Thursday, November 29, 2018

WELCOME J. ARLENE CULINER, AUTHOR OF DESERT ROSE

"I’ve discovered forgotten communities, have met strange characters and had some very odd conversations."

Hello Everyone!

Today, I sitting down with a very dear woman, J.Arlene Culiner, author of Desert Rose. We have a wonderful conversation in store so I'm just going to get right to it. But first, let's meet J. Arlene. She really is lovely. 


Thank you J. Arlene for sitting down with me.  To start off this interview, tell us a little about yourself--the real Erin behind the writer.

Thank you for inviting me to your blog Nancy. Write about myself ? Well… it’s a bit complicated… When very young, I set out to have a life of adventure and discovery, not one of security and comfort – although those things can certainly can be appealing when confronted by life’s more dangerous moments. I’ve since crossed much of Europe on foot, traveled, by bus, train, car or truck throughout North and Central America, Europe and the Sahara, and lived in unique places — a Hungarian mud house, a Bavarian castle, a Turkish cave dwelling, on a Dutch canal, in a lonely, very haunted stone house on the English moors, and presently in a 400-year-old former inn in a small French village. 

My sort of lifestyle has meant staying flexible and taking up any sort of work that presented itself: belly dancer, fortune teller, translator, model, b-girl, story teller, radio broadcaster, actress, social critical artist, photographer and writer.
Along the way, I’ve discovered forgotten communities, have met strange characters and had some very odd conversations. I cherish these experiences because they’ve kept me on my toes, way beyond my comfort zone. Of course, I do incorporate these experiences into my books. 

So far, I’ve had five romances published and, as Jill Culiner, two mysteries and two narrative non-fiction works, and I have another non-fiction work looking for a publisher. I also narrate audiobooks and I have a storytelling podcast — Life in a Small French Village — which can be heard here: https://soundcloud.com/j-arlene-culiner

Wow! What an amazing life. J Arlene, you have taken the motto, 'living life to it's fullest' to new levels. You mentioned above you used your life experiences in your writing. How did you come to write Desert Rose? Such a cute cover. 


My latest romance, Desert Rose, is set in Blake’s Folly, Nevada, a rundown semi-ghost town of trailers, shacks and old cars. This quirky community with it’s strange local characters was the setting for another of my romances — All About Charming Alice (a new version of the book will soon be released by Fire Star Press) — and I wanted to return to Blake’s Folly and write about Alice’s best friend, Rose Badger. To tell the truth, Rose had been nagging me for quite some time, demanding the limelight, and I’m glad she did. She is a delightful character: gutsy, original, open-minded. As soon as the very appealing, honorable and sexy Jonah Livingstone (he’s part Paiute, part Italian) walks into her shop, he’s entranced too.

Of course, it’s the secondary characters in Blake’s Folly that I particularly love. True misfits, they don’t fit into neat houses and tidy gardens. Rebels — not by choice, but by character — they’re the real thing. And they’re also nosy, interfering and truculent.

As for the locale, I have managed to wander into two desert communities that were very much like Blake’s Folly. They have a special place in my heart and I wanted to share them with romance readers who are looking for an original, out-of-the way setting.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

WELCOME TERESA REASOR, AUTHOR OF HOT SEAL, RUSTY NAIL

If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates? 
“Welcome. Your computer is right this way. We like to read here, too.”

Hello Everyone!

I would love for everyone to give a warm welcome to Teresa Reasor, author of Hot Seal, Rusty Nail. Six years ago, I submitted my first chapter of In the Shadow of Evil and received my first critique from Teresa. I had so much to learn about writing a great story. This dear woman was so very patient as I re-discovered myself in this exciting new career. What she didn't teach me personally, I discovered from her wonderful stories. So...if you enjoy my novels, please take a moment and leave a heartfelt thank you in comments for Teresa Reasor. I owe her so much. 



Before I gush all over this post, I better start the interview. Teresa, I'm more than thrilled to have you here today. Can you tell us a little about yourself--the real Teresa Reasor behind the writer. 

I’m a Marine Corps brat and went to nine different schools in twelve years. I’m a retired art teacher and retired college adjunct instructor.  I still do art, paint, draw, quill, and create sculpture. I write a thousand words a day and I read a thousand words a day. But I never read what I’m writing. And I’m a New York Times and USA Today Best-selling Author.

If I hadn't said so before, congratulations for hitting those two incredible list. It is so well deserved. Please tell us a little about how you came to write Hot SEAL, Rusty Nail.

I came to write Hot SEAL, Rusty Nail because I was invited by Cynthia D’ Alba to be one of eight ladies writing in the SEALS in Paradise series.  I met Cynthia through the Kiss of Death Chapter of RWA when we were members of the critique group called Lethal Ladies. (Which is where I met you too.) I jumped on the opportunity because the subject appealed to me and writing Military Romance is my favorite type of book to write.
 
I love your SEALS in Paradise series and Hot SEAL, Rusty Nail is the next book on my Kindle. 
Doesn't this look yummy? I can't wait to disappear into this story!




Completing a book is an enormous challenge. What was your biggest obstacle and how did you overcome it? In other words, what do you think drove you to complete this enormous project?

Writing is a joy and a compulsion for me. I can’t not write. Even if I’m on vacation I have my computer with me. My biggest obstacle is interruptions. I love my family. I’d step in front of a moving vehicle to save any one of them, but they still don’t understand the creative drive that compels me to write and complete the projects I take on. Because none of them create. They’re content to work a job and come home and just hang. I have too much creative energy to sit still for that length of time. I’m an artist as well as a writer. And if I’m not writing, I’m ready, painting, drawing, quilling (rolled paper filigree) or half a dozen other things. But mostly I’m writing. Sometimes it’s a struggle to get them to understand that writing is something I have to do.

I understand that completely. I talk about living in my writer's cave. My cave is my kitchen table, the center of the household. I write there because I want the family to know I'm there for them, but I still need quiet hours I can just create. It is a balancing game. 

The next couple of questions are my favorite to ask authors. When did you realize you wanted to be a writer and do you believe writers are born or made?

I think it’s a combination of both. As soon as I learned to read, I wanted to write. I wrote my first book in second grade. I believe that if you don’t love to read, you will never be a writer. I also think you have to have determination and perseverance to stick to the process and complete projects. And if you don’t love to write, you won’t be successful at it because it takes more than just putting the words on paper. It takes a keen sense of observation and insight into human nature, with a spark of creativity thrown in for good measure.

How do you think your life experiences have prepared you for a writing career?

I taught primary school Art for 21 years, seven hundred and fifty children a week. And I taught night classes at the satellite college for Eastern Kentucky University for 10 years. Writing was what kept me sane during all that, because the writing was all mine. I could lose myself in another world or century or a different life than the one that faced me everyday. My day and night job put food on the table and put two children through college and supported another one until she was on her own. My weekend job was my joy.  

I didn't write my first story until my senior year in high school. My English teacher, Mrs. Burns, and my sweet mother were the first to encourage the idea that I could be a writer. That dream lived in me for too many years. 

I mentioned my writer's cave above. What is your ideal writing space? 

My office. My son had been gone for years and I finally called him and said, “You wouldn’t feel like I was kicking you out for good if I take down your bed and turn you bedroom into my office, would you? He said, “I’ve been gone for 12 years mom, and I love you, but I’m not moving back in.” So my office was born. LOL

Great story. I can hear the same words coming out of my son's mouth. What moment in this journey are you most proud of?

When I submitted two books to a publisher and signed contracts for them both in the same month. Both were historicals, Highland Moonlight and Captive Hearts.

It's time for a few giggles. There is someone you will never meet but whom you desperately need for them to know who you are. The only way to communicate with them is to send them a box with three items. What would those three items be?
A painting (one of mine), a published book (one of mine), and a business card (one of mine).

You’re going into battle. What are you writing, who are you fighting and what is your weapon?

Since I write military romance, historical, and paranormal it could be a contemporary or historical weapon or even a magical device. I’ll go with the magical device, my soul- sucking wand in Have Wand, Will Travel. I’m fighting a clan of vampires who are trying to take over my clan’s territory, which is Scryville, Kentucky. The wand is so powerful it can suck the soul out of any vampire. All it needs is a focus( a person) to direct it. But my character has compassion for even vampires so it’s a weapon of last resort to save lives rather than take them.
  
OHHH...that was fantastic. If I had a prize for the best answer for my crazy question, you would win hands down. AND...I'm loving the soul-sucking wand. 

This next question should be easy-peasy with your imagination. Write a love story in eight words.

Love warm, passionate, breathed a promise along every nerve.

Nailed! It! If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?

“Welcome. Your computer is right this way. We like to read here, too.”

LOL! What...not paints? Teresa, what is up next for you?

I have a trilogy of novellas I’m releasing October 3rd under the series title of the Have Wand, Will Travel. The first two were part of the Magic and Mayhem Kindle World. When I got my rights back I edited them and am releasing them as a standalone series.



Have Wand, Will Travel  CLICK HERE
Once Bitten, Twice Shy  CLICK HERE
Adventures of a Witchy Wallflower  CLICK HERE

Book three is a completely new release and has never been published before.
All three are available for pre-order. Currently they’re only available at Amazon.

I have to slip in here for a second. I love the new covers and just added this series to my TRP!

I  have my Military Romance titled Hot SEAL, Rusty nail. It’s one of the SEALs In Paradise series.  I’m 1 of 8 authors writing in that series. My book will be released October 16th but is available for preorder everywhere.

Where can readers find out more about your book and yourself?

Here are all my links.
Thank you so much for having me on your blog. I’ve loved answering your questions and hanging out here.
Read on,
Teresa Reasor

Teresa, it was wonderful getting caught up. Again, I can't thank you enough for for everything you have done for me. I wouldn't be the writer I am today without your kind and generous advice. If anyone has any questions for Teresa Reasor, please don't be shy. 

That's it for today. I highly recommend Teresa Reasor's books. She has something for everyone. As always, please take a moment for yourself and read a great book.

Hugs to all, 

Nancy C. Weeks

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

WELCOME ANGELA SMITH, AUTHOR OF DARK RIDE

"My own fear, tangled up in passive sentences and light plot structures that fall flat...that is no way to win it except to confront it head on and keep pushing through."

Hello Everyone!

I'm thrilled to introduce you to a new author on this blog. Angela Smith has been one of my author buddies from the very beginning. I'm so glad she could stop by today and talk about her new release, Dark Ride. 


Meet Angela Smith. She's offering a wonderful giveaway at the end of this interview.


Angela asked me to beta read Dark Ride a few months ago. Let me just say, this novel will plunge you into a high-paced tell of intrigue, and then hurl you into ringside seats of a captivating romance between an over-worked nurse and a deep undercover agent fighting for their lives. But in the end, you will be left with the most charming happily-ever-after. 
But I'm getting ahead of myself. Lets first take a look at Angela's Dark Ride.

Adrienne Fuller is used to working late hours and long nights. As a nurse, her job is to save people, but when she witnesses a wreck on the road in front of her home and sees the men involved leave a dead body in a crumpled car, saving anyone is the last thing on her mind. This was no accident, and she’s already learned a hard lesson about the criminal justice system. She vows to tell no one what she saw, even the cops who come knocking on her door the next day. 

Henry “Zan” Duncan is deep undercover investigating a human trafficking ring, and in his line of work he has to pretend to be the bad guy. During a horrendous car chase, it’s either kill or be killed. When he spots a woman with fiery red hair hiding in the bushes, he goes back the next day to save her life, unaware he just raised the stakes on his mission, blew his cover, and failed in his effort to never fall in love.

Dodging bullets, fights, and explosions, Adrienne must learn to trust the man who claims he wants to protect her, and Zan must open his heart to the woman he is starting to love.




Dark Ride's and blurb give you a great introduction into what you can expect from this wonderful novel. 

It's time to meet Angela Smith, the amazing woman behind the nine novels. My questions and comments are in italic.

Angela, thank you so much for doing this interview. As you might have guessed, I loved Dark Ride. Can you tell us how you came to right this romantic suspense.

I started Dark Ride with an idea of a woman who witnesses a terrible accident outside her home. She’s outside in the dark hunting for her cat. She watches the accident, realizes it wasn’t an accident, and decides not to call the cops. Later, the “hero” AKA the man she thought was the villain, and caused the accident, comes to “rescue her” AKA she thinks he is there to kill her. I wrote the first scene and the one where he goes to her home before I ever had the actual story idea. I melded it and rewrote to fit the rest of the story once I finished it, but the first scene is how Dark Ride came to be.

I have never began a book in that way before. Lets talk about the basic possess of writing a book. You would not be here today if you hadn't figured out how to turn that one scene into a full length novel. What was your biggest obstacle and how did you overcome it? In other words, what do you think drove you to complete an enormous project like Dark Ride ?

Oh Gosh! My biggest obstacle was in finishing it! I had this image of what I wanted to happen, and the beginning was easy. The ending was a mess as I tried to figure out the best way to bring this to a climax, and it changed from my original intention. Even when I tried to rewrite it to my original intention, I froze, got stuck, I couldn’t move forward. It’s like my characters knew that’s not how it was supposed to end and they stopped me from proceeding. But slugging through the middle, adding scenes, removing scenes only to add them back. All the while I was trying to remodel my home, and dealing with issues at work can make a difficult time even more so. But what drove me is the characters not wanting to shut up, like an intrinsic part of my pulse that made me keep on writing and pursuing this story. I couldn’t give it up.

Wow, do I get all of that! Just living life gets in my way, and things that come up I couldn't possibly see in my future. I also have the constant voices in my head from my characters demanding I get their story out there. I'm sure you will agree that the day the voices stopping making demands is the day I discover something else to do. 
My next question ties nicely into this discussion.When did you realize you wanted to be a writer?

Probably by the time I could read, but definitely by the time I was 17. I checked out a book about writing from the library—this is when they still had library cards you signed—and my mother, who had died two years before, had checked out that same book. I wrote off and on but every time I stopped, I felt restless. It’s like that quote, and I’m sorry I can’t remember who said it, but it basically says:  “writing is the only thing that, when you’re doing it, it doesn’t feel like you should be doing anything else.” I get pretty restless if I haven’t been writing.

Great quote. I did a little researched, but came up clueless of the author. But his/her words are priceless. My next question I look forward to learn about from every author I host on my blog. Do you believe writers are born or made?

I believe you are born with the desire, but not necessarily the talent. Although there are some writers who probably were born with the talent also.

That's an interesting response, born with the desire. I wish I had the insight in my teens to see that my English classes were providing the talent to fulfill my desire to write. Maybe I would have taken everything more serious than a good grade.
So for something a little lighter. What is your ideal writing space? 

An office full of space, books, dictionaries, and lots of room to breathe. Overlooking a beautiful mountain countryside. Must include water. A lake, river, pond, or swimming pool. But honestly, this will do! 


OHHH that's adorable. He/she wants nothing to take away your constant focus on her/him, or your pet can nap anywhere. And I'm jealous. #naplesswonder Earlier, we talked about the struggles of writing. What moment in this journey are you most proud of?

The fact I did it.

Monday, July 30, 2018

SUMMER NIGHT ROMANCE GIVEAWAY

Hi Everyone!

I've so bad. Yup, my silly brain completely forgot to let you know about a new contest I'm taking part. Here's the pretty graphic.




I want you to imagine lazing in a hammock under the stars this summer with your favorite new book boyfriend. That could be you if you’re the lucky winner of a Kindle Fire 7 or one of 3 ebook prize packs where winners get to choose the books they want us to buy for them. Or maybe you’ll nab an Amazon gift card or a big ole box of chocolate. 



Enter for your chance to win. The possibilities are delicious!

Not sure which books you’d choose from Amazon if you’re a winner? We have some awesome suggestions in our Summer Nights Book Fair, where you’ll also find a bonus giveaway for a $32 gold ballotin of Godiva chocolate.

I would love one of my readers to win all the marvelous loot, especially the chocolate. 

Have a great week. Please find a moment to sit back and read a great book. OHHH.....Best of luck.

Hugs to all,
Nancy C. weeks
AGAIN...


Tuesday, June 26, 2018

AUTHOR INTERVIEW WITH SAMANTHA ANNE


Hi Everyone!

I would like introduce you to author, Samantha Anne. We're sitting down for a very quick interview about her re-release, Kirby.

Cover Reveal/Pre-Sale Event: June 15, 2018 – July 1, 2018

“What she wanted to find was her heart’s desire. What she found was her sassiest self – and Hottie McCoffeehouse.”

AMAZON
ONLY $2.99

Super cute new cover! So tell us, why did you choose to re-release Kirby?

I really wanted to give Kirby new life after my original publisher, Crimson Romance, shut its doors earlier this year. It’s a really fun read that I’m happy to say has made quite a few people giggle and happy-sigh! I decided to re-launch it on my own because there is also so much more I can do with it now that I have the rights to myself.

What do you hope to do with Kirby now that the book is all yours again?

I’m working on adapting the story into a screenplay, because a lot of readers have said that they can see it on screen (I admit, I can too!). I also want to ultimately release an audiobook version, and – well, there’s one more surprise that I’m working on (at the persistent request of readers who have already devoured Kirby), but you’ll have to wait until the book comes out!

Any fun facts about Kirby?

Kirby started out as a defunct screenplay that sat in the bottom of a blue bin in my closet for close to five years. 2012’s So You Think You Can Write contest came around, and I decided immediately that I wanted to participate. What ended up happening was that Kirby was written from start to finish in 12 days!
The man who inspired the hero (assuming he hasn’t tossed it, of course!) has not only a copy of the original edition, but also has an early treatment that I wrote for the screenplay. The latter was not my best work, so I’m fairly certain that made it into the trash. But see below to find out who exactly inspired the book’s hero, Joe “AJ” Pavon.

Who inspired the two main characters?

Rachel was always meant to be an amalgam of myself (well, who I wanted to be) and Anne Hathaway, though lately I’ve “dream casted” actress Jessica Stroup if it should ever make it to screen.

Joe “AJ” Pavon, forever known as Hottie McCoffeehouse in the pages of Kirby, was 100% inspired by Joe Manganiello. The teasing smile he gave me when I told him (I fangirl-traveled to see him perform in a play in Connecticut) reinforced how happy I am that I did. 😉

How do you get inspired to write?

Sometimes, music does it. Other times, people-watching is a sure fire way to get me going. Then of course there are times where inspiration pops up out of nowhere! Those days are why I have a notebook on me at all times. 

What’s the best thing about being a writer?

The best thing for me is being able to clean my brain out on a daily basis. Sometimes, just having the ability to write my thoughts out is a huge blessing. When someone reads it and either relates or enjoys it, well - that's just ten times more awesome.

What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

I tell everyone the same thing that was told to me: Write. Seek inspiration. Then write more. 

I still have that printed next to my writing space. So let's give everyone a peek at your blurb and excerpt for Kirby.

Blurb for Kirby

Rachel Sirianni is a twenty-seven-year-old native New Yorker with dreams of becoming an editor for Equinox Publishing, one of the top imprints in the city. And it seems she’s finally gotten her foot in the door, until one wild morning turns her fast track into an uphill climb.
Unable to pay her bills, she takes an unlikely second job to make ends meet and finds herself struggling to maintain two lives – her own, and that of her alter ego. Kirby is a sassy, imaginative, and extroverted fireball whom Rachel had no idea was lying dormant inside of her.
     
Enter Joe, a larger-than-life, brutally hot writer with a heart of gold. Rachel can’t seem to control herself around him, despite the fact that she’s sworn off men until she can get her career back on track. Their backgrounds and interests very nearly run parallel, and the Universe seems to keep pulling the pair together – in every aspect of Rachel’s life.
 What happens when two worlds collide, particularly where it concerns Joe? The ride of her life may just lead to love – or it could lead back to the drawing board.

Excerpt

(You can find the entire first chapter on Wattpad by clicking here.)

"I'm screwed."
Rachel sat across a small round table from her best friend Camille, as they both sipped from two abundantly filled glasses of riesling. Camille raised an eyebrow and gave her a smirk.
"You make it sound like a bad thing."
Rachel pursed her lips and fought a smile. "Cami, I'm serious! I'm only making a dollar more an hour than I was at StarChefs."
"I thought we were here to celebrate," Camille teased, "You're in the company you've wanted to work for since freshman year. So you've got to start back at the beginning. Suck it up and wow them, now! And if that doesn't work, just sleep your way to the top."
Rachel snickered and tilted her head to one side. "Cami, please."
Camille gave Rachel a wink and turned to hail their waiter. "Don't you worry Rach, we'll make this week disappear and you can start fresh on Monday."
Rachel smiled at her best friend. Camille had just turned thirty, and somehow seemed more worldly than most women ten years her senior. The fact that she was a fashion photographer might have had something to do with it. She'd been to a number of different countries, and had met some of the world's most interesting people. The way Cami told it, the most interesting were usually found in back alley bars, local watering holes, and hole-in-the-wall pubs. She'd seen it all, done it all, and captured it all. Buying Cami a glass of wine would get you hours of some of the best stories ever told — and Rachel got to hear them all for free.
A waiter approached and filled their glasses once more. Camille held her glass up to toast Rachel.
"To the finest junior editor the publishing world has ever seen," she announced with a smile, tossing her thick ash blond locks behind her shoulder.
Rachel blushed. "The finest almost junior editor."
"Semantics," Camille replied with a sly smile, "Your future is set, and I say that it's so. Now clink my glass and drink already!"
Rachel laughed and saluted her buddy, taking a long, satisfying sip. Camille studied her closely, and allowed herself a serious moment.
"Honey, listen," she said, placing a comforting hand on Rachel's forearm, "This may be a setback, but it's a minor one. I know how talented you are, and I know how much you love books and the business. You will get the position you were hired for; I know it. You're already a star, now you've just got to prove it."
Rachel smiled. "Thanks, Cam. And thanks for dinner! I'm not going to need to eat until Monday! Then again, I can't really afford to."
"Now, now, enough of the pity party," Camille chided, "You know if you need money I can lend it to you. It comes with an open-ended payback policy, and zero interest."
"Thanks, but I think I'm just going to have to find another job again."
Rachel breathed a heavy sigh at the mention of a second job; she was so tired of it! Losing sleep to barely get by wasn't her idea of living life. She'd expected to have that under control by now. But, it was the price one often paid to live their dream.
"It's only six months," Camille insisted, "You can make it. You'll be fine by the end of the year."
Rachel leaned back, stretching her arms. "God, I hope so. I'm pretty much over the four hours of sleep routine."
Cami took a long sip from her wine glass. "You can get through it. What you can't do, however, is be late again."
Rachel nodded, giving a yawn. "Let's call it a night. Or at least let's get a bottle to go and watch some movies at my place."
"Is the roommate home?"
"Nope, she just left on an improv tour."
Camille stood. "Throw in a couple of Diane Keaton movies and I'm there."
Rachel grinned. "Annie Hall?"
"Annie Hall."

Meet Samantha Anne

Samantha Anne is the author of Kirby and Company Ink (nominated for a 2014 Rone Award and a 2016 Rone Award Finalist, respectively) and has been writing Contemporary Romance since 2013. She grew up writing fan fiction for her friends (dubbed ‘Daydreams’) and their first book boyfriends, as a result, included the likes of Joey McIntyre, Kevin Richardson, and JC Chasez.
Her writing style was built on a healthy diet of Anne Rice, Nora Ephron, Amy Heckerling, Garry Marshall twisted with the comedic stylings of Mel Brooks and National Lampoon set to the tune of The Ramones, David Bowie, Bon Jovi, and Joan Jett, and it often shows in her work.
When she’s not writing about flawed heroines and their charming love interests, Samantha loves playing bass, baking, feeding her friends, podcasting, singing and drowning in Disney movies and 80’s/90’s pop culture. Learn more about her at www.samantha-anne.net

Where to find Samantha Anne

Facebook: www.facebook.com/author.samantha.anne         
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Samantha, thank you so much for taking the time to drop in today. I wish you the very best on Kirby's re-release. I too am planning to give my older backlist titles a fresh new look with added material in the next few months. I hope you will hold my hand a little as I venture into this new area of my writing career. 

Please don't be a stranger. Come back and let us hear about your next release. 
If anyone has a question for Samantha Anne, ask away. Clink on the pencil below or drop me an email at nancy@nancycwees.com and I'll post it here for you. 

Have a great week, and as always, take a moment to read great book.

Hugs to all,
Nancy C. Weeks 

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

THE EYEWITNESS IS A RONE AWARD FINALIST

Happy Wednesday, Everyone!

So this happened ...


Ind'Tale Magazine's RONE Award--Reward Of Novel Excellence!


I know it's a little hard to see. Just in case your eyes are like mine, it says under Suspense/Thriller, The Eyewitness - ME!  This very cool badge can be inserted onto my cover.
I'm so thrilled that my book baby is a Rone Finalist. I love Emersyn and Alec's story so much, and the fact that InD'tale Magazine nominated it, and my wonderful, generous readers took time to give it their vote----my heart is full. Thank you so much. I have the best readers out there. The Eyewitness will now be read by a group of industry professionals consisting of editors, writers, professors etc., and judged on a one to five scale from a specific list of requirements such as characterization, overall arc, editing--the list goes on. The winner will be announced at the 2018 InD’Scribe Author Reader Conference in October, Burbank, CA. Please keep your fingers and toes's crossed. If you remember, In the Shadow of Greed was an honorable mention. I would be thrilled if The Eyewitness is ... sorry. I can't jinx it. 

Again, thanks for your continued support. 

Hugs to all,
Nancy C. Weeks

P.S. If you missed Ind'Tale Magazine's review of The Eyewitness, you can find it here:

Thursday, May 31, 2018

MY THOUGHT FOR THE DAY


A thought from the strongest woman I will ever know. 
My mother, Louise.

We are what we think.
 We attract what we think.
Ugly attracks ugly.
Kindness attracts kindness.
Compassion attracts compassion. 
If we want kindness and compassion in our lives, we have to be kind, compassionate to everyone we meet. 
I cleanse my life of negative thoughts. And when they work their way to my surface, I physically shake them from my head. And then, I pray. 

I live my life by these simple words...and I have a pretty amazing life. 
Hugs to all,
Nancy C. Weeks