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Vol. 4 Issue 5
September/October 2021

What I Think You Want To Read

A group of authors, of which I'm a part of, recently debated whether or not to write their newest novels in a COVID world.

Should their characters be social distancing and wearing masks? The situation changes every day and authors, in my opinion, are hard-pressed to represent the crisis accurately. I'm not going to try to do it.

Readers want to read what's real. While COVID continues to dominate the news, I disagree that you want to read about it when you pick up a book. Reading fiction should bring you enjoyment and pleasure. It should help you escape from boredom and stress, whether it's a psychological thriller or a sweet romance.

I think readers want to get lost in the pages of a book, relax and escape the real world. I hope that's what happens when you read my books. Do you agree with me? I'd love to hear your thoughts.

I'll be releasing a new book next month, a murder suspense. Feel free to escape in the pages of When Push Comes to Shoot.
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Locked & Loaded Takes Home A Bronze
Locked And Loaded For Justice won a bronze medal—third place—in the suspense category in this year's Florida Authors and Publishers Association President's Book Awards. 

FAPA recognizes book publishing excellence and creativity in design, content and production for authors and publishers. This year's competition was open to all of North America.
Florida Book Signing
Florida Peeps I'll be participating in a multi-author book signing on Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Bazaar On Apricot and Lime bookstore.

The Bazaar Book Fair will feature dozens of authors writing in all genres. It kicks off at 10 a.m. and is slated to run until 3 p.m. The Bazaar on Apricot and Lime is located at 821 Apricot Ave., Sarasota. I'll look for you!
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ALL newsletter subscribers have a free copy of a book waiting for them. Click the button below to download my novella, Midnight Deadline.

When the city's wealthiest man is kidnapped,
Sergeant A.J. Lozione is tasked with rescuing him.
The only problem
she'd rather see him dead.
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Featured Author Swaps

This month I'm highlighting fellow suspense author Audrey Walker.

Click the book cover to find her free read.

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Winners will be selected via random drawing and are only eligible to win once in one year from the date they win.

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