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Some birthday’s are fun and some are super fun…this one was super fun for me. It just so happens that the Florida Publisher’s Association held their Annual Award Banquet on my birthday and because it was my birthday, they gave me two Silver Medal Awards…ha ha, not so. Yes, I did go home with two awards […]

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My Little Man is a Hero!

I am thrilled and delighted to announce that in the e-Festival of Words Competition, eleven year old Ethan Allen Doyle is a finalist for Best Hero in a Book. For those who haven’t yet read “Spare Change” – Ethan Allen is a spunky kid with a dead mama, a dead daddy and a killer on […]

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Meet Louise Palmer

Today it’s time to meet Louise Palmer…a woman destined to go through a lot of heartache before she finally discovers WHAT MATTERS MOST.  Excerpted from the novel, this is Louise Palmer… Ask me why I fell in love with Clay Palmer and I’ll tell you. It was because he was the exact opposite of my […]

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Meet Clay Palmer

In the Words of Clay Palmer… an excerpt from What Matters Most  Uncle Charlie died a month ago today. He was nine years older than Pop, but he lived twenty years longer. Pop was a nose-to-the-grindstone man; Uncle Charlie wasn’t. I suppose that’s the difference. It’s funny how something like this suddenly gets you thinking […]

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The Book You’ve Been Waiting For Is Here!

TODAY IS THE DAY to meet my newest release… WHAT MATTERS MOST is a fun story that will have you chuckling out loud at the antics of Louise and her friends, and sighing with delight when she finally discovers what matters most. Any woman who has ever loved a best friend will want to read this […]

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THE ROYAL PALM LITERARY AWARDS October 20, 2012 Celebrating Success and Friendship! The Royal Palm Literary Awards for 2012 are now in the books and I am proud to say I have a group of fellow Word Weavers who have done some pretty awesome things. I’ll Start by tooting my own horn…Life in the Land […]

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This was definitely a September to Remember! So many wonderful things happened in September it’s almost hard to know where to start…but I’ll start by saying it’s my birthday month and with so many readers adding Spare Change to their TBR list, Bent Pine Publishing decided to help me celebrate by giving those readers not one, but two FREE days of […]

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Spare Change was recently named a nominee in the category of General Fiction in the E-Festival of Words Best Independent Book Awards Competition, what a lovely surprise that was. With the hustle and bustle of all that’s been happening, I sometimes lose track of all the good things that have gone by and receiving an award is […]

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I am thrilled beyond words at having won three different awards in the 2011 Reader Views Literary Competition so I’d like to share a bit about Reader Views, explain how the structured, and provide a link so that you can browse the list of winners in other categories and hopefully discover some wonderful books by authors […]

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Books to authors are like children to mothers–we fret over having every last thought in place, every emotion captured perfectly, every character truly as likable or dislikable as they were intended to be. And just as a mother cheers when her child is given accolades, we cheer when our books receive awards…so please forgive me while I stand […]

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Reprinted from Bent Pine Publishing Sarasota, Saturday, November 5, 2011:  At the Florida Publishers Conference, Chris Angerman, President of the Association announced that Bette Lee Crosby’s novel “Cracks in the Sidewalk” was the winner of the 2011 President’s Book Award for Adult Fiction. She was presented with an award certificate and Gold Medal commemorating the […]

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Delightfully exciting news – just got the word today, Cracks in the Sidewalk is a finalist in the Florida Publisher’s 2011 President’s Book Awards. The winner will be announced at an awards banquet in Sarasota on November 5th. I’m especially honored because the book is entered in the Adult Fiction Category, which includes mysteries and […]

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