Reading/Listening for Lockdown

Hi Everyone!
I hope you are staying safe. Things are certainly frightening in many places in the world right now. In my own little corner of North Carolina, we’re seeing a big spike in COVID-19 cases–in fact, we’re one of the national hotspots, which is concerning, to say the least.

So I’m hiding out at home–even more than usual–and working on my writing and recording. I’m making progress on podcasting Trigger Warning, which I’m pre-releasing as a free episodic podcast before it comes out in all formats in September. (Reminder that you can currently preorder the ebook for just 99c, and if you email me your proof of preorder to, I’ll send you an exclusive free bonus story. Universal link here).

If you’re interested in catching a few episodes of the podcast of Trigger Warning, it’s currently available on SoundCloud, Apple, Stitcher, and TuneIn. It will only be available for a limited time, so if you want to get a sneak peek of the audio version of the book, this is your chance!

As well as working on recording my own book, I’ve been listening to other authors’ audiobooks. I finally got around to getting my Libby app set up so that I can listen to audiobooks from my local library, which I definitely recommend! I’m currently listening to Look Alive Twenty-Five, the 25th book in Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series. Anyone else here a fan of Stephanie Plum? I think the first few books were my favorite, but I’m still enjoying the later ones, especially in audio.

What are you reading/listening to right now? Any stand-out recommendations?

I’m also working on my academic reading and writing, now that the semester is over. I’ve been doing some interesting, if rather dense at times, reading on the literature of trauma. Hopefully soon I will finish the revisions on my own book on trauma and Chechen war literature. Since this is a major source of information for the Rowena Halley series, I will be sure to keep you updated.

Take care everyone, and stay safe.

This week’s giveaway:

Romantic Suspense and Mystery

The Romantic Suspense and Mystery Giveaway on Bookfunnel is still going strong!

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