Sunday, October 18, 2020

Andrew Hess

 Award-winning Author

Andrew Hess has been recognized as an outstanding writer in the Indie community.  In addition to being awarded the Indie Author Books 2014 Series of the Year for The Phoenix Blade, he always received their 2015 Best Mystery Thriller Author award for that same series.

Andrew Hess has received multiple nominations, as well.  These include Best Male Author, Best Mystery Suspense Author, Book of the Year, as well as 2015 Best Mystery Book for Campus KillerWickedly Devine Divas, The Three Bookateers, and SNSBAH Promotions have all praised his books.

In 2016, Andrew Hess was nominated for the Summer Indie Awards in the following categories:


If you are interested in learning more about Andrew Hess, here are some links to help you connect with him:

WHAT'S NEW FROM ANDREW HESS  - J.M. Northup October 7, 2020
AUTHOR INTERVIEW - ANDREW HESS  - TooFullToWrite November 24, 2016

Friday, October 16, 2020

National Dictionary Day - Celebrate The Written Word!



Communication and language are vital.  Language is considered to have four main aspects to it - reading, writing, listening, and speaking.  Literacy is meant to improve conditions for not only the individual and their community, but for society as a whole.  Isn't this all the more reason we should celebrate great literature and the basis for such - the written word?

It's also the birthday of Noah Webster.

When I was a young girl, I spent many hours pouring over the dictionary.  I knew the value of a strong vocabulary and the strength of well-chosen words.  I don't speak down to children.  I encourage them to explore and find depth in our world.  That starts with language...  because communication is vital.

Here are some great links to find some incredible books to read:


Thursday, October 15, 2020

The Saga Continues by the All-Star Duo of USA TODAY Bestselling Author ANN CHARLES and Sam Lucky!


Book 3 of the Deadwood Undertaker Series 


Some things you just can't ride around ...

Jack “Rabbit” Fields knew a good thing when he saw it, whether it was a sound horse, a sure bet, or a pretty sage hen. When it came to locking horns with any curly wolves he ran into along the trail, he tended to shoot first—a notion that had saved his hide more times than he could count. But that was before he came to Deadwood.

Now, someone is stealing freshly dead bodies right out of their graves, and Rabbit and his amigos are on the hunt to figure out who. And more important, why?

Unfortunately, finding the answers to those questions will take plenty of Rabbit’s bullets, and maybe his blood, too. When the shooting stops and the smoke clears, he reckons there will be a whole lot more cold corpses in the Black Hills.

Hold onto your hats and saddle up for another action-filled adventure with the Santa Fe Sidewinders, Clementine, Hank, and the rest of the goldurn Deadwood devils!


About Ann and Sam:

Ann Charles is a USA Today Best-Selling author who writes spicy, award-winning mysteries full of

Junction Mystery Series, Dig Site Mystery Series, Deadwood Undertaker Series (with her husband, Sam Lucky), and AC Silly Circus Mystery Series. Her Deadwood Mystery Series has won multiple national awards, including the Daphne du Maurier for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. Ann has a B.A. in English with an emphasis on creative writing from the University of Washington and is a member of Sisters in Crime and Western Writers of America. She is currently toiling away on her next book, wishing she was on a Mexican beach with an ice-cold Corona in one hand and a book in the other. When she is not dabbling in fiction, she is arm wrestling with her two kids, attempting to seduce her husband, and arguing with her sassy cats. 

Sam Lucky likes to build things—from Jeep engines to Old West buildings to fun stories. When he is not writing, feeding his kids, attempting to seduce his wife, or attending the goldurn cats, he is planning food-based book signing/road trips with his wife and working on one of his many home-improvement projects.

Sam Lucky’s Website:

Tuesday, October 13, 2020



I am a veteran of the USAF, but I have respect for all who serve.
Honor comes in respecting your world, all people, diversity, and freedom.
Service comes in many forms.