Friday, October 25, 2013

Anything is Possible--I'm on tonight's news!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

It's Launch Day!

Yes, the day I’ve been waiting for has finally arrived. Can you believe that I, Leona Pence, am now a published author? Pinch me somebody.

I’m planning a big Facebook Event soon with lots of cool prizes. I want my family and friends to celebrate with me. You are all invited— Instead of a launch party, it will be :

      Come  Celebrate With Me!
Date and Time details 
 Sunday November 3
12:30-4:30 CST

 Short excerpt:
They walked outside through sliding glass doors to the pool area.

“Would you like to go for a swim before dinner?”

“I don't have a swim suit with me.”

“We can skinny dip.” His eyes twinkled.

She grinned at him. “I don't think so.”

“There are a few more options. I could locate one of Katie's but...humm...I doubt
the top will fit.”

She picked up a towel from a stack and threw it at him.

“I can lend you a white tee-shirt that will cover you nicely.”

Stella laughed at that suggestion. She could tell by his face that he was visualizing
a wet t-shirt on her. “Next time, I'll bring my swim suit. I promise.”

They strolled around the pool and down a beautiful garden path that led to a
wooded area. A small pond came into view.

“We can fish for our dinner sometime in this pond. It’s well stocked and has to be
thinned out once in a while. Ducks are often gliding on the water. Katie loved to
watch them.”

“I’ve never fished before. Would I have to touch a worm?”

JB laughed and pulled her close. “No, I’ll be happy to bait the hook for you.”

MuseItUp Book Store : Hemphill Towers
Bump Off Your Enemies
The Darwin Murders
Facebook Author Page

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Hemphill Towers Cover Reveal.

Woo Hoo! Hemphill Towers now has a beautiful cover, thanks to the talented Marion Sipe. Even though I’m deaf, I can hear the applause from my characters.

Quiet now, I know you’re happy. Riley, what do you think of the cover?

Riley: “I love it! Trent looks so handsome. Will Marion read this? If not, tell her she matched us well.”

I’ll be sure she knows how you feel. Are you excited that our book will be published soon?

Riley: “Oh yes! I can’t wait for people to read our story.”

Dierk: “Hey! Why am I not on the cover?”

Well, Dierk, you know everybody wouldn’t fit on there.

Dierk: “Yes, but without me, there’d be no book, and you know it.”

Trent: “Knock it off, Dierk. It was hard enough having to share book pages with you. We don’t need you to spoil our cover.”

JB and Federico in unison: “Amen!”

Stella: “Come on people. This is a time to celebrate. Let’s put the spotlight on our creator so she can tell us what comes next.”

Birdie: “I second that. Leona, a birdie told me (no pun intended) that we’ll celebrate the reveal with ‘Leona’ wine.”

Yes. I’d love to have a glass of wine with my characters. Even you, Dierk.

“No, thanks If I can’t share the cover, why should I share the wine?”

JB: “You’re absolutely right, Dierk. Goodbye, catch you later, maybe.”  (Door slams, followed by laughter.)

He might feel better when the book launches in Oct./Nov. We’ll have a big party then. Mayor Hemphill will be our honored guest. But for now, enjoy your wine.

Three cheers for my characters who made this cover reveal possible!

All:  "Hear! Hear!"

Hemphill Towers coming in Oct/Nov from: MuseItUp 
Anthology: Bump off Your Enemies 
Anthology: The Darwin Murders