Chantiki’s Boudoir – Esteemed Guest

New Release! I’m honored to have my personal favorite short story, “The Fickle Face of Time” featured in Victoria Bastedo’s Vintage Ladies Magazine, Chantiki’s Boudoir. It’s a tale of vexing vixens, beguiling beauties and the gentleman caught in their spell.  (Who just might be one of our Mr. Worthingtons!) Originally written from the photo prompts…

THE LOST TRAIN Anthology – NEW RELEASE!

I’m so excited to be featured with my short story “Off the Rails” in this new anthology from FVP Books! THE LOST TRAIN Anthology is coming soon. Release is September 1st! Authors and Artists were paired to create works for the project. And it was especially welcome and encouraging to communicate and get to know…

A Fourth of July Celebration!

Happy Independence Day to those in the U-S-of-A! And big cheers and fireworks-worthy celebration here at Miss Liv Adventures on the same day too!!! At long last, The Unwitting Journeys of the Witty Miss Livingstone – Book III: Dreams Key rode off with great fanfare to the hands of Beta Readers. It’s complete and ready…

A Little Drama

I took time out from editing to attend ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ at our local theatre Valley Center Stage .  I’m always amazed at the imaginative sets and acting talent that come through this theatre. This near life-sized train engine wall mural, with actual lights embedded, greeted patrons as we entered, setting the stage…

Ninny Rhino Achieved! Camp NaNo Challenge Accepted!

In the month of March I took up D. Wallace Peach’s Ninny Rhino challenge – mostly because I wanted the awesome Rhino Badge, but also because I needed to get back on track with disciplined writing sessions and immerse myself in Miss Livingstone’s twisty time travel plot until I solved the remaining plot knots. It…

On the Road Again

I promise I’m working hard on completing Book III for release, but it’s been great to be out the last 3 weekends meeting readers and finding new inspiration at book booths with NiWA and my friends at Clockwork Dragon. Here’s a photo from the So NW Women’s Show in Tacoma. Next stop, Norwescon at the…

Honored to be Featured Author!

I’m honored to be January Featured Author on Northwest Independent Writers Association (NIWA) home page. Here’s a snippet of the interview. Just click on the photo to see more, or CLICK HERE. Be sure to scroll down the page to find the article. Enjoy!  

A Little History & Holiday Shortbread

  While searching my cupboards during my Christmas shortbread baking, I realized the cutters I’d used for the Miss Livingstone Book II Release Party would fit perfectly into my traditional cutter tin. I’ve had the tin for more years than I remember, but my cutter collection had outgrown its bounds. Fortunately I kept it for sentiment……

Party’s Over…Book IV Begins!

The Launch Party for Book II was a blast! I’ll have photos posted soon, but today I start the draft of Book IV and I’m participating in Camp Nanowrimo for fun and motivation. My goal is the full 50,000 words in 30 days! I’ve got my Squatch shirt on and I’m ready to roll…Here we…

Miss Livingstone’s Fine Tea

Miss Livingstone’s fine tea can finally be yours! I procured some Mariage Freres tea for the Book II: Memory Key Launch Party on June 28th. I found only one place in Seattle where this excellent French tea, that our Miss Livingstone is always sipping, is sold. I made a special pilgrimage to Watson Kennedy to get some to share with…

Miss LiV Book II: Memory Key – Released!

So excited! The final formatting, edits and cover tweaks have been completed, and the final buttons pushed. Just waiting on the gears at Amazon and Kindle to crank into production on May 31st. Just ONE DAY AWAY! That’s right…Mark your calendar, Pick up Book I Now, and get set on May 31st to snap up this long-awaited sequel! I’ll…

Book II’s Train is Coming

The Unwitting Journeys of the Witty Miss Livingstone, Book II: Memory Key is coming down the tracks and will be released soon. ‘Soon’ instead of a firm date has been a bit frustrating, to be honest, but I’m not going to send the story to publication until it lives up to Book I’s Miss Livingstone’s…