When Chefs Collide…

They’re back! Brom and Dionne MacInnis delve (unexpectedly of course) into another mystery. Chef’s Reunion is the second installment of the Caterer’s Wife mystery shorts featuring Chef Brom MacInnis and his wife -former cop, Dionne. After their first unexpected upset in the Caterer’s Wife, the MacInnises are determined to take some time to get away…

MidMonth BackStory: “Remember Love”

My first traditionally published romance with BET/Arabesque Books (April 2003) features Trinidad and Dominique Salem. By this time, I had actually written over 10 full length romance novels…none of them had been published…yet. Perseverance and tons of prayer got my book off the slush pile and into the hands of readers I have cherished for…

The Longhand Way

So it’s a new year and with that comes all the promises to do things differently or to try new things. I didn’t go too wild with resolutions this year. My promise was simply to be better at what I’m already doing. As one of the things I already do is writing, I decided to…

Talking “Tradition”

Today, The Novel Thoughts Blog Talks about the first release in AlTonya’s new family saga trilogy “Tradition”. The book will release digitally November 14, 2017. “Tradition”- The Story: Tradition takes place on a fictional island off the coast of South Carolina near Charleston. The island is home to the six families who settled the land…

By AlTonya

Hey Everyone, This will be brief. Now that I’m celebrating all the new readers making their way into my world of drama, I realize there’s a lot they’ll want to know about future, present and past projects. As you can imagine, it’d be pretty hard to fit all that info into an email 😉 The…

The Author In Me…

A few months ago, it was the librarian in me striking back with new endeavors on the horizon. The librarian is still doing her thing, but the author is definitely in the race.   “Imagination & Unpredictability Are The Ingredients Of Dynamic Stories”. This quote still holds true for me, but I think it could…

Librarian vs. Writer!!

The Librarian Strikes Back So most of you know that I’m one among many librarians who also enjoys a side career as a writer. For years, it’s seemed my librarian side and writing side have been in serious competition and my writing side was seriously pulling ahead. I guess my librarian side got a little…

BACK-LIST PRICE CUTS!

Hi Everyone, Here Is New (Lower) Pricing For Some of My Backlist Titles- Including the Ramseys & T. Onyx: Read & Enjoy!!   Dream & Pretense: The Ramseys (Books 1&2)- $2.99  Book of Scandal: The Ramsey Elders- $3.99 Lover’s Allure: A Ramsey Novella- $.99 A Ramsey Wedding Novella- $.99 Taboo Tree- $3.99 Eternal- $2.99 Layers-…

Al Direct for Al’s Readers

The link below will take you to Al Direct on the new Al’s Readers Site. **Those of you on my mailing list already have some info-here’s a little more…** Products on Al Direct will be hosted by the Payhip platform. Don’t worry, I’m not abandoning Amazon. The Al Direct store that I’ve been trying to…

Stay Tuned…

Many of you have been with me since the early days back in 2008 when I decided to do something completely off the wall and publish the rest of the Ramsey series on my own. Back then I had no idea where this thing was going, but you guys provided the most incredible motivation. Fast…