Do you prefer paperbacks to ebooks?

You’re not alone. I’m one of those people who enjoys the feel of a bound book in my hand, the act of turning real pages. Besides, I spend enough time staring at a screen these days. When I read fiction, I want it to be a different experience, a time away.

Well, if you’re a paperback lover like me, I’m giving you a special perk. You can buy my new novel, Weekend Pass, in paperback starting today. That’s 4 days before the book is due to be officially released. That’s right. Just because you have a thing for good old-fashioned print, I’m letting you skip to the head of the line. No need to wait until next Tuesday when the rest of the world gets their first chance to buy the book.

Author interview

Book blogger Marilyn R. Wilson asked me some interesting questions when she interviewed me at the start of the 3-week blog tour for Weekend Pass earlier this week.

Signed up for my virtual book launch party yet?

If you haven’t, it’s not too late. If you have, consider inviting a friend. Just forward them this message.


Jan 19

5:00-6:00 pm
Eastern Time

This online party has something for everyone, whether you’re new to my work or already a fan.

Advance praise

Weekend Pass packs a lot into fewer than two hundred pages. The dialogue never stutters. The writing is tight and clean and elegant with hidden depths that give pause for reflection and thought. It covers important, difficult themes in a compassionate, humanist way. It was an absolute pleasure to read.” – Recommended,


Who can forgive a mother who poisons her eight-year-old son? 

Even if it was an accident.

Tasha thought she had everything under control – her family life, her career as a nurse – until her son got into her stash of painkillers. Now, during her first weekend home from drug treatment, she must come to grips with the damage she’s done and somehow pick up the pieces. Told from the points of view of four different family members, Weekend Pass is a story about the lies we tell ourselves and the people we love. And it’s about struggling to rise above the mistakes that threaten to define us.