As most of you know sometimes we get so busy in life that something gets neglected. In this case it has been my site. While focusing so much energy on writing as much as possible and family time, with my grandkids and my father, I let the site slip away. I have decided it is time to give the site a makeover and update the book catalogs. I hope to have the new look up in early fall - along with announcements of new book projects I have been working on. Thank you for your continued support.
It has been a busy few months. As I posted previously, one of my grandsons came to spend a few weeks with me. We had a great time. Being a grandmother is the very best of life. Unfortunately, I’ve also had multiple unexpected trips out of state due to personal issues with extended family. All of that caused a bit of a delay in my projected publishing timeline, but I’m pleased to report that Spoiled Fruit is now available on all distribution channels.
The fourth book in The Girls Series – Spoiled Fruit - focuses on Adeline and her children. Was her grandson embellishing the situation about her oldest children; had things really gotten that out of hand in her absence? Adeline also opens up a bit to her dearest friends about her world and lifestyle before she met them. Anna and Carolyn are eager to support their friend through all of her challenges even if it means private jets and experiencing luxuries they have only seen glimpses of on television. =)
I hope you will give Spoiled Fruit a try and that you enjoy it.
As always, thank you for the continued support.
Just wanted to do a really quick update to let you know that Dark Tea is now available through all distribution channels. I added something a little different to this book, so that you can actually see the treasures in Bernie's trunk. I hope you enjoy it.
On a personal note, I'm blessed to have my oldest grandson visiting me for a few weeks. I'm getting older and it shows. To think I used to do all this with multiple children without thought. (Someone send Aspirin) =)
The next book in line for publication is from The Blends Series. Perfect Blend, the story of Liam and Morgan's beginning, should be published in mid-July. It is the story of Liam and Morga
Thanks for the continued support.
Please allow me to introduce a new series of shorts I have been working on. They will be known as The Blends
I decided to write these stories based on requests from many readers wanting to know more about the characters in The Tea Series. While not every story can be told in the context of The Tea Series (with a family as big as the O'Flynn family and other characters in the stories, it would become much too confusing to focus on every character's life), The Blends is a way to tell the stories behind the story.
The first, Romantic Blend, is the story of Teagan and Jessie.
If there is a story you would like to hear -- please let me know.
Perhaps you would like to know more about Mr. and Mrs. O'Flynn's trip to Ireland. Or how Jovana and her family are doing. Or how Suzi came to terms with Barry's betrayal. Would you like to know about how Mr. and Mrs. O'Flynn met and how they have kept their marriage alive through eight kids? If you want to know a story about a character in The Tea Series - email me. =)
As always, I appreciate your continued support.
..time does fly by with age!!
It has just come to my attention that I have neglected to update my blog lately. With life and the focus of creating new material I let the blog slip a bit. I'm truly sorry for that.
I mentioned previously that I was expecting another grandchild. I was fortunate enough to be able to fly down for the birth of my newest granddaughter Ava. Mother and daughter are doing great. She is a delightful baby and I am blessed that she is in my life.
I've been really focused on writing the next book in The Tea Series, Dark Tea. Along with the next release in The Girls Series, On The Road (again). While working on those I came up with something I believe to be really exciting for the whole issue about Bernie's trunk (okay, it was actually my son that thought of it, but it's a really good idea and I'm running with it). People have been waiting to peek into that trunk for so long, the moment deserves something special.
I'd also like to announce a new project. Not quite a series, more like a group of short novellas. I'm calling them The Blends. As you know, The Tea Series is a hybrid of both a novel and a serial. The series is really one long story. I love the approach. Unfortunately, in order to move the series along, I can't always divert and tell the whole story of each important character. For example, we now know that Teagan is engaged - but exactly what happened with that? People want to know. So, I've started writing about those important parts of the story that didn't quite fit in the series. First up, Romantic Blend. It is the story of Teagan and Jessie's engagement. Each story will be a stand alone, but they will all be centered around characters that we have met and gotten to know in The Tea Series.
Just in time from Christmas, I'm excited to announce that I've pushed the publish button for Happy Tea, the 10th novel in The Tea Series. It is now available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords. It will become available through all other distribution channels shortly. Grab a cup of tea, maybe something chocolate, and settle in.
Happy Tea will be the last book I publish this year, however, with the new year will come more adventures in The Tea Series, The Girls Series, and a surprise or two. I have something new brewing!! :-)
Thanks for your continued support.
Just wanted to let everyone know that Consequences (the first book in Lessons, The Series) is now in the process of being (re)published.
Some of you may know, Consequences is the first book I wrote. It is very different than either The Tea Series books or The Girls Series books. While you will note some obvious commonalities - the main character being Irish, for one - Consequences is not the light hearted beach read that my other books are.
If you're up for a bit of an emotional roller coaster and a book that is a little darker than my norm, I hope you will give it a try. While Consequences is part of a of an overall series, it is a stand alone novel, not part of a serial/novel hybrid like my other books.
In Consequences you will meet Nora. She has spent her life taking care of emotionally challenged kids and a husband with no emotion at all. I think one of my readers said it very well:
"This book is fantastic. It took me from laughing my ass off in the first four chapters to sobering in the fifth chapter to crying in the sixth chapter. The sixth chapter was horrifying and so unutterably sad. It almost seemed like a different book, but still fit in with the rest of the book. Nora was very amusing even while in horrific circumstances." ~ Deb
We have reached that time of the year when we reflect on what we are thankful for and what we have to look forward to next year. For me, it has been a great year. I have a great deal to be thankful for, personally and professionally. Most importantly, I am expecting another grandchild the first week of December. There is no greater blessing.
On the professional side of life, my books continue to do well due mainly to the support and desire you all have for them. As you may be aware, Hawaii Can Wait is now available through all distribution channels. There were some technical difficulties, but we have been able to get them straightened out and I’m very pleased with the response the book has received (although a few five star reviews would be a good thing).
I have been working hard to finish the year off strong with a couple more releases. The (re)publication of Consequences, one of my first books, will be available later this month. That will be followed by Happy Tea, the next book in The Tea Series, slated for release before Christmas.
I hope that you have a great holiday season and enjoy the time with your loved ones. Please be well and be safe. I appreciate the continued support.
Hawaii Can Wait, the second novella in The Girls Series is now available for purchase at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. I hope that it will be available through all other distribution channels soon (there are some technical issues that I have no control over but I am told they will be resolved by the end of the week).
I appreciate your continued support, would love to hear what you think. Please feel free to email me by using the email icon on the upper right of the page. I appreciate all feedback and respond to all emails personally.
With the upcoming release of Hawaii Can Wait, the second novella in the Girls Series, I decided to run a limited time special on Las Vegas, the first one in the series. Las Vegas can be found for $2.99 on all the sites that carry my books.
From time to time guest bloggers (Caoilainn O’Flynn, Cara, or perhaps Anna) will drop by to grace us with a post.
Spoiled Fruit, the fourth novella in The Girls Series, is now available