The Letter Book Trailer

Once again, my good friend Rob Resetar has helped me create an amazing new book trailer. This time for my most recent novel, The Letter, and his original musical score is his best one so far. Seelie Studios assisted with the casting, and I’m very pleased this video. I hope you’re as excited about it as I am. So please, enjoy The Letter book trailer.

Video by Rob Resetar Video and Good Oak Productions.
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A New Composite Video

I’ve now created enough book trailer videos to combine the footage into a cool little mini-trailer inspired by you, my readers.

The one comment I read time and time again in your reviews is that you couldn’t put the book down. This new video illustrates the point.


Thanks, you guys. You’re the best. I love hearing how much you enjoy my books.


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Colorado Dreaming

Along with Hollywood, my next romance novel, The Scandal, is also set in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. I lived in Colorado in the late 1990s, and it truly is a beautiful state.

Sometimes I wish I hadn’t left. However, circumstances were such at the time that I had no choice. Must be why I’ve used Colorado as a location in so many of my novels. It’s a way for me to go back and visit one of the most beautiful and scenic states in the country.


Like Telluride and Durango, Steamboat Springs is an old ranching and mining town that’s now a popular tourist destination. It’s a few hours’ drive from Denver and Colorado Springs. This makes it the perfect literary location as it’s easy for my characters to travel back and forth from those bigger cities to Steamboat Springs. It also has a cool sounding name. 


Living in Arizona means I’m fortunate enough to be able visit Colorado, and a few years ago I took a trip there that included Steamboat Springs. Since that time I’ve acquired much better camera equipment, and I’ve learned how to shoot and edit video. I hope to return to Steamboat Springs sometime soon, for now I’ll end this post with a video I shot of southwestern Colorado, (under a different name.) It features Ouray, another beautiful mountain town that looks a little like Steamboat Springs.


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The Stalker Book Trailer

Drum roll please. The new book trailer video for my novel, The Stalker, has gone live. I couldn’t be happier.

My good friend Rob Resetar, has done it again. The Stalker is a much darker story than my other novels. Rob wanted to do it film noir style, to give it a more creepy feel. The result is amazing. He really has captured the essence of the novel.

Enjoy the video.

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Prescott, Arizona Travels

When I’m not writing I enjoy traveling and photography. One of my favorite places to visit is Prescott, Arizona. This scenic historic town is about a three hour drive from Tucson. Whenever I’m here I enjoy shopping, being pampered at the hotel spa, and, of course, photography. Courthouse Square is one of my favorite spots in Prescott. It offers plenty of shopping and unique restaurants. The historic Sharlot Hall Museum is also close by.

Another thing I do in Prescott is write. When I’m not shopping or taking photos I’m hanging out in my room and writing. There are fewer distractions here. I don’t have to stop in the middle of something to get to an appointment or run errands. And, most especially, there’s no cooking or cleaning. The hotel is refreshingly quiet too. So please enjoy this video while I go to work on my next novel.

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Southern Arizona Wine Country

When I’m not busy writing books I enjoy photography and traveling. I got my first camera when I was nine, and I loved photography ever since. And now, with new digital technology, I’m now getting into video. I learned a lot from my good friend, Rob Resetar, who created my amazing book trailers.

Did you know that there are some wonderful wineries in southern Arizona? I didn’t know about them until after I moved to Tucson. They’re located near the Mexican border in a beautiful part of the state. From time to time I’ll pack a lunch and spend a day there. I also used this part of Arizona as a locations in my novel, The Betrayal.

Here is a video montage I produced about our local wine country. You can see why it became the inspiration for McPherson Vineyards, the fictitious winery in The Betrayal.

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The Book Trailer Banned by Amazon

As most of you probably know, I write sensual romance, and when Rob Resetar  and I produce a book trailer it may include a brief romance scene, but it’s hardly porn. But don’t tell that to Amazon.

The Deception is the story of a woman who’s been exploited, and I’ve been using this book trailer video on Amazon for sometime to do book promotions. However, they are no longer allowing me to use it. Their “official” reason is that the file format is out of date. However, I have another book trailer in that same format, and it works perfectly, so I’m not buying it. Someone at Amazon didn’t like this book trailer, so they flagged it.

So, for your viewing pleasure, here’s the book trailer that Amazon banned.

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THE BETRAYAL Book Trailer

 I’ve spent a busy summer producing a new book trailer with my good friend and fellow videographer, Rob Resetar, of Rob Resetar Video.  Like all my book trailers, it presented its own set challenges producing it. However, I still had a lot of fun. Rob and I got to work with some amazing actors. I even spent a day in the southern Arizona wine country shooting the road footage from my dashboard.

The Betrayal is the story of Emily St. Claire, a devoted wife who literally catches her husband in the act with another woman. Determined to rebuild her life, Emily returns home with her father to pursue her dream of being a concert pianist. But little does she know that a new, and deadly, betrayal is about to unfold.

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The Journey Book Trailer

Whew! It’s finally done, and I’m pleased with the final results.

I’ve become more hands on with my book trailer videos, and I’m loving it. Makes sense, as my background is in fine art. I’ve also studied photography. It too is one of my life’s passions. Granted, it’s taken me a little while to make the jump from 35mm to digital, but one of the great things about a DSLR camera is you can also shoot video. And there you have it.


I did most of the filming and nearly all of the editing. My good friend, Rob Resetar, of Rob Resetar Video, shot the kidnapping scene and did the musical score and final audio mix. Wish I could take credit for the drone footage, but it too was shot by another friend.


Enjoy the book trailer, and if you haven’t read it yet, you’ll like, The Journey, especially if you’ve read The Reunion. While not exactly a sequel, both books use the same cast of characters, and The Journey begins about eighteen months after the end of The Reunion.


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The Reunion Book Trailer

The Reunion book trailer has gone live. Thank goodness. We had some real challenges producing this video. However, we overcame them, and I’m please with the results. My good friend, Rob Resetar, hit this one out of the ballpark! And while the project took a lot longer than planned, it certainly worked out in the end.

I want to thank Rob, and everyone else who was involved with this project, for all your time and effort. We couldn’t have done this without you.

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