Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History

We've all seen the bumper stickers that tell us that well behaved women rarely make history. As a history nerd, I can attest to the fact that this statement is very true.

Molly Pitcher, Loretta Velazquez, Marie Curie, Susan B. Anthony, and Harriet Tubman are just a few examples of women who broke the rules. They defied social rules and did what their hearts told them to do.

I try to make my female characters follow in these legendary footsteps.

All of the women in Loving Her work in a field that they love. None took jobs because they were obligatory and none of them listen to what society tells them they are supposed to be.

Lareina in Unbreakable Hostage is strong and intelligent. She's a fighter. She's not some weak, demure female. She's one tough cookie. She refuses to let anyone get in her way.

Carol and Alex in Imperfect are two women who definitely fall into this category. Both are individualistic.

They both set career goals for themselves. They work hard and march to the beat of their own drummers. They refuse to be wall flowers.

Bold women have blazed the trails for people like me. I want to honor them. I want to show the world that gender does not have an impact on our world. People do. My characters are examples of the people we can all be, regardless of what color, gender, religion, orientation we are.

Let's all stop behaving badly. We could all have a tremendous impact on our world!

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Hello everyone! I am excited to announce that my newest release, Imperfect,
is now available in several e-book formats! You can find it on smashwords.com, omnilit.com, allromanceebooks.com, barnesandnoble.com and amazon.com! You can read it on your computer, Kindle, Nook, iPad or other e-book device!

Imperfect is the first book in a set of two. Imperfect tells the story of Carol Mathers. Carol was born a sickly child, in a home fraught with undercurrents that threaten to sweep away any chance she might have for a ‘normal’ life. Now in her mid-thirties, she's a highly sought-after IT guru in St. Louis. She has built a great life for herself with her partner, Alexandria, even though the two face prejudice as lesbians, and as an interracial couple -fighting tragedy and sometimes, finding triumph.

Carol discovers that she has acquired AIDS as a result of a childhood transfusion from the dark period of time before AIDS was widely known… or understood, not even by the medical profession. Now, the two women face even more obstacles, prejudice, and a strange, new life as AIDS patients and it all causes her to wonder about the meaning of and purpose of her own life… or if there is any purpose at all…

Here's a little excerpt for all of you to enjoy! Happy reading!

Carol lay in the dark staring at the ceiling. Alex was lying next to her. Thoughts were racing through Carol's head. AIDS. AIDS? AIDS! How could this have happened? It seemed prophetic when Carol told Alex early in their relationship that everything she touched died or simply fell apart.

Carol suddenly shot up in bed. “No, no, no!” She screamed in her head. Carol grabbed her hair by the roots and pulled her head down.

Alex sat up without saying a word and gently rubbed Carol's back.

“Ed.” Carol's weak voice broke the silence of the night. Tears began racing down her face.

“Ed? What do you mean, Ed?”

All Carol could do was cry and repeat herself, “Ed.”

Alex continued to rub Carol's back as she waited quietly.

“Ed – Ed died because of me,” Carol finally spat out the words.

Happy reading!