Monday, January 27, 2020


I just read a book I'd like to share with you. So, here goes.

I changed the cover to show the award!

By Melanie Robertson-King

A man who has a purpose in his life has returned to wait for the right moment. Sounds spooky, right? From the very beginning, the reader can see trouble ahead. Why is he so interested in Katherine, who he says belongs to him? What are his plans for her? They don’t look good. Author Melanie Robertson-King weaves a mystery that will keep you turning pages to see what happens next. At least it did me. This story also has a romance that kept me hoping life would turn out good for the young couple.

YESTERDAY TODAY ALWAYS is a winner of the silver badge in the Author Shout Recommended 2019 Reader Ready Award. Congratulations, Melanie. I recommend this novel of love, danger, and hope for those who enjoy a mystery. Happy Reading.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Reviews and Interviews Such Fun

Hello, all. Another week begins, and I'd like to share the great review of my forthcoming novel, GABE"S GUARDIAN ANGEL, review by Donna M. McDine. Take a look to see why I'm smiling.

And on February 22, Donna is interviewing me. You can check it out here, on the 22nd.  Thank you. I'm so excited.

The boys thank you, too.


Happy Reading!

Wednesday, January 8, 2020


The first IWSG of 2020.

Alex J Cavanaugh is the founder of IWSG

His awesome co-hosts for the January 8 posting of the IWSG are T. Powell Coltrin, Victoria Marie Lees, Stephen Tremp, Renee Scattergood, and J.H. Moncrieff!

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Every month, we announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG Day post. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something to say. 

Remember, the question is optional!!!

January 8 question. What started you on your writing journey. Was it a particular book, movie, story, or series? Was it a teacher, coach, spouse, friend, parent? Did you just know suddenly you wanted to write?

I'm glad you asked. I hadn't thought about it, until now. Many years ago, I wrote a poem for a school assignment. The teacher sent it to Young America Sings, an Anthology of Texas High School Poetry.  To my surprise, they published "Stars," my poem. And so, I became a famous author. No, in fact, I wrote nothing else unless it was a school assignment. Being an author was not in my plans. I wasn't even a reader. Last thing on my mind.

Fast forward a few years, and I'm a teacher. Whoa! Who would have thought it? Life is strange. One never knows what the future may bring. Here's what started me on the magical path of writing. I taught at different grade levels for several years, and they finally put me in 5th-grade science. I was a bit nervous because science was not my best subject. But you know what? I loved it. My students explained things to me when I did not understand. Yes, they were smart. And we did fascinating experiments.  And, we didn't burn down the building.

It was working with the students and their creations that pointed me toward writing. We did such fun activities that I got to thinking, that's always scary, but it turned out good. Children's magazines would most likely publish some of the experiments we did. So, I sent some of our classroom activities to different magazines, like "Jack and Jill" and others. And, I became a published author.

Then, I got brave and wrote a YA novel. I knew nothing about the rules, but it was published on a disk, as an audiobook. They went out of business shortly. Another publisher gave me a contract, and it was published in 2010. The publisher changed hands or something, and it was republished in 2016. I don't understand, but the book is still in print. 

Now, there is no stopping me. I now have 13 books in print. Two that no longer are in print. My next YA novel is due out March 17, 2020. I'm excited.

Tell us what started you on your writing journey? 

Happy Writing!