E-books now available on Amazon!

E-books I’ve written . . .

How to pack for a 3-week vacation with only a carry-on is a short e-book filled with information on packing light: what you need to take, how to pack it and how to get it to last the whole trip. In addition, you will read about travel safety, the TSA,  my experiences traveling with too much luggage, and my personal packing list.

Unjustly Accused is the true story of an American man’s nightmare vacation in the Dominican Republic. Corey and a friend are arrested when a taxi they are riding in is pulled over by two rogue cops. Before it’s over, they are charged and convicted of drug trafficking and sentenced to prison for 1-3 years. Their riveting escape from the island will leave you breathless.

Stop Dieting Forever is a proven way to lose weight and keep it off by forming a healthier relationship with food. Inside you’ll learn how to: keep your metabolism high while losing weight; change your self-talk and change your life; and how, and why, counting protein, carbs and fat instead of calories is more effective.

Books: I want to add to my list to read – Any suggestions?

Books: Unjustly Accused by Susan L Stewart

Books offer a wonderful opportunity to learn and be entertained. I think I’ve mentioned before that I enjoy exploring the Quora.com website. It’s a site where people submit questions on any subject you can think of and other people write responses. I’ve asked a few questions and answered a lot. This is a question I found today and my answer.


This is difficult to answer because there are so many unknowns. Do you like to read? What kinds of things are you interested in? Are you reading for pleasure or do you want to learn something?


Here are my thoughts about choosing books to read:

  • If you already are a reader, try some books outside of what you normally read.
  • If you are not a big reader, start with smaller books based on things you enjoy.
  • Try to have two or three … Read more

Book Review: Loving the Marquess

Loving the Marquess by Suzanna Medeiros is pretty good. It was well written; I only found a few typos. The story line was interesting. It had the requisite strong, troubled hero with a mysterious disease that killed his father and brother and a heroine in financial distress. He needs an heir before he dies and she and her brother and sister need somewhere to live. There were even some characters – his grandmother and her sister – who were a little more fleshed out and fun to read about.

The thing that ruined it for me was the frequent, too explicit sex scenes. On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being XXX-rated, I’d give this story a 7. Keep in mind, though, that I don’t like any sex scenes in a Regency Romance. I think some authors – not this one specifically – need to go back and reread Jane Austen. I wish Amazon, Goodreads, etc. would come up with … Read more

Summer 2017, a few books on my list

Summer, 2017

I read in a variety of genres from historical romances set in various time periods: Regency England, Tudor England, Medieval, Italian Renaissance and modern day, to psychological suspense, memoirs, true stories, literary novels and anything else that catches my attention. I use the website Bookbub.com to find new, discounted, e-books to read on my iPad.

Here are a few of the books I’m planning to read this summer. I’d love to know what’s on your list! There is a place to comment at the bottom of every post.

The Unquiet Daughter, A Memoir by Danielle Flood. This is a sequel to Graham Greene’s The Quiet American and tells the story of a young girl and her dysfunctional mother.

Sous Chef: 24 Hours on the Line by Michael Gibney. A minute-by-minute account of the life of a sous chef in a popular restaurant owned by a famous chef.

Notes from an Exhibition: A Novel by Patrick Gale. From the Amazon … Read more

Book Review: Miss Armistead Makes Her Choice

I loved this clean Regency Romance. Miss Armistead is well-rounded, thoughtful and has great integrity. She grew up in Bengal, India and is betrothed to a blind soldier. She is in London to get ready for her wedding. Her betrothed is expected to arrive in about six-to-eight weeks.

During that time, she meets the hero, Colin, who is recovering from a broken heart and falls – hard – for her. Still, he is kind, passionate with a conscious, and has great integrity. As they fall in love they never forget her blind soldier. Although she loves Colin more than she ever thought possible and realizes she only agreed to marry the soldier because she felt sorry for him, she cannot turn her back on him. Colin is devastated but understands. Things take a surprising turn when the soldier arrives from India and, as it should always … Read more