Category Archives: Book News

2018 ~ The Year of the Dog!

Greetings & Happy New Year! My first blog post of 2018…

This year got off to an exciting start with The Fortune Teller hitting the USA Today Bestseller list at the beginning of the month. Thank you to all my readers for making this happen. It was thrilling news.

I’ve been in hermit mode these past few months, busy working on my next story. I also have my hands full with our new puppy named Jolly. She’s an adorable sweetheart who came home with us right after the new year.

2018 is the Year of the Dog and now I’ve got a dog, so it’s a real dog year for me. Here I am trying to sneak a selfie with her.

I look forward to sharing more book news soon. Cheers to ’18!


Fall Book Events for The Fortune Teller

Greetings all! I have a few remaining author events on the calendar this year for my latest novel, The Fortune Teller. If you’re in the neighborhood please come & join me. Here are the date & times with event links below.

October 19 – El Segundo Library w/books provided by Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore, Reading & signing of The Fortune Teller 7-8pm

October 21 –  Soroptimists of Capistrano Bay Authors Brunch, El Niguel Country Club in Laguna Niguel, joined by authors Michelle Gable & Abbi Waxman.

October 26 – Pages Bookstore, Reading & discussion of The Fortune Teller, 7pm

November 24-26 – Loscon 44, 2 Panels – details to come


Goodreads Giveaway of THE MEMORY PAINTER ~ Signed Hardcover

This month The Memory Painter is having a Goodreads Giveaway, ending 9/25.

Enter for a chance to win a signed hardcover of Gwendolyn’s debut novel, a reincarnation thriller spanning 6 continents and 10,000 years back to the Great Pyramid.
“The guy-meets-girl story as you’ve never heard it before…” Refinery 29

Click here to enter, good luck!

The Memory Painter, a reincarnation thriller

My Upcoming Talk with Wine, Women and Words & Book Giveaway!

The podcast Wine, Women and Words has selected The Fortune Teller as their book of the month for August! I’ll be joining hosts Diana Tierney & Michele Leivas with a glass of wine in hand on August 31st at 8pm PST to talk about the book.

In the meantime they are hosting a giveaway throughout the month. Enter for a chance to win a signed copy of The Fortune Teller and The Memory Painter!

July LA Book Events for The Fortune Teller

If you’re in the Los Angeles area and are interested in catching a discussion about The Fortune Teller I’ll be in three places the weekend of 7/14-7/16. (A complete bookish weekend!) This will be the last of my events during the summer. Please come & join me if you’re in the area:

Friday July 14 – Book discussion & Tarot Salon at Mystical Joy in Redondo Beach, 7pm.

Saturday July 15 – Book signing 1-4pm (drop by any time) at Indigo Alliance in Pasadena

Sunday July 16 – Ladies, Lunch & Literacy Smart Summer Reads Author Event, 3-5pm – This is a 6-author event held at a house in Manhattan Beach. It’s going to be fun! (Tickets required)

Also many thanks to my readers for putting The Fortune Teller on the LA Times Bestseller list last week, which was a wonderful surprise. Thank you!

My interview with Tarot Insider now on YouTube

Yesterday I visited with hosts Susanne Warnett and Dax Carlisle on The Tarot Guild’s show Tarot Insider. We talked about The Fortune Teller, The Memory Painter, writing in general, getting an agent, publishing, painting Tarot cards, and the International Tarot Day deck (I’ll do a post on that soon!) that is coming out for the first International Tarot Day on 7/8. It was a fun-filled hour.

If you’d like to hear me talk about the writing behind The Fortune Teller you can watch it on YouTube by clicking here.

Tarot Insider Interview

Upcoming Book Events for The Fortune Teller

The Fortune Teller launch date is almost here and I have some book events scheduled for June & July I want to share. All the dates, times and links are listed below. I’ll be in Los Angeles, San Diego and Houston, and also I’ll be doing two discussions online – one with the Goodreads group The Life of a Book Addict, which is open for anyone to participate, and the other will be an online interview with The Tarot Guild’s show Tarot Insider. You’ll need to download the Zoom app to participate, but if you miss the interview they will be uploading it to YouTube afterwards.

So if you’re in the neighborhood please come and join me!

Tues. June 6 – The Fortune Teller Launch Party! At Book Soup in Los Angeles 7pm

Sat. June 10 – Reading & Signing at Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore San Diego 2pm

Sun. June 11 – Online chat with the Goodreads group The Life of a Book Addict 12pm-1pm PST/ 3pm-4pm EST

Sun. June 11 – El Segundo Library’s Annual Authors Fair, Panel discussion at 3pm & Signing  4pm-5pm

Tues. June 13 – Online Live Interview with Tarot Insider 11:30am PST

Fri. June 16 – Barnes & Noble, Torrance Del Amo location, Reading & Signing at 7pm (link coming soon)

Fri. June 23 – Reading & Signing Brazos Bookstore, Houston TX 7pm

Tues. June 27 – Reading & Signing Redondo Beach Library Author Talk at 6:30pm

Wednes. June 28 – El Segundo Library’s Book Club Discussion of The Fortune Teller

Fri. July 14 – Book discussion/Tarot Salon at Mystical Joy in Redondo Beach, 7pm

Sat. July 15 – Book discussion & signing at Indigo Alliance in Pasadena

Sun. July 16 – Ladies, Lunch & Literacy Smart Summer Reads Author Event, 3-5pm – 6 authors in one house in Manhattan Beach! (tickets required)

The Book Trailer for The Fortune Teller!

I’m thrilled to share with you the book trailer for The Fortune Teller!

Watch it on YouTube:

The Fortune Teller book trailer, a tarot mystery

Infinite thanks to authors M.J. Rose, B.A. Shapiro, Kelli Estes and Nancy Bilyeau for providing a quote for the book. Click on Picador/ Macmillan’s book page to read the full text, which will be on the cover.

Special thanks to Sam K. Yano for editing the trailer with music from Pond5 and images from Pond5 & iStock.