Welcome 2014!

Happiest of New Years, readers

I trust you all had an awesome holiday and that you’re settling into a new year. I don’t know about you, but I love this time of year. I could do without the sub-zero temps and crazy winter weather, but it’s past the solstice, days are growing longer, and the light is once again taking hold. It’s a time of promise, a time of new beginnings, and a time of expansion and growth.

For me, the new year always brings new challenges. I take time out to reflect on the year before and re-assess what worked and what didn’t in my business plan, marketing plan, writing schedule, promotional efforts, and life in general.

I’m proud of accomplishing my 2013 goal of publishing WESTERN DESERT,WD FINAL Website Use  book two in my Chronicles of Lily Carmichael trilogy, as well as SOUL REDEMPTION, the short story prequel (always FREE on Smashwords or available to read on Wattpad).

I’m also happy to let you all know that WESTERN DESERT is now available for Nook at B&N, and for i-Pad and other e-readers at SMASHWORDS

As for one of my 2014 goals, I’ve recently completed a contemporary YA romance called PIECES OF LOVE, and am in the editing phase as I query agents. I’m attempting to enter into the traditional publishing arena. We’ll see in the next few months what happens with that story. I’ll keep you posted!

In the meantime, I’ll be in the recording studio later this month, recording the PIECES OF LOVE theme song, which will be offered as a link in the e-book–an idea I hope will be unique enough to help my book stand out in the overcrowded YA market.

Since I’m in my editing cave this month, I won’t be spending much time on social media, but please know that I am always here for you, my friends and readers. Please leave comments below, and always feel free to ask questions. I’ll be adding some pages to my website over the next few months, including a FAQ page regarding self-publishing and my writing life. I hope you’ll enjoy what I have planned. For insider info, including excerpts from my latest works in progress and random giveaways, don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter over in the right sidebar, .

Stop back again soon to check out my Healthy Teen Tips page, see my latest reviews, and hear what I’m listening to as I edit PIECES OF LOVE and dive deeper into the third book of the Lily Carmichael trilogy. I’m only a few chapters in and I love this story already! Tornadoes, giant gators…holy post apocalypse, Batman! Lily and Will’s journey is going to be one action-packed ride.

For a limited time I’ll leave my print books on sale in these bundles. See the buy links and book info below for your convenience.

Signed Book sets for Holiday Gift ideas
Signed book sets!

A set of three signed copies of each of my award winning contemporary young adult/new adult novels, HEAVEN IS FOR HEROES, ON THIN ICE,  and SAVAGE CINDERELLA.

$21 includes tax and shipping!

While supplies last!

PJ's Contemporary YA/NA
PJ’s Contemporary YA/NA

Or you can purchase signed copies of WANING MOON and WESTERN DESERT, books one and two in the Chronicles of Lily Carmichael trilogy. Book three is due out in the fall of 2014.

Books one and two in the Chronicles of Lily Carmichael trilogy
Books one and two in the Chronicles of Lily Carmichael trilogy

Two Signed copies $18 includes tax and shipping.

Available at this price in continental U.S. only. Additional shipping costs for orders outside of continental U.S.

Supplies limited.

Please make payments  through paypal’s BUY NOW buttons above at the time of order.

Have you considered having me sign your e-books?  Yep! That’s right. You can get a personal message inscribed in your e-book edition of any of my books. Just pop over to Authorgraph here and follow the directions. It’s easy; I promise. Don’t forget, WANING MOON is still only .99 cents and is available on AmazonBN, and Smashwords (for i-pads, Kindles, Nooks, e-reading apps, and other e-readers ). So if you want to load up those new Kindles or Nooks, how cool would it be to gift autographed copies–both in e-book and print?

Do you love to listen to audiobooks? How about an Audible membership!  Maybe you want a heartwarming contemporary romance that readers from ages 14-104 can appreciate. HEAVEN IS FOR HEROES is available on audio at Amazon, i-Tunes, and Audible. Download it to that new Smart Phone, Android, or tablet you got for Christmas. You can even download it FREE with a 30-day trial membership at Audible!

HIFH_audiobookcover (2013_06_07 00_53_00 UTC)Seventeen year-old Jordie Dunn must face the loss of her brother when he’s killed in the war in Iraq. But Jordie doesn’t believe the military report that his best friend and fellow Marine, Alex Cooper, is at fault. In her quest to find the truth and help Alex, the guy she’s had a crush on since the ninth grade, Jordie discovers that the truth isn’t the only thing she wants.


“Narrator, Erin Mallon, brings Jordie and Coop to life…” Avid Audio book listener

That should keep you busy reading or listening to books through the New Year. Enjoy!

I love hearing from readers!