The bees were already at work on the lavender bushes, despite the early hour, and I watered the base of the billowing plants to avoid soaking their fuzzy bodies. “You’re doing a wonderful job,” I cheered them on, just like Mom used to do. She talked to the bees, the birds, and the plants the same way she’d talk to a child, asking them about their day and offering encouragement. When I was young, I swore they answered her. ...
The air had a bite to it, a slapping sting to her fevered skin, as they exited the crowded jazz club into the misty night.
Hey everyone! I’m still around, but have been laying low as I wrap up the first draft of the sequel to Come Here, Cupcake. Spoiler alert, this may end up a trilogy. 🙂 I’m still thinking of a name for the story, but leaning toward the title Sweet Nothings. Stay tuned! In the meantime, I’ve … Continue reading Happy Holidays! Check out these books, on sale for the holidays
Hope at the Crossroads is available now! Take a journey with Maddie, a teen mom figuring out life while raising her daughter Hope in the heart of Wine Country. Hope at the Crossroads is now available in print and Kindle on Amazon. bit.ly/hopecrossroadskindle This is Book 2 of the Hope series, a trilogy that began … Continue reading Just published! Hope at the Crossroads, Book 2 of the Hope series
In case you're new here, or you may have missed some of my previous books I've released, here's a full list of all the books I've published over the years. Of note is The Road to Hope, which is the first book in the Hope series. Book 2, Hope at the Crossroads, publishes on Sept. … Continue reading Books I’ve published so far
he story of The Beauty in Darkness, the debut novel of Sonoma County author Leah Reise, starts with an awakening of sorts, and a wish for true death. Edrea stands at the gates of the Décret, a clan of vampires who are sure to tear her apart for arriving without invitation. This is exactly what … Continue reading Book Crush: ‘The Beauty in Darkness: A Vampire Story,’ by Leah Reise
Today is kind of a quiet day. I find myself in between projects, which means I am unsure of what to do with myself. My coming book, The Road to Hope, is now in the hands of my editor for the next two weeks. This is both exciting (since it's one of the final steps … Continue reading In between projects
Note: the title of this novel has changed from Finding Hope to The Road to Hope. Hi all! I recently finished writing and self-editing a literary fiction book called "The Road to Hope," a story about two mothers who suffer two very different tragedies, and whose lives change completely from the moment their paths cross. … Continue reading The Road to Hope – Beta readers wanted
Over the last several weeks, I've been working closely with my friend, Liz Carrasco, to create a cover that would perfectly embody what Forever Thirteen is all about. She read the story, and I gave her a vision of what I hoped the cover would look like. Well, she took that vision, and she created … Continue reading Forever Thirteen cover reveal!
Every second Sunday of the month is the Redwood Writers meeting, our region's group for writers of all types. I look forward to them every single month, and always come away completely inspired - from rubbing elbows with a bunch of wonderful writers and authors, to hearing the wisdom and advice from our monthly speaker. … Continue reading What’s my frequency, Kenneth? (Musings on genre)