"Heavey is a magical realist and a myth maker…"
– Michael Sheldon, author of The Violet Crow 


"A brilliant new book … This brave little cat has the courage of a lion"
– HillBuzz.org 

"Fantastic fable … Not only is this book a great story in itself, it's also quite clearly a parable for current events."
– Book Horde

"What appears to be a delightful tale about the trials and travails of a simple barn cat morphs into an allegorical masterpiece."
– Jack July, author of the Amy Lynn series 


"A Spellbinding, Supernatural Coming of Age Story"
– Daria Anne DiGiovanni, author and owner of WriteStream Media 

"Underlake is a complex story written to delight and empower the reader … Beautifully done for girls searching for their own voice."
– Literary R&R 


"Warning: DO NOT read this book right before bed! Night Machines is one very freaky ride."
– Let's Book It 

"This is pretty chilling stuff."
– The Goode Word 

“Far more than a romance, Night Machines is a thriller, a fantasy, a mystery. Yes, folks, we have a winner!”
Literary R&R 

"The story itself is unique and something I have never read before."
– The Ultimate Book Nook 

"Night Machines is a unique spin into escapism and its dangers, recommended reading. Five Stars."
–Midwest Book Review 

"When I came to the last 40 pages, I locked myself in my bedroom leaving my husband and children to fend for themselves for a while so I could read the conclusion."
– eFiction Magazine 

"I rarely read a book I find both literary and hard to put down...a unique and inspiring story."
– Meira Pentermann, author of Firefly Beach and Nine-Tenths 

"I did not even expect part of it until two-thirds of the way through Night Machines and I didn’t suspect all of it until the very end."
– The Greenwich Patch 

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Finally back in the writing routine!

We indie authors generally have day jobs (and often families and volunteer positions and so forth), so it's hard to make the time to write. This is why full-timers like Nora Roberts can crank out numerous books per year, while we indies can take several years to produce a single book.

I am blessed with the friendship of fellow indie author Sheryn MacMunn (author of the universally loved, cross-genre novel Finding Out) and we are trying to keep each other on track. I'm pleased to report that we are both back in our "heads" and involved in our WIP's. Sheryn is working on a sequel (prequel?) to her first book. I am working on a new stand-alone title. Once again, it is for an entirely different audience than either of my last two books. But I now have 26k+ words in my doc. AND, I am excited to say, I have located an illustrator who I think will be perfect for the book cover. (New genre + new audience = new marketing style. Again.) Have to sketch it out and contact him to see if he's interested. Will do that soon.

What's working for me these days? I work full-time, but I work from home. Since I am not commuting anywhere, I have a golden hour after the kids & husband leave the house but before I have to log into work. With a little self-discipline, that is my author hour. And that daily commitment is what moves a book along. Try it!

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