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!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


Gosh! I'm so honored to find out A GHOSTLY UNDERTAKING took home the top prize in the Contemporary and Urban Fantasy Category in the eFestival of Words Best of the Independent Book Awards!

This is the third year one of my novels has been nominated and WON! 
In 2012, Carpe Bead 'em took home first in the Chicklit Category.

In 2013, A CHARMING CRIME took home first place in the Contemporary Urban Fantasy Category!

I'm thrilled to see everyone who had to opportunity to read A GHOSTLY UNDERTAKING really likes it! As you know, the Ghostly Southern Mystery Series, A GHOSTLY UNDERTAKING first in the series was bought by HARPERCOLLINS and being republished/repackaged for a release on February 25th! 

Be sure to preorder your copy today and see why Emma Lee and the gang took home the top prize!!

Thursday, August 21, 2014


Tonight I'm going to be doing something totally out of my norm! I'm going to go Gallery To Go Art Party, one of those paint and wine places with my mom and sister.

Here's the thing. . .
I NEVER COLORED WITHIN THE LINES when I was in school, much less in life! So I'm a bit nervous about trying to paint a picture.

We are supposed to paint this one ----------->
At least I LOVE lemonade! I'll let you know how it goes!

Have you ever been to one of these gallery parties?

Be sure to check out the READER POLL I posted a few days ago! One lucky comment will win a gift card so check it out HERE!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


I adore this cover! I love how Willie Ray Bowman is sitting on the brick wall with a bundle of black eyed susan, which are one of my favorite flowers, and Henrietta next to him. PLUS Laurel London's car and her resting against it with a gun in her hand. PRICELESS!!

You can jump on over and preorder your copy today! HERE 

Laurel London is one tough cookie. . . 

Convict Willie Ray Bowman escapes from prison just days away from his date with "Old Sparky" the Kentucky state federal prison electric chair. Laurel hasn't seen Willie Ray since the day he left her picking up the pieces of her broken heart in Walnut Grove, Kentucky. 
Can Laurel put her bitter, angry, feelings aside and help Willie Ray prove his innocence before the FBI find him?

Isn't she a lot of fun? I'm having a great time writing about her!! 

Sunday, August 17, 2014


What is your favorite Tonya Kappes series? free polls 

After you vote, 
post your email address below in the comments. After September 1st, we’ll pick a random commenter to win a $50 Amazon or B&N Gift Card. Winner will be announced in the September 2014 newsletter.
**If I don’t have your email address, I have no way to contact you if you win.**

Friday, August 15, 2014


Happy Friday!

Are you doing anything fun this weekend?

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Pin IT!

OMG....Whenever I take a ten minute break from writing, I hop on PINTEREST! Then my ten minutes turns into TWENTY! Pinterest is addicting. . .but in a fun way!
I use it for each book, kind of like a book bible.
A book bible is a document my editors put together for my series where all the characters in the series are listed, their features, occupations, town stores, everything you would need to know about the series. Book bibles are great because I don't have to go searching for the names of places when I'm writing the next novel in the series.

Pinterest has become a visual book bible for me. I love pinning pictures of people who remind me of my characters and visuals of my small towns. I have found Pinterest has fed my muse and inspired me to dive deeper into descriptions.

It's also a great way to connect with readers! I just started a board where my readers can pin a picture of them with my book straight to the board. It's so much fun! AND a great way to connect! PLUS, I love getting my morning coffee memes from there too!

Have you used their new message feature? FUN! I have gotten several messages from reader with fun witchy pins and coffee pins! LOVE that!!!

How do you use Pinterest? Do you have any pictures of you with one of my novels? Let me know and I'll add you to the board!

Come on over and Follow me on PINTEREST!