Hello My Happy People,
I hope you all had a fabulous week and are looking forward to an even better weekend! With the weather slowly starting to climb up toward warmer temperatures, I thought some Spring jokes would be in order.
This week I had an amazing interview with psychological thriller author, Val Collins. Her new book, Dying to Tell is on pre-order now and will be available February 28th. Be sure to check out the podcast by clicking the purple microphone below in all of my blogs to hear the latest episode. I got to read an advance copy and I give this 5 stars. Her characters are incredibly relatable and her world she has created is engaging. I honestly did not have the killer figured out until the reveal.
March 1st I will be joined by my friend visual storyteller/artist Kirstie Page of Remember When Art. We had so much fun chatting for this interview. We just jumped right in and forgot to introduce her to the audience until late in the interview, so I will be doing a bit of editing on our chat. It is a bad habit I have when interviewing personal friends.
After Kirstie, I have a two part interview with another good friend,
author, playwright, director, and jack of all trades, Lance Steen Anthony Nielsen. I am going to try to divide our interview into mostly his book information for his Diamonds in the Sky series in part one and his published scripts such as his new Paratrooper series in part two. He has a vast and varied career and there is a lot of fascinating information to cover.
I have been working on the website and getting D.S. Stephens' pages set up. More information will be coming later this year as we get her settled into Burckhardt Books and prepare to publish her first romance book. We did get a logo designed for her. Let us know what you think.
I have been trying to finish my own book, Into the West: Family Ties. I was all set to spend most of the day writing yesterday and ended up with a head injury that left me a little loopier than normal for most of the day. I went to clean the bathroom and bent over to grab a brush and ran my forehead into a water valve that has been sticking out of the bathroom wall in the same spot the entire 8 years we have lived here. I think the moral of this story is that it is just too dangerous for me to clean the bathroom so I need to leave that for someone else. I can dream.
Into the West: Family Ties will be the 7th and final book in the Into the West Saga Serial and I will move on to finishing me crime thriller The Touch which I will be publishing as Dianne Burckhardt. I am starting to add Burckhardt Books as a co-author on all of the titles coming out of Burckhardt Books so the entire catalog will be easier to find where ever books are sold.
I also spent some time this week updating all of your social media to be more SEO compliant. Now you can seach for @BurckhardtBooks on all social media to find all things from us. If you have a bookmarked you might need to update the link. To make it easier for everyone we have also created a Linkedtr.ee account. Find all our links at at My goal in life as an author is to one day make enough of a living at this that I can hire someone to all of this behind the scenes work for me so I can just write. As I a stated before ... I CAN DREAM!
Have a great weekend, people! Now go forth and be happy!
Q: Why are storm clouds so bouncy in April?
A: Because they’re filled with Spring water.
Q: When do bedbugs have their babies?
A: In the spring.
Q: Why was Yoda such a good gardener?
A: He has two green thumbs.
Q: How can you tell the difference between spring rolls and summer rolls?
A: By the Season-ing.
Q: What do you call it when Easter eggs tumble down a hill?
A: Spring rolls.
Q: When’s the best time to wash your matress?
A: During Spring cleaning.
Q: What is a pickle’s favorite flower?
A: A daffo-dill.
Q: Why are "As" like flowera?
A: Because Bs always comes after them!
Q: How do you plant a kiss in Spring?
A: You use Tulips. (two lips)
Q: Why couldn’t the rose bud ride a bike?
A: It didn’t have any petals yet.
And last but not least ...
Q: Did you hear about the gardener who was so happy for Spring to arrive?
A: He was so excited, he wet his plants!
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LM Wilson, author of The Last of the Spirit Drakes (EP: 51, Feb. 1, 2023)
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C. D'Angelo, Author of The Difference and The Visitor (EP: 53, Feb. 15th, 2023)
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Mark L. Redmond, Author of The Box M Gang (Episode 8: March 23, 2022)
DJ Jamison, Author of Never Have I Evan (Episodes 21 & 22: July 6 & 13, 2022)
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Sonali Dev, author of The Vibrant Years. (Episode 42: Nov. 30, 2022)
Kira Hagen, author of Strangeling. (Episode 43: Dec. 7, 2022)