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Last day of July! Open contests! NEW PUZZLE-CONTEST!
Friday, July 31st, 2020

UPDATE: The winner is…Elaine Mulder!

I checked the calendar this morning and had to do a double-take. We’re at July 31st! July 31st! Has this year flown by for you like it has me? Sure, it’s been a very strange year. One for the history books in so many ways. A year where we’re living from one disaster to another. Plus, we’re stuck at home.

I had to think back to my childhood where we stayed glued to the TV through JFK’s assassination, the moon landing, the Viet Nam war. (An aside, one of my most vivid memories was watching a reporter get shot and having a South Vietnamese medic wrapping his leg with a tourniquet—while he continued his report!) Now, we (maybe just I?) can watch news 24/7. I’m listening to the news while I’m typing this! It’s crazy. Not healthy, I’m sure, but I feel like I have to know the second when the zombie apocalypse starts! Because that’s next, right?

In the meantime, it’s the end of July. I did plenty of work this month but don’t yet have a new book to share. That happens in August.ย  Check out Cage, if you’re ready for another sexy bounty hunter. I did a s*$t-ton of editing for other folks. I painted my ass off. I spent a lot of pool time with the kids. So, I wasn’t lazy. I just wasn’t writing fast enough. I realize I’ve been using my family’s self-isolation as an excuse to…watch more movies with the family, participate in meal preparation, playing with the little ones, playing with a new hobby that provides me joy… Maybe that makes me a bad writer, but I’m not caring. ๐Ÿ™‚

These contests are still open!

  1. Susan Saxx: Nathan Unwrapped (Contest) — Win a FREE book!
  2. Storytime โ€” A Puzzle Contest — Win an Amazon gift card!
  3. Gabbi Grey: Why gay romance? (Contest) — Win an Amazon gift card!

The Puzzle-Contest

For a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card, tell me the story that goes along with this picture!ย 

11 comments to “Last day of July! Open contests! NEW PUZZLE-CONTEST!”

  1. Delilah
    · July 31st, 2020 at 11:09 am · Link

    3:24 Can’t wait to see your stories!

  2. Shirley Long
    · July 31st, 2020 at 11:42 am · Link

    Have no idea what the story is but I love the picture. I’d love to be sitting on one of those rocks reading a good book, just soaking in the peacefulness. No husband, no kids or grandkids or great grandkids, no phone ~~ just me enjoying the quietness.

  3. Colleen C.
    · July 31st, 2020 at 12:12 pm · Link

    Ooh that is a beautiful scene!
    Someone was lost in the dark woods and follows a speck of light and finds this beautiful scene!

  4. bn100
    · July 31st, 2020 at 12:27 pm · Link

    time travel to another planet

  5. Pansy Petal
    · July 31st, 2020 at 12:51 pm · Link

    I have to say, spending time with family, no matter the reason, is always time well spent. That will not be there later. Other stuff will be. So enjoy that family!

    As for that pic – 2:37 time – lovely! As for a story, well, that is kind of why I have been quiet lately. Brain has gone quiet. So I am buried in books or listening to audibles. Keeps me out of trouble.

  6. Debra Guyette
    · July 31st, 2020 at 1:54 pm · Link

    2:29 Finally we have found a way through the mountains and it was well worth it.

  7. Mary Preston
    · July 31st, 2020 at 6:31 pm · Link

    3:34 – as they stepped out of the gloom and into the light they knew they had found their new home.

  8. flchen1
    · August 1st, 2020 at 1:47 am · Link


    What a gorgeous moment–the weary travelers have pushed through tangled, dark, muddy area of caverns and rocks to emerge into the golden light. It gives them a feeling of encouragement before they tackle the task of setting up camp for the evening.

    · August 3rd, 2020 at 9:30 pm · Link

    What a beautiful trap our enemies have set for us Americans

  10. Elaine Mulder
    · August 6th, 2020 at 7:19 pm · Link

    Not sure what story this goes to but itโ€™s a beautiful scenery.

  11. Delilah
    · August 9th, 2020 at 9:55 am · Link

    I’m glad you all enjoyed the puzzle-picture!

    The winner of the Amazon gift card is…Elaine Mulder! Congrats, Elaine! Email me at to arrange delivery of your prize!

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