"Reckless Beginnings" Journey

Celebrating the book Release of RECKLESS BEGINNINGS

Celebrating the book Release of RECKLESS BEGINNINGS

 Celebrating the Release of RECKLESS BEGINNINGS

Saturday, October 13th, I celebrated the release of RECKLESS BEGINNINGS with a book launch and signing party at our local library. What a fantastic time I had, shared with family and great friends. I live in a small rural town and was touched by the turnout and the support this little community has given me through this entire journey leading up to this event. I was pleasantly surprised when the local newspaper showed up to cover the event. Thank you Mountain Enterprise. It was a joyous occasion where many tears and laughter were shared.

Celebrating the book Release of RECKLESS BEGINNINGS

Celebrating the book Release of RECKLESS BEGINNINGS

Celebrating the book Release of RECKLESS BEGINNINGS

The event lasted about two hours. During which time I gave a little history behind the book and why I wrote it, read an excerpt and talked about my next book titled BETTER ENDINGS and the prequel, titled, THE JOURNALS OF TAMMY.  Here is a little snippet of the presentation.

Involving the kids

Being a family affair, my grandsons were present along with a few of their buddies. (All of which were remarkably well behaved by the way). I wanted to involve them in this special day and gave them the important job of pulling out the raffle tickets for the five prizes. They did a great job! Thank you, guys 🙂

The amazing cake

Celebrating the book Release of RECKLESS BEGINNINGS

One of the highlights of the event was the amazing cake made by my daughter-in-law’s mother, Gloria. In fact, she made two of these. She did an outstanding job with decorating it and using the cover of the book. Thank you, Gloria!  And it was delicious too.

I love this community.

Celebrating the book Release of RECKLESS BEGINNINGS

I have lived in Frazier Park for over fifteen years and could not imagine living anywhere else. I absolutely love this town. It’s a small mountain community, about seventy-five miles north of Los Angeles at five thousand feet elevation, settled at the base of Frazier Mountain.

Here there is no fast lane. We lead a slower pace of life, breathe in only clean air and see the stars at night. It’s a place where everyone knows everybody and the people of this town will support you one hundred percent on your adventures in life. The town has proved that by following me on this amazing journey since announcing, I was writing a book. They’ve followed me on social media, offering me words of encouragement and praise and by attending the book signing. Thank you, Frazier Park!

So where can you buy Reckless Beginnings?

RECKLESS BEGINNINGS is currently available in paperback only. The Kindle/ebook edition will be available in about six weeks.

Ordering the book is easy from any of these fine online retailers.





BAM! Books-A-Million:


If you prefer to shop at a brick and mortar store, you can order the book at your favorite bookstore and it will be available for pick up in a few days.

Live radio interview by KHTS Radio

Along with the Book signing event, I was also interviewed by KHTS Hometown radio last week. The interview was also videotaped so you can watch it by clicking on the link below.


Once again, thank you, everyone, for your support!

Celebrating the book Release of RECKLESS BEGINNINGS

Fantastic Tuesday Giveaway

Celebrating the book Release of RECKLESS BEGINNINGS

Starting Tuesday, October 16th, I will be running a ten-week giveaway from my Facebook author’s page. Each week I will be giving away a signed copy of RECKLESS BEGINNINGS. (Sorry U.S residents only).  Simply, like the post, share the post and comment in order to be entered. The winner will be announced every Monday at 5:00 pm PST and a new contest will begin on Tuesday morning.  You have a chance to win one of ten copies that will be given away.

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"Reckless Beginnings" Journey

Cover Reveal for Novel Reckless Beginnings

It’s here! Cover Reveal

I thought this day would never get here. My book Reckless Beginnings was submitted for publication in July 2017. Finally, after months of editing, tweaking, and many frustrations, I am able to reveal the cover to all of you that have followed me on this journey. Getting to this stage has been a long grueling 13 months. So with no further ado; HERE IT IS! Drum roll, please 🙂

Cover Reveal for Novel Reckless Beginnings

So What do you Think?

I hope you like it as much as I do. I love the soft matt colors that capture the mood of the main character Tammy mellows, who finds herself at a crossroads in her life. Struggling to recapture her identity and make sense of the chaos that surrounds her. This image shows her contemplating the decisions she has to make and whether she will make the right one.

I would love to hear your thoughts about the cover in the comments below. Did it live up to your expectations? If you saw this cover on a bookshelf, would it captivate your attention?  From looking at the cover, is it a book you would purchase?

More updates

Now that the cover has been unveiled it’s time to give you some insights on other projects that have been happening during the preparation of the book launch.

I’m a Luster Lexicon Winner

Cover Reveal for Novel Reckless Beginnings

A few months ago Luster Lexicon ran a contest for their Writer’s Spectacle. A place where they feature eight winning authors on their site for a month. I decided to give it a go and submitted myself as a contender. A few weeks later I received the first round of detailed questions, submitted my answers and was elated a week later when I was informed that I would be moving onto the next round. Again I answered more questions and submitted my answers.  A month went by without hearing nothing. Then over the past weekend, I was told I was one of the eight winners and I would be featured on their site.

I would like to thank Luster Lexicon for this opportunity. Click here to read my interview. 

My First Podcast Interview

Cover Reveal for Novel Reckless Beginnings

I will be having my first podcast interview on August 27th with Thrills & Mystery Podcast.

It will go live on September 10th. Having never done an interview before, this is a nail-biting event for me. Wish me luck! If I’m able to post the interview here, I will do so.

Launch Party/Book Signing

Cover Reveal for Novel Reckless Beginnings

The launch party/book signing event will be held at the Frazier Park Branch library. This is also where we hold our monthly book club meetings. I meet later this week to schedule a date. We are thinking somewhere around mid-October. Once confirmed I will post on the site.  I hope to make it a fun event with raffle prizes for a kindle-white, gift certificates, book giveaways along with bookmarks, bags and other fun items. I’ll plan on doing a reading and make some time for discussion and questions.   If you are in the area, come, join us.

Sneak Peek at the Prolog is Coming Soon

If you read the interview on Luster Lexicon, you probably noticed there was a little excerpt from the prolog of Reckless beginnings. That is a tiny piece.  I will be posting the full prolog, only for my readers in about two weeks. So be sure to open those newsletters so you don’t miss it.

Virtual Book Tour

Cover Reveal for Novel Reckless Beginnings

A virtual book tour is scheduled for the month of October with Goddess Fish Promotions. I am also a host for this site which is why you see the host banner. This tour will make 8-10 stops a week on different book blog sites which will include, interviews and giveaways, plus a 30-day promotion on Twitter.

Reckless Beginnings Book Giveaway

If you are a member of my newsletter, you are automatically entered in the drawing for one of the first signed copies of Reckless Beginners. The drawing will take place on the launch day – October 4th. If you haven’t signed up yet, here is the link. Win a free copy on Reckless Beginnings.  

Good Luck!

A Big Thank you!

As the book launching day draws closer, I want to give a big thank you to all my supporters and followers who have been on board since day one. You are all amazing and I hope you enjoy my debut novel, once it reaches the stores.  I hope to have some more updates in the upcoming weeks.