And the Winner is…

Joke of the Week:

If a group of crows is called a murder, what do you call two crows?

Attempted murder!

The winner of the mystery book contest is: Alexandria Servantes. Congratulations!

There is still time to Pre-Order The Advocate’s Oath at 25% discount. Don’t miss out!

Don’t forget to add The Advocate’s Oath as a “to read” on Goodreads. See you next week!



Great Beyond Burrell!


Those of you who have been waiting for the audio version of Liberating Lana won’t have to wait much longer. It’s all finished and will be up as soon as Audible approves it. I’ll let you know when it is released.

If you belong to Goodreads, please go there and mark The Advocate’s Oath as a “to read”. It all helps.




Beyond Burrell is a little different this time. I’m giving away 5 books by some of my favorite authors. To enter, you just click the link here and follow the directions. You can get extra entries by sharing with others. (That helps me because it introduces new readers to my book as well.) Please feel free to enter, share as much as you can, and good luck!…

The Advocate’s Oath Release Date!



THE ADVOCATE’S OATH will launch on April 23, 2024!  Pre-order here.

Here’s a description of the book:

Attorney Sabre Brown advocates for children every day in court, but when her young neighbor says she’s terrified because she overhead her parents talking about murder, Sabre has no idea how to help her. As a favor to an old friend, she also agrees to defend a teenage boy accused of killing his stepmother. When she discovers her client was having an affair with the victim, Sabre begins to think he’s guilty. Or is he being framed by his own dad?

With the help of her investigator, JP, and his hacker associate, Lana, they uncover a web of dark secrets and hidden motives, and they realize that events of the past are resurfacing to endanger people in the present. Racing against time, Sabre and her team must put together the pieces of this deadly puzzle before it’s too late. Can they unearth the crucial link needed to save both children?

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all my Irish friends!


The Advocate’e Memory is FREE!


THE ADVOCATE’S MEMORY is FREE on Kindle today and for the next couple of days (3-6 through 3-10). Get your free copy now if you don’t already have it. If you do, remind a mystery reader friend to get one.

I love playing Sudoku. Do you? If so, try Lawrence Lloyd’s newest. They are currently only published on the Amazon US site, will later be added to other countries. They are cool  books and easy to read!


Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

And speaking of chickens… (We were, weren’t we?)

The JPism for the week is:



Thank you all for voting. And this time, you picked my favorite cover. That doesn’t happen very often.

THE ADVOCATE’S OATH is off to the editor. Now I wait…


I’ve Got My Title!

Isn’t that the cutest ugly dog you’ve ever seen?

I’ve had my nose to the grindstone writing the next book–the “O” book. And I’m happy to report, I’ve finished the first draft! Of course, there’s some serious editing ahead, but the basic storyline is down on paper. That brings me to the title of the book.

This book’s winner for the “O” word is: Donna Record. Congrats, Donna and thank you!

Oh yeah, the title is THE ADVOCATE’S OATH.

Madeline Settle, my cover designer, is working on the cover. It’ll be a few weeks before we send you the covers to vote on. In the meantime, enjoy the rest of the series if you haven’t already finished it.


Book #15 The Advocate’s O______!




I’ve made a lot of progress on The Advocate’s O_______. I started the book, wrote several chapters and decided I didn’t like the way it started. Actually, I woke up yesterday morning thinking it wasn’t right. So, I started again, but I’m still using what I wrote first, I’m just putting it a little further into the book. I’ve only done that one other time, and that was because my publisher told me to. I’m happy now with the opening.

Thank all of you who showed up for my event this past weekend in Riverside. I’m trying to schedule some other events outside of the area. I’m hoping I can work them around other travels I have planned.

I’m going to Michigan in late April because my niece is graduating from med school at Michigan State University, and she has asked me to be a “hooder” for her. I’m not exactly sure what that entails, but I’m honored to be a part of her ceremony.

Please let me know if you live in Michigan. If so, what city are you in?


P.S. THE ADVOCATE will be FREE on Kindle January 22, & 23. Please let your mystery reader friends know!

It’s A Brand New Year!

The first joke of the year!


I hope your year is starting out well. I always start each year by telling myself that this will be the best year ever! And sometimes I’m right, but regardless it sets the tone and usually I find there are some wonderful adventures and great happenings throughout the year. So, here goes: THIS WILL BE MY BEST YEAR EVER! I hope your’s is too!

I have a good start on the next book in THE ADVOCATE SERIES, The Advocate’s O______. (I don’t have the name yet, so if you missed out on sending me an “O” word, you still can.)

For you locals, I will be in Riverside at the Convention Center this weekend 01/12 – 01/14 selling and signing. I love this event because I get to see so many of my readers. Please stop in and see me if you’re in the area.


Please follow me on Bookbub and you will see whenever I offer a free kindle book. You will also see a lot of other FREE books by great authors that you might be interested in reading. BookBub

Please follow me on Amazon.

Happy New Year!


Words of wisdom from JP to start the new year.









That’s my plan for 2024. I’m going to go into it like I’m riding a brass rhino! Look out world, here I come. I’m making my resolutions and carrying them out.

First New Year’s Resolution: Write 3 books in The Advocate Series. That means O, P, & Q! If I put my mind to it, I can get ‘er done. I’ll jump on my brass rhino and ride!

If you have a resolution you’d care to share with me, I’d love to hear it.