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!

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.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

September 6, 2014

Sitting down to homemade pizza! Keep a lookout and it might just show up in a future book.

Friday, June 6, 2014

June 6, 2014

I had a great opportunity to speak at a local middle school on Friday. It was a great experience and though I was the one “leading” the class, I learned something too. It was fun having the kids think outside the box and hearing their ideas about different topics. I touched on the 3 basic avenues I use to help me write. 1) Choose a 1-word topic, 2) Free-write in bubble format or a journal entry about that topic, 3) Write 5 next steps for the characters. I think the key with #3 is that if you think of a next step that is completely out of character for that person, still write it down. That’s one thing about this exercise. It is best to keep writing and not critique your writing. That way you can get your creativity on paper where you can actually see it and come back to it later. If you, in the future, want to use that “out of character” next step for a different story, you will already have it written down and can use it accordingly.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

February 25, 2014

The following words in this blog entry I wrote by hand first, but then I got to thinking, “This is a good conversation piece.”
Okay, I’m writing right now because I really just want to form letters. Weird, right? Have you ever done something many times without even realizing what you’re doing it, let alone why you’re doing it? My desire to start writing just now got me thinking, there are many different reasons why I might write, either on paper or electronically. I might want to form letters (weird, but that’s how this entry got started). I might want to get an idea across in an essay-type format. I might want to write down an idea so I don’t forget it. I might want to work on making my writing easy to read. Or various other reasons. Hmmm. . . Does that translate to other things in life?
A person might have a variety of reasons to go back to school. Maybe to change careers. Get a better paying job. Possibly because they feel like they have to for one reason or another.

Can you think of a few other areas of your life where you might have a few different reasons to do one task?