Free Kindle Book

Did Santa bring you a Kindle for Christmas?

Download Denise Roessle’s adoption memoir Second-Chance Mother for FREE on December 26 and 27!

Download here.

Second-Chance Mother Book Tour

Passing on. May be of interest to my California/west coast friends and readers. Wish I could attend!

Northern California bookstore events for “Second-Chance Mother” in early June. These will include a reading, discussion and signing.

Friday, June 1, 7 p.m.: A Great Good Place for Books, 6120 LaSalle Avenue, Oakland
Tuesday, June 5, 7 p.m,: Bay Books, 2415 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon
Saturday, June 9, 1-3 p.m.: Copperfields Books, 3900 Bel Aire Plaza, Napa

On Sunday, June 10, noon, there will be a casual, no-host lunch at a restaurant in Sacramento, with a lot of PACER (Post Adoption Center for Education and Research) folks there. Anyone interested in attending should email the author at for details and to RSVP.

Finally, to celebrate the conclusion of the book tour, the Kindle version of “Second-Chance Mother” will be free to download from Amazon, 6/9-11. You will be able to download it here.



Thank You for Playing Along: New Logo

Thank you to all who gave suggestions on my blog banner/logo/branding. I am going to award  one book to two separate winners. I will release their names after I have told them and they agree to allow me to do so. I am also eternally grateful to Laurel for clarifying her comment and assuring me that I do not remind her of pastels, bunnies, flowers and unicorns. The very idea makes me shudder.

In the meantime, I will offer that the books I am sending to my winners are as follows:

  1. Second-Chance Mother by Denise Roessle; and
  2. Becoming Patrick: A Memoir by Patrick McMahon

I read Becoming Patrick : A Memoir yesterday and will review it in my next post.

Thank you to all who participated and offered up their suggestions.  It is going to be a few weeks before I roll out a new design as it is my desire to combine a few sites of mine into one style sheet. Quite a bit of testing and content consolidation is required to complete this task.