Rest assured, I am back to working on it and it will be released soon. I am so sorry. Feel free to yell at me on the contact page if it will make you feel better.

Behind the Names

Sometimes I pick a name simply because I like it. At other times, I choose a certain name because of the meaning behind it. Let’s take a look at some of the names from the Realm Walker series.

Juliana Norris – Honestly I don’t remember where her first name came from but Norris was the name of a judge in the courthouse where I worked and I thought it went well together.

Thomas Kendrick – Thomas is my maiden name. And Kendrick means ‘Bold Ruler’. Think that’s fitting for our master vampire?

Michael Bishop – Michael’s name is actually discussed in his origin story The Making of Michael Bishop. That being said, he’s the bastard child of a priest so it makes sense he would be named after an angel.

Catalina Espinosa – Catalina is the bitchy Spanish vampire with a yearning for our Thomas. I specifically picked her last name because it means ‘Thorny’.

Sara, Rachel, James, Charles Morgan, Ben – All of these literally came from me running through the names of people I knew and seeing what worked together. Beats thumbing through the baby name book all the time, I guess.

Raoul DeSoto – DeSoto means a plains area with woods or something like that. I picked it because of where I pictured him coming from. Raoul means wolf Counsel or red wolf which seemed appropriate for our villain.

Anne Marie – means gracious and beloved.

And as a bonus Snow Cone is the name of my son’s stuffed yeti he got from Disney World whose round shape was also the inspiration for my own fluff ball.