From The Author

Hey Readers! If you are looking for some excitement and mystery, with a little adventure, you have come to the right place! 'The Mystery of M' Series is targeted toward teen to young adults who enjoy a good mystery/adventure. Be sure to click on "Comment" and leave me a note with your thoughts. Enjoy the site!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

November 11, 2017

Coming soon, I will reveal the title, the cover, and a short summary of my next book. Keep checking back for details!

Friday, November 3, 2017

November 3, 2017

I have been working at the same company for over 12 years. This month they did a post on their blog about me. Check it out:

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

July 26, 2017

Hi Readers! What do you like to think about? Okay, I know it’s a loaded question, but think about it for a minute. Do you think about sports and the latest score of your favorite team? What about the person in the car beside you in traffic? Why do they look like they would like to be anywhere but in traffic? Are they just experiencing a rough day or did something happen to a family member and they just want to get there to help?
One of the things I enjoy is making up stories for what fraction of action I see happening around me. Like tonight, there was a helicopter that landed in a field and there were ambulances with lights flashing. What was happening? Why was life flight called when we were only a few miles from the hospital? Maybe there was a snake bite and the anti-venom was in the helicopter. Maybe the emergency needed to be transported to a hospital further away? These are the scenes that happen around us in the real world that can help write exciting scenes in our novels.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

January 29, 2017

Check out the Local Author Exhibit at the San Diego Public Library! For the whole month of February, Local Authors from around the area have their books on display for immediate checkout. Enjoy!

Friday, December 30, 2016

December 30 2016

Chyli, Jake, Cyndy, Joe and all their friends are working on another mystery together. Get ready for the fifth installment of The Mystery of M Series, coming in 2017!
Chyli and Jake first met a year ago in January when they worked together to figure out The Mystery of Medicine. The next task challenged their underwater talent in The Mystery of Millions. Then Chyli launched into another mystery taking her and her friends out of state in The Mystery of Multiples.
Chyli and Jake know they could not have solved these mysteries alone, especially their most recent installment, The Mystery of Mechanics. A vehicle to fix-up and a haunting mystery to solve. This new case tested the friends’ definition of mystery and adventure as the Halloween festival drew nearer.
If you’ve fallen behind on reading, get caught up quickly! The new mystery will be coming out soon!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

November 26, 2016

I stand by my suggestion to always have a notebook in case you think of something for your book you want to write down. I recently decided to add some more “meat” to the story I am currently working on, so I went back through my summary sheet for each chapter and saw where I could add more. My notebook was very handy for this. Keep writing!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

October 19, 2016

The Mystery of M series continues! I enjoyed 3 hours of working on my next story on Saturday. It was so great! I got lots done and enjoyed it a lot!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Short Story Finished - June 14th, 2016

The printed copy of my short story is finished and it looks amazing! Check it out:

Friday, June 3, 2016

June 3, 2016

Welcome Readers!
I wanted to give you a shout out about the RB Alive Street Fair this weekend in Rancho Bernardo, CA! Sunday, June 5th from 10 am – 4 pm I will be selling my four novels in the Local Author section (by the Classic Cars exhibit). On sale will be The Mystery of Medicine, The Mystery of Millions, The Mystery of Multiples, and The Mystery of Mechanics. My short story, The Unexpected Thanksgiving Blessing is not yet available in printed form, but is available on Kindle and iTunes bookstore for electronic purchase.
I look forward to seeing you come by and say hi!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

March 19, 2016

One reader commented: "The rock climbing chapter was pretty exciting." ~ The Mystery of Millions

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Meet the Authors at La Jolla Public Library!

Please join up to 28 local authors at the La Jolla / Riford Branch Public Library where they will be discussing and displaying the latest books available for readers of all ages. The event will be located in the library's Community Room. In the afternoon guest speakers Penny Sansevieri, Terry Ambrose, and Jennifer Coburn will be discussing topics about writing and getting published.

Our authors will have books for all ages (mystery, romance, children, adventure, suspense---you name it!).

Many of our authors are award-winning, and books will be available for sale and signed autographs.

Event Date: Saturday March 26, 2016
Event Time: 10AM - 5PM
Event Place: La Jolla/Riford Branch Public Library
7555 Draper Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 552-1657

Please share the word with family, friends, and any avid readers you know. I personally will be displaying my books from 10am - 2pm. I look forward to seeing you there.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Trivia #1: October 4th, 2015

Mystery of M Trivia #1: Which character has played a part in each book so far, but his/her physical description is not mentioned? Leave a comment!

Friday, May 1, 2015

May 1, 2015

I am excited about the upcoming book fair. Once again, the local authors have been invited to come to the RB Alive Fair, June 7th from 10 am – 4 pm. It is always an exciting time to meet my readers and fellow writers. I hope to see you there! Please come up and say hi! I would love to meet you!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

December 24, 2014

Hi Readers! I hope you are all ready to have a wonderful Christmas with your friends and family. One of my readers, took my second book, The Mystery of Millions, when she traveled to Israel. She took a picture of herself sitting in the Dead Sea reading, in lieu of the customary "newspaper" shot tourists often take.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

December 6, 2014

I have heard “writing is a process.” Okay, that’s great, but what’s the goal?” I have many goals in my writing, and I find I am more motivated when I set smaller goals that are achievable, even when I keep the larger goal in mind.
Here is an example: As a freshman and sophomore in high school, I realized I wanted to write, but I didn’t work toward a goal. I wrote when I wanted to and stopped when I didn’t feel like it. I enjoyed writing for myself and that was great!
It was years later, after hearing about other young writers getting published that I even thought if it was possible for me.
I guess you can say the rest is history. Even if you only have a few minutes, get to writing! It’s amazing what you can do in a short amount of time.