Okay so it looks like I fell off the planet. Promise - I'm still here. The last four years have been ... hard. There's no other word for it. Everything is fine. I'm fine, but I've been the caregiver of my mom who has Dementia. Between her needs, work, etc I seem to have lost control of my time. I am still writing and am trying hard to get back to my blog.

In case you weren't aware Phaze and HSWF which where under the Mundania Umbrella have closed. I was smart enough to get my titles back before all this happened. I'm happy to say the three books I sold to HSWF have been picked up by Melange Books and are available through their Satin Books imprint. I have even sold a new title to them called Magical Quest due out in 2022

I have also been lucky enough to find a publisher for my Vespian Way series. I'm now with Blushing Books under the name of Bethany Drake. I have five titles out with them right now and am close to submitting two more. There's Desire's Destiny, Desire's Duty and Desire's Promise. Then there is two in my werewolf series, Tears of the Queen and Legend of the Tears. I have just finished the rough draft of the third book in the series and have plans for a fourth one the moment I submit it.

I'll probably still be sporadic here on the blog. Unless I win the lottery and can hire someone to help me I can't avoid it, but know I'm still here still working hard in the background and am hoping to do better at keeping my blog alive.


Saturday, March 31, 2012

Lottery Winners

Well I didn't win the record breaking lottery. Not even in the same states as the three winners. It's okay though. Each time I buy my tickets I still get to dream about what I'd do when I do win. I do have dreams like all of us do and as long as I have those dreams I'm good.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Spam Mail

I sure would like to know why they think I need enhancement when I don't have anything they have drugs to enhance. I laugh when I see them but as much info as they gather on us from our e-mails you'd think they'd know I'm female. Why would I need this?

Then of course there are the we have money to give you if you only give us a little information. Right, like I'm going to he dumb enough to give them my checking account info. I get mad when they pirate my yahoo e-mail addresses - why would I be so dumb?

Sunday, March 18, 2012


I love the sound of thunder and the way lightening fills the sky. Signaling that rain is coming. Sometimes soft and sometimes torrential, it always puts me in awe of Mother Nature. It has a wonderful cleansing effect on me. I love to stand out on the porch and watch as the rain pours from the sky. Helps me focus. Makes me glad to be alive.

Monday, March 12, 2012

My Blog Learning Curve

Still figuring out this thing. Did figure out how to add followers today! I also loaded my new cover! That book gets released tomorrow and I am so excited!!


Sunday, March 4, 2012


A couple of years ago I had a a fellow author tell me he thought I was amazing because I juggled so much yet found time to write. I sure didn't feel amazing. I remember weeks when I was too tired or too busy dealing with things at home or work to open up my manuscript and it bothered me. I wanted to write but couldn't.

Then I realized that I hadn't recharged my battery so to speak. Sometime you need to just stop and give yourself a moment to breathe. I find going to visit my sister does that for me. I am lucky if I write anything. but it is okay because I get to leave everything behind for a while and just enjoy the moment. It lets everything cook on the back burner. I'm not brow beating myself trying to work out something, even though my subconscious is looking for the solution to my dilemma, and normally finds it so much better when I'm not in the way.

 Going to the beach does this for me too. There is something about the sun, sand, saltwater and suntan lotion that makes me allow the world to slow down for a little while.

So where do you recharge your battery? It would be interesting to hear what other do to keep their muse going.