Saturday, March 1, 2014

Read An E-Book Week is March 2 - 8

I'll be giving away free copies of Inheriting Evergreen and The Law & Annabelle on during Read an E-Book Week. Use coupon code RW100 at checkout to receive the free offer. Visit my Smashwords author page to find these books and others:

Sunday, January 26, 2014

A Little Bit Of Book News

After weeks of thinking about it, I've taken Christmas Wishes off sale. This book was published a few years back, and I think it has run its course.
The short stories in that book are included in the boxed set that I released in September, Comfy Shorts (see links to that book below).
Since one of the stories from Christmas Wishes, Lead Me Home, is set in the same town as Inheriting Evergreen, I've added it to the end of that book as a bonus read, and it's available in the Amazon Kindle store as of this morning.
Thank you to all of you who have read my books and continue to read my books.

Buy Comfy Shorts at
Buy Comfy Shorts at
Buy Inheriting Evergreen at
Buy Inheriting Evergreen at

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Goodbye 2013; Hello 2014

As 2013 comes to a close, I want to take a moment to thank the 553 authors and 6 publishers that I've worked with this year. I began LK Ebook Formatting Service in October 2009 when I responded to a "tweet" from Mark Coker of Smashwords. At that time, my husband and I were going through one of the worst times in our married life, losing everything except each other. The formatting gig was going to be a way to buy groceries while beating the bushes to find a job. As it turned out, it exceeded my expectations and grew into a full-time, home business. Thank you especially to my wonderful husband, Bryan who works with me and helped me make this business a success.
As technology changes, it continues to be a learning experience. (With Amazon - literally - every day, as most of you who deal with Amazon KDP, can attest). If someone had told me 10 years ago that I would be doing this for a living, I might not have believed them. So I hope that we can continue to grow and change together in the coming year, and I wish all of you the very best with your publishing endeavors.
To everyone who has purchased and read copies of my books, thank you, thank you, thank you! Every book sold makes my day and causes me to remember that 14-year-old girl sitting in creative writing class, daydreaming about becoming a writer. Now that the writing bug has bitten again, I plan to continue working on another book in 2014.
Look back at 2013 and be grateful not only for the good times but the bad times, as well. Adversity shapes us, changes us and makes us who we are. It teaches us lessons about life and ourselves that we need to learn in order to become who we need to be. May 2014 bring you all good things and be the best year ever!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Favorite Christmas Movies

I think everyone has certain holiday movies that always make us stop and watch, even if we've seen them hundreds of times.
My top five favorites are:
1. Christmas Vacation
I love this movie for its irreverent look at family life around the Christmas holiday. It's a lot truer to life than most of us would want to admit. Favorite scene: When the squirrel gets loose in the house.
2. It's a Wonderful Life
Who doesn't love this classic about a man who thinks his life isn't worth anything, but a bumbling angel shows him a different story? Favorite Scene: When George tells old man Potter off.
3. A Muppet Christmas Carol
This movie appeals to the kid in me. It has great songs, and one of the best actors to play Ebenezer Scrooge - Michael Caine. He plays it straight and true to the story, while the Muppets do their thing. Favorite Scene: When the Ghost of Christmas Past takes Scrooge on a Christmas Eve visit to his old employer Fozziwig. The party guests include all the Muppet performers.

4. White Christmas
The best things happen while you're dancing to old favorites by Irving Berlin. Favorite Scene: All of them with Danny Kaye, a master comedian and not a bad dancer, either.

5. A Christmas Story
Christmas through the eyes of a kid who only wants one present, a Red Ryder BB-Gun. "You'll put your eye out, kid," everyone says to him. Favorite Scene: When Ralphie's mother makes him put on the pink bunny pajamas that his Aunt Clara sent him for Christmas. His dad's response, "He looks like a deranged Easter bunny."