Thank You and a Would-Be Cover Reveal

Thank you SOOOO much to everyone who has added Lady Catherine Says to their Goodreads’ Want to Read shelf! You guys are what keep me fueled and ready to punch through obstacles.

Now, for the cover reveal I mentioned in my post title. As you may or may not have known, I was going to self-publish my novel Circus in a Shot Glass, but it was accepted for publication by a small press back in the fall. Clean Reads. Check it out 🙂

Anyway, I had an editor on standby, and I even had a cover bought and worked out. Oops. Guess I should have waited. Well, without further ado, I give you my former cover, now useless:

Cover for CIASG SP

(Yes, I did buy the image, I just didn’t download the version with writing on it, so I used a screen capture. Back, ye trademark infringement accusers, I have the rights to post this on my blog.)

Can’t wait to see what the real cover from Clean Reads will look like. Eeeee!

Keep your pen on the page,


What Are You Wearing?

In my novel Circus in a Shot Glass (to be released later this year from Clean Reads), the protagonist (Scotch) loves ’50s style clothing.

The dress on the left (yes, I realize the proportions are totally off) is based on one of Rosemary Clooney’s dresses in the film White Christmas. It’s black, has a sweetheart neckline with off-the-shoulder straps, and a mermaid hemline. My character Scotch wears the dress at point during the novel–a rather quirky scene, imo.

The second dress is one I’d imagine Scotch wearing around The Antique Boutique, the shop where she works and lives in. It would be a deep green, complementing her auburn hair nicely 😉

Like Scotch, the 1950s is my favorite period for women’s clothing. It’s fun, bringing a piece of myself into what I put on paper.


What about you? What’s your favorite period for fashion?

Keep your pen on the page,

A Way to Help

If you guys wouldn’t mind, I could really use your help. It costs nothing and only takes a few seconds of your time. Would you please consider adding Lady Catherine Says to your Goodreads’ Want to Read shelf? By adding it to your shelf, it will raise visibility for my book among other readers.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Go to Goodreads and find my book (or click this link: LINK.)
  2. Hit the green button that says “Want to Read.”

That’s it 🙂 If you don’t have a Goodreads account, they’re really easy to set up and FREE! Just Google Goodreads.

I hope everyone up north is staying warm! And for all experiencing summer right now: Stay cool and enjoy!

Keep your pen on the page,


Happy New Year!

Here are my goals for 2018:

  • Survive edits of Circus in a Shot Glass
  • Finish revisions of “the goblets novel”
  • Finish draft one of Death’s Keyhole (working title)
  • Survive book signing at library
  • Sell books at local craft store

Here’s wishing you all a wonderful 2018, full of hope and joy and (hopefully) writing!

Keep your pen on the page,

Christmas Gifts — The Writerly List

Here are a few gift ideas for writers that I found. I haven’t been paid or asked to endorse these, and haven’t tried them all. Just a heads up 😉


Writing 21st Century Fiction by Donald Maass

Stephen King’s On Writing



A bookish candle of the month club subscription from Frostbeard Studio

A quill and ink set

This clock (I hate clocks that tick, but this one is cute, I must admit)

OR this clock

A “go away; I’m writing” sign

A cool journal



These handmade typewriter earrings

A cool necklace