BookSweeps Giveaway

One of the pleasures of being an indie author has been having the freedom to write what I want–without being concerned if an agent or a publishing house will back my decisions. My Caelestis Trilogy, the three works set in the open source, multi-author, science fiction Paradisi Chronicles universe, is the result of this freedom, and I have watched as the audience for this work has slowly grown. However, while the feedback from people who are already fans of my Victorian San Francisco mysteries and have tried these books has been very positive, it has been a struggle to reach new readers in the very crowded science fiction field. One of the ways I have done this is to participate with other authors in various giveaway contests. Therefore, this month I have joined a Book Sweeps Giveaway. The two winners Read more…

Under Two Moons Free Promotion

Just a quick post letting you know that Under Two Moons, the second book in my science fiction trilogy, is free on Kindle through Saturday, May 11, 2019. I am incredibly proud of this trilogy, which is primarily the story about a young woman who is coming to grips with living in a world where the natives have psychic abilities and some key animals are sentient. In fact, Under Two Moons introduces, Silence, a large feline, who has become one of my favorite characters. I really have enjoyed alternating writing in the the past world of Victorian San Francisco with this near future world (New Eden) that I helped create as part of the open source, multi-authored Paradisi Chronicles, so I am pleased to announce that I am currently working with my daughter, Ashley Rey, on the sequel to The Read more…

Discounts for Spring 2019

First of all, thanks to everyone who has bought the most recent book in my Victorian San Francisco mystery series, Scholarly Pursuits, and said such nice things about it in comments and reviews. This certainly motivates me to get right back to writing. I am currently doing research on women in the medical professions in San Francisco for the next mystery, while working on the sequel to the novella I co-wrote with my daughter,  The Stars are Red Tonight, which is set in the Paradisi Chronicles universe. And the first two discounts I wanted to tell you about are on Between Mountain and Sea, the first book in my Caelesis series. For a limited time, the ebook edition, which is currently only found on Kindle, is on the Prime Reading list. What that means is that if you subscribe to Amazon Prime you Read more…

Victorian SF Mystery and Caelestis Series News

Victorian San Francisco Novellas collection now Available This collection brings together three novellas: Violet Vanquishes a Villain, Katherine Catches a Killer, and Dandy Delivers.These shorter works contain the light romance, humor, and suspense of the novels in her cozy Victorian San Francisco mystery series and are an excellent introduction to the gas-lit world of late 19th-century San Francisco. Violet Vanquishes a Villain: In this novella set in August of 1880, Annie and Nate Dawson’s trip down the San Francisco peninsula to San Jose was supposed to be a pleasant romantic interlude and a chance for Annie to get to know Nate’s family better. When the visit takes a serious turn, Annie races to expose a criminal who could ruin a young man’s life, getting help from an unexpected quarter. The events in Violet Vanquishes a Villaincome right after Deadly Proof, the Read more…

Update and Promotional Offerings

Update: A year ago, I had just published Pilfered Promises, the fifth book in my Victorian San Francisco Mystery Series, and I had just begun work on the sequel to my first full-length science fiction novel, Between Mountain and Sea. I hoped that I would get this book done and out within six months, so I could go back to doing the work on my next book in the continuing story of Annie and Nate and the O’Farrell Street Boarding house. I told myself, surely I could write a nice short book…maybe in the 60,000 to 70,000 word range…in that time, and still be able to live a balanced life (theoretically I am retired.) But of course, life and the writing muse had different plans. A series of trips (to conventions and visits with my daughter and grandsons), the constant Read more…