Sweet Success

Sweet Success for Debbie Burke

By: Darby Karchut

Congratulations to Debbie Burke on the recent release of FLIGHT TO FOREVER (January 17 from Media Management, LLC).

Flight to Forever by Debbie Burke

ABOUT THE BOOK:

In this, the sixth book in the Tawny Lindholm Thrillers with a Heart, what’s legal ain’t always right; what’s illegal ain’t always wrong. Copies of the book may be purchase through Amazon.

Debbie Burke, Author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Debbie Burke is a suspense novelist, award-winning journalist, and blogger at The Kill Zone. Visit the author at debbieburkewriter.com and follow the author on Twitter: @burke_writer.


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.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Sandi Hoover and Jim Tritten!

By: Darby Karchut

Just in time for Valentine’s Day! A heartfelt congratulations to Sandi Hoover and Jim Tritten on the recent release of their book, LOVE AND LIES: CALL ME EVE  (January 2021 from RhetAskew Publishing).

ABOUT THE BOOK   Join two star-crossed lovers. Will they find each other … again?

Mark Adams proves to be an irresistible diversion during Eve’s stopover in Fiji. But when playtime’s up, Eve doesn’t play fair. Copies may be purchased through Amazon.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS   Award-winning authors Sandi Hoover and Jim Tritten publish their fifth collaboration. Be sure to follow the authors on Sandi’s Facebook page and on Jim’s   Facebook page.


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.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Deb Donley

By: Darby Karchut

Hats off to Deb Donley on the recent release of her book, a memoir entitled SQUARE CORNERS: A HORSEWOMAN’S STORY.

Book cover photo: Arlis Groves Photography. Used by permission.

ABOUT THE BOOK:  Growing up feminist, a tenacious woman struggles to become a successful horse trainer, loves and loses her cowboy husband, and fights through panic attacks to resume her career. The book (paperback or ebook) may be purchased through Blurb.com.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Deb Donley trained horses professionally for forty-two years.  Living the dreams of countless horse-crazy little girls, Deb began her career making house calls to help people with their horses.  She worked on several different ranches, earning World and National championships with her extraordinary horse partners.  Before retiring, she returned to making house calls for her clients.

Horse people form a community of animal-loving brothers and sisters supporting each other.  Now Deb enjoys watching other folks succeed in their horsey experiences.  She lives in the mountains of Colorado, hiking the trails and talking horses every chance she gets. 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.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Kim Olgren

Hats off to Kim Olgren (writing as K.A. Olgren) for the recent release of her debut novel, FLIPPED. This cozy mystery is the first in the Jillian McElroy Flipping Mystery series from Eclectic Silver Press.

ABOUT THE BOOK: 

Flipped, by: Kim Olgren - Cover

When Jillian McElroy finds herself laid off, recently bereft of her mother, and richer by a hefty inheritance she decides to take her mother’s posthumous advice and follow her dream of renovating and selling houses. But this old house may bring her more than she can handle. Every house has secrets. This one seems determined to keep them at any cost and trouble starts before Jillian puts the key in the door. Just after purchasing the house she’s nearly run over by an old man that turns out to be the next-door neighbor and a freak accident causes her contractor to quit. “If these walls could talk, they’d tell you to run,” he said. Which is exactly what her head tells her when she is forced to hire the only contractor in town available on short notice, notorious womanizer and former would-be flame Nathan Strong. But her heart has other ideas. The last thing Nathan wants is to be tied down, but Jillian is the one that got away which only makes him want her more. When her sister is kidnapped with her house as the ransom, Jillian and Eric soon find themselves in over their heads and head over heels as they race to find her sister, keep an obsessed old man from destroying her investment, and figure out what makes this particular property such a “killer” deal. The book is available through Amazon.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

Kim Olgren

K.A. Olgren has voraciously read anything she could get her hands on for as far back as she can remember. She’s always been a sucker for a good mystery in any form. By the time she’d entered elementary school she was writing her own stories and squirreling them away for her own eyes only. She’s worn many hats but writing has been her constant companion. When not wrestling with words or curled up with them (it’s a complicated love/hate relationship), she can be found flipping houses with her husband, volunteering within the local writing community, crocheting badly, traveling sporadically, or hanging out with her family and faithful German shepherd/lab mix in the beautiful Rock Mountains of Colorado. Visit the author’s website.   


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.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Fleur Bradley

Let’s hear it for Fleur Bradley! Her middle-grade novel, MIDNIGHT AT THE BARCLAY HOTEL, recently made it into NPR’s Best Mysteries & Thrillers of 2020.    

ABOUT THE BOOK: 

Midnight at the Barclay Hotel

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.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

Fleur Bradley
Fleur Bradley

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 husband and two daughters, and entirely too many cats. For more information on Fleur and her books, visit www.ftbradley.com, and on Twitter @FTBradleyAuthor.


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.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Ken Barrett

Congratulations to Ken Barrett on the recent release of DESTINATION, the final book in his five-novel speculative evolution series EXTINCTION.

ABOUT THE BOOK: 

Barrett explains that “the inspiration for the books came from reading Arthur C. Clarke’s CHILDHOOD’S END and Isaac Asimov’s I, ROBOT when I was a child. As of now, we are not in our final form; our personalities and consciousness grow with every new experience, and our bodies adapt to our changing environment and activities. We will inevitably become something more than we are currently, but what will that be?” For the author’s take on this question, pick up a copy through Amazon.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Ken Barrett

Ken Barrett grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and worked as a Design Engineer for over thirty years in Silicon Valley. He is a lifelong biker and an accomplished martial artist with advanced black-belt degrees in Tae Kwon Do, Chinese Kenpo, Hapkido, and Shotokan. He is retired and living in Colorado. Follow the author on Facebook and visit the author’s webpage.


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.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Patricia Walkow

In memorial to the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attack, Patricia Walkow is honored to announce the October 2020 release NEW MEXICO REMEMBERS 9/11. Patricia Walkow is the editor and curator of this collection of stories and poems. 

ABOUT THE BOOK: 

This anthology captures the 9/11/2001 experiences of New Mexico writers. Some witnessed the event.

The talented contributors to NEW MEXICO REMEMBERS 9/11 offer enlightening, sometimes heart-wrenching prose, thoughtful analysis, and evocative poetry. What did they see? Do?  How have they coped? What did they tell their children? How did they get home?  Who got angry? Who retreated into themselves?

Readers of these stories and poems will understand New Mexico may have been physically far from the devastation, but its heart was just next door. Copies of the anthology may be purchase through Artemesia Publishing, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and indie booksellers. For more information about the book and the contributors, visit the book’s Facebook page

Patricia Walkow, Author

ABOUT THE EDITOR: 

Patricia Walkow is an award-winning author and editor. She is a member of Pikes Peak Writers, the Corrales Writing Group, SouthWest Writers, New Mexico Press Women, Military Writers Society of America, and The National Federation of Press Women. A former Fortune 200 systems manager, Ms. Walkow is also editor emeritus of Corrales MainStreet News. Her editing has been honored by both New Mexico Press Women and the National Federation of Press Women. Her writing has won awards at the state, national, and international levels for full-length books, short stories, and essays; her work appears in over a dozen anthologies. She lives in Corrales, New Mexico with her husband, cats, and one very spoiled dog. Visit her website to learn more.


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.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Karla M. Jay

By: Darby Karchut

More happy news for Karla M. Jay. IT HAPPENED IN SILENCE, her second historical fiction set in rural Georgia in 1921, has recently released. 

It Happened in Silence, By; Karla M. Jay

ABOUT THE BOOK: 

Mute since birth, fifteen-year-old Willow Stewart has­­ one task to complete—to leave her Appalachian homestead and find a traveling preacher and her brother, Briar. When a peddler kidnaps her, she escapes only to face an unjust arrest and penal servitude. It’s Georgia 1921. The laws are not on her side. Or her brother’s.  

Soon Willow and Briar become ensnared in a world of cruel secrets, savage truths, deceitful practices, and desperate predicaments. This is a powerful tale of family, a celebration of decency, and the heartbreak of society’s injustices then that rings true today.  

Set in a world where women of the KKK betray their neighbors, horrors of unscrupulous foundling homes come to light, and buried mysteries are not all that hidden. The book may be purchased through Amazon.

Karla M. Jay, Author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Karla M. Jay lives in Salt Lake City. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, gardening, playing with her dog, or traveling to new places to try to find a story that has never been told. Follow her on Facebook and learn more about her books on Goodreads.

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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.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Lou Berger

Congratulations to Lou J. Berger on the recent release of his latest book, THE COMPANY YOU KEEP (October 22, 2020, from Heads and Tail Publishing).

ABOUT THE BOOK:

When Skeeter’s parents are brutally murdered, she is sold to Hurley, a vicious conman, to pay off her family debts. This disreputable gentleman, operating in Civil War-era Chicago, enlists a motley crew of children to fleece honest folks of their money. Hurley uses Skeeter’s tinkering talents to enhance his profits, and her mechanical marvels are the envy of his shady retinue. Skeeter, dreaming of bigger things, is quickly outgrowing Hurley’s iron-fisted control. Will she be able to escape Hurley’s clutches, and flee west, before it’s too late? Purchase a copy through Amazon.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Author, Lou Berger

Lou J Berger is a Denver-based fiction author, with about two dozen published short stories, a couple novelettes, and a novella (which was a work-for-hire and probably doesn’t count). He’s been published in Galaxy’s Edge Magazine, Daily Science Fiction, and a host of anthologies. In 2017, he was a Finalist for Writers of the Future. Lou is also one of the editors on PPW’s anthology, Fresh Starts. Visit the author at www.loujberger.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.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Debbie Burke

By; Darby Karchut

Congratulations to Debbie Burke on the recent release of her latest book, CROWEDED HEARTS.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

This novella, from the Tawny Lindholm Thrillers with a Heart series, follows the continuing adventures of Tawny Lindholm and Tillman Rosenbaum as they prepare for their upcoming wedding. But will the wedding happen? The novella can be purchased through Amazon.

Debbie Burke, Author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Debbie Burke writes thrillers with a heart. A regular blogger at The Kill Zone, her nonfiction articles have appeared in national and international publications. She is a founding member of Authors of the Flathead and helps to plan the annual Flathead River Writers Conference in Kalispell, Montana. Her greatest joy is mentoring young writers. The first book in Debbie’s series, INSTRUMENT OF THE DEVIL, won the 2016 Zebulon Award which led to her publishing contract. For more information about Debbie and her books, follow her on Twitter or visit her at www.debbieburkewriter.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.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.