If you visited my IWSG post in December, you know that I struggled with depression last year, but I did a lot of awesome things in 2017, even with that burden.
In 2017 I:
- went to my first big book event (Space Coast Book Lovers)
- At SCBL, I was part of an author panel.
- Also at SCBL, I did my first recorded interview with Hangin with Web Show.
- signed a contract to publish Flaming Crimes.
- started my YouTube Channel
- In August, I did a radio interview with Off the Chain.
- Then I did a live YouTube Interview with Evan Carmicheal for the IWSG.
- signed a contract to publish Write with Fey: 10 Sparks to Guide You from Idea to Publication
- and then I went to my second book event in November
I did a lot I am proud of, and I am looking forward to 2018.
And kicking off 2018 is the release of Flaming Crimes!
Prompt: What is something ridiculous you would save if there was a fire?
After your family, pets, and important items are safe and sound (that includes anything writing related), what is the one odd thing you'd want to grab from your home?
MY ANSWER: When a brush fire threatened my childhood home, my mom grabbed a bag of potatoes from our house. That seems like a rather odd thing to grab, right? Well, she’ll tell you that she was a mother of five and wanted to make sure she could feed her kids. And just like that, saving a bag of potatoes sounds reasonable.
It was this memory that inspired the blogfest prompt.
|He's missing his nose and beard, but I love him!|
I was only a child when that fire surrounded my house, and I was terrified. I remember grabbing my blanket and my school backpack, but I was so scared that I didn't go back inside to grab anything else. If I had, I would've grabbed my favorite Nutcracker, which I still have. I believe it would be the one thing (after my pets and writing stuff) I'd want to save from becoming ashes.
Series: Disaster Crimes #4
Page Count: 304
Digital Price: 4.99
Print Price: 16.99
Rating: Spicy (PG13)
BLURB: Beth and Donovan are now happily married, and what Beth wants more than anything is a baby. Her dream of starting a family is put on hold as fires burn dangerously close and Donovan becomes a victim of sabotage.
Donovan escapes what could've been a deadly wreck. Their past enemies have been eliminated, so who is cutting brake lines and leaving bloody messages? He vows to find out, for the sake of the woman he loves and the life they're trying to build.
Amidst a criminal mind game, a fire ignites next to their home. They battle the flames and fight to keep their house safe from the blaze pressing in on all sides, but neither of them expects to confront a psychotic adversary in the middle of the inferno.
Their lives may just go up in flames…
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