Monday, January 28, 2008

New Release

GLORY GIRLS, just released from Cerridwen Press, is a women's fiction novel set in the Catskill Mountains of New York State.

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The fabulous Glory Girls once thrilled audiences with their perfect three-part harmony. When tragedy took it all away, little Bethany Glory promised to take care of her sisters forever. Thirty years later, it's a promise she's finding hard to keep. The life she's built is crumbling around her. Her marriage is falling apart, her relationship with her sisters is strained and she's just discovered that her father is about to marry a Las Vegas showgirl half his age.

When Beth's grandmother makes a deathbed request to restore the family's aging Catskill resort to its former glory, Beth seizes the opportunity to mend the scars of the past and recapture the family harmony that once catapulted the pint-sized Glory Girls to stardom.

RAGE wins Dream Real Award!

I'm thrilled to announce that RAGE, available from Cerridwen Press, won the Dream Realm Award for 2007 in the horror category.

This is one of my favorite books since it deals with a subject that fascinates me - writers tapping into the collective unconscious. In the hands of best-selling horror author Algernon Pierce, however, it all goes horribly wrong.

What would you do if you found your life mirrored in the pages of an apocalyptic horror novel?

Friday, March 16, 2007


I'm thrilled to announce that EAST OF EASY won the EPPIE in the Contemporary Romance category at the EPIC conference in Virginia Beach. The 9-hour drive from Virginia Beach back to New York was made more bearable by the fact that I could fondle and admire my trophy all the way home.

The conference was great...when I could tear myself away from the gorgeous beach long enough to concentrate on conference activities. Jeff Strand outdid himself again in his hilariously entertaining role as "Emcee for Life" and Sherrilyn Kenyon's keynote address was truly inspiring. I can't wait to sit down and write after listening to her motivational speech. Well, maybe I should unpack first.

Thanks to everyone for their well wishes. It was great meeting old friends and making new ones in Virginia Beach. Now it's on to Boston for the NEC conference in a few weeks. Hope to see some of you there!

Saturday, December 16, 2006

EPPIE Nomination

I'm delighted to announce that EAST OF EASY has been nominated for a 2007 EPPIE award in the Contemporary Romance category.

Winners will be announced at the EPIC conference in Virginia Beach, March 2007.

Friday, September 01, 2006


(previously published as A Little Piece of Heaven)
Available now from Cerridwen Press

Best-selling romance novelist Lace Kincaid is the darling of the romance industry. There's only one problem - Lace Kincaid doesn't really exist.

Ashley and her identical twin sister Alexis are the writing team behind the pseudonym. Ashley, the quiet and demure twin, writes the best-selling books, while Lexi handles marketing and promotion, as well as outrageously playing the diva role of "Lace Kincaid" at public events.

On the eve of receiving the prestigious Crystal Quill Award, their charade is about to come crashing down. While trying to keep the truth from handsome journalist Rick Orlando, Ashley and Lexi get caught up in a complicated deception that puts both their careers and love lives in jeopardy.

A PERFECT 10! Be forewarned, HEAVEN AND LACE is an addicting novel. I just didn’t want the story to end. It is a well written and highly entertaining story that deserves to be awarded an illustrious Perfect 10. It’s just that good. I highly recommend HEAVEN AND LACE. It’s a must read. ~ Anthonette Dotson, Romance Reviews Today

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Inspiring the Muse

I just returned from an annual writers retreat in Vermont feeling relaxed, refreshed, and rejuvenated. We brainstormed story ideas, set goals, laughed a lot, cried a little, and ate way too much.

There's nothing like being with women you consider sisters and friends to nourish the soul and inspire the muse. When those friends are all writers as well, it's a special gift.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Recommended Books

I have two new books to recommend this week.

The first is THE TAO OF WRITING, Ralph L. Wahlstrom - Imagine. Create. Flow. This is a great book for musing about your muse. This book will help you get in touch with your creativity and remind you why you started writing in the first place.

The second is EATING IN THE LIGHT OF THE MOON, Anita Johnston, Ph.D. - How women can transform their relationships with food through myths, methaphors and storytelling. This is not writing related, but if you're a woman and you've ever struggled with food issues, I highly recommend reading this book. If you're a writer, think of it as character research.

Still on my reading list:

THE JOURNEY FROM THE CENTER OF THE PAGE, Jeff Davis - Yoga Philosophies and Practices as Muse for Authentic Writing

A WRITERS TIME, Kenneth Atchity - Making the Time to Write. This was recommended by Carla Neggers, so it's a must-read.

THE NOVEL WRITERS TOOL KIT, Bob Mayer - a guide to writing great fiction and getting it published. I recently heard Bob speak at a writer's conference and I can't wait to dig into this one.

PLOT AND STRUCTURE, James Scott Bell - Techniques and exercises for crafting a plot that grips readers from start to finish.