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Reading, Writing, and Murder (Chocolate Martini Sisters Mystery) by Brenda Whiteside and Joyce Proell

About Reading, Writing, and Murder

Reading, Writing, and Murder (Chocolate Martini Sisters Mystery) Cozy Mystery 2nd in Series Setting – Wyatt, Arizona (fictitious setting) Independently Published (September 19, 2023) Print length : 273 pages Digital ASIN : B0C4G6GZLN

At the writers’ conference, murder tops the program.

Aspiring mystery author Emma Banefield and travel writer Nicole Earp are excited to attend a writers’ conference during their latest sisters’ getaway. Nic’s birthday should be all about relaxation, writing, and a chocolate martini to toast another trip around the sun, but the climate at the gathering rumbles like a sudden desert thunderstorm. When sparks fly between the keynote speaker and her timid assistant over a handsome mystery author, the subtitle on this anticipated tranquil weekend spells drama. If a heated love triangle, bruised egos, and betrayal aren’t enough to upset the atmosphere, the conference banquet erupts into a drunken brawl and sends the place spinning. After a body is discovered, Nic and Em do what they do best—snoop—and become embroiled in a mystery that jumps off the pages of a true-crime bestseller. With more than enough suspects and little time, the amateur sleuths have their hands full finding the killer. But can the competitive Chocolate Martini Sisters solve the crime before the prickly chief detective does, or will a murderer outwit them all?

About the Authors

Joyce Proell is the award-winning author of Amaryllis, Eliza and the Cady Delafield mysteries: A Deadly Truth, A Burning Truth and A Wicked Truth. Along with her husband and little dog, Nellie, she lives in Minnesota in her very own little house on the prairie. She loves to hear from readers.

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Brenda Whiteside is the award-winning author of romantic suspense, romance, and cozy mystery. After living in six states and two countries—so far—she and her husband have settled in Central Arizona. They admit to being gypsies at heart and won’t discount the possibility of another move. They share their home with a rescue dog named Amigo. While FDW fishes, Brenda writes.

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Tour – An Autumn Embrace

Hunker down by the hearth, pour a glass of cider, and fall into Autumn’s warm embrace by reading these five forced-proximity, spicy romances.

An Autumn Embrace

A First Coast Romance Writers’s Anthology #5

Genre: Mixed Romance Anthology

with stories by

Lia Davis, Melody Johnson, Leah Miles, M.J. Gates, CS Bennett

Second chances, friends to lovers, and forbidden romance spark in this collection of steamy short stories. Brimming with magic and mystery, these five forced-proximity romances range from sensual to spicy, the perfect companion to keep your heart toasty in sweater weather. Hunker down by the hearth, pour a glass of cider, and fall into Autumn’s warm embrace by reading…

The Mating Hex, by Lia Davis: Kitchen witch Pepper meets her mate and hexes him at the same time. Talk about first impressions. While searching for a way to break the spell, she discovers a secret her mother took to her grave. And lucky her, secrets run in the family. The father she thought died long ago is back, and he’s got dark plans of his own.

Ghostly Intentions, by Melody Johnson: Nannette doesn’t mind seeing dead people; it’s the living people she can’t trust. But when Colton invites her to a Halloween party in his family’s cemetery, communing with the spirits of the oldest and darkest bloodline in their witches coven is an opportunity for power that Nannette can’t resist, no matter the risk to her person … or her heart.

A Barking Chance, by Leah Miles: Forced to work together to evaluate his late uncle’s dog training center, Zane and Beth find more than memories in the office files. Whoever cooked the books is willing to destroy their lives as well as the paperwork to cover the evidence of their crimes. With the business and her dogs on the line, can Beth and Zane forgive the mistakes of their past to save their future together?

Love in Three Parts, by M.J. Gates: Elizabeth loved Gabe, but any chance of them becoming more than friends is ruined when her roommate seduces him. A decade later, she’s a successful doctor, and he’s a decorated Army veteran. When unlikely circumstances force them back together, will he find the courage to bare his heart and give their relationship the chance it never had?

The Essence of Cinnamon, by CS Bennett: In this whirlwind period tale set in 1919, in Huntsville, Alabama, an artist’s passion for his work collides with the love he discovers with an unlikely model. Their relationship defies convention, but when a jealous suitor threatens everything they hold dear, their carefree autumn becomes more like the Fourth of July, summer heat, fireworks and all.

Proceeds benefit the First Coast Romance Writers, an independent non-profit organization helping writers hone their craft and expand their knowledge of the publishing industry.

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The five authors participating in this anthology are members of First Coast Romance Writers (FCRW), and proceeds from this anthology benefit their organization. FCRW is a non-profit that welcomes both published and unpublished authors, as well as any individuals involved in writing and publishing. The chapter is dedicated to promoting excellence in romantic fiction through monthly meetings and workshops in a comfortable forum. They strive to help writers establish careers by providing innovative programs, networking opportunities and pertinent information on effective marketing techniques. Romancing the Tropics is the fourth installment in the group’s anthology series. Learn more about FCRW online at

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Killer Hooks: A Crochet Mystery by Betty Hechtman

About Killer Hooks

Killer Hooks: A Crochet Mystery Cozy Mystery 15th in Series Setting – California Beyond the Page (September 18, 2023) Paperback : 230 pages ISBN-10 : 1960511300 ISBN-13 : 978-1960511300 Digital ASIN : B0CGVQV2WL

When a baby girl is dropped off on Molly Pink’s doorstep, her life is thrown into disarray as she is putting together a troublesome author event at the bookstore where she works.

The author is a demanding former Hollywood columnist whose book is filled with upbeat stories, but who wants to promote a true crime podcast she is about to launch based on the dark side of what she left out of her columns.

At the same time, Molly’s son has asked her to investigate a potential investor in his production company. The baby, who happens to be Molly’s estranged granddaughter offers her an opening into an elite mommy group, a member of which is the wife of the person Molly is to investigate.

When the columnist dies suddenly, Molly finds herself in the crosshairs of an unfamiliar detective who considers her the prime suspect. Molly recruits the help of the Tarzana Hookers to help with all.

About Betty Hechtman

Betty Hechtman is the national bestselling author of the Crochet Mysteries, the Yarn Retreat Mysteries, and the Writer for Hire Mysteries. Handicraft and writing are her passions and she is thrilled to be able to combine them in all of her series. Betty grew up on the South Side of Chicago and has a degree in Fine Art. Since College, she has studied everything from improv comedy to magic. She has had an assortment of professions, including volunteer farm worker picking fruit on a kibbutz tucked between Lebanon and Syria, nanny at a summer resort, waitress at a coffee house, telephone operator, office worker at the Writer’s Guild, public relations assistant at a firm with celebrity clients, and newsletter editor at a Waldorf school. She has written newspaper and magazine pieces, short stories, screenplays, and a middle-grade mystery, Stolen Treasure. She lives with her family and stash of yarn in Southern California. See for more information, excerpts from all her books, and photos of all the projects of the patterns included in her books. She blogs on Fridays at, and you can join her on Facebook at BettyHechtmanAuthor.

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Tour – The Mischief Series

Join Lilly, Boris, and Jack’s adventures in the magical Mushroom Patch,

where friendship and fun collide!

Mischief in the Mushroom Patch

The Mischief Series Book 1

by Amanda M. Thrasher

Genre: Children’s Fantasy Chapter Book

Where do fairies get their magical fairy dust?

After leaving the mushroom patch without permission, two mischievous fairies find themselves in more trouble than they can handle. Boris, with a broken ankle and a bent wing, is unable to walk or fly, and Lilly must devise a plan to escort him safely back to the mushroom patch.

As with all actions, there are consequences! Lilly and Boris have broken colony rules and wasted precious fairy dust. Sentenced to work in the dust factory, the two learn a valuable lesson about the production of fairy dust, but can they survive the foreman?

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A Fairy Match in the Mushroom Patch

The Mischief Series Book 2

Lilly, Boris and Jack are back!

The three friends are together again in this newest addition to the Mischief Series.

A natural disaster has taken the elders by surprise, and the scientists are unprepared. Damage to the colony is inevitable! Can the Master Engineers devise a plan to save the colony before they lose their home?

The fairies’ Kick-a-Berry Match has been postponed as well, and the fairies must find new ways to entertain themselves until the pitch dries up. Along the way, they make a new friend named Pearle, and though she cannot walk, she can fly with ease.

Valuable lessons about friendship, teamwork and perseverance will be learned as the fairies embark on their newest adventure.

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Spider Web Scramble

The Mischief Series Book 3

Every third year, on the fifth full moon, the Mushroom Patch holds a magical Spider Web Scramble.

Excitement buzzes through the forest as the fairies prepare to scramble the magical webs in order to complete the course. As a special treat, the elders disclose that the stars will be coming down to join in and play. A wish will be granted for the fairies who are pure of heart and manage to beat the clock, locating the star that has their name etched on it.

With the no-fly rule in place, teamwork is the only way Pearle can complete the course. But little do they know that possible danger is in their midst. Will the magical spider web scramble be postponed? Will the stars grant Lilly, Boris, and Jack their wishes? Find out in this delightful magical adventure.

This is the third installment in The Mischief Series.

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Stranger in the Mushroom Patch

The Mischief Series Book 4

Lilly, Boris, and Jack Are Back! Get Ready for a Human Attack!

Who knew a slimy moss bomb war between friends would lead to an adventure of a lifetime! From strategizing with the elders for their playful battle to, of all things, escaping the clutches of a human!

It doesn’t take long to learn the fairies shockingly have more in common with the child than they ever could have imagined. Broderick, everyone’s favorite spider, provides the goodies, and Lilly supplies the fairy songs and games.

Filled with twists and turns, adventure, and fun, find out if the fairies and the elders can help the stranger reunite with her family. Or will there be a human attack?

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Frowns and Gowns

The Mischief Series Book 5

Embark on a Magical Adventure with Lilly, Boris, and Jack!

Get ready to join Lilly, Boris, and Jack on an unforgettable journey filled with excitement, laughter, and a touch of mayhem. Brace yourself for a whirlwind of mishaps as these three fairies plan a magnificent magical ball, only to encounter an unforeseen disaster!

Experience the magic of friendship with Lilly, the quick-witted and resourceful fairy, Boris, the mischievous fairy with a heart of gold, and Jack, the troublemaker with a curious, adventurous spirit on their latest adventure.

Throughout, Lilly, Boris, and Jack teach the true meaning of friendship and teamwork. Together with their friends, they’ll overcome challenges, learn valuable lessons, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Don’t miss out on this enchanting tale!

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Amanda M. Thrasher was born in England, moved to Texas, and resides there still. She’s an award-winning author of Young Adult, General Fiction, Middle Grade, Early Reader Chapter, and Picture Books. Amanda is a multiple Gold Recipient of The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA), earning the award in multiple categories, including Young Adult, General Fiction, and Early Reader Chapter Books. She is also a two-time Gold Medal winner of the Readers’ Favorite International Book awards, a New Apple Literary Award winner, and a North Texas Book Festival award winner. Visit Amanda’s website at:

Amanda founded and is the CEO of Progressive Rising Phoenix Press, an independent publishing company. She shares her writing and publishing experience with others through school visits, book signings, trade conferences, and workshops for aspiring writers of all ages.

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Tour : Justice by Kindle Alexander

Title: Justice
Series: Tattoos and Ties Series
Author: Kindle Alexander
Genre: MM Romance/Romantic Suspense
Release Date: September 12, 2023
Cover Design: Reese Dante

The toughest journeys lead to the most amazing adventures… Let’s ride.

Special Agent Cash Ryan broke the cardinal rule of undercover work: he fell hard for his federal informant. The sexy, hardheaded, foul-mouthed outlaw biker who regularly takes matters into his own hands, leaving Cash scrambling to pick up the pieces.

Anarchy is more than a way of life for Devin Fox, it’s fused into his DNA. When he agrees to help Cash, he knows his special brand of chaos is the only way to get the answers they seek. And his attraction to the secret agent makes keeping them both alive more important by the day.

As the facts of the operation begin to unfold, they fight both sides to find the truth. When a shift in balance emerges, will they be able to tip the scales of justice in their favor or will they be buried under all the chaos?

The final installment in the Tattoos and Ties series, Justice is a suspenseful motorcycle club romance with strong male leads. If you like sexy alpha males who take on the world for the one they love and intriguing storylines with many twists and turns, give Justice a try.

★★★★★ Amazon Review – “All I can say is get this SERIES!! Thank You Kindle for this INCREDIBLE ride!!! I HIGHLY, HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK AND THIS TATTOOS AND TIES SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!!”

★★★★★ Amazon Review – “Fantastic writing from an author who knows how to spin a story in a direction you didn’t see coming.”

★★★★★ Amazon Review – “Wow!! This was an amazing ride…..”


Best Selling Author Kindle Alexander is an innovative writer, and a genre-crosser who writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and erotica in both the male/male and male/female genres. It’s always a surprise to see what’s coming next!
I live in the suburbs of Dallas where it’s true, the only thing bigger than an over active imagination, may be women’s hair!
Usually, I try for funny. Humor is a major part of my life – I love to laugh, and it seems to be the thing I do in most situations – regardless of the situation, but jokes are a tricky deal… I don’t want to offend anyone and jokes tend to offend. So instead I’m going to tell you about Kindle
I tragically lost my sixteen year old daughter to a drunk driver. She had just been at home, it was early in the night and I heard the accident happen. I’ll never forget that moment. The sirens were immediate and something inside me just knew. I left my house, drove straight to the accident on nothing more than instinct. I got to be there when my little girl died – weirdly, I consider that a true gift from above. She didn’t have to be alone.
That time in my life was terrible. It’s everything you think it would be times about a billion. I love that kid. I loved being her mother and I loved watching her grow into this incredibly beautiful person, both inside and out. She was such a gift to me. To have it all ripped away so suddenly broke me.
Her name was Kindle. Honest to goodness – it was her name and she died a few weeks before Amazon released their brand new Kindle ereader. She had no idea it was coming out and she would have finally gotten her name on something! Try finding a ruler with the name Kindle on it.. It never happened.
Through the course of that crippling event I was lucky enough to begin to write with a dear friend in the fan fiction world of Facebook. She got me through those dark days with her unwavering support and friendship. There wasn’t a time she wasn’t there for me. Sometimes together and sometimes by myself, we built a world where Kindle lives and stands for peace, love and harmony. It’s its own kind of support group. I know without question I wouldn’t be here today without her.
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Tour : Cougar by Michele Lee

Title: Cougar
Series: Nameless Order MC Series
Author: Michele Lee
Genre: Insta love, Found Family, Surprise Pregnancy
Release Date: September 12, 2023

★★★★★ “My head is spinning and my heart is breaking. 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻 𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗻𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝗺𝘆 𝘁𝗼𝗽 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱𝘀 𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘁.” – Sophie R.
★★★★★ “There’s just two words I can describe this whole series from start to finish and that’s 𝗧𝗥𝗨𝗘𝗟𝗬 𝗣𝗛𝗘𝗡𝗢𝗠𝗘𝗡𝗔𝗟!” – Clare

Joining the Nameless Order meant I finally had a family. They took me in and gave me love, support, and anything else I needed to ensure I survived. We’ve been through hell and back, and it’s still only the beginning.

A war has been declared.

Drugs and child trafficking are running rampant in this town, but the MC is determined to end this battle once and for all. Pressure is building up, reaching the point of exploding. We’re one step closer but still so far away.

Find the mole. Finish The Company. Find the killer.

We will come out on top…. Somehow.

But that isn’t the only thing I need to worry about.

As a brother, I have a war. As a man, I have Aletta.

The fierce, powerful, and takes no prisoners daughter of Butcher.

The woman captured my heart and now owns it. She consumes me, and I will do everything in my power to have her feel the same. Turns out, I don’t have to try very hard.

As the war on the outside rages on, she and I grow.

Can I help the MC win and clean up this town once and for all while Aletta and I love how we’re meant to?

Or will I die in the process?

We are two moms that met through a readers group and found an instant connection via the books we love to read. We started to talk daily and found that we both had been working on our own books. Sharing those books, we realized that we have the same writing style and a few ideas stored away that we could combine and make into a fantastic world.
So, that’s what we did. We are currently working on multiple stories and have various plots written. Now, the struggle is finding the time to get it all out on paper.
With seven kids between us, two husbands, and day jobs, we are working on our stories as fast as we can. However, we are also taking the time needed to produce the most amazing stories.
The most fun fact about us? We have NEVER met in person. Everything is done via text messages, late-night video calls, multiple pages of notes, and hundreds of Google Docs.
It works, and our “date nights” are the best because they are productively unproductive. Oops.


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BOOK TOUR – Coming Home by Alyvia Paige


Coming Home 

Finding Home Book 1

By Alyvia Paige

Genre: Military Romance


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𝑺𝒉𝒆’𝒔 𝒎𝒚 𝒃𝒆𝒔𝒕 𝒇𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒅’𝒔 𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒕𝒍𝒆 𝒔𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒓.






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𝑺𝒉𝒆’𝒔 𝒎𝒚 𝒃𝒆𝒔𝒕 𝒇𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒅’𝒔 𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒕𝒍𝒆 𝒔𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒓.

I’d just enlisted in the United States Army.

The two reasons that I should stay away are the very same reasons why I can’t.

The opinionated, headstrong, gorgeous woman captured my attention when she refused to back down from a challenge. I kissed her on the tarmac and murmured a quick goodbye.

All choices have consequences, it’s how we handle them that morph the challenges we’ll face.

The question is, will she choose to back off of our newly formed relationship or will she rise to the challenge with me?

About the Author:

Alyvia Paige is the author of the Forever & Always collection, standalone stories, and co-author of the Infinite Love series under the pen name C Bradley.

Just a midwestern girl enjoying life with her husband and fur babies, working in corporate America by day and spending free time with her family and friends during off time. 

She is a warrior and supporter of Endometriosis and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), and a survivor of suicide, losing her big brother in 2015.

She writes as an escape to the chaos and a hope to everyone that their story matters and they too deserve a happily ever after. She writes because every scar tells a story.


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Tour – Choices Meant For Kings

When their god needed a protector, she chose yes.

Choices Meant For Kings

The Choices Trilogy Book 2

by Sandy Lender

Genre: Epic Fantasy

There’s no doubt: Amanda Chariss is in danger. Her geasa is hampered by the effects of a doomed wedding. The dashing Nigel Taiman hides something from her, yet demands she stay at his family’s estate where he and her wizard guardian intend to keep her safe. But the sorcerer Lord Drake and Julette The Betrayer know she’s there, and their monstrous army marches that way.

When prophecies stack up to threaten an arrogant deity, Chariss must choose between the dragon that courts her and the ostracized kings of the Southlands for help. Evil stalks her at every turn and madness creeps over the goddess who guides her. Can an orphan-turned-Protector resist the dark side of her heritage? Or will she sacrifice all to keep her god-charge safe?

Choices Meant For Kings is Book Two in the Choices Trilogy!

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Choices Meant For Gods

The Choices Trilogy Book 1

Not even the gods noticed when Amanda Chariss was born with the mark of The Protector. Now she and her wizard guardian hide from a mad sorcerer in a household full of false hope and whispered secrets. The same god who watches over the family school sheltering Chariss will soon reveal her role in an impending war.

When a wizard’s ward sets aside a lifetime of running and fear to accept the responsibilities of guarding an arrogant deity, can she face the trials in the prophecies they uncover? Will Nigel Taiman of her latest refuge dare to use his dragon heritage to bind her to his estate or to help her in her duty?

Choices Meant for Gods is Book One in the Choices Trilogy!

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Sandy Lender is a construction magazine editor by day and author of #GirlPower fantasy novels by night, living in Florida to help with sea turtle conservation and parrot rescue. You can follow her author page on Amazon, check her website at, or subscribe to her newsletter at

With a four-year degree in English and thirty-year career in publishing, Sandy’s successes include traditionally and self-published novels, hundreds of magazine articles, multiple short stories in competitive anthologies, a handful of technical writing awards, and a handful of creative writing awards and nominations. Sandy’s been writing stories since she was knee-high to a grasshopper when her great-grandmother shared her odd little tales of squeaky ghost-spiders around an apartment complex in Southern Illinois. The stories have developed to include strong young ladies working with dragons to save worlds from terrible fates, but those pesky spiders still show up from time to time.

There’s always something brewing at Sandy Lender Ink headquarters where some days, you just want the dragon to win.

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Orange September Virtual Book Tour


LGBTQ+ Poetry

Date Published: September 12th 2023

Publisher: Just Breathe Jasmine

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Witness a love that transcends societal norms, and immerse yourself in this poetic tale of love’s enduring power.

Unafraid and bare, as the autumn leaves fall over Brooklyn, a young woman discovers a love that was, is, and will be. Orange September gives us a peek into her heart as she navigates a budding union. Through lines brimming with passion, romance, and a few giggles, each word paints a vivid portrait of their love.



About the Author

I have always embraced the power and beauty of words. From my early years as a bubbly and quiet church girl, I found solace and inspiration in writing. With a pen in hand and my late grandmother’s memo pad as my canvas, I began to weave stories and pour my heart into poetic expressions. Of course, back then it was toddler scribbles and my mother would nod along as I gave the best baby gibberish to relay my stories—anyway…

Poetry quickly became my niche, a medium through which I could explore the depths of my emotions and connect with others… As a devoted bookworm and a secret midnight snacker, I found myself immersed in the literary world, drawing inspiration from the world around me, music and poets I looked up to. The elders, who were solid storytellers, shaped my love for language and storytelling.

Throughout my journey, I have six poetry collections, each representing a chapter of my growth and self-expression. These collections have allowed me to share my unique perspective with readers, delving into themes of love, loss, de-conversion from Christianity, self-discovery, and the beauty of the human experience. Additionally, I recently published my debut novel, marking a significant milestone in my writing career. Still working on the second installment.

Amidst my literary path, I stumbled into re-self-discovery that led me to challenge and ultimately de-convert from Christianity. Graduating from a Christian college, I found the courage to question my beliefs and embrace a new path of authenticity and self-acceptance. This transformative experience revealed profound aspects of my identity, including my late blooming realization of being a lesbian, a revelation that holds immense significance for someone who grew up in a strict fundamentalist Christian background.

Today, I stand proud in my newfound self-awareness. Alongside my loving spouse, our delightful cat named Aubry (She’s the ruler of our home. She just lets us live with her. Which is nice and stuff), and a home filled with random kitchen twerks to various genres of music, I embrace the vibrant colors of life. As bland as it may sound to some, this represents a monumental shift from the constraints of my past, and I celebrate every aspect of my journey.

Outside of writing, I find joy in exploring the world through books, traveling to new destinations, cherishing moments with loved ones, and immersing myself in the magic of live theater (AKA a Broadway Heaux). These experiences fuel my creativity and shape the stories I tell.

With the upcoming release of my poetry collection, “Orange September,” in September of this year, I eagerly invite readers into a world mushy love and poetic romance. I am also actively engaged in other writing projects, constantly driven to explore new themes and genres, always seeking to captivate and inspire my audience. Growing. Learning. One page at a time, really.

Thank you for reading my about me page and stuff. I am grateful for the opportunity to share my poems, stories and word vomits with you, and I hope that my words touch your heart and ignite your own creative spirit.


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