Join me on the couch

I had an interesting session on the couch. Stop by and see what secrets were revealed and a snippit from the upcoming release, First Change.

The interview is at:

Hope you’ll stop by. Leave a comment and be entered into giveaway of Windmaster Legacy.

~till next time, Helen

Out and About with Cynthia Woolf

The first interview of the year is up. I’m dishing secrets with Cynthia Woolf. You’re invited to stop on by and see the answers to questions such as “Was your road to publication fraught with peril or a walk in the park?” and “advice for aspiring writers.” There are also a couple of special questions answered just for my readers.

Hope you’ll stop on by and leave a comment. The post is at

~till next time, Helen

Out and About with Fiona Mcvie

Some interviews are fun… some reveal yourself. Some are both. Fiona Mcvie is a  mum and granny. Her “About” section mentions a love of reading and baking. She is also a great interviewer. Stop by her blog to see mine.

I pulled one question as a teaser, selected because of the nearness of All Hallow’s Eve.

Fiona: What do you want written on your headstone and why?

The rest of the story  is at

Hope you’ll stop by for a visit.

~till next time. Helen

Volunteers,Tennessee & Dragons?

Join me at Annette Synder’s blog where I take part of in 50 Authors From 50 States. I talk about my adopted state of Tennessee. Come by for a visit. The sweet tea’s cold and the rocking chairs are on the porch.

~Till next time, Helen

Oh yeah, the story includes a picture of a new friend, a water dragon. The camera caught him sunning on the lawn at Discovery Park of America in Union City, Tennessee.

Calling all Night Owls – Dragons Soar on Blog Talk Radio

Ever wonder what the author of that book you’re reading sounds like? Or the hidden secrets behind the story? You’ll have a chance to meet me in the virtual world of blog talk radio. I visited Linda Mooney on her program, Other Worlds of Romance. The best thing, they haven’t figured out how to transmit tomatoes through the internet yet. Yay. So I emerged unscathed.

Stop on by and listen to a live recording where I talk about and read an excerpt from Hatchling’s Vengeance.
And if you haven’t heard them, here’s the links for all the programs on the Dragshi Chronicles.

Hatchling’s Vengeance  Hatchling’s Mate  Hatchlings Curse   Dragon Destiny

~till next time, Helen


XPost – For the Love of A Library

Sometimes you read a post that deserves more than just a plus+ or a share on your favorite social media site. “For the Love of a Library” by Ella Jay Olsen is one such article.

To me, libraries have always been a second home. Books… books… and did I say books? As a child I would go through a bagfull a week. I’m grateful to my parents who instilled a life-long love of reading.

Even with online searches, libraries still provide valuable services to individuals and to their community. Results from a search engine may provide an alternative to the encyclopedias of some of our youth, but nothing replaces the human brain and the skilled search of a reference librarian.

Many libraries serve as a community center, hosting talks, meetings, and other small get-togethers. As a sidenote, I’ll be spending a lot of time in October at the Tipton County Public Library. First Date is October 1, “Help! I’ve Been Elected Organization Historian and there’s an anniversary coming up.” Then I’ll be shifting back and the remaining two talks wil deal with fiction.

As for that original post by Olsen, go to  For the Love of a Library.  As she says, “Libraries are magical places.” Go find out why, even in this digital age, libraries are still important.

~Till next time, Helen