Monday, October 22, 2012


Every day is a Celebration of Aloha! I am reminded of this most on the anniversary of my birth, which happens to be today, Monday, October 22. There was a time I didn’t read horoscopes, believing the predictions would somehow influence my thoughts and actions. Though not a control freak, I do not like being controlled.

In recent months, however, I have begun to read horoscopes for Libra and Scorpio as I am on the cusp of the two signs. One such prediction said: 

“Being secretive, mysterious and dedicated will

make you very intriguing to the people you deal with.”

Because I write murder mysteries, the enigmatic statement enticed me, especially the secretive and mysterious parts. Having already completed my second novel in the Pepper Bibeau Mystery series, secretive and mysterious in its own right, I decided to celebrate my birthday by sharing the first novel in the series, FOR EVERY ACTION There Are Consequences, with as many people as possible by offering the eBook for free on Amazon for my birthday. This FREE offer runs for five (5) days, from October 22, 2012 through October 26, 2012.
After making this arrangement through Amazon, I decided it would also be fun to give away copies of my second novel, DEADLY AS NATURE Envy Spawns Grief, to some wonderful readers on the Goodreads site. See information at right >>>>> Sign-up for this giveaway is scheduled through November 22, 2012. A total of four (4) Tradebook copies of the novel will awarded and sent to Goodreads readers immediately after the winners are announced.
Finally, I figured it was time to hold a drawing to give away two special “Pepper Dolls” designed by my good friend Kristie who has a large variety of cuddly dolls and animals for sale on her Etsy site at:

>>>The limited-edition Pepper Dolls are not for sale, however<<<
How you can be entered into the drawing for a chance to win one of two Pepper Dolls:
            A.) On or before November 22, 2012, submit your review of a Pepper Bibeau Mystery novel on the Amazon internet site for:

                        1.) FOR EVERY ACTION There Are Consequences

            B.) AND
                        1.) Include your contact information and your Amazon review name in the comment section below,
                        2.) Email your contact information and your Amazon review name to
(If you submit a review for both novels, your name will be entered into both drawings)
The drawing will be held on Monday, November 26, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. Hawaiian time.
Winners will be announced on this blog site immediately following the drawing.


Dolls measure 9 inches from hand-to-hand and 14 inches from head-to-toe
Dresses are constructed of Hawaiian print fabric from Honolulu, HI


  1. I am impressed by your body of work, both the content and the quality.
    Hope your birthday was special.
    Best wishes Gail.

  2. Thanks, Anthony. I'm stretching out the celebration through most of November!


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