Are you a pop music fan? I love it, and listen to it as I write. I slip into my writing chair, put on my earphones, and crank up the volume—the louder the better. I’m not a music critic. To be honest, there’s a strong likelihood I’m tone deaf. It’s difficult to explain why musicRead More
Deceived is set in New Orleans; Jigsaw takes place in Paris, and elsewhere. To celebrate Jigsaw’s June 30th release day, I’ve put together a book lovers gift box with reflections of both cities. Enter from Wednesday, June 29 (6 p.m. CST) to Tuesday, July 5 (8 p.m. CST) Giveaway includes: a Kindle Paperwhite + $25Read More
Deceived is set in New Orleans; Jigsaw opens in Paris. To announce Jigsaw’s eBook preorder availability on Amazon beginning May 16, I put together a fantastic gift box that celebrates both cities! The contest will run from 6pm CST on Monday, May 16th through 8pm CST on Wednesday, May 18th. Enter now to win: Mignon Faget Sterling Silver Fleur-de-Read More
Giveaway Runs From Saturday, April 30, 2016, 7 p.m. Central Time through Monday, May 2, 2016, at 8 p.m. Central Time
In anticipation of the June release of Jigsaw, I’ve put together a gift box you won’t want to miss!
Giveaway Runs From 7 p.m. central time, Feb. 11, 2016, through 7 p.m. central time, Feb. 14, 2016 Enter to win signed copies of Deceived and Shadows, romantic thrillers by Stella Barcelona, and a Secret Heart pin/pendant, made of hand-blown glass and sterling silver, from the Whimsies collection of New Orleans jewelry designer Mignon Faget.Read More
Spring Barrows decorated this cake. In the opening scenes of SHADOWS, the peaceful life that Skye Barrows created for herself and her sister, Spring, comes to a crashing halt, but not before Sebastian Connelly walks into their bakery, Creative Confections, and gets a taste of the special life Skye created there. SHADOWS is a romanticRead More
1) See the Quarter s-l-o-w-l-y. Take a pedicab up and down Bourbon, Royal, Decatur, and Chartres Streets (or anywhere else you might want to go), so you get a feel for the architecture, attractions, and quieter, residential areas of the Quarter at a leisurely, effortless pace. If you’re having a hard time finding a pedicab,Read More
Now that DECEIVED has been published for a few months, I’ve had an opportunity to answer interview questions and talk with book clubs and readers. It is exciting to talk to readers, and I relish every opportunity. There’s only one slight problem . . . I mentally revise my answers over and over, long after I’veRead More
I wasn’t sure which topic to touch upon in my inaugural post, but I decided to go with time, an obsession of mine that I’ve learned to embrace. I’m posting a photo of part of my home office, where there’s two desks, two chairs, many projects, and one really large clock. When I unpacked myRead More
Introduced in Deceived, Black Raven Private Security Contractors is featured more prominently in my work in progress, Shadows. Black Raven handles problems that others can’t solve. They do it capably and efficiently. They protect, when no one else can. It’s what they do.