Moons, Sisters and Book Recs

True story: The Husband and I got mooned 3x; 3 different guys, same car.

Sadly, I couldn’t pick them out of a lineup… 🤣

photo of moon over trees

Bestselling author and famed smarty pants Susan Elizabeth Phillips commented, “Nobody ever moons Mr. Bill and me. Obviously a failure of character on your part!”

Can you guess my reply?

Sure you can! But first, two new and upcoming books you’re going to want.


IT’S ONE OF US by J.T. Ellison

New! IT’S ONE OF US—If you look in the dictionary for “psychological thriller writers,” you’ll find a photo of J.T. Ellison. This is a story of infertility, betrayal, murder and a surprise you won’t see coming. At least, I didn’t. IT’S ONE OF US kept me enthralled by the suspense and touched by the layers of emotions. A definite recommend.

THE SISTER EFFECT by Susan Mallery

March 7: THE SISTER EFFECT—Susan Mallery and I have been friends for so long I have blackmail material on her. I never use it because…blackmail can go both ways. 😳 Susan writes deeply touching stories about relationships between women—friends, mothers and daughters, and of course sisters, and she’s able to do that because she’s always there for her female friends with good ideas, fun activities, champagne and when needed, a verbal slap on the back of the head. Loving your sisters is a gift you give yourself; I’m privileged to have Susan as a sister/friend. To readers who want to laugh and cry and recognize themselves in the characters, read THE SISTER EFFECT.


When my editor and I were discussing a title for my upcoming book, she pulled a phrase from my synopsis and said, “FORGET WHAT YOU KNOW is a great title!”

My agent and I agreed. Great title except…it’s also a command, Forget what you know, which to my brain means You are to forget your own book title!

And I do. On a regular basis I try to say or write something about the upcoming book and I can’t remember the title. It’s getting embarrassing. I mean, on March 12 Jayne Ann Krentz is interviewing me about the book, Whatchamacallit (details about the upcoming interview here.)

Facebook Live

Jayne’s a friend and I’m sure she won’t laugh at me. (I know, who am I kidding?) So I’ve written a few reminders for myself…

photo: my reminders

Nope, not going to mention any video

Until next time (March 7!), remember to pre-order FORGET WHAT YOU KNOW from your favorite independent bookstore or online (click here for links).

Want me to autograph a copy to you and your friends (Mother’s Day is May 14)? Contact:

The Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale AZ:

Page 2 Books in Burien WA:

Finally! What comment did I say to Susan Elizabeth Phillips in return?

Yes, you guess it!

There. Now she’s been triple mooned. 🤣


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