Beyond The Bookshelf with Tenecia Nicole

This was the most interesting interview that I’ve had so far. Check it out!

“In this episode, Tenecia Nicole sits with Barbara Howard and they discuss the backstory behind her book Final Harvest. The conversation Tenecia Nicole has with Barbara centers around character development, reader feedback and the Texas winter storm. Visit Barbara Howard on her website:​ and check out the promos she mentioned during the episode. About Final Harvest: Traci Simmons has been fired from another job and must decide if it’s time to give up her home and start fresh in another town. But, when her elderly neighbor dies mysteriously, she is pulled into leading a crusade to save the neighbor’s urban farm and find the killer. Through her new and unexpected relationship with these invisible people, Traci faces her own insecurities to learn what home really means.”

Audiobooks are Live! A Day For The Animals and Final Harvest

YAY! The audiobooks for A Day for the Animals and Final Harvest, Book One of Finding Home series are now available on Amazon, Audible and iTunes. Charlotte’s Revenge and Milo’s Journey are in production. It’s amazing how a story comes alive through the voice of a narrator. I think the ladies did an outstanding job! Click on the image to listen on And, tell me what you think!

Happy New Year and Insider’s Circle Giveaway Winner

Wishing you a HAPPY & HEALTHY New Year !
 First, I want to thank you all. I am grateful for every purchase, download, share and “thumbs-up”.  Your support and encouragement has been amazing, and it means the world to me.

Thank you for reading, reviewing and recommending by books; Final Harvest, Charlotte’s Revenge, and Milo’s Journey. Your public and school libraries can add them to their digital and paperback catalog so anyone can have access. Just ask! 

All three stories are in production for audiobook format and should be available by mid-February. I’m super excited about that! The complete Finding Home Mystery Series was compiled and is available (ebook and paperback) on
 all platforms!

Please join me at the Aspiring Authors Master Class & Writers Workshop on January 23, 2021, at Noon – 3pm Eastern. The interactive event will be streamed live on Facebook and hosted by Dr. Elijah Nicholas.

In this three hour interactive workshop, you will glean from experienced writers, publishers, editors, creatives, bloggers, authors, ghostwriters, and so much more. You will leave this session equipped, connected, and empowered. “10 Steps to Living Your Literary Legacy: A publishing guide for creative writers” written by Starla Carr. 

The cost is $49 and spaces are limited. So click the pic and sign up today! 

And … the last Insider’s Circle Random Drawing for 2020 is for a Kindle copy of #Savvy Business Owner by Savy Leiser. This book is full of advice from a successful author, entrepreneur and non-profit business owner. Savy does not waste words or fill the book with fluffy motivational quotes. You want to get a copy.

  … and the winner is … Nicole C.

 Here is the list of book prizes for the 2020 random drawings. >> One copy of the Kindle ebook version, US residents only. <<
October: Bailed Out by Tamara Woods (publication delayed / subbed Final Harvest)

November: Widow’s Weeds by Sara Keefe

December: #Savvy Business Owner by Savy Leiser
One more thing!
This week I’m checking off one of my goals for 2021 – (Re)Starting my Podcast! 
Stay tuned.


Milo’s Journey is Here

It’s almost time to put 2020 in the rearview mirror!

How are you holding up? I hope you and your loved ones are well and happy as we enter the busy holiday season!

So, let’s close out November business and see what else is in store for the last month of the year. 

I survived the National Write a Novel in a Month (NANOWRIMO) Challenge –  and Won!!
Pardon me while I take a quick victory lap with this cute badge!

Milo’s Journey, the 3rd book in the Finding Home Mystery Series is here! (Click the pic to order)

Oh, yeah! I had an Insider’s Circle Random Drawing for a Kindle copy of Widow’s Weeds
What else is happened in November? … Hmmm

Glory F.



We experienced our first real snowstorm on December 1st. If you follow me on IG, you may have seen a short video. Here’s another look at it. (Psst, although it’s lovely, I’m not a big fan.)

The Book Giveaway for December is #Savvy Business Owner or any one of Savy Leiser’s books (Kindle US – only) because I think she’s amazing and fun!

Here is the list of book prizes for the random drawings. >> One copy of the Kindle ebook version, US residents only. <<

October: Bailed Out by Tamara Woods 

November: Widow’s Weeds by Sara Keefe

December: #Savvy Business Owner by Savy Leiser

October 2020 Insiders Giveaway Winner Announcement

It’s time to announce the winner of this month’s random drawing!

A couple quick things: I’m so thrilled with the wonderful reception I’ve been getting of my latest book, Charlotte’s Revenge, Book 2 of the Finding Home series that launched on October 18th. Remember, Insider’s Circle members get free first chapters of everything. So, if you haven’t checked it out, click the link below to get your hands on that! Yay!!

Here is the list of book prizes for the random drawings.

>> One copy of the Kindle ebook version, US residents only. <<

October: Bailed Out by Tamara Woods

November: Widow’s Weeds by Sara Keefe

December: #Savvy Business Owner by Savy Leiser


>> Milo’s Journey – Book Three is on schedule for release on December, 6, 2020. It is available for PRE-ORDER RIGHT NOW!



And now, the WINNER of the October Insider’s Circle Book Giveaway is … 




Are you a writer taking part in NANOWRIMO 2020? Click here … Let’s be buddies!


Latest Insider’s Circle News

Are you part of my Insider’s Circle? Join here >> Insider’s Circle Sign Up.

1 … Charlotte’s Revenge – Book Two is on schedule for release on October 18, 2020. It is available for PRE-ORDER RIGHT NOW!  Hint … two people get killed off in this story. Can you guess who? 

CONTEST: Send me the names of the characters you think should get KNOCKED OFF in Charlotte’s Revenge. If you get one right, I’ll enter your name in a drawing for an autographed paperback copy of the book!

2 … The Insider’s Circle digital book giveaway for this month is The Girl with the Hazel Eyes by Callie Browning. Oprah Magazine calls it one of 16 Books by Caribbean Authors to add to your Reading List. 

“A beautifully written coming-of-age tale that examines the bonds of womanhood, feminism and pre-independence life on a small island.”