Sweet Success

Sweet Success for Carly Stevens

By: Darby Karchut

Carly Stevens is pleased to share a wonderful milestone! With the release of KINGDOMS ON FIRE (YA fantasy, July 2021), she published her first complete series entitled The Tanyuin Academy series. The trilogy includes FIRIAN RISING, INTO THE UNREAL, and KINGDOMS ON FIRE. Early readers say book three is the best one yet, and she couldn’t be more excited to share it with one and all. Congratulations to Carly!

ABOUT THE BOOK: 

For the ones they love, Firian and Kiria will give everything to make things right, even if it costs them their lives. Brace yourself for a jaw-dropping finale full of twists and action. Be brave. Be dangerous. It’s time to fight for the future. With enemies-to-lovers romance, royal battles, banter, and magical mental powers, this YA fantasy series is the perfect summer read. Copies may be purchased through Amazon, and everywhere books are sold.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

Carly Stevens lives and writes in beautiful Colorado, where she drinks coffee and teaches high school students about Hamlet and A Tale of Two Cities. Her adventure-filled fantasy novels feature characters with courage and hope. Visit the author at www.carly-stevens.com and follow her on Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest.


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms. Visit her website for information on her publications. Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Jasmine Tritten

By: Darby Karchut

Congratulations to Jasmine Tritten on winning an Honorable Mention for a book Designed by Entrant (ON THE NILE WITH A DANCING DANE, August 2020) from The National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) in their 2021 Professional Communications Contest. She was also awarded a second Honorable Mention for a Single Photograph, General Photos (Four Bobcat Kittens).

On the Nile with Dancing Dane

ABOUT THE BOOK: 

“Underneath the black and gold glittery outfit, danced a blonde, blue-eyed Danish Viking woman with a Middle-Eastern soul.”

 An adventurous travel memoir by award-winning author Jasmine Tritten, exploring the land of the pharaohs, overcoming challenges and obstacles while following her love for dance and the Egyptian culture. Filled with mystery and surprises. Original artwork and photos by the author. Copies may be purchased through Amazon .

Jasmine Tritten

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  

Jasmine Tritten is an award-winning author born in Denmark. In 1964 she immigrated to the U.S.A. The last five years she’s written numerous short stories published in various anthologies. Her 2015 memoir, The Journey of an Adventuresome Dane, won an award. A children’s story, Kato’s Grand Adventure, published in 2018 and co-authored with her husband, won five awards. During the 2020 pandemic, Jasmine wrote and self-published a travel book On the Nile with a Dancing Dane, winner of three awards in 2021. Jasmine resides in enchanting Corrales, New Mexico with her husband and four cats. Follow the author on Facebook.


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms. Visit her website for information on her publications. Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Randall Stewart

By: Darby Karchut

Congratulations to Randall Stewart. His recent release, HIKING IN CRIPPLE CREEK, VICTOR, AND GOLDFIELD WITH THE GOLD CAMP TRAIL MULES, was featured in the Pikes Peak Courier newspaper.

Hiking in Cripple Creek

ABOUT THE BOOK:

This hiking book discusses the geology of the Colorado Gold Camp, selected mines of the district, and highlights the many hiking trails around the Gold Camp. Copies may be purchased through Amazon.

Randall Stewart

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Randall Stewart lives in the Front Range of Colorado, and has written 11 books available on Amazon Books, including a recent book on hiking in the Gold Camp area of Cripple Creek, Victor, and Goldfield. His books are available as paperbacks and ebooks. Visit him at Randall Books and follow the author on Facebook.


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms. Visit her website for information on her publications. Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Donna Schlachter

By: Darby Karchut

Congratulations to Donna Schlachter! Writing as Leeann Betts, she recently released her latest novella collection from Barbour Publishing, ALWAYS A WEDDING PLANNER, with co-authors RL Ashly, Toni Shiloh, and Davalynn Spencer. This sweet and clean romance collection features four best friends who operate a wedding planning business in Loveland, Colorado.

Always a Wedding Planner, by: Donna Schlachter

ABOUT THE BOOK: 

Discover how keeping secrets from each other threatens four women’s friendships, wedding business, and own ability to find love in Loveland, Colorado.

Business partners Felicity Anderson, the cake baker; Kiki Bell, the seamstress; Cassie Blackthorn, the coordinator; and Chef Saffron Delarosa are best of friends in a town that is a romantic wedding destination for many couples—who work together at Weddings by Design to make every bride’s special day perfect. Could each falling into their own romance be the key to working out their differences and learning to trust each other—and God—with their futures? Copies of the book may be purchased through Amazon and Barbour Publishing

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

Donna Schlachter

Donna Schlachter usually pens historical mysteries while her alter ego, Leeann, writes cozy mysteries. Together, they’ve penned more than 30 books and novellas. They also judge writing contests, teach online and at conferences, and offer writerly services such as editing and proofreading. They are members of various writers groups including Pikes Peak Writers, ACFW, Sisters in Crime, Writers on the Rock, and Capitol Christian Writers Federation. Visit Donna’s website and blog, and learn more about her fellow authors, Toni Shiloh, RL Ashly, and Davalynn Spencer.


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms. Visit her website for information on her publications. Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Another Sweet Success for Fleur Bradley

By: Darby Karchut

And the wonderful news just keeps on a-coming! Fleur Bradley is pleased to announce that her middle-grade mystery novel Midnight at the Barclay Hotel won the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award for the Southwest region. Her book is also nominated for the Anthony (mystery) Award in the YA category, the Agatha (mystery) Award in the Best Children’s/YA, and made Florida’s Sunshine State Young Readers nominee and Rhode Island Children’s Book Award nomination list.

Midnight at the Barclay Hotel

ABOUT THE BOOK:

When JJ Jacobson convinced his mom to accept a surprise invitation to an all-expenses-paid weekend getaway at the illustrious Barclay Hotel, he never imagined that he’d find himself in the midst of a murder mystery. He thought he was in for a run-of-the-mill weekend ghost hunting at the most haunted spot in town, but when he arrives at the Barclay Hotel and his mother is blamed for the hotel owner’s death, he realizes his weekend is going to be anything but ordinary.

Now, with the help of his new friends, Penny and Emma, JJ has to track down a killer, clear his mother’s name, and maybe even meet a ghost or two along the way.

Fleur Bradley

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

Fleur Bradley is passionate about two things: mysteries and getting kids to read, and she regularly speaks at librarian and educator conferences on reaching reluctant readers. Originally from the Netherlands, Fleur now lives in Colorado Springs with her family, and entirely too many rescue animals. For more information on Fleur and her books, visit her at ftbradley.com and follow her on Twitter.


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms. Visit her website for information on her publications. Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Doc Gurney

By: Darby Karchut

Congratulations to Dr. H.C. Gurney on the recent release of his book, THE ONE-EYED BUFFALO AND OTHER ADVENTUROUS STORIES FROM THE LIFE OF DOC GURNEY VETERINARIAN (December 2020 from Boulevard Press)

One Eyed Buffalo, By: Doc Gurney

ABOUT THE BOOK

The book has 32 engaging short stories which illustrate the unique challenges of a veterinarian treating animals across the plains and mountains of Colorado and Wyoming. Often far from his veterinary hospital, he had to rely on quick thinking and ingenuity to help his patients in emergency situations. His dedication to all animals resonates throughout the book. Both ebook and paperback may be purchase through Amazon.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. H. C. Gurney has practiced veterinary medicine for over 50 years in both Wyoming and Colorado. In his lifetime he has been a veterinarian, a cowboy, a scientific researcher, an inventor, a politician, an author, and a lecturer (to name a few). On the leading edge of scientific discoveries, he has devoted his life to the well-being of all species. His philosophy is, “No problems, only solutions.”


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms. Visit her website for information on her publications. Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Tena Stetler

By: Darby Karchut

Congratulations to Tena Stetler and her amazing year so far! A WITCH’S QUANDARY, part of A Demon’s Witch series, is the second book release this year (coming July 12 from The Wild Rose Press). Earlier in the year was CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY MAGIC, part of the One Scoop or Two Summer series (April 2021 from The Wild Rose Press). There may be a third release in her future this year. Also, she signed a contract to turn her published novel, CHARM ME AGAIN, into a video game by Romancefate.com. The release date is about six months away.

Tena Stetler

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 Tena Stetler is a best-selling author of award-winning paranormal romance with an over-active imagination. She wrote her first vampire romance as a tween, to the chagrin of her mother and the delight of her friends. Her books tell tales of magical kick-ass women and mystical alpha males that dare to love them. Travel, adventure and a bit of mystery flourish in her books along with a few companion animals to round out the tales. Visit her at tenastetler.com and be sure to follow her on Facebook, Bookbub, Twitter, Goodreads, Instagram, and Pinterest. Tena’s books may be purchase through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Apple, and The Wild Rose Press


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms. Visit her website for information on her publications. Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Randall Stewart

Congratulations to Randall Stewart. His recent release, HIKING IN CRIPPLE CREEK, VICTOR, AND GOLDFIELD WITH THE GOLD CAMP TRAIL MULES, was featured in the Pikes Peak Courier newspaper.

ABOUT THE BOOK

This hiking book discusses the geology of the Colorado Gold Camp, selected mines of the district, and highlights the many hiking trails around the Gold Camp. Copies may be purchased through Amazon.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Randall Stewart lives in the Front Range of Colorado, and has written 11 books available on Amazon Books, including a recent book on hiking in the Gold Camp area of Cripple Creek, Victor, and Goldfield. His books are available as paperbacks and ebooks. Visit him at Randall Books and follow the author on Facebook.


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms. Visit her website for information on her publications. Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Jeanette Minniti

A rousing cheer for Jeanette Minniti! Her debut novel, THE ONLY WAY HOME, released in April from Penning Press. An historical fiction set in 1933 during the Great Depression, it’s the story of one boy’s determination to survive loss and hardship to help his family –and how fate and a violin touch the course of his life.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Desperate times. Danger on the rails. A journey to save a family.

It is 1933 inside a sweltering courtroom in Macon, Georgia. Fifteen-year-old Robert sits on a bench awaiting his fate after being picked up for vagrancy and spending a night in jail. He left his home in Illinois with a neighborhood friend to ride the rails to find work to help his widowed mother and siblings. After his friend became dismayed by the perils traveling and went back, Robert pursued their plans to find harvesting work in Georgia.

Going home empty-handed isn’t easy for Robert. His father died just prior to the onset of the Great Depression and the family lost their home and livelihood. Government agents came by to discuss the younger siblings live in other homes. Resolved to keep her family together, his mother was forced to sell most of their belongings. In an effort to help, Robert insisted on selling his precious violin.

THE ONLY WAY HOME is available through Amazon, Kobo, IndieBound, and through IngramSparks.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jeanette Minniti has an MA in Journalism from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her writing interest gravitated to historical fiction. She recently released her first novel THE ONLY WAY HOME set in 1933 during the Great Depression. She placed 3rd for the Pikes Peak Writers Zebulon Award in 2020 in the Literary Fiction category and was a finalist in the same category for the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold Award. Visit the author at JeanetteMinniti.com  and follow her on Facebook


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms. Visit her website for information on her publications. Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Deborah Martinez Martinez

By: Darby Karchut

Congratulations to author Dr. Deborah Martinez Martinez and illustrator Robert W. Pacheco! Their book, CHICANA ACTIVISTS OF COLORADO: POWERFUL WOMEN PAPER DOLLS AND THEIR STORIES, is a finalist for the Colorado Book Award (Pictorial category) View their talk with five other authors/illustrators in the Pictorial category on YouTube.

Chicana Activists of Colorado

­­ABOUT THE BOOK

Illustrated by Robert W. Pacheco, the unusual art portfolio book uses the paper doll format to present 21 short biographies of each woman and her work in social justice. According to the author, “These women and their stories are treasures. Their stories are potent and serve to motivate and guide.” The book is available from the publisher,  VanishingHorizons.com  and from Amazon.

Deborah Martinez Martinez

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

This is the second book by author Deborah Martinez Martinez, Ph.D, and the eleventh book for her as editor and CEO of Vanishing Horizons Publishing. She retired from higher education with the Colorado State University of Pueblo in 2004. “Throughout my career as a college recruiter,” she said, “I realized that no matter how much someone worked for the good of the community, only certain people showed up in the newspaper. It was the racism and sexism of the 1970s. Being an author and publisher is my way of combatting that slide into anonymity that faced some of these leaders.” For more information about the author or her other books, visit the author at VanishingHorizons.com


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms. Visit her website for information on her publications.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.