Monday, April 22, 2013

Spring Update

Happy spring, everybody! Because spring is the time for new
beginnings, I'd like to introduce you to my muse-in-training,
Auggie. I'm sure most of you remember Mauli, the Labrador
retriever we lost last summer, and the column she "wrote," News
from the Muse. She was my constant companion and slept at my feet
as I wrote seven books.

Eight months passed before I could think about getting another
dog. Then, the stars aligned and a little rescue dog entered my
life. What does Auggie think about his new job? Keep reading

Unbidden Magic Series

Midnight Moon, book five and the last in the series, has been
getting some nice reviews on Amazon.

"The characters really seem like people we know and love. They are 
flawed and quirky, but that is part of what makes them seem like real  people. This is not a sappy teen romance novel, but an adventure where a girl with real life issues tries to deal with a paranormal roller coaster ride."

"This story almost made me cry, and definitely made me laugh. Brothers never fails to bring the humor of real life into her work." 

"Loved  the  characters and character development and highly
recommend them to folks who enjoy YA urban fantasy."

My publisher, Belle Books, uploaded a video to YouTube featuring
the entire Unbidden Magic series. Here's a link if you'd like to
check it out on my website

Here's What I've been Reading

Killing Kennedy by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
The Bodies Left Behind by Jeffrey Deaver 
Creole Belle by James Lee Burke  
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn   
Proof of Heaven by Dr. Eben Alexander   
Game Change by John Heilemann and Mark Halprin
Auggie's Corner

First off, I've got some big feet to follow. Make that HUGE feet!
 Mine are small but faster than a speeding bullet. Not sure what
this muse thing is but if it involves sleeping and eating, I can
handle it. There is one thing I'm really good at: listening.
Marilee says it's because I have ears that look like satellite
dishes. Not sure that's a compliment.

 I like it here. Hope I get to stay. The first people who adopted
me sent me back to the dog orphanage, so I'm going to work really
hard at being a good muse. Whoa, did I just hear a crumb fall on
the kitchen floor? Until next time...
  Auggie Doggie signing off.

Jonelle Foutz, my talented web mistress and helper in all things technical, is a fellow dog lover. In fact, it was Jonelle who began emailing us pictures of Auggie. Who can resist a cute dog picture? Not me. She recently read Racing in the Rain: My Life as a Dog by Garth Stein and offers the following review.
I don't usually say I like a book that makes me cry on the first page. Actually, I don't usually finish a book that I know, from the beginning, is going to break my heart — especially if it involves a dog. But I did read this book and I did like it.
Racing in the Rain: My Life as a Dog is the young adult version of the bestselling adult novel The Art of Racing in the Rain. It's packed with wit and wisdom that applies equally well to the racetrack as to the course of one's life. Although it steers the reader through some extraordinarily sad situations, the book is also funny, entertaining, and ultimately inspiring. Garth Stein is a skilled writer and effectively tells a very human story through the eyes of a very special dog.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Monday, April 1, 2013


I need your help. The Unbidden Magic contest is now closed. I'm getting ready to pick the winners. I've promised a prize package for both U.S. and international readers. Well, my face is red because I have no way of knowing from your email addresses if you live in or out of the U.S. Since I really want to give some lucky person the international prize package, I would appreciate it if you would let me know if you live outside the U.S. Please let me know via the contact form on my website.