Note from Andrea: while I’m swamped with adoption stuff, my friend and sometime co-author Cindy Koepp offered to share some recipes with you. Enjoy! Quico Piedra, the star of “Hard Knocks” and Joya’s bratty cousin in “Jewel Among the Stones,”* loves chili rellenos. Here’s a recipe for them… *episodes from Avatars of Web Surfer You’ll need… Big, fat peppers (Anaheim, for example) Cheese (queso asadero or cheddar or monterrey Jack or … whichever you like) ¾ cup flour … plus a bit more 2 eggs 1 tsp baking powder Sour cream or salsa, if desired Big toothpicks Oil for frying   Roast the peppers inRead More →

You’re invited to celebrate the release of Avatars of Web Surfer! On Tuesday 10/18 at the Avatars Release Party event page, from 7:30 Mountain Time to 8:30 Mountain Time, we’ll be playing party games, including Mad Libs. Right here, we’ll be raffling off neat stuff from my co-authors of this collection of same-universe Sci-Fi with a touch of magic and wonder. Raffle Items: Afghan made by Cindy Koepp Vintage bracelet similar to the ones Joya makes in Jewel Among Stones by Cindy Koepp. A DIY Jewelry Kit from Cindy Koepp Travis Perry’s never-worn size 15 black army boots (used ones may be available in smallerRead More →

The serial has been re-titled Avatars of Web Surfer and re-released by Bear Publications with all ten episodes in one collection, in paperback, for only $9.95! And Avatars of Web Surfer is only $2.99 on Kindle! In the 22nd Century, cyberspace has no bad AIs, only bad coders. Artificial Intelligences lead finite lives with no hope of eternity, but they strive to bring about the coming of an AI Savior. Alexander McGregor is just an infant when his father converts his cells into biological supercomputer components, but he may be the Messiah-figure AIs have longed for, even though on one level, he is only human.Read More →

My husband accidentally bought me a happy Monday gift a while back when Morgan L. Busse’s Heir of Hope was on sale and he’d mistaken it for the first book of her new series rather than the last book of her prior series. So here you go, my first review in ages. Heir of Hope is an enjoyable, satisfying conclusion to the Follower of the Word series. Despite this, I must confess I almost threw the book across the room at one moment that was too emotionally manipulative for my tastes and unnecessary in my view. The author turns it around, so hang in there withRead More →

Forgot to tell you, Christ Glory Books released a $0.99 digital short last week, my short story clear back from my college days, “The Forgotten.” It was my one attempt at Historical Fiction (that turned into Romantic Historical in the process). It was also an experiment in writing from the viewpoint of a blind person. It is set in first-century Jerusalem in late winter, during the time of Christ’s earthly ministry. Check it out. And please write a review. Thanks! Blurb: Blinded while defending his flock from a lion, Yoshiyah Bar-Natan has lost everything but his shepherd’s staff. Only his wealthy great uncle’s mercy sparesRead More →