Wednesday, December 30, 2015


Booktrope is an interesting take on publishing where you build a team and work together to get a book out. Everyone on the team has buy in due to the collaborative nature of the group. I am excited that Entrusted was picked up by this group. Not sure how the ride will go but I am looking forward to the adventure!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Whirlwind life

Moving to Billings was an adventure to say the least. When the moving truck pulls up and you see your worldly possessions thrown into a truck with no care for their outcome...well you have to step back and realize it isn't the stuff that is important it is the people. So we are here in Billings enjoying life and family.  And the up coming release of my next book, 1000 Silent Moments.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Please follow me

I have discovered that people are having trouble finding my blog due to the address not being Loco for Libros--so I have moved this blog over to that address.  The blog will continue on as usual, just on a new page. I will be adding a few more book reviews since Amazon has limited me as an author at reviewing and I will be covering my new adventure as my family moves to Billings Montana and I start my job at the Crow Agency School. So PLEASE, PLEASE follow me on over to my new address

Monday, March 16, 2015

R.E. Birth by Thomas W. Everson

'Do you like time travel? Sci-fi and fantasy? R.E.birth is free all week from 3/16 to 3/20! Download your copy for Kindle and start the adventure!...

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Now the Doubt Comes

This isn't my first go round in the publishing world.  Last year at this time I was trying to regain my rights of several books and was blessed that the friends I made during that time helped me out.  But whether I am self-publishing, with a publisher, or writing a paper for a class that same feeling of self doubt comes creeping in.  I follow many authors on facebook and twitter and when I see their successes I celebrate too, but then I I wasting my time?  I have about a week of asking myself this question and today while cleaning out a bag I found a folded up note.  A note I wrote almost eight years ago.  And it reminded me why I write.
I titled it:  It's My Life and I am Going to Laugh
I sit in my mini van waiting to pick up my kids and I try to open my eyes to the world around me.  Literally open them and take in the beauty surrounding me.  Mountains, spring flowers, all the colors.  So often I have focused on the now and the next activity and bypass all the beauty of the world. Seeing is a gift.
I should preface this with the fact there isn't a beginning or an end to this story.  You see I am a teacher by trade, a mom, and a wife.  Two weeks ago I was told I couldn't work anymore.  I have a n illness that prevents me from returning to the environment I was in.  So now I sit back and ask myself...why had God put this opportunity before me.  At first I thought it was so I could sleep, but when you have an infinite opportunity to do don't really want to do it anymore.  I moved to the next possibility.  Maybe it was so I could be a better mom?  During my illness I was unable to take care of my family and maybe this was a chance to do that.  But after I cleaned and organized and cooked--that wasn't it either.  The family appreciated my attempt but my mom status didn't improve.  Then one day I was listening to Positive Life Radio and a song spoke to me.  It was called Seize the Day, and God told me to write.  But about what?

Post 2 coming soon

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

New release next week!

I am very excited to announce the release of A Thousand Stolen Moments next week.  A new Christian Military Romance.  Thank you Anaiah for all your support!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Blog Post 5

So I am failing to do this challenge day by day but I am trying to do weekly.  Todays post is "My Guilty Pleasure." 
Basically I don't really have one...unless cookies counts.  I have a weakness for cookies.  Especially ones with frosting.  So let's say this counts as a guilty pleasure, then Mrs. Fields Cookies is at the top of the list. Not just the regular old cookie, though. I love when they put two cookies together with frosting in the middle.  I can't eat it in one sitting but who wants to.  Something so yummy should be spread over a few days.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

day four of my blog challenge

Number four on my blog challenge post is my earliest childhood memory.  I have to say that I can't really say what my earliest memory is but a part of my life that stands out is when I was seven.  I had an older friend, she was eleven, and she got me in a ton of trouble.  I guess you could say the tough years for my mom were my sevens.  :)  We pretended to shop lift, I wanted to be called Tony ( shrugs), I rode my bike under the highway and to a mall without permission, and threw rocks at some kids until one hit him and split his head open.  Oh and my friend hit my brother in the head with a baseball bat, knocking out his front teeth.  I guess these memories stick with me because it was a though time in my life and a time when I learned how to say no and stand up for myself.  My dad sat me down and told me I had a chose to make. Either tell her I couldn't be her friend anymore or get use to being grounded the rest of my life.  I marched to her house and told her I couldn't be her friend anymore.  Strange that at seven I decided how I wanted my life to go.  I didn't want to be that kid.  And to this day I don't do well with people telling me what to do or following a crowd.  I became my own person at the young age of seven and even though it has been lonely at times...I like who I became and the lessons those early years taught me.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

How did I decide on the name of my business--RAVEN BOOKS AND DESIGNS

This is a fun question for me!  The name of my business is RAVEN BOOKS AND DESIGN.  The story behind it....
Well besides the fact I tend to name my characters Raven in honor not only of my business but because of the story behind it.  So enough stalling.
I named my business RAVEN because the raven is my talisman.  I love Native American legends and believe I was chosen by the Raven to represent it. I was chosen by a very specific Raven when I was seven--when it attacked me!  I was minding my own business riding my trike around and WHAM!  a raven dive bombed me and began to attack.  It got wrapped up in my hair and my grandfather came and saved me. It attacked me two more times before my parents took me into out cabin.  The Raven banged against the windows trying to get in...until my dad beat it with a tennis racket.  Okay bad ending for the story.
So I feel a connection to Ravens and named my business after them  I wear a raven necklace and a vial of sacred sand from the Navajo Reservation in honor of my talisman.

Friday, January 2, 2015


On my list of 31 blog it TWENTY THINGS ABOUT ME  yeah!!!
January 2nd and on to my first blog post for 2015!  To start the year off I am going to make a list of 20 things about me!
I will try not to repeat things I have already touched on....
1. I have written 6 books. Three are already out and I have two releases in March
2. I write under a pen name and under my actual name
3. I took up rock climbing this December...because my son did and if I want to hang out with him I needed to as well
4. My super power is knowing what a movie is in less than 15 seconds.  Like name that tune but with movies.
6.  I grew up in Seattle
7. I was a model for The Bon Marche (Macy's) all through high school
8. Was a model for back to school fashion shows for Seventeen Magazine
9.  I was Ms. Washington and participated in the Ms. America pageant in Florida a week after 9/11
10. I was in the top ten in the Ms. America pageant
11.  I modeled lingerie in the middle of a store in front a bunch of boys from my high school who found out I was there.  EMBARASSING!
12.  I speak Spanish fluently
13.  I love my dogs almost as much as I love my kids
14.  I married my soul you babe
15.  My favorite place to vacation is Moab Utah
16.  I like to ski but I am not very good at it
17.  I am a teacher
18.  I didn't speak at school until I was in the fourth grade (I am painfully shy)
19. I almost died from a staph infection in my head and had three surgeries before I was free of the infection
20.  I am allergic to everything tough there but I think it is mostly new info.  HAPPY NEW YEAR!