Hello World!

I periodically go MIA from my blog when I get involved in projects and life in general.  But now that I’ve wrapped up the 31st book in my Haunting Danielle series I can take a breath and catch you up on what’s been going on.

We enjoyed our first summer in Oregon. Taking care of my 94-year-old mother, who has vascular dementia, has kept me somewhat homebound. So we didn’t do much exploring. But there was much to keep us busy on the Holmestead, such as tending to the vegetable garden, watching our son and daughter-in-law’s house go up next door, and do projects around here to make this our home.

My next book, The Ghost and the New Neighbor, the 31st book in the Haunting Danielle series, comes out on November 22, 2022 in eBook format. November 22 also happens to be my birthday! I am turning 68! (Egads!!!)

The paperbacks—regular print and large print—are already available on Amazon, and the eBook, published by Tantor Media, is slated to come out in January 2023.

Before anyone asks—this upcoming book won’t be the last Haunting Danielle book. I’ve already put Book 32—The Ghost and the Wedding Crasher—on pre-order. It’s slated to come out March 29, 2023.

I have been having fun over at TikTok, posting book related content—and sometimes videos reflecting my personal views and giving a glimpse of my life. Watching the videos over there has been interesting—an insight to the younger generation and other cultures. 

In other, more personal news, I’ve scheduled my knee replacement surgery for January 25, 2023. I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with mom while I deal with my knee. My sister has offered to come out for about ten days to take care of her, but I’m not sure what I will do after that. But now that I have The Ghost and the New Neighbor wrapped up, I can focus on arranging help for mom.

Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and holiday season.  Be kind to each other. 

Book 2 – The Ghost Who Loved Diamonds

The second book in the series, The Ghost Who Loved Diamonds, takes place about a month after Danielle and Lily have settled into Marlow House. We find them preparing for the grand opening of Danielle’s new bed and breakfast. In this book we meet Danielle’s remaining family member: her cousin Cheryl, who shows up uninvited to Marlow House’s grand opening.

Many readers are understandably not fond of Cheryl.  But cut the girl some slack—she’s having a rough time, and it is about to get rougher.

One thing I found intriguing about the reaction to this book are the number of readers who felt Danielle was too nice to Cheryl—insisting they would have tossed Cheryl out the door minutes after her arrival.

Not only would that end the story prematurely, and totally mess up my story line—I think it would be highly unrealistic, especially considering Danielle’s personal history and character traits.

In spite of Cheryl’s annoying ways, she and Danielle were basically raised like sisters.  And like sisters, they have their issues—but they are still family, and for Danielle, Cheryl is all the family she has left.

When writing a book, I try to imagine how each character would actually react in real life—not how we wish they would act.

Other notable points in this story—Danielle is no longer the only one who knows about Walt, and that budding romance with Joe—it is not looking promising for the couple.






More Haunting Danielle audiobooks!

It’s official! Tantor Media has purchased the rights to books 4, 5, and 6 in the Haunting Danielle series. For those following the story via audiobook format, you can expect the audiobooks to be released in upcoming months. As soon as I have specific release dates, I will let you know!