Monthly Archives: September 2015

Never too young . . .

Haven’t we all heard how important a good cover is in attracting readers? The theory being that a person has to first notice the cover, or pick the book up before the thought of purchasing even enters their thoughts.

And haven’t we all heard how a picture is worth a thousand words? Or, to a writer, perhaps thousands of book sales. And that’s where a good cover comes in.

I received these photos in an email with the message that the young reader in the photo discovered a copy of Trespassing On His Heart on her great-grandmother’s coffee table. ( We won’t discuss the quality of the iPhone pic’s )

The cover image caught her eye—that’s good, right? What follows is the ideal scenario to a writer. Miss Baylee is our young bookworm with the inquiring mind—and while a picture is worth a thousand words, actions speak even louder than words. Watch.

The cover catches her eye . . . she reaches for the book. “May I?” she asks.IMG_0368


Baylee studies the cover image . . . will she peek inside for a closer look?


Hmm, she peeks, likes what she sees . . . and settles in for a satisfying read.

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Hours and hours later . . . the smile tells the story. FullSizeRender 

I was informed that this photo shoot was not staged, it happened unexpectedly and the iPhone was handy. I added the ‘Hours and hours’ for effect.  🙂

Thank you Baylee—you made me smile! 🙂 🙂 🙂



May you all have a wonderful day, and remember to keep God first in your plans—He knows what they are, and He cares.

Until next time—signing off with a 🙂


Thank you, my friends!

My Kindle Scout campaign flew by in a hurry. I’m disappointed that Trespassing On His Heart wasn’t selected for publication . . . I believe Kindle Scout is a good program, and I would have liked working with them. But, in the big ocean of life, this was only a drop. I do appreciate the opportunity and the exposure that Kindle Scout gave me in the 30 day campaign. Front CoverI congratulate those who have been selected and those who will be selected in the future—write on! 🙂

As the saying goes, ‘Live and learn’. It was a learning experience, and what is life all about if not pushing forward, growing and learning? May we never stop as long as we have life!

I believe the scripture, Romans 8:28, when it says that all things work together for the good of those who love the Lord.

I love the Lord, therefore I’m qualified to know that whatever the reason for the way things transpire in my life, it is for my good. I also believe the comforting words that Thelma spoke to Lauren ( page 83, Trespassing on His Heart ). Our Lord, like a parent, says ‘no’ at times because He has something better, or more suited for me in the future. 🙂

So, moving forward, Trespassing On His Heart will be available on Amazon in a few short days. I hope you enjoy the read, and if you do, watch for the sequel, Tender Is The Heart, which continues the journey of Lauren and Jackson.

Thanks again to all, till next time . . . and remember to keep God first in your plans. He’s the one in control! 🙂