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Saturday, August 9, 2014

A Fearful Thing By Kathleen Marks (Ronda Hinrichsen)

I am nearly finished writing the first draft of "A Fearful Thing", a Dalton & Dalton Mystery. It is a historic paranormal romantic suspense novella with characters I really love writing about.Think of "Castle" meets "The Parent Trap" plus a glowing cat. :) Anyway, I recently received the cover and can't wait to show it off. So here it is.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

What She Did Right: Uniqueness (The Hitler Dilemma by Carolyn Frank) by Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen

Since there are only a set number of story lines in the world, authors struggle to find unique ways to share their stories with their readers. Some utilize wondrous settings or give characters extraordinary abilities. Others shock or mystify. I mix ideas together and see what comes out. But I'm happy to report that Carolyn Frank has incorporated one of my favorite methods in her latest historical novel, The Hitler Dilemma. It is based on the true story of Max Adam, a German soldier who did not agree with Hitler, but because he was a German citizen, had to fight Hitler's war. I've heard and studied a lot about WWII over the years, and I can't remember ever hearing the story from that particular point of view. For that reason alone, I applaud Carolyn Frank's work. But I must also say that this frequently heart-wrenching story is likewise poignant and insightful. Read it. You won't regret it. 

Friday, May 23, 2014

Carolyn Frank's The Hitler Dilemma Blog Tour

Perfect for Memorial Day! Author Carolyn Frank's blog tour for her newest book starts tomorrow.

The Hitler Dilemma Book Blog Tour Stops
May 24th. www.franklycreative.blogspot.com
May 25th: annadelc.com/blog
May 26th  http://www.fayklingler.com/
May 27th: lindzeearmstrong.blogspot.com
May 28th: sueysbooks.blogspot.com
May 29th: themusingsofabookaddict.com
May 30th: ldsandlovinit.blogspot.com
May 31sth: http://www.tarynataylor.com/
June 1st: Julielcasey.com/blog
June 2nd: renaeswritespot.blogspot.com
June 3rd: thewriteblocks.blogspot.com
June 4th: maryanndennis.blogspot.com
June 5th: whynotbecauseisaidso.blogspot.com
June 6th: donnakweaver.com
June 7th: lisaswinton.blogspot.com

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014

To Sleep No More Novella by Kathleen Marks/ Ronda Hinrichsen

One of decisions a writer must make is whether or not to use a pen name. After long deliberation, I've decided to use the name Kathleen Marks for a series of preternatural mystery novellas. The first is titled To Sleep No More, A Dalton & Dalton Preternatural Mystery.You can not only read the first chapter here, but you can also purchase it from Amazon for your Kindle.
Here's the cover and a blurb:

She's broken-hearted. He's the man who loves her.Preternatural scientist Alexandra Dalton and her estranged husband, Richard Dalton, a treasure hunter, join forces to unravel a mysterious "Night Hag" murder at Watson Manor.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Upcoming Writing Conferences

There are two great writing conferences coming up in the next few months. If you're a writer, you really ought to check them out!

Monday, December 16, 2013


It's here! Don't forget to register soon! There are some great opportunities and classes this year that have never been offered before. You will not want to miss it.