Get ready to win big this summer

In celebration of my new book

The Queen of Damn Good Advice

I’m launching a

Reader photo contest!!

And the 10 top photos will get some great prizes:

1st place gets $100 gift card to 

2nd place gets $50 gift card to 

3rd place through 10th place gets a “Queen” tote bag full of surprises


On the front cover of my latest book you see the silhouette of a girl reading the book. I want to inject some life into what she stands for by inviting readers to submit pictures of them reading the book in some sassy and creative settings. Those submitting the ‘top ten’ images will win an exclusive tote bag filled with ‘Queen Surprises’ and the top two winners will also receive an Amazon gift card.

Submit as many photos as you like in different settings as it can increase your likelihood of winning a prize.

Just “like” my Facebook page and post your images there with the hashtag #DamnGoodAdvice.

Then use my website contact form to tell me you posted your image on Facebook and tell me your name, email and mailing address (in case you win I need that information to send you your prize!).



Read the contest rules here.

I can’t wait to see your photos!

You have until August 31, 2013 to submit.

And for the record, this contest is for women of all ages and stages in life!

10 Hot Summer Reads from my Daughter

My soon-to-have-her-PhD-in-history daughter has always been an avid reader! As a toddler, she loved her plastic non-tearable books. But even when she started holding paper books, she gently turned the pages as she read the stories to all of her stuffed animal friends. Her love for story and the smell of paper continued to grow as she blossomed into a beautiful and intelligent woman. She still much prefers to hold her cherished books in her hands (rather than using her iPad) as she anxiously turns their pages to discover what happens next.

So when I’m looking for good book suggestions to read myself, I ask my daughter. And I’ve never been disappointed. Below are her Summer 2013 top 10 picks!



Inferno by Dan Brown

A Spear of Summer Grass by Deanna Raybourn

The Bookman’s Tale by Charlie Lovett

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

The Movement of Stars by Amy Brill

The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

Trains and Lovers by Alexander McCall Smith

The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Revenge Wears Prade: The Devil Returns by Lauren Weisberger


What’s on your summer reading list?

Introducing my new book! The Queen of Damn Good Advice

Be empowered, encouraged and equipped to command & rule your life!

My new book offers the kind of inspiration that will cheer you on!

Queen wants to…

Teach you how to find a good man

Share her secret to having marital bliss

Show the best way to cope with change

Enhance your communication skills

Provide time management tips

Give you bountiful advice that will help you reach your goals and oh….so much more!

Click on the book image and you’ll be taken to Queen’s new home on my website where you can read a book summary, read what some early readers have to say, read an excerpt and find out where to purchase!