The Next Big Thing Blog Hop

Thank you for dropping by to visit me on this blog hop! I was kindly tagged by Diane Adams, author of Life Should be Beautiful, If the Stars Fall, and That One Thing. You can read more about Diane’s books by going to Today, I’ll answer 10 questions about my work-in-progress, a romantic suspense entitled Expedition to Mountain River Cave.

January 1 Release – Message from Viola Mari

Enjoy this sci-fi romance filled with laugh-out-loud humor, erotic love scenes, and exotic places. World-renowned oceanographer and meteorite specialist, Marissa Jones, uncovers evidence that a comet cloud will soon destroy Earth. When aspiring writer and best friend, Jennifer begs her to take a Saturday morning sci-fi writing class, Marissa reluctantly agrees. Writing her real-life story as fiction gives her an astonishing new perspective on the anomalous set of craters she… Read More »

The Thrill of National Novel Writing Month

Today I was a guest on Blak Rayne’s blog and posted about how NaNoWriMo helps get me psyched up and writing! I hope you will make a hop over to her blog to check it out 🙂 Link to post on Blak Rayne’s blog

So Many Books, So Little Time, How do I Choose

Some of you more “mature” readers and writers may recall that 80s song, So Many Men, So Little Time, how can I choose?…Well, I must admit, I’ve felt that way about books far more often than I have about men. Partly because there’s no other man for me in this world than my husband. But I sure do enjoy feasting my eyes on delicious male pectoral muscles on book covers-talk… Read More »

Interview with Jeff Dickson

If you’re like me, a book’s characters make or break a story. If we care about them enough and become immersed enough in their lives and their story, we keep reading. On October 15th, author Jennifer Simpkins interviewed the hunky hero of The Open Water Swimmer, Jeff Dickson. Driven and focused, this elite open water swimmer also has a fun-loving, adventurous side to him that’s almost as irresistible as his… Read More »

Mind of an Athlete – Jeff Dickson’s the Swimmer I Wanted To Be

Ever since that day I joined swim team at age-12, I wanted to go to the Olympics. I wanted to stand on that highest of podiums and have someone place that gold medal around my neck. In my era, I watched Tracy Caulkins win slews of medals – if she could do it, I could too, I thought. In middle and high school, the typical teenage lifestyle eluded me. I… Read More »

Characters You Can Love

So often when I’ve read a book I’ve really cherished, I’m following the character every step of the way and thinking she’s a lot like me. Characters we can relate to are characters we enjoy. And once we feel personally involved in the story, we’re there. As an author, I always inject a little of my personality into my characters. When I was in elementary school, I was one of… Read More »

Author Interview on Blak Rayne’s Blog

Today I’m encouraging you to check out another erotic romance author blog – Blak Rayne’s – where she posted an interview we just had.  You can read it now at I hope you enjoy reading the interview and checking out some of Blak’s books. Have a wonderful day.

Trials of Being a New Author

So now I’m not only a published magazine writer, but a published author as well and nothing could thrill me more. But I’m finding the hardest part of being the new kid on the block is finding a way to be seen. A well-known author’s book comes up at the top of the list on Amazon in numerous categories, but most buyers never see new authors’ books when they search… Read More »

Amazon Review

Here’s what Judy S. says about The Open Water Swimmer in her five-star Amazon review…I hope you’ll be reading it this weekend 🙂 This book has it all! Mystery, intrigue, drama, romance and steamy sex! It is a fast-paced story with beautifully written descriptions of locations and characters! I highly recommend it!