Thursday, September 18, 2014

FUN Author Chat!

There are some exciting stuff happening with the Witness Impulse imprint of HarperCollins. Witness is the division GHOSTLY SOUTHERN MYSTERY SERIES will be published under for the ebook side of HarperCollins.

I'm excited to be taking part in the ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of the division!

They are hosting an online CHAT WITH AUTHORS on Spreecast! Fun! And I'm able to take part in it AND I'm asking you to come!

First you can jump on over to Goodreads at the Witness Impulse page here.
Post a question for any Witness Impulse author or me and they will be answered on the night of the chat over at Spreecast on October 1st.
Join Spreecast today and be ready for a fun night!
Join HERE!

This is just the beginning of the fun we will be having with Ghostly Southern Mystery! YAY! I'm thrilled to bring you along the journey!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


I'm so happy to announce A CHARMING SECRET will be released on October 7th!

I have missed Whispering Falls since I have been writing the four books in the Ghostly Southern Mystery. NOW. . .June is back! There is more magic than ever and a new shop in town.
Full Moon Treesort is exactly what it sounds like! A fun bed and breakfast in the tops of trees!!!

How cool would it be to stay here? There are real TREESORTS around the United States and now staying at one is on my bucket list!

Be sure to mark your calendar for the release of A CHARMING SECRET for October 7th! I didn't put it up for preorder so mark your calendar today!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Untangle My Heart Release from Melissa Smith

Untangle My Heart
by Melissa A. Smith
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 14, 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Tonya Mystery Theatre Debut!

Seriously! I had so much fun doing the Divabetic Late Night Mystery Theatre. I never knew meeting Max Szadek in NYC while at Book Expo of America, it would turn into an acting gig.

Max came up to me at my booth and introduced himself. He said he had an idea and wanted to know if he could get in touch with me to discuss. Of course I said yes because that's what I do. BUT I was thrilled the first time Max called and asked me to help him with a mystery script and to play myself.

Max was so amazing. He took my suggestions and ran with it. He had a cast of characters and some of them were REAL actors. . .not me! We had three "dress rehearsals" and it was so much fun! I can't express how much fun it was. My father is diabetic so it was a no brainer to help spread the word about diabetes and how to GLAM MORE, FEAR LESS!!

Be sure to listen below if you missed the broadcast!

Check Out Health Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with DivaTalkRadio on BlogTalkRadio

Be sure to check out Divabetic for all information about diabetes!

Do you get my newsletter? I hope so! I sent out the September issue. If you didn't get it, check your spam folder.
Hugs and Love!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014



CHECKERED PAST~ A Laurel London Mystery 
Barnes and Noble:

I'm so happy to have the second novel in the Laurel London Mystery Series out today! I have a fun affection for Laurel. She's sassy, takes no and turns them into YES, loyal to her friends, and won't stop until she gets the job done. 

But don't let her tough exterior fool you! She's a softie at heart!!

I hope you give Laurel a chance on your ereader! If you are on my STREET TEAM, be sure to stop by the page because we are having our party tonight at 7 pm EST! 


Do you have Diabetes or know someone who does? My dad does and I'm thrilled to be a part of DIVABETICS LATE NIGHT MYSTERY THEATRE! 

Be sure to tune in tonight at 6 pm on Blog Talk Radio to listen to the mystery and see if you can solve it!!!

Here is the link:


Friday, September 5, 2014

World's Best Story Interview

I'm so happy to be a part of the WORLD'S BEST STORY. Here is a fun interview they posted :)

Thrilled to share my interview with USA TODAY bestselling author and judge for World's Best Story Tonya Kappes.
1- What are the ingredients for a blockbuster story to you?
Great question! Amazing cover because it's the first thing the reader sees and gets their attention. A great storyline with characters readers can relate to is the key!
2- What story has influenced your life?
My own ;)
3- What writer would you consider a mentor?
Hmm...I really don't have one. I took the bull by the horns and held on!
4- What story do you enjoy reading over and over again?
Anything by Agatha Christie! 
5- Do you have any advice to aspiring writers?
Write, write, write. There is nothing they can do with a blank page. Writers write, not dream of it.
6- Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
I'm a reader and I would make up my own endings to the novels I as reading.
7- When you got the four book deal from NY Publishing house HarperCollins, how did it feel?
It's interesting really. I thought I was going to go nuts and really get validation for my work, but that didn't happen. I'm so grateful and excited for the deal. And they have been amazing to work with. Perfect in fact. When I look back, I get validation for my work when I get emails from readers telling me how my books got them through deaths, divorces, hard times, or even when they had a great day and reading one of my books gave them a perfect ending to their day. That is validation!
7- How would you increase literacy?
There is nothing more powerful than meeting an author who really love reaching readers! I have been in many different situations that weren't book related and converted NON-readers (gasp...the thought!) to readers! They connected with me as a person and decided to pick up a Tonya Kappes mystery. I LOVE those emails that tell me I inspired them to start reading and escape into a world of fiction. LOVE THAT!
8- If you were given the power to become invisible for one day, what would you do?
I CAN'T TELL YOU THAT...just in case it does come true and you see the act on the National would be amazing and AWESOME though ;)
9- If heaven exists, what is the first thing you would like to hear from God when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? had to pick killing people as your life's passion? 
10- If you could grant someone one wish, who would it be? Why?
I would give HAPPINESS to anyone! Happiness is the key to a full life. With happiness the Universe is aligned and you get whatever your heart desires. sigh....
11- If you were given 5000$ and told you have one day to spend it, what would you buy?
I would have to invest it in one of my guys college tuition...I have three that will be in college at the same time....I HAVE TO SELL MORE BOOKS!!
USA Today Bestselling Author, Tonya Kappes writes humorous cozy mystery and women’s fiction that involves quirky characters in quirky situations.

Not only have her novels made the USA Today bestsellers list, but they are an Amazon Top 100 author, Amazon Movers and Shakers, and International bestsellers.

You can find out more about Tonya and her books by visiting her @ and

Thursday, August 28, 2014


It's been eight months that I have been a full time writer! I really can't believe it. It was been a dream come true. It has made me realize life is too short to not go for your dreams!