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I'm not like most women....duh! We all know that! Seriously, do you ever sit down and think about your close circle of friends? I can on one hand. Most people have a ton of best friends or a LOT of friends. Not me. I have my close circle of friends and that ONE true best friend. We have been friends for over 28 years! That is a long time to be able to put up with someone...especially ME!

Even though we don't live near each other anymore, we are in constant contact.

We make sure we carve out those weekends when we can spend time together. It might be hanging out at home or going on a spa retreat. Those rejuvenate me!  There is nothing like giggling with your girlfriend!

And...she even trusts me to color her hair! Dang good friend!

 Even the long months we don't see each other, we connect on Skype or Facetime!
When I was writing my first novel
CARPE BEAD 'EM, she was
reading it! In the novel, there is a
very important scene involving
silverware! My best friend went
to a …


This owl mug is so darn cute! I received it from a reader turned friend for Christmas! It's perfect for my daily afternoon cup from my Keurig!

 Hello!!! Can you say DELISH!? These chocolate knee length boots are from the Beach Peach Boutique line named after my series A Magical Cures Mystery Series! I adore the zipper in the back and awesome buckle on the side! Did you see that plaid on the inside? It helps keep your tootsie warm! These are the Mr. Prince Charming boots!!

Order yours today!!!!!

The last thing I'm lovin' this Thursday is my NARS lipstick in FIRE DOWN BELOW! I love NARS because it keeps my lips moist and I'm rarely without my lipstick. But this red is awesome! Some reds are too orange for me...not this one! It rocks!!

What are you lovin' this Thursday? Be sure to tell me in the comments in case I decide to pick up something you are lovin'! If I pick something from your lovin' win a prize!!!


I'm so excited!! For the first time ever A CHARMING CRIME the first novel in the Magical Cures Mystery Series is FREE!!

Why am I excited about free? There is no money to be made. RIGHT! I have been on this journey for a long time and I have said from day one that it's not about money, but about reaching that one reader. I love love love my readers. I LOVE connecting with them on a personal level. I love meeting them in person. I love hanging out with my STREET TEAM! They rock by the way!

I want the world to know June Heal and the gang of Whispering Falls! A CHARMING CRIME is a USA Today Bestselling Novel. The cover won the 2013 Best Cover voted on by readers in the Southern Writer's Magazine. A CHARMING CRIME won the 2013 eFestival of Words Award in the fantasy category.

Who doesn't love an adorable Fairy God Cat named Mr. Prince Charming? What about a snarky crystal ball, Madame Torres? The shops in the town are a cover up for the shop owner's magical gift! Walk d…

Things I love Thursday!

Happy Thursday!!
WOW! What the difference 20 degrees makes! Kentucky is thawing out from the polar vortex and let me tell you, we are happy to see it go away. Luckily I don't have to go out everyday to a job outside of my house so I snuggled in my office and did a lot of writing. I did venture out a few times when my guys wanted to go somewhere, but they were as content as me with staying in.

Everything Thursday I'm going to be doing a new post on things I'm lovin'!! I want you to share with me in the comment section things you are lovin' right now! Once a month I'm going to try something you are lovin' and give you a PRIZE! It might be one of the things I'm lovin' in return!

Here is what I'm lovin' now!

I'm totally diggin' Katy Perry's song Dark Horse. It reminds me of my Magical Cures Mystery Series and I could totally see a movie trailer for the series with this song playing!

 I'm so lovin' leopard print! This was an a…

Guest Author Lia Fairchild~Happy Release and GIVEAWAY!

Title: Circle in the Sand

Author: Lia Fairchild Release Date:  January 7, 2014 Four life-long friends bound by two decades of laughter, love, promises, and secrets. Once inseparable, the four grow into independent adults pursuing very different paths.

Sage, raised by career-driven parents, follows a carefully laid out future of success that leaves her wondering what she’s missed out on.

Emily, the college drop-out, now has three children that have become her whole life. She's slowly lost herself, subconsciously seeking dangerous ways to cope. Can she find herself in time?

Jax always lived on the edge, skating through life with no apparent ambition, yet remained the energy and emotional cement of the group. She longs for her friends to accept her without trying to fix her.

Ned, Emily’s twin brother, yearns to stand up and be counted. But his old loyalties and new feelings for one of the girls has him pulled in different directions.

Will the ties that held them together as kids be stro…

Whispering Falls

WOW! WOW! WOW! 2014 started of with a BANG!
The Whispering Falls clothing line at the Beach Peach Boutique is flying off the shelves! I'm so excited everyone is loving the clothes as much as I am.

Here I am in the June Tunic in Black. It's so comfortable!

HERE is where the fun begins! I'm holding a contest for the next twenty four hours where YOU get to name this tunic in the clothing line. How fun is that? All you have to do is put your suggestion in the comment section! I will pick a winner! Not only is the tunic going to have the name you suggested, but I'm going to give you the tunic and a $10 gift card from the Beach Peach Boutique so you can purchase anything from the line you want!!!

Be sure to VISIT the Beach Peach Boutique for the entire WHISPERING FALLS clothing line by clicking HERE.
Okay! What do you think we should name this awesome ruffled sleeve brown tunic?


Inspiration. . .NOT!

It's the second day of 2014 and my mind is already boggled with things I have to get done this year!
I knew when the calendar turned that I would put all the pressure on me to get these books in my head written and out the door into your hands.

Knowing this, I asked my street team what books they would like to see come out this year. Of course....they named every single series I have written. Luckily for them I was planning on doing a lot of plotting while on my New Year vacation at the beach. . .

Yep....there is NO planning going on here. Just relaxing and enjoying the beginning of 2014 with my family.

What Tonya Kappes character would you like to visit this year? Leave a comment and I will pick a winner for a Starbucks gift card and signed copy of my latest novel A CHARMING MAGIC! I'll pick a winner this weekend so be sure to check back!

Happy New Year!

Gosh....2013 really did fly by! Just like everyone else, I have taken the time to reflect on what I have done over the past year. 2013 was a great  year for me. 2013 kept me and my family healthy, happy, and full of life. 2013 took my writing career to a whole new level. I connected with other amazing writers and have made several life long connections.

My dreams of meeting my readers, you, in person all over the United States happened, many books were sold, and many words were written. In total I wrote: 4 novellas, six novels and countless blogs. I was able to making writing my full time job! I made the USA Today Bestsellers list twice and my novels won many awards. Even my Magical Cures Mystery Series had a 2014 clothing line named after the characters in the town!

I also had the opportunity to talk to several literary agents and be picky on who I got to represent me. It was a great year for publishing that allowed me to do that. With me in control of my career, I picked Steve Kasdi…