Saturday, April 24, 2021

 OK, so this thing is happening.

MAY 13th, your pre-ordered Kindle ebook will download onto your Kindle/phone/tablet.

It's going to be epic!

Preorder here:

Memoirs of a Fox (Book 1 in The Shifter's Heart series)

The nerd girl and the hot jock

We met in college and he, a mountain lion shifter, was my link to the secret world of shapeshifters. I crushed on him hard. A few times, it looked like he might ask me out, but it never happened. When danger came, though, I flew to his rescue.

Literally flew. Not only am I a fox shifter, I have a mockingbird form, too.

After a one night hook-up, he left and broke my heart. A few years later, he showed up at my door, looking for forever. I decided to trust him.

Well, mostly trust him. Our marriage was strained and we were getting more distant when he disappeared. To get him back, I’ll risk everything, including the continued secrecy of every shapeshifter everywhere.

Paperback order link coming soon!

So for now I'm going to just do Amazon, because phew, learning curve. Also, it means I can have the book in Kindle Unlimited, maybe get a boost with that.

The title of my own memoir is Fake it Til You Make It, with the subtitle Anxiety Can Be Overcome One Second at a Time

Thursday, April 22, 2021


Spent hours the other day trying to get a link to setting up my newsletter subscription page into my website. Turns out, you just have to create a landing page and connect the link and it's fairly easy. SIGH

So subscribe to my newsletter!

Just for news, new releases, sales, and stuff like that. 

I'm planning on getting these first three books out within a few months of each other, plus a tangentially related newsletter before the end of the year. Roller-coaster time!


Saturday, April 17, 2021

Hello!  It's been a....while.

Currently, I'm working full time with lots of overtime for about half of each month, so further developments in writing have been off and on....for the last 4 years. 

Covid and the resultant isolation and working from home has been anxiety-inducing, but the one bright star is that some other members of my local chapter of the RWA organized weekly writing sprints that quickly evolved into 3 times a week for an hour and a half with breaks for chatting about what we're working on. I usually only make it on Saturday afternoons, but just this has been enough to get me through writing 2/3rds of one book and editing an older one to get it ready for self-pub.

Here's my cover for Memoirs of a Fox, the first in my paranormal romance shifters series, with pre-order links coming soon! I've asked for help with the blurb and want to come up with a series name, and otherwise, I think I'm almost ready to upload. 

(Photo description: the left half of the cover in an image of a fox looking out at us with a snowy background and the right half is a shirtless, muscular, blond guy looking away from it, plus a big orange heart between them. Text: Memoirs of a Fox, Philippa Lodge)

I still have only a few clues about marketing, which is where the historical books fell apart, since my publisher didn't do much to promote them and I had even fewer clues then. This book is going to be a sort of soft launch and book 2, The Wolf Knight's Tale (because Chaucer?) should come out a month or two after with more of a push, then Book 3 and in October/November, a re-publish of my Christmas Ghost novella, which is tangentially related.

Yes, this does mean I'm hoping to bring out four books this year. Wheeeeeeee!

After all those is a separate, tangential shifter series with LIONS. I've written two books in that and am turning over ideas for a third.

ALSO at some point I'm hoping to publish my two college-set ensemble cast romance novels with music and chapters from my lead character's love of 60s music. So those might come out before the lions or interspersed with the lions or with another pen name or.... I don't know? 

Basically, I wrote and edited and queried my butt off for years, had about 4 years without doing much with writing, and am now releasing all my pretty birds to fly free.