Posts Categorized: The Writing Life

Somewhere in California is here!

Somewhere in California, youngest sister Jade’s story, Book 3 in the Michaels Family Romance series, is here! Check out the blurb: Dancing is everything—until it leads to love. Jade Michaels has a simple life: home, school, dance studio—and lot to prove in the shadow of dynamic, talented older sisters. She runs away and risks everything… Read more »

How to hit the bestseller lists with a book series

How to hit the bestseller lists with a book series began with leaving Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited subscription program, which was the scariest risk I’ve taken since my journey as an author began. It was also awesome. I’ve made a six figure income and hit the USA Today bestseller list with the last three titles in… Read more »

Time for a Bitter Feast! #LeiCrimeSeries 12 is here.

It’s time for Bitter Feast–Lei Crime Series 12 is here at last. It’s different than any of the other books. But then again, I try to keep it that way. Here’s the blurb: The farm-to-table food movement in Hawaii can be luscious, exotic… murder. Lieutenant Michael Stevens investigates a murder in a fine dining restaurant… Read more »

#Organic #farming hero of #Maui

Organic farming hero of Maui chef James “Kimo” Simpliciano has an enduring quality that reminds me of the sun-hardened monkeypod logs we pass as we walk along the red dust road of his farm. Far-seeing eyes hidden under a billed cap, Kimo speaks softly, each sentence distilled. “It’s hard.” His shoulders are tight with the… Read more »

Debuting #SydneyRyeKW with Rough Road, a Blood Orchids prequel!

Debuting the brand new Sydney Rye Kindle World with Rough Road, a Blood Orchids prequel novella starring Lei and Sydney Rye, together for the first time! Rough Road is a prequel to the first book in my long-running Lei Crime Series, Blood Orchids, and falls right after Death in the Dark, Sydney Rye #2 in Emily Kimelman’s series…. Read more »