Reading, Writing, and To Think About

*    Book Launch Saturday, May 12, 1 pm, Barnes & Noble, 960 S Colorado Blvd, Denver. Informal, Qs and As, some refreshments, Mother’s Day celebration.
*    What a Character!: the woman’s perspective, Sunday, May 20, 1:30 pm, Denver Woman’s Press Club, 1325 Logan St, Denver. Three DWPC novelists discuss their work with a special emphasis on character development. Refreshments.
  • Kathleen Duhamel, author of Deep End, on when characters talk back.
  • Bonnie McCune, author of Never Retreat, where characters come from. 
  • Suzanne Young, author of The Wrong Coat, know your characters.
YOU’RE INVITED! Both events are free and open to the public. For information, 303-377-1455, text 303-809-2790,
How many have you read? I’ve read 43, well, 42 because I only made it half-way through Don Quixote. These are not necessarily the best written, nor are they the most interesting. The group skews toward newer books as well as popular favs (Fifty Shades of Gray). Still it’s always fun to compare what you’d choose. This site has the whole list; others that come up in a search only show a partial list or have so many problems with the pages, they’re not worth looking at.
QUICK AS 1-2-3
If you’d like to help readers learn about my work, here are three methods:
  1. Go online to the book’s site, scroll to the bottom, and check those reviews that you think are especially noteworthy or helpful. Yes, this information is used in determining which books get a push from the site’s host.
  2. Like it or hate it, social media influences people’s discussions and choices. You can mention Never Retreat on your FaceBook, Twitter, etc, to spread the news.
  3. Book Bub, one of the most popular book sites, discounts books and builds a book community. You can post your reviews online there as well as the actual online bookstores. You do have to be a member to get on the site (no fee). Never Retreat is located at

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